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Extended Audio Sample The Rock and the River, by Kekla Magoon Click for printable size audiobook cover
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,037 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kekla Magoon Narrator: Dion Graham Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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For thirteen-year-old Sam it’s not easy being the son of known civil rights activist Roland Childs. Especially when his older brother (and best friend), Stick, begins to drift away from him for no apparent reason. And then it happens: Sam finds something that changes everything forever. Sam has always had faith in his father, but when he finds literature about the Black Panthers under Stick’s bed, he’s not sure who to believe: his father or his best friend. Suddenly, nothing feels certain anymore. Sam wants to believe that his father is right: You can effect change without using violence. But as time goes on, Sam grows weary of standing by and watching as his friends and family suffer at the hands of racism in their own community. Sam begins to explore the Panthers with Stick, but soon he’s involved in something far more serious — and more dangerous — than he could have ever predicted. Sam is faced with a difficult decision. Will he follow his father or his brother? His mind or his heart? The rock or the river? Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Mk | 2/13/2014

    " Sam is caught between the words of his father, a civil rights leader, and the actions of his brother who has joined the Black Panthers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Karen | 2/12/2014

    " Recommend for getting view of Black Panthers that is seldom heard. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kate | 2/2/2014

    " This is a powerful coming-of-age story set in Chicago during the Civil Rights Movement. Sam Childs is stuck between the nonviolent approach of his crusading father and his best friend and older brother Stick, a member of the Black Panther Party. I was immediately sucked into the story and its fictional depictions of racism and conflict alongside touches of reality, including the assassination of Martin Luther King. The audiobook production is very well done. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jacqueline | 1/29/2014

    " Powerful and thought provoking! Good book to read after reading One Crazy Summer "

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