Ida B loves her family's orchard-the trees are her best friends. But when her mother's cancer forces the family to sell part of the orchard and send Ida back to public school, she enters her Black Period. It's not pretty. Eventually, however, with some help from kind teachers and loving parents, Ida B grows up. Ida B is the winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award and the winner of the Bank Street College of Education Josette Frank Award.
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by Katherine Hannigan
by Katherine Paterson
by Katherine Applegate
by Katherine Rundell
"Ida B's childhood is idyllic--she is home-schooled by understanding parents on a family farm, surrounded by natural beauty. But this perfect world is shattered when her mother begins cancer treatment. Some acreage is sold to pay medical costs, and Ida B's beloved trees are cut down for new housing. Worse, she's forced to return to school, the same school that made her miserable during a brief stint in kindergarten. How this sensitive, creative girl comes to terms with the monumental changes in her life makes for a deeply moving story for all ages. Lili Taylor demonstrates a nuanced understanding for all of the characters and tells Ida B's story with perfect pitch, pacing, and love. E.S. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award, 2005 ALA Notable Recording (c) AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine"
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