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
eleven-year-old boy living in Memphis in 1959 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 knows he’ll be forced to
communicate with the different customers, including a housewife who drinks too
much and a retired merchant marine who seems to know just about everything.
The paper route poses challenges, but it’s a run-in with the
neighborhood junkman, a bully and thief, that stirs up real trouble—and puts
the boy’s life, as well as that of his family’s devoted housekeeper, in danger. Download and start listening now!