Sanctuary Audiobook, by Paola Mendoza Play Audiobook Sample

Sanctuary Audiobook

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Read By: Paola Mendoza Publisher: Listening Library Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 5.17 hours at 1.5x Speed 3.88 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: September 2020 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780593340998

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Longest Chapter Length:

27:54 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

11 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

13:53 minutes

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Publisher Description

Co-founder of the Women's March makes her YA debut in a near future dystopian where a young girl and her brother must escape a xenophobic government to find sanctuary. It's 2032, and in this near-future America, all citizens are chipped and everyone is tracked--from buses to grocery stores. It's almost impossible to survive as an undocumented immigrant, but that's exactly what sixteen-year-old Vali is doing. She and her family have carved out a stable, happy life in small-town Vermont, but when Vali's mother's counterfeit chip starts malfunctioning and the Deportation Forces raid their town, they are forced to flee. Now on the run, Vali and her family are desperately trying to make it to her tía Luna's in California, a sanctuary state that is currently being walled off from the rest of the country. But when Vali's mother is detained before their journey even really begins, Vali must carry on with her younger brother across the country to make it to safety before it's too late. Gripping and urgent, co-authors Paola Mendoza and Abby Sher have crafted a narrative that is as haunting as it is hopeful in envisioning a future where everyone can find sanctuary.

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“A triumph in its genre and so politically astute that it sears.”

— School Library Journal (starred review) 

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About the Authors

Abby Sher is the author of the young adult novel Kissing Snowflakes. Her writing also appears in the anthologies Modern Love and Behind the Bedroom Door, as well as in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Self, Jane, Elle, and Redbook. She has written and performed for the Second City in Chicago, the Upright Citizen’s Brigade, and the Magnet Theater in New York, and she has appeared on Late Night with Conan O’Brien. She performs improvisation regularly and does voice-over work for television and radio. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and daughter.