Silent Thunder by Andrea Davis Pinkney audiobook

Silent Thunder: A Civil War Story

By Andrea Davis Pinkney
Read by Andrea Johnson  and Peter Jay Fernandez

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5.57 Hours 1
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Both 11-year-old Summer and her older brother Roscoe have a "silent thunder" roaring through their souls. Summer yearns to learn letters, so she can read. Roscoe wants to join the Union forces and fight in the Civil War. But they are slaves in Virginia, and their wishes are forbidden. Their friend Thea says that silent thunder is something slaves have to keep private, but Summer and Roscoe can't resist their feelings. Before 1862 comes to a close, they both find unexpected allies who help them act on their desires. Now they must make difficult, painful decisions that will forever change their lives. Award-winning author Andrea Davis Pinkney tells this moving tale from the perspective of both Summer and Roscoe. With the poignant narration of Andrea J. Johnson and Peter Jay Fernandez, the glory of the human spirit shines through-even in the face of the most degrading circumstances.

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Both 11-year-old Summer and her older brother Roscoe have a "silent thunder" roaring through their souls. Summer yearns to learn letters, so she can read. Roscoe wants to join the Union forces and fight in the Civil War. But they are slaves in Virginia, and their wishes are forbidden. Their friend Thea says that silent thunder is something slaves have to keep private, but Summer and Roscoe can't resist their feelings. Before 1862 comes to a close, they both find unexpected allies who help them act on their desires. Now they must make difficult, painful decisions that will forever change their lives. Award-winning author Andrea Davis Pinkney tells this moving tale from the perspective of both Summer and Roscoe. With the poignant narration of Andrea J. Johnson and Peter Jay Fernandez, the glory of the human spirit shines through-even in the face of the most degrading circumstances.

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Author Bio: Andrea Davis Pinkney

Author Bio: Andrea Davis Pinkney

Andrea Davis Pinkney, the award-winning author of numerous books for children and young adults, has been recognized by the Coretta Scott King Author Award committee with an honor for Let It Shine: Stories of Black Women Freedom Fighters and a medal for Hand in Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed America. She is a four-time nominee for the NAACP Image Award. In addition to her work as an author, Ms. Pinkney is a publishing executive. She has been named one of the “25 Most Influential Black Women in Business” by the Network Journal and is among Children’s Health magazine’s “25 Most Influential People in Our Children's Lives.”

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 5.57
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English