The Loud Silence of Francine Green

Author(s): Karen Cushman
Original Publish Date: Aug 14, 2006
Product Number: EB00031911
Released: Aug 14, 2006
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ISBN: #9780547350097
Publisher: Clarion Books
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Francine Green doesn't speak up much, and who can blame her? Her parents aren't interested in her opinions, the nuns at school punish girls who ask too many questions, and the House Committee on Un-American Activities is blacklisting people who express unpopular ideas. There's safety in silence. Francine would rather lose herself in a book, or in daydreams about her favorite Hollywood stars, than risk attracting attention or getting in trouble. But when outspoken, passionate Sophie Bowman transfers into Francine's class at All Saints School for Girls, Francine finds herself thinking about things that never concerned her before—free speech, the atom bomb, the existence of God, the way people treat each other. Eventually, Francine discovers that she not only has something to say, she is absolutely determined to say it. Once again, Karen Cushman follows a young woman's progress toward her true self, this time exploring the nature of friendship and the experience of growing up Catholic in an era that is both fascinating and relevant to today's young people. Author's note.

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Author(s): Karen Cushman
Narrator(s): Anaka Shockley
Product Number Z100011184
Released: Nov 21, 2006
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Publisher: Listening Library
ISBN: #9780739348062