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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kalisha Buckhanon Narrator: Chadwick Boseman, Heather Simms Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2005 ISBN: 9781593976514
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UPSTATE is an absolutely stunning, powerful coming of age novel filled with tragedy, struggle, love and triumph-a modern The Color Purple Set in New York in the 80s and 90s, UPSTATE tells the story of two young lovers, Antonio and Natasha, torn apart by tragedy and struggling to survive against all odds. When a horrific tragedy sends Antonio to jail, their worlds turn upside down. Antonio struggles to stay alive on the inside; Natasha battles society on the outside. Over the course of 10 years, they share an intimate correspondence as their lives change dramatically and they often have only each other to turn to. Will fate bring them back together, or will they remain forever apart? Ripe with unforgettable characters and two haunting voices, UPSTATE is an audio program not to be missed.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Winner of a 2006 YALSA Alex Award
  • Winner of the 2006 Audie Award
  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
  • A 2006 ALA Best Book for Young Adults

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 3/26/2011

    " Pretty quick read. About a teenage boy in prison for killing his father, and his struggle to keep his secrets and his girlfriend. As the 2 of them grow up and grow apart, they continue to write letters back and forth. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rei | 2/17/2011

    " upstate is based on reality, and i liked the story. mostly because i think i can relate to both of them. it's hard letting go of someone you love. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Klovell6 | 2/1/2011

    " this was my favorite book <3 "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joceline | 1/21/2011

    " Well I can't tell you what's the book about because I verly started reading this book today. I will tell you guys later. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lana | 1/12/2011

    " This was a very good book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ms. Moler | 1/3/2011

    " This is a great young adult book and I think so many students at Rich East would love it. I couldn't put it down and the twist at the end....fantastic! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura Lee | 12/20/2010

    " This is a good teen read. I liked the letter format, back and forth from prison. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 stephanie | 12/17/2010

    " i think this was one of the best book i ever read since it was about a boy and a girl who use to write letters to each other while he was in jail "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shanequa | 12/10/2010

    " this book is good so far its basically about a boy who killed his father because he use to mistreat his wife and Antonio killed his father and ended up in jail and his girlfriend is home worried about him/ "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tina | 12/4/2010

    " I wish there was a part to , this book was really good! "

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About the Author

Kalisha Buckhanon has received awards and fellowships from the NAACP, Illinois Arts Council, Andrew Mellon Fund, and many others. Her work has appeared in such publications as Michigan Quarterly Review and Warpland. She holds an MFA in creative writing from New School University.

About the Narrator

Chadwick Boseman is an American actor, playwright, and screenwriter who has appeared on the television series Law & Order, Third Watch, and All My Children and in the film 42. He is a graduate of Howard University and the British American Dramatic Academy at Oxford.