Wingshooters

MP3 CD
Audio (1 disc)
Product Number: MP0216
Released: Dec 08, 2011
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ISBN: #9781461840831
Narrator/s: Johanna Parker
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Description

The author of a Book Sense 76 pick and Los Angeles Times Best Book, Nina Revoyr is a writer of rare voice and distinct talent. Wingshooters is the tale of an isolated, all-white community torn apart by prejudice after the arrival of a half-Japanese girl and a young black couple. "Revoyr continues her unique and affecting exploration of American racism in a concentrated novel that draws breathtaking contrasts between all that is beautiful in life and the malignancy of hate."-Booklist, starred review

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Author(s): Nina Revoyr

All formats/editions

CD
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Author(s): Nina Revoyr
Narrator(s): Johanna Parker
Product Number C00021
Released: Nov 16, 2011
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ISBN: #9781461830580
eAudio
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Author(s): Nina Revoyr
Narrator(s): Johanna Parker
Product Number Z04336
Released: Oct 15, 2011
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ISBN: #9781464005534
eBook
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Author(s): Nina Revoyr
Product Number EB00009195
Released: Jun 28, 2013
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Publisher: Akashic Books
ISBN: #9781617750182

Professional reviews

"Narrator Johanna Parker boosts the impact of this heartrending coming-of-age story, set in 1974 in small-town Wisconsin. When half-Japanese Michelle LeBeau arrives to live with her paternal grandparents, she finds herself the only person of color in town. The 9-year-old is subjected to school-yard taunting until an educated black couple moves in. At first relieved to be out of the spotlight, Michelle soon learns the consequences of deep-seated hatred and the cost of protecting the innocent. Listeners will be entranced by Parker's masterful interpretation of the girl's wide range of feelings. Without compromising Michelle's youthful point of view, Parker uses an edgier tone when the novel explores the gritty topics of child battering and racial prejudice. C.B.L. (c) AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine"

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