Making Friends with Billy Wong by Augusta Scattergood audiobook

Making Friends with Billy Wong

By Augusta Scattergood
Read by Kate Simses  and Todd Haberkorn

Scholastic Audio Books, Scholastic Inc 9780545924252
4.29 Hours 1
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FORMAT: 5 CDs, Unabridged Azalea is not happy about being dropped off to care for Grandmother Clark. Paris Junction is nothing like her Texas hometown. And now she's been thrown together with, troubled Willis DeLoach, gossipy Melinda Bowman, and Billy Wong, a Chinese-American boy who has his own troubles. Billy's parents own the Lucky Foods grocery store, where days are long, and folks aren't always friendly. Inspired by the true stories of Chinese immigrants who came to the American south during the civil rights era, this poignant story reminds us all that home is where our hearts reside, and that friends can come to us in the most unexpected ways. This brilliantly nuanced novel is delivering a unique literary format. The story is told from two points of view: Billy Wong is rendered in clipped verse narratives that are interspersed with Azalea's emotionally expressive prose.

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FORMAT: 5 CDs, Unabridged



Azalea is not happy about being dropped off to care for Grandmother Clark. Paris Junction is nothing like her Texas hometown. And now she's been thrown together with, troubled Willis DeLoach, gossipy Melinda Bowman, and Billy Wong, a Chinese-American boy who has his own troubles. Billy's parents own the Lucky Foods grocery store, where days are long, and folks aren't always friendly. Inspired by the true stories of Chinese immigrants who came to the American south during the civil rights era, this poignant story reminds us all that home is where our hearts reside, and that friends can come to us in the most unexpected ways. This brilliantly nuanced novel is delivering a unique literary format. The story is told from two points of view: Billy Wong is rendered in clipped verse narratives that are interspersed with Azalea's emotionally expressive prose.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Paints an honest portrait of two young characters dealing with quick judgments, prejudice, and racism…A refreshing novel inspired by real-life Chinese-American communities not often seen in stories.” Kirkus Reviews
“In a quiet story set in 1952, Scattergood shines a light on a rarely told bit of history.” Publishers Weekly
“The characters are finely drawn, and the period elements are smoothly incorporated into the narrative. The author’s extensive research on the time and place comes through in the details. Verdict: This is a quiet story about family, friendship, and combatting the problems of racism and bullying. A fine addition to most collections.” School Library Journal
“Narrators Kate Simses and Todd Haberkorn bring this period of racial intolerance into sharp focus…Azalea’s voice is soft yet nervous while Billy exudes confidence and determination…Simses’s portrayal of Azalea’s grandmother is exactly what you’d imagine—a mixture of comfort, warmth, and kindness with a hint of sadness.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: Augusta Scattergood

Author Bio: Augusta Scattergood

Augusta Scattergood grew up in a small town in Mississippi. She is a former school librarian, a current book reviewer, and an avid blogger. She has devoted her life and career to getting books into the hands of young readers. Glory Be, her debut novel, received the SCBWI Crystal Kite Award for her region.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Fiction/Historical
Runtime: 4.29
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English