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ROSES AND RADICALS Susan Zimet, Todd Hasak-Lowy, read by Cassandra Campbell Narrator Cassandra Campbell reflects the tension and emotion in this excellent and accessible young adult history of the wom- en's suffrage movement. The authors clearly delineate the major players and turning points in the seventy-year struggle for wom- en's voting rights. An engaging pick for budding activists of any stripe. Listening Library 4.75 hrs. Unabridged Ages 12+ Trade Ed.: DD Library Ed.: CD, DD VOTES FOR WOMEN! Winifred Conkling, read by Christina Moore Winifred Conkling begins with 11-year- old Elizabeth Cady's dismay in 1826 at realizing that her father will see her as less lovable and valuable than a son no matter what she accomplishes. It ends 94 years later with the cliff-hanger passage of the 19th Amendment. Moore's poise and skill in delivering Conkling's compelling narra- tive are superb. Recorded Books 7.5 hrs. Unabridged Ages 12+ Library Ed.: CD, DD The long road to women's suffrage is recounted in two excellent, complementary, and unflinching depictions of the struggle for the right of women to vote. Solid, unvoiced readings take listeners on a path strewn with misogyny, racism, and even torture, from the 1848 Seneca Falls Convention to the 1920 ratifica- tion of the 19th Amendment, which gave many women the right to vote but failed to extend voting rights to Native Americans and women of color. IF YOU LIKE... • Approachable • Crisp • Unhurried • Issue-oriented • Thought-provoking UNVARNISHED HISTORY Tough times sometimes lead to moves, and moves sometimes lead to feelings of displacement. Langston's family is torn apart by death; Deza's family is torn apart by poverty. Strong character develop- ment, powerful emotions, historical accuracy, and evocative regional details link exquisitely nuanced performances in these outstanding AudioFile Earphones Award winners featuring African-American families. IF YOU LIKE... • Character accents • Emotionally connected • Immersive • Own Voices • Strong sense of place FINDING LANGSTON Lesa Cline-Ransome, read by Dion Graham In a light Southern drawl, narrator Dion Graham delivers the achingly mournful story of 11-year-old Langston. Langston's beloved mother has died, and in an attempt to escape both memories and discrimination, his father joins the Great Migration, moving them from Alabama to Chicago. Dreamscape 2.5 hrs. Unabridged Ages 8+ Trade Ed.: CD, MP3, DD THE MIGHTY MISS MALONE Christopher Paul Curtis, read by Bahni Turpin The Malone family faces the tribulations of the Great Depression, but 12-year-old Deza never loses heart. Narrator Bahni Turpin captures Deza's youthful exuberance and handles the despair of poverty with a hopeful undertone that matches Deza's undaunted attitude. Listening Library 8 hrs. Unabridged Ages 10+ Trade Ed.: CD, DD Library Ed.: CD, DD CHANGING PLACES Audiobooks for Kids & Teens " Never really thought much about Alabama's red dirt roads, but now, all I can think about is kicking up their dust." — From Finding Langston 20 n AudioFile/

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