Hope Is Our Only Wing

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Product Number: 4T1530
Released: Nov 20, 2019
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ISBN: #9781980071464
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Set in Zimbabwe, Rutendo Tavengerwei's unforgettable novel offers a beautiful and honest look at adolescence, friendship, and the capacity for courage. For fifteen-year-old Shamiso, hope is nothing but a leap into darkness. Grief-stricken and confused after her father's mysterious death in a car crash, Shamiso moves with her mother from England to Zimbabwe in order to pick up the pieces-returning to an extended family and a world she hardly remembers. For Tanyaradzwa, a classmate whose life has been turned upside down by a cancer diagnosis, hope is the only reason to keep fighting. As an unexpected friendship blossoms between them and the two girls navigate the increasingly uncertain political situation in Zimbabwe, Tanyaradzwa helps Shamiso confront her fear of loss. In opening herself to someone with a potentially fatal illness, Shamiso knows that she might be opening herself to more pain. Yet Tanyaradzwa is the only one who gives her the strength to ask the burning question: What really happened to her father?

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Author(s): Rutendo Tavengerwei
Narrator(s): Robin Miles
Product Number C05862
Released: Nov 04, 2019
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ISBN: #9781980048558
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Author(s): Rutendo Tavengerwei
Narrator(s): Robin Miles
Product Number Z15734
Released: Oct 10, 2019
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ISBN: #9781980048701
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Author(s): Rutendo Tavengerwei
Product Number EB00746276
Released: Sep 10, 2019
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Publisher: Soho Teen
ISBN: #9781641290739

Professional reviews

"The incomparable Robin Miles, with her soothing style, draws the listener into a story about finding friendship despite one's fears. The work is told from multiple points of view. When Shamiso's father, an investigative journalist, unexpectedly dies, her life drastically changes. Uprooted from her home in the United Kingdom, the teen returns to her homeland of Zimbabwe with her mother. Shamiso and fellow classmate Tanyaradzwa, both harboring deep secrets, must allow themselves to accept their growing friendship. Miles performs the story in a voice that is both lyrical and expressive. Her gentle voice invites one into the lives of Shamiso, Tanyaradzwa, and others within their circle. Miles's performance establishes both the tone and the setting of this poignant audiobook. This is a beautiful treat for the listener's ears. A.L.S.M. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine"