Combines two of the newest chapter books featuring Tinker Bell and her fairy friends--Tink, North of Never Land and Beck Beyond the Sea--into one audio package that will have little girls believing. Books available.
9780739356173 | Unabridged edition (Listening Library, August 14, 2007), cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Beck uses some of Vidia's enhanced fairy dust to help her fly faster so she can travel with the birds beyond the boundaries of Never Land, and Tinker Bell sets out on a dangerous quest to bring her friend Terence a spectacular gift.
E. R. Frank’s seminal first novel weaves together the stories of eleven teenagers in one city over seven years in this groundbreaking and “impressive debut” (Publishers Weekly, starred review).Why does Gingerbread always have a smile on his face? “Because life is funny,” he tells Keisha. But for her—and almost everyone else in her Brooklyn neighborhood—there doesn’t seem to be much to laugh about.China, Ebony, and Grace are best friends, but Grace’s mother isn’t crazy about her being friends with two girls who aren’t white, and each cut Ebony makes on her wrist seems to drive them even further apart.Just across the schoolyard there’s Eric who has to raise his younger brother Mickey, even though no one expects him to amount to anything. Meanwhile, Sonia’s Muslim parents expect everything of her, and it may be more than she is able to give after she suffers a shattering loss.When Drew brings his father’s Jaguar into Sam’s family’s auto body shop across town they seem to be from opposite sides of the tracks, but Drew’s the one hiding a dark family secret. And he’s not the only one.
Emily Raboteauâs Searching for Zion takes listeners around the world on an unexpected adventure of faith. Both one womanâs quest for a place to call âhomeâ and an investigation into a peopleâs search for the Promised Land, this landmark work is a trenchant inquiry into contemporary and historical ethnic displacement. At twenty-three, Raboteau traveled to Israel to visit her childhood best friend. While her friend appeared to have found a place to belong, Raboteau couldnât say the same for herself. As a biracial woman from a country still divided along racial lines, sheâd never felt at home in America. But as a reggae fan and the daughter of a historian of African-American religion, Raboteau knew of Zion as a place black people yearned to be. Sheâd heard about it on Bob Marleyâs Exodus and in the speeches of Martin Luther King. She understood it as a metaphor for freedom, a spiritual realm rather than a geographical one. In Israel, the Jewish Zion, she was surprised to discover black Jews. Inspired by their exodus, Raboteau sought out other black communities that had left home in search of a Promised Land. Her question for them is the same she asks herself: have you found the home youâre looking for? On her ten-year journey back in time and across the globe, through the Bush years and into the age of Obama, Raboteau wanders through Jamaica, Ethiopia, Ghana, and the Southern United States to explore the complex and contradictory perspectives of âblack Zionists.â She talks to Rastafarians and African Hebrew Israelites, Evangelicals and Ethiopian Jews, and Hurricane Katrina transplants from her own family â people who have risked everything in search of territory that is hard to define and harder to inhabit. In Searching for Zion, Raboteau overturns our ideas of place and patriotism, displacement and dispossession, citizenship and country in a disarmingly honest and refreshingly brave take on the pull of the story of exodus.
9781469286204 | Mp3 una edition (Brilliance Audio, January 14, 2014), cover price $14.99
9781469286143 | Mp3 una edition (Brilliance Audio, January 22, 2013), cover price $19.99 | About this edition: Emily Raboteauâs Searching for Zion takes listeners around the world on an unexpected adventure of faith.