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Download Bird in a Box Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (414 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Andrea Davis Pinkney Narrator: Bahni Turpin, S'Von Ringo, J. B. Adkins Publisher: Listening Library Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Otis, Willie, and Hibernia are three children with a lot in common: they've all lost a loved one, they each have secret dreams, and they won't stop fighting for what they want. And they're also a lot like their hero, famed boxer Joe Louis. Throughout this moving novel, their lives gradually converge to form friendship, family, and love. Their trials and triumphs echo those of Joe Louis, as he fights to become the first African-American heavyweight boxing champion.

Andrea Pinkney masterfully weaves in factual information about Joe Louis and actual radio commentary from his fights, enriching the narrative of this uniquely rendered and beautifully written novel.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Debbie | 2/15/2014

    " This book gets off to a bit of a slow start, but when it comes together, it is captivating. Andrea Davis Pinkney creates characters with voice and appeal. I loved being drawn into their individual stories and their shared story. If you are a "character" reader, this book is for you! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Beth/Sr. Elizabeth | 2/7/2014

    " Great book about Joe Louis and the 1930s in this country. The three main characters - Hibernia, Otis, and Willie - have their share of struggles and dreams, just like Joe. This novel makes you care about what happens to them as their lives come together. Beautiful! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Mandy | 2/4/2014

    " snore. Read for mock Newberry. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Betsy | 1/20/2014

    " One Sentence Review: While two of the narratives in this book are expertly written, the third feels out-of-place and simplistic, dragging an otherwise good title down. "

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