Bird in a Box by Andrea Davis Pinkney audiobook

Bird in a Box

By Andrea Davis Pinkney
Read by Bahni Turpin , S'Von Ringo , and J. B. Adkins

Listening Library (Audio) 9780316074032
4.93 Hours Unabridged
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In a small upstate New York town during the Great Depression, three children—Hibernia, Willie, and Otis—are about to meet. Hibernia dreams of becoming a famous singer and performing at Harlem’s swanky Savoy Ballroom. Willie is recovering from a tragedy that prevents him from becoming a junior boxing champ. Otis spends every night glued to the radio, listening to the voices that remind him of Daddy and Ma. Each of them is looking for hope, and they all find it in the thrilling boxing matches of young Joe Louis. They know Joe has a good chance of becoming the country’s next heavyweight champion. What they don’t know is that during this unforgettable year, the three of them will become friends. Award-winning and bestselling author Andrea Davis Pinkney masterfully tells a story of friendship and determination, set against the backdrop of America’s golden age of radio

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Summary

Summary

In a small upstate New York town during the Great Depression, three children—Hibernia, Willie, and Otis—are about to meet. Hibernia dreams of becoming a famous singer and performing at Harlem’s swanky Savoy Ballroom. Willie is recovering from a tragedy that prevents him from becoming a junior boxing champ. Otis spends every night glued to the radio, listening to the voices that remind him of Daddy and Ma.

Each of them is looking for hope, and they all find it in the thrilling boxing matches of young Joe Louis. They know Joe has a good chance of becoming the country’s next heavyweight champion. What they don’t know is that during this unforgettable year, the three of them will become friends.

Award-winning and bestselling author Andrea Davis Pinkney masterfully tells a story of friendship and determination, set against the backdrop of America’s golden age of radio

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Pinkney weaves quite a bit of 1930s history into her story and succeeds admirably in showing how Louis came to represent so much more than his sport. Her detailed notes make this an accessible and inspiring piece of historical fiction.” School Library Journal
“Pinkney enlivens potentially remote historical circumstances through her sympathetic characters who, despite the constraints of their era, struggle for dignity and human connection on their own terms.” Publishers Weekly
“Powerful middle-grade novel…With tenderness and verve.” New York Times

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Author

Author Bio: Andrea Davis Pinkney

Author Bio: Andrea Davis Pinkney

Andrea David Pinkney is the author of numerous award-winning books for children, many of which were collaborations with her husband, illustrator Brian Pinkney. She is also an editor at Scholastic.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 4.93
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English