Anita L. Burkam

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Review of The Lost Coast audiobook

The Lost Coast by Amy Rose Capetta; read by Sophie Amoss and Brittany Pressley High School    Listening Library    Rev. 7/19 7 CDs    8.78 hrs.    978-0-5931-0356-2    $60.00 When Danny moves to Tempest, California, she falls in with a group of witches, the Grays, who need her to help bring back fellow...

Review of The Line Tender audiobook

The Line Tender by Kate Allen; read by Jenna Lamia Intermediate, Middle School    Listening Library    Rev. 3/19 6 CDs    7.37 hrs.    978-1-9848-4546-7    $50.00 Lucy’s mother, a renowned shark expert, died when Lucy was seven. Now another death shakes Lucy’s world, and she must make sense of this new grief as...

Review of The Whispers audiobook

The Whispers by Greg Howard; read by Kivlighan de Montebello and Robin Miles Intermediate, Middle School    Listening Library    Rev. 1/19 5 CDs    5.77 hrs.    978-1-9848-3840-7    $45.00 With his mom missing, Riley depends on the Whispers — fairylike beings with the ability to grant wishes, taken from a bedtime story his...

Review of Very, Very, Very Dreadful: The Influenza Pandemic of 1918 audiobook

Very, Very, Very Dreadful: The Influenza Pandemic of 1918by Albert Marrin; read by Jim FrangioneMiddle School, High School    Listening Library    Rev. 3/185 CDs    5.75 hrs.    978-1-525-52609-4    $45.00Marrin’s account of the flu pandemic that killed millions of people during World War I, plus modern-day efforts to identify that strain and prevent...

Review of The Penderwicks at Last audiobook

The Penderwicks at Lastby Jeanne Birdsall; read by Susan DenakerIntermediate     Listening Library     Rev. 7/187 CDs     8.37 hrs.     978-0-525-59559-5     $55.00This closing volume in the beloved Penderwick series, featuring two sisters’ marriages and one’s heartbreak, is told from the point of view of eleven-year-old Lydia, the youngest Penderwick half-sister. Denaker...

Review of Sweep: The Story of a Girl and Her Monster

Sweep: The Story of a Girl and Her Monsterby Jonathan AuxierIntermediate    Amulet/Abrams    358 pp.9/18    978-1-4197-3140-2    $18.99As a “climbing girl” in Victorian London, forced up into dangerous, narrow chimneys to sweep out the soot for her abusive master, Wilkie Crudd, Nan Sparrow leads a miserable life. But she has precious memories...

Review of Give the Dark My Love

Give the Dark My Loveby Beth RevisMiddle School, High School    Razorbill/Penguin    451 pp.    g9/18    978-1-595-14717-2    $17.99When Nedra leaves home for Yûgen Academy to study medical alchemy, she’s most focused on curing the Wasting Death, a plague that begins with blackened necrotic extremities, only sometimes responding to the amputation of the...

Review of As You Wish audiobook

As You Wishby Chelsea Sedoti; read by Brian HutchisonHigh School    Recorded Books    Rev. 1/188 CDs    9.75 hrs.    978-1-5019-7224-9    $24.49In a Nevada desert town where everyone gets a wish on his or her eighteenth birthday (and it comes true), seventeen-year-old Eldon doesn’t know what to choose. What’s more, he’s convinced that...

Review of Votes for Women: American Suffragists and the Battle for the Ballot audiobook

Votes for Women: American Suffragists and the Battle for the Ballotby Winifred Conkling; read by Christina MooreMiddle School, High School    Recorded Books    Rev. 3/186 CDs    7.25 hrs.    978-1-5019-7193-8    $20.99Narrator Moore has a deep, resonant alto with a no-nonsense quality that perfectly embodies the resolve of America’s first feminists. When quoting...

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