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    • Out of My Mind

    • By: Sharon M. Draper
    • Narrated by: Sisi Aisha Johnson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 941
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 802
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 804

    Melody is not like most people. She cannot walk or talk, but she has a photographic memory; she can remember every detail of everything she has ever experienced. She is smarter than most of the adults who try to diagnose her and smarter than her classmates in her integrated classroom - the very same classmates who dismiss her as mentally challenged because she cannot tell them otherwise. But Melody refuses to be defined by cerebral palsy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • By KiNg35 on 11-17-16

    Regular price: $17.00

    • Copper Sun

    • By: Sharon M. Draper
    • Narrated by: Myra Lucretia Taylor
    • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 553
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 466
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 468

    Fifteen-year-old Amari witnesses the murder of her family and the destruction of her remote African village. She endures countless humiliations as she is beaten, branded, and forced to board a slave ship. The atrocities continue as she struggles through endless days of backbreaking work and daily degradation on a plantation.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A great story for all to read

    • By M. LaCue on 09-11-12

    Regular price: $30.95

    • Tears of a Tiger

    • By: Sharon M. Draper
    • Narrated by: J. D. Jackson, Cornell Womack, Kevin R. Free, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 125
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 95
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96

    The night that changes everything in Andy's life begins as a great time. His basketball team wins a big game, and he and his best friend have some cold brews stashed in the car, just waiting for the rolling party to begin. Nothing anyone can say or do afterwards will convince Andy that what happens next isn't his fault.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very Symbolic

    • By MCLARK on 08-08-18

    Regular price: $20.00

    • Stella by Starlight

    • By: Sharon M. Draper
    • Narrated by: Heather Alicia Simms
    • Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 245
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 209
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 211

    Stella lives in the segregated South - in Bumblebee, North Carolina, to be exact about it. Some stores she can go into. Some stores she can't. Some folks are right pleasant. Others are a lot less so. To Stella, it sort of evens out, and heck, the Klan hasn't bothered them for years. But one late night, later than she should ever be up, much less wandering around outside, Stella and her little brother see something they're never supposed to see, something that is the first flicker of change to come, unwelcome change by any stretch of the imagination.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Perfect marriage of voice and text

    • By Anne Macdonell on 03-01-15

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Forged by Fire

    • By: Sharon M. Draper
    • Narrated by: Thomas Penny
    • Length: 3 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89

    Gerald is only three years old when his mama leaves him alone in the house while she visits her drug dealer. He finds the hot thing she uses to light her cigarettes and in no time, the house is ablaze. Mama is sent to prison, and Gerald goes to live with his Aunt Queen. When he turns nine, Gerald unhappily learns that his mama is being released from jail and wants her son back. Suddenly, he must switch from a loving home to a household dominated by his abusive stepfather.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Forged By Fire

    • By dctoo on 04-29-11

    Regular price: $19.80

    • The Battle of Jericho

    • By: Sharon M. Draper
    • Narrated by: J. D. Jackson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    At Douglass High School, the Warriors of Distinction throw the best parties, go out with the hottest girls, and breeze through their classes without even trying. When he's chosen as a pledge, Jericho vows to do whatever it takes to become a full member. But as his initiation becomes more and more harrowing, he faces some uncomfortable choices. Exactly when do the fun and games of initiation cross into the life and death realm of hazing?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great Job

    • By Lynn on 11-20-10

    Regular price: $39.72

    • Darkness Before Dawn

    • By: Sharon M. Draper
    • Narrated by: Sisi Aisha Johnson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    Keisha Montgomery's junior year was devastating. But Keisha is getting her life back on track. She's been elected senior class president, and she has met Jonathan Hathaway, the new 23-year-old track coach. Tall and handsome, Jonathan actually talks to Keisha like she's a woman instead of a girl. But when this forbidden relationship takes a frightening turn, Keisha once again finds herself plunged into the darkness she has worked so hard to escape.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • BAD!

    • By Katelyn on 01-03-11

    Regular price: $20.83

    • Double Dutch

    • By: Sharon M. Draper
    • Narrated by: Patricia Floyd
    • Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    For eighth-grader Delia Douglas, competing in the World Double Dutch Championships with her best friends is a dream that has come true through hours of hard practice. But that dream is now threatened by a terrible secret: Delia can't read. And unless she finds the courage to reach out and get help, she might never jump in another Double Dutch meet again.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Well-intentioned but irritating

    • By Jennifer on 01-06-15

    Regular price: $19.80

    • November Blues

    • By: Sharon M. Draper
    • Narrated by: J. D. Jackson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    November Nelson lost her boyfriend Josh when a high school hazing incident went horribly wrong. She thinks life can't get worse - then she learns she is carrying Josh's child. She seeks comfort from Josh's cousin and best friend Jericho, who himself is trying to hide the pain of his friend's death by diving into his sports and music. Listeners will get to hear November's story as well as Jericho's as they come to terms with Josh's death.

    Regular price: $26.60

    • Panic

    • By: Sharon Draper
    • Narrated by: Cherise Boothe
    • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    As rehearsals begin for the ballet version of Peter Pan, the teenaged members of an Ohio dance troupe lose their focus when one of their own goes missing. The Crystal Pointe Dance Academy is a refuge for the group of students who take classes and participate in dance recitals. Each of them - Diamond, Layla, Mercedes and Justin, the only boy in the group - has a different reason to dance, but they all want to earn a role in the upcoming production of Peter Pan. When Diamond disappears during a routine trip to the mall, the close-knit group is thrown into emotional turmoil that mounts as the days go by.

    Regular price: $19.99

    • Romiette and Julio

    • By: Sharon M. Draper
    • Narrated by: Sisi Aisha Johnson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 35

    Coretta Scott King Award-winner Sharon M. Draper updates Shakespeare's classic Romeo and Juliet in this romantic tale of star-crossed lovers out to control their own destiny. Sisi Aisha Johnson's versatile reading captures the sweeping love and thrilling action of this unforgettable story.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing

    • By Lynn on 10-29-10

    Regular price: $39.72

    • Blended

    • By: Sharon M. Draper
    • Narrated by: Sharon M. Draper
    • Length: 5 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Eleven-year-old Isabella’s parents are divorced, so she has to switch lives every week: One week she’s Isabella with her dad, his girlfriend Anastasia, and her son, Darren, living in a fancy house where they are one of the only black families in the neighborhood. The next week she’s Izzy with her mom and her boyfriend, John-Mark, in a small, not-so-fancy house that she loves. Because of this, Isabella has always felt pulled between two worlds. And now that her parents are divorced, it seems their fights are even worse, and they’re always about her

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Just Another Hero

    • The Jericho Trilogy, Book 3
    • By: Sharon M. Draper
    • Narrated by: J. D. Jackson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    A two-time winner of the Coretta Scott King Award, Sharon Draper has penned numerous modern classics of youth literature. The third installment of her acclaimed Jericho trilogy, Just Another Hero returns to familiar territory for a new spin on her indelible characters. Arielle Gresham is faced with numerous problems at home, and a rash of petty crimes has beset her school. After alienating just about everyone who could help her, Arielle makes a fateful decision to help solve these crimes.

    Regular price: $19.99