Lunch-Box Dream by Tony Abbott audiobook

Lunch-Box Dream

By Tony Abbott
Read by Brian Schreier , Kevin R. Free , and Robin Miles

Recorded Books, LLC
3.83 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781470331948

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Bobby and his family are visiting Civil War battlefields on the eve of the war’s centenary, while inside their car, quiet battles rage. When an accident cuts their trip short, they return home on a bus and witness an incident that threatens to deny a black family seats. What they don’t know is the reason for the family’s desperation to be on that bus: a few towns away, their child is missing. Lunch-Box Dream presents Jim Crow, racism, and segregation from multiple perspectives. In this story of witnessing without understanding, a naïvely prejudiced boy, in brief flashes of insight, starts to identify and question his assumptions about race.

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Summary

Summary

Bobby and his family are visiting Civil War battlefields on the eve of the war’s centenary, while inside their car, quiet battles rage. When an accident cuts their trip short, they return home on a bus and witness an incident that threatens to deny a black family seats. What they don’t know is the reason for the family’s desperation to be on that bus: a few towns away, their child is missing.

Lunch-Box Dream presents Jim Crow, racism, and segregation from multiple perspectives. In this story of witnessing without understanding, a naïvely prejudiced boy, in brief flashes of insight, starts to identify and question his assumptions about race.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Abbott’s true-to-life descriptions and complicated story lines set in the volatile, pre-Civil Rights era will leave readers with much to think about and discuss when considering race relations in our country’s history.” School Library Journal
“Beautifully crafted and written.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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Author Bio: Tony Abbott

Author Bio: Tony Abbott

Tony Abbott is the author of more than thirty-five books for young readers, including the extremely popular Secrets of Droon series. He has worked in bookstores and libraries and currently lives in Connecticut with his wife and children.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 3.83
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English