Junebug by Alice Mead audiobook

Junebug

By Alice Mead
Read by Peter Francis James

Recorded Books, Inc.
2.80 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781470356446

In the dingy Auburn Street project where Junebug lives, ten is the age when young boys start joining gangs and helping drug dealers. Junebug has watched his friend, Darnell, drift away in a sleek, dark-windowed car. He has seen his Aunt Jolita, surrounded by a cloud of jewelry and perfume, strut off with silent gang leaders. Junebug's mother works hard to keep him and his little sister safe. So do the librarian and the tutor who set up a reading room in the basement of the graffiti-coated apartment building. But Junebug is afraid; his tenth birthday is coming up soon. Alice Mead is a former teacher in inner-city schools. In Junebug, she gently portrays a dangerous world as seen through the eyes of a child who refuses to give up his optimism and hope. The voice of narrator Peter Francis James adds a warmth to this tale that allows Junebug to step from the page into the listener's heart.

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Summary

Summary

In the dingy Auburn Street project where Junebug lives, ten is the age when young boys start joining gangs and helping drug dealers. Junebug has watched his friend, Darnell, drift away in a sleek, dark-windowed car. He has seen his Aunt Jolita, surrounded by a cloud of jewelry and perfume, strut off with silent gang leaders. Junebug's mother works hard to keep him and his little sister safe. So do the librarian and the tutor who set up a reading room in the basement of the graffiti-coated apartment building. But Junebug is afraid; his tenth birthday is coming up soon. Alice Mead is a former teacher in inner-city schools. In Junebug, she gently portrays a dangerous world as seen through the eyes of a child who refuses to give up his optimism and hope. The voice of narrator Peter Francis James adds a warmth to this tale that allows Junebug to step from the page into the listener's heart.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

A warm and inspiring tale…Readers will be rooting for Junebug and his dreams all the way.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: Alice Mead

Author Bio: Alice Mead

Alice Mead is the author of several novels, including the Junebug books and another story of Kosovo, Adem’s Cross, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. She lives in Maine.

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Details

Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Urban
Runtime: 2.80
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English