Redwood and Ponytail by K. A. Holt audiobook

Redwood and Ponytail

By K. A. Holt
Read by Tessa Netting , Cassandra Morris , and a full cast

Chronicle Books 9781452172880
4.89 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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A universal story of finding a way to be comfortable in your own skin: Kate and Tam meet, and both of their worlds tip sideways. At first, Tam figures Kate is your stereotypical cheerleader; Kate sees Tam as another tall jock. And the more they keep running into each other, the more they surprise each other. Beneath Kate's sleek ponytail and perfect façade, Tam sees a goofy, sensitive, lonely girl. And Tam's so much more than a volleyball player, Kate realizes: She's everything Kate wishes she could be. It's complicated. Except it's not. When Kate and Tam meet, they fall in like. It's as simple as that. But not everybody sees it that way. • A novel in verse about two girls discovering their feelings for each other in a sincere and relatable way that helps young reader connect to the storyline • K.A. Holt is the author of Rhyme Schemer, House Arrest, Knockout, and several other books for young people. She lives in Austin, Texas "A glowing, heartfelt addition to the middle-grade LGBTQ genre." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review "The free verse narration is totally accessible, flowing quick and clear, and Holt plays with form, beautifully highlighting the parallel internal journeys, often achieving something akin to a musical duet. Ultimately, this is a . . . moving story well-told." — Booklist, starred review • A great chapter book for middle school students • Novels for preteens and teenagers ages 10-14

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Summary

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Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

A universal story of finding a way to be comfortable in your own skin: Kate and Tam meet, and both of their worlds tip sideways. At first, Tam figures Kate is your stereotypical cheerleader; Kate sees Tam as another tall jock. And the more they keep running into each other, the more they surprise each other. Beneath Kate's sleek ponytail and perfect façade, Tam sees a goofy, sensitive, lonely girl. And Tam's so much more than a volleyball player, Kate realizes: She's everything Kate wishes she could be. It's complicated. Except it's not. When Kate and Tam meet, they fall in like. It's as simple as that. But not everybody sees it that way.

• A novel in verse about two girls discovering their feelings for each other in a sincere and relatable way that helps young reader connect to the storyline
• K.A. Holt is the author of Rhyme Schemer, House Arrest, Knockout, and several other books for young people. She lives in Austin, Texas

"A glowing, heartfelt addition to the middle-grade LGBTQ genre."Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"The free verse narration is totally accessible, flowing quick and clear, and Holt plays with form, beautifully highlighting the parallel internal journeys, often achieving something akin to a musical duet. Ultimately, this is a . . . moving story well-told."Booklist, starred review

• A great chapter book for middle school students
• Novels for preteens and teenagers ages 10-14

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Tess Netting and Cassandra Morris offer up youthful voices and emotionally connected performances…Netting portrays Kate, the ‘perfect’ ponytailed cheerleader, and Morris portrays Tam, the tall, stellar volleyball player…Netting and Morris accurately portray seventh-grade agitation, confusion, and eagerness while expertly capturing Holt’s echoing verse. Taylor Meskimen, Katie Zieff, and Tomasina Sanders function as an amorphous Greek chorus that provides classmates’ commentary on feelings and situations Kate and Tam can’t always see or acknowledge. This 2020 Odyssey Honor production heightens the intensity of a story that beautifully characterizes the struggle to discover one’s rightful place in the world. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: K. A. Holt

Author Bio: K. A. Holt

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Coming-of-Age
Runtime: 4.89
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English