Anthem by Deborah Wiles audiobook

Anthem

By Deborah Wiles

Scholastic Inc 9780545106092

The Sixties Trilogy

11.21 Hours Unabridged
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The remarkable story of two cousins who must take a road trip across American in 1969 in order to let a teen know he's been drafted to fight in Vietnam. Full of photos, music, and figures of the time, this is the masterful story of what it's like to be young and American in troubled times. It's 1969. Molly is a girl who's not sure she can feel anything anymore, because life sometimes hurts way too much. Her brother Barry ran away after having a fight with their father over the war in Vietnam. Now Barry's been drafted into that war - and Molly's mother tells her she has to travel across the country in an old schoolbus to find Barry and bring him home. Norman is Molly's slightly older cousin, who drives the old schoolbus. He's a drummer who wants to find his own music out in the world - because then he might not be the "normal Norman" that he fears he's become. He's not sure about this trip across the country . . . but his own mother makes it clear he doesn't have a choice. Molly and Norman get on the bus - and end up seeing a lot more of America that they'd ever imagined. From protests and parades to roaring races and rock n' roll, the cousins make their way to Barry in San Francisco, not really knowing what they'll find when they get there.

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The remarkable story of two cousins who must take a road trip across
American in 1969 in order to let a teen know he's been drafted to fight in Vietnam. Full of photos, music, and figures of the time,
this is the masterful story of what it's like to be young and American in troubled times.

It's 1969.
Molly is a girl who's not sure she can feel anything anymore, because life sometimes hurts way too much. Her brother Barry ran
away after having a fight with their father over the war in Vietnam. Now Barry's been drafted into that war - and Molly's mother tells
her she has to travel across the country in an old schoolbus to find Barry and bring him home.
Norman is Molly's slightly older cousin, who drives the old schoolbus. He's a drummer who wants to find his own music out in the
world - because then he might not be the "normal Norman" that he fears he's become. He's not sure about this trip across the
country . . . but his own mother makes it clear he doesn't have a choice.
Molly and Norman get on the bus - and end up seeing a lot more of America that they'd ever imagined. From protests and parades
to roaring races and rock n' roll, the cousins make their way to Barry in San Francisco, not really knowing what they'll find when
they get there.

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Author Bio: Deborah Wiles

Author Bio: Deborah Wiles

Deborah Wiles is the author of the picture book Freedom Summer, as well as several novels, including Love, Ruby Lavender; The Aurora County All-Stars; and Each Little Bird That Sings, a National Book Award finalist. She has vivid memories of ducking and covering under her school desk during air raid drills at the time of the Cuban Missile Crisis. She also sang in the Glee Club, was a champion speller, and hated Field Day. Deborah lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Historical
Runtime: 11.21
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English