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Author: Jennifer Armstrong Narrator: Barbara Caruso, Lynne Thigpen, Christina Moore Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2016 ISBN: 9781470353940
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In 1896, Mary Emmons is surprised when her grandmother takes her along to visit an old friend, in Toronto, named Bethlehem. Mary has led a sheltered life in New York City, far from hardship and danger. But when Mary meets the ancient woman, the personal history she shares removes the blinders from Mary’s eyes, forcing the girl to recognize prejudice and injustice for the first time.

As a young girl, Suzanna, Mary’s grandmother, is sent to live with her uncle in the South. Seeing slaves for the first time, and the horrible way they are treated, Suzanna decides to run away, back to her home in Vermont. When she leaves, though, she is not alone. Disguised as a boy, the young slave Bethlehem escapes with her. As the story of these two brave young women is told through alternating chapters, they share the dangers they face on the perilous journey from Virginia to freedom.

Award-winning narrators Christina Moore, Barbara Caruso, and Lynne Thigpen masterfully capture each riveting conflict and difficult decision.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leanne | 11/26/2013

    " Interesting format--granddaughter recording (in late 1800s) first-person pre-Civil War narrative of escape of two girls (one black) from slave-holding uncle/master. Shows how narrative was handed down to 1960s' present. Some text vague, hard to follow for adolescents, but powerful none-the-less. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kassie | 9/26/2013

    " This was a good book....you had to be on your toes to follow the story, due to two different people telling the story and two different timelines. But very good and a real insight into how difficult it was to be black. We just don't know!!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Allison | 7/22/2013

    " This book was good. Just good. I liked it but it wasn't a page turner. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mariaclara | 7/7/2013

    " I liked it...interesting relationship between the girls. Moving. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Fox*moon | 7/5/2013

    " I'm in eighth grade and in the highest level reader In my class but I got so confused about what was happening. I couldn't even remember who each person was by the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kari | 6/22/2013

    " A very well written book. Very good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peter | 5/22/2013

    " Understanding relationship between white girl and her friend (a slave). Retold as grandparents. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Madeline | 5/12/2013

    " Interesting, but not one of my favorites. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Courtney | 3/28/2013

    " This was an ok book ... I thought it would have a lot better ending then it did . "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jessie | 3/2/2013

    " I am a 5 th grader and am reading steel away ...to me this book is counfusing ...because the writer kept witching back and fourth to different seems!!!!!!!!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laurie | 2/18/2013

    " This book is about two girls during the civil war time. "

About the Author

Jennifer Armstrong is the author of over fifty books for children from kindergarten through high school. Best known for writing historical fiction, she has also been successful in creating picture books, easy readers, chapter books, young adult novels, and nonfiction. Armstrong is the winner of the Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World. Many of her books have been designated as Notable Books by the American Library Association and the International Reading Association.

About the Narrators

Barbara Caruso, winner of numerous Earphones Awards for narration, is an accomplished actress. A graduate of London’s prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, she was a featured player in the Royal Shakespeare Company. She has played starring roles on Broadway and in theaters across the country. She won the Alexander Scourby Reader of the Year Award for her performances of young adult fiction and has more than one hundred audiobook narrations to her credit.

Lynne Thigpen (1948–2003), an Earphones Award–winning narrator, was a multitalented actress who performed in community theater and university theater productions while attending the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. During her thirty-year career, she went on to appear in nearly forty movies and numerous television series.

Christina Moore is an actress and Earphones Award–winning audiobook narrator. As an actress, she is best known for her roles in the television series That ’70s Show, Hawthorne, and 90210. She is a founding member of Bitches Funny, an all-female sketch group that has performed in New York City and Los Angeles.