Coretta Scott by Ntozake Shange audiobook

Coretta Scott

By Ntozake Shange
Read by Phylicia Rashad

Weston Woods
0.08 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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Walking many miles to school in the dusty road, young Coretta knew, too well, the unfairness of life in the segregated south. A yearning for equality began to grow. Together with Martin Luther King, Jr., she gave birth to a vision and a journey—with dreams of freedom for all. This extraordinary poetic text by Ntozake Shange captures the movement for civil rights in the United States and honors its most elegant inspiration, Coretta Scott.

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Summary

Summary

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

A Huffington Post Pick of 24 Children's Books to Read to Your Kids for Black History Month

Walking many miles to school in the dusty road, young Coretta knew, too well, the unfairness of life in the segregated south.

A yearning for equality began to grow.

Together with Martin Luther King, Jr., she gave birth to a vision and a journey—with dreams of freedom for all.

This extraordinary poetic text by Ntozake Shange captures the movement for civil rights in the United States and honors its most elegant inspiration, Coretta Scott.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Actress Phylicia Rashad beautifully proves the power of the word and the voice in this short biography of Coretta Scott King. Rashad’s clear, smooth voice delivers Shange’s text…[and] emphasizes the power and poetry of this listening experience. The program shows a mastery of subtle effects—the soft sound of hands clapping, a wet footstep, or the swelling chorus of voices—creating a soundscape below Rashad’s words…this audiobook for all ages is a treasure and should not be relegated to the young. Coretta’s epilogue biography, also read by Rashad, fills in some details and defines historical elements that enrich listener understanding. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
“An indelible, emotional expression of the strength, beauty, and joy of one woman’s character.” Booklist (starred review)
“Poetic language…makes this biography/history of the civil rights movement a moving, provocative read…Every library will want copies of this lyrical tribute to an elegant woman and the era she represents.” School Library Journal (starred review)

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Author

Author Bio: Ntozake Shange

Author Bio: Ntozake Shange

Ntozake Shange, fearless in her quest to affirm the realities of women of color, demonstrates that her name reflects her approach to both her art and her life. In the Zulu language of Xhosa, ntozake means “she who comes with her own things,” and shange means “she who walks like a lion.” She has written numerous novels, works of poetry, essays and screenplays, a plethora of critically acclaimed plays, as well as children’s books. She is the recipient of the 2016 Langston Hughes Medal.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 0.08
Audience: Children (4–7)
Language: English