The Good Braider

CD - unabridged
Kit (4 discs)
Product Number: 3E0289
Released: Oct 15, 2013
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ISBN: #9781470389918
Narrator/s: Cherise Boothe
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The Good Braider was selected as the 2013 Bank Street College of Education Best Book of the Year and a book of Outstanding Merit. In spare free verse laced with unforgettable images, Viola's strikingly original voice sings out the story of her family's journey from war-torn Sudan, to Cairo, and finally to Portland, Maine. Here, in the sometimes too close embrace of the local Southern Sudanese Community, she dreams of South Sudan while she tries to navigate the strange world of America - a world where a girl can wear a short skirt, get a tattoo or even date a boy; a world that puts her into sharp conflict with her traditional mother who, like Viola, is struggling to braid together the strands of a displaced life. Terry Farish's haunting novel is not only a riveting story of escape and survival, but the universal tale of a young immigrant's struggle to build a life on the cusp of two cultures.

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Author(s): Terry Farish
Narrator(s): Cherise Boothe
Product Number C02919
Released: Jan 17, 2014
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ISBN: #9781470376253
eAudio
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Author(s): Terry Farish
Narrator(s): Cherise Boothe
Product Number Z06914
Released: Jan 01, 2014
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ISBN: #9781470376277
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Class Set
Author(s): Terry Farish
Narrator(s): Cherise Boothe
Product Number 3M0333
Released: Oct 15, 2013
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ISBN: #9781470389819
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Homework Pack
Author(s): Terry Farish
Narrator(s): Cherise Boothe
Product Number 3G0315
Released: Oct 15, 2013
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ISBN: #9781470390013
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Teacher's Guide
Author(s): Terry Farish
Product Number 4T0309
Released: Dec 11, 2013
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ISBN: #9781470380748
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Text - Paperback
Author(s): Terry Farish
Product Number 160289
Released: May 27, 2013
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Publisher: Adams Media
ISBN: #9781477816288

Professional reviews

"Cherise Boothe narrates this award-winning story of war, dislocation, and immigration with restrained feeling. Her soft cadence is measured so as not to overwhelm the listener but holds enough vigor to testify to the horrors experienced by Viola, the teenaged protagonist. Boothe's lilting voice captures the Sudanese background of the novel, lacing the speech of the older characters with a slight accent that makes their dialogue authentic. Her vocal dexterity brings this novel alive for the listener. At varying times gentle, angry, and sad, Boothe's narration captures the complexity of this family's journey from Sudan to Egypt to the U.S. M.R. © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine"

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