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Author: Vince Vawter Narrator: Vince Vawter, Lincoln Hoppe Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2013 ISBN: 9780804167949
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*"Reminiscent of To Kill a Mockingbird." —Booklist, Starred
 

"An unforgettable boy and his unforgettable story. I loved it!" —ROB BUYEA, author of Because of Mr. Terupt and Mr. Terupt Falls Again
 
This Newbery Honor winner is perfect for fans of To Kill a Mockingbird, The King’s Speech, and The Help. A boy who stutters comes of age in the segregated South, during the summer that changes his life.
 
Little Man throws the meanest fastball in town. But talking is a whole different ball game. He can barely say a word without stuttering—not even his own name. So when he takes over his best friend’s paper route for the month of July, he’s not exactly looking forward to interacting with the customers. But it’s the neighborhood junkman, a bully and thief, who stirs up real trouble in Little Man’s life.
 
A Newbery Honor Award Winner
An ALA-ALSC Notable Children’s Book
An IRA Children’s and Young Adults’ Choice
An IRA Teachers’ Choice
A Bank Street College of Education Best Book of the Year
A National Parenting Publications Award Honor Book
A BookPage Best Children’s Book
An ABC New Voices Pick
A Junior Library Guild Selection

An ALA-ALSC Notable Children’s Recording
An ALA-YALSA Amazing Audiobook
A Mississippi Magnolia State Award List Selection

 
“[Vawter’s] characterization of Little Man feels deeply authentic, with . . . his fierce desire to be ‘somebody instead of just a kid who couldn’t talk right.’” —The Washington Post
 
Paperboy offers a penetrating look at both the mystery and the daily frustrations of stuttering. People of all ages will appreciate this positive and universal story.” —Jane Fraser, president of the Stuttering Foundation of America
 
*“[A] tense, memorable story.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred
 
“An engaging and heartfelt presentation that never whitewashes the difficult time and situation as Little Man comes of age.” —Kirkus Reviews
 
“Vawter portrays a protagonist so true to a disability that one cannot help but empathize with the difficult world of a stutterer.” —School Library Journal

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Quotes & Awards

  • Starred Review, Booklist, April 15, 2013:
    “The well-crafted characters, the hot Southern summer, and the coming-of-age events are reminiscent of To Kill a Mockingbird… This paper boy is a fighter and his hope fortifies and satisfies in equal measure.”
  • An unforgettable boy and his unforgettable story. I loved it. Rob Buyea, author of Because of Mr. Terupt and Mr. Terupt Falls Again

    "Paperboy offers a penetrating look at both the mystery and the daily frustrations of stuttering. People of all ages will appreciate this positive and universal story as I did, but it will be particularly meaningful to anyone who has ever struggled with stuttering.
  • [A] compelling first-person narrative. The Washington Post
  • "A memorable coming-of-age novel. School Library Journal
  • In a compelling climax, he, still stuttering, proudly announces his real name; the moment is as eloquent as his story. The Horn Book
  • “[A] tense, memorable story.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • Starred Review, Publishers Weekly, March 18, 2013:
    “[A] tense, memorable story.”
  • “The well-crafted characters, the hot southern summer, and the coming-of-age events are reminiscent of To Kill a Mockingbird… This paper boy is a fighter and his hope fortifies and satisfies in equal measure.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “An unforgettable boy and his unforgettable story. I loved it.”

    Rob Buyea, author of Because of Mr. Terupt and Mr. Terupt Falls Again

  • Paperboy offers a penetrating look at both the mystery and the daily frustrations of stuttering. People of all ages will appreciate this positive and universal story as I did, but it will be particularly meaningful to anyone who has ever struggled with stuttering.”

    Jane Fraser, president of The Stuttering Foundation of America

  • An Amazon Best Book of the Month, May 2013
  • Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award
  • A 2014 Newbery Honor Book
  • A 2014 ALA Notable Book
  • A 2013 BookPage Best Book for Children
  • A 2013 School Library Journal Best Book in Fiction

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About the Author

Vince Vawter is the author of Paperboy. A native of Memphis, he retired after a forty-year career in newspapers, most recently as the president and publisher of the Evansville Courier & Press in Indiana.

About the Narrator

Lincoln Hoppe is an accomplished actor of stage and screen with several films, plays, television shows, and numerous audiobooks to his credit. His audiobook narrations have earned him nine AudioFile Earphones Awards. His diverse voice characterizations can be heard on animated films, video games, and commercials across the globe. He is a member of the Lost Angeles Comedy Sportz Improv Company.