Sunnyside Plaza by Scott Simon audiobook

Sunnyside Plaza

By Scott Simon
Read by Lauren Fortgang

Little, Brown Young Readers, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Hachette Book Group 9780316531207
3.66 Hours Unabridged
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Wonder meets Three Times Lucky in a story of empowerment as a young woman decides to help solve the mystery of multiple suspicious deaths in her group home. Sally Miyake can’t read, but she learns lots of things, like bricks are made of clay and Vitamin D comes from the sun. Sally is happy working in the kitchen at Sunnyside Plaza, the community center she lives in with other adults with developmental disabilities. For Sally and her friends, Sunnyside is the only home they’ve ever known. Everything changes the day a resident unexpectedly dies. After a series of tragic events, detectives Esther Rivas and Lon Bridges begin asking questions. Are the incidents accidents? Or is something more disturbing happening? The suspicious deaths spur the residents into taking the investigation into their own hands. But are people willing to listen? Sunnyside Plaza is a human story of empowerment, empathy, hope, and generosity that shines a light on this very special world.

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Summary

Summary

Wonder meets Three Times Lucky in a story of empowerment as a young woman decides to help solve the mystery of multiple suspicious deaths in her group home.

Sally Miyake can’t read, but she learns lots of things, like bricks are made of clay and Vitamin D comes from the sun. Sally is happy working in the kitchen at Sunnyside Plaza, the community center she lives in with other adults with developmental disabilities. For Sally and her friends, Sunnyside is the only home they’ve ever known.

Everything changes the day a resident unexpectedly dies. After a series of tragic events, detectives Esther Rivas and Lon Bridges begin asking questions. Are the incidents accidents? Or is something more disturbing happening?

The suspicious deaths spur the residents into taking the investigation into their own hands. But are people willing to listen?

Sunnyside Plaza is a human story of empowerment, empathy, hope, and generosity that shines a light on this very special world.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Simon has given young readers a rare chance to celebrate the extraordinary courage of someone like Sally and a chance to understand where it comes from.” New York Times
“A tender insight into being different and wonderful.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"‘Sal Pal,’ a resident of the Sunnyside Plaza community center, easily draws readers into her story…A resoundingly poignant novel with an acutely intuitive and empathic protagonist.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“As Lauren Fortgang narrates the story of nineteen-year-old Sally Miyake in a clear and kind voice, listeners will get a sense of her curiosity and intuition about the world…The racially diverse housemates and the people who care for them are voiced with compassion. When discrimination from the outside world takes place, listeners will cheer as a determined Sally and her friends use their voices to advocate for themselves.” AudioFile
“I enjoyed every minute I spent with the characters of Sunnyside Plaza.” Stacy McAnulty, author of The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl

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Author

Author Bio: Scott Simon

Author Bio: Scott Simon

Scott Simon is an author and radio commentator. He has won every major award in broadcasting for his personal essays, war reporting, and commentary. He has reported from all fifty states, scores of foreign countries, and eight wars. He hosts Weekend Edition with Scott Simon Saturday mornings on National Public Radio.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 3.66
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English