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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (211 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kimberly Fusco, Kimberly Newton Fusco Narrator: Ann Marie Le Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Charlie Anne is devastated when her father must go north to build roads after the Depression hits. She and her siblings are left with their rigid cousin, Mirabel, and a farm full of chores. The only solace Charlie Anne finds is by the river, where the memory of her mother is strongest.

Then her neighbor Old Mr. Jolly brings home a new wife, Rosalyn, who shows up in pants—pants!—the color of red peppers. With her arrives Phoebe, a young African American girl who has also lost her mother. Phoebe is smart and fun and the perfect antidote to Charlie Anne's lonely days. The girls soon forge a friendship and learn from each other in amazing ways.

But when hatred turns their town ugly, it's almost more than they can bear. Now it's up to Charlie Anne and Phoebe to prove that our hearts are always able to expand.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Chelsea | 2/18/2014

    " I'm kinda tired of plucky, independent heroines in historical novels showing that girls can be anything despite societal pressures to the contrary. But I admit I liked Charlie Anne. And I liked the complexities of a Depression era community dealing with socio-economic and racial divides, and the stresses that forced people to be tougher than they normally would. It's a feel-good story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Verna Seal | 2/17/2014

    " Usually the second book I read by the same author does not quite live up to what I expect. However this book was just as amazing at the other. Another book that tackles issues in such a beautiful, simple and magical way. LOVED IT! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jennifer | 2/9/2014

    " I really liked Charlie Anne. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Dominque | 12/28/2013

    " I was slow in the beginning turned into a really good read! "

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