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Scarborough

Auteur(s): Catherine Hernandez
Narrateur(s): Catherine Hernandez
Durée: 6 h et 4 min
4.5 out of 5 stars (121 évaluations)

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Description

In Scarborough, a low-income urban neighborhood, three kids struggle to rise above poverty, abuse, and a system that consistently fails them. The adults in their lives either rise to the occasion or fall by the wayside; together, they make up a troubled yet inspired community that refuses to be undone.

©2017 Catherine Hernandez (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

Go Behind the Scenes of Scarborough

In a conversation with Audible at the 2019 Festival of Literary Diversity in Brampton, Ontario, author Catherine Hernandez explains why it was important for her to represent the LGBTQ+ community in her work.
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beautiful

oh my goodness, this was so beautiful. living in Toronto made the story that much more powerful. the different perspectives was done so well. I won't forget it

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This book made me a more empathetic person.

I was hooked from the begging and never last interest for a second! I am in love with this book and the author. Everyone should read this book in order to investigate where we are judging others and ourselves and start to unearth it. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

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Stunning read.

This is the most engaging story I’ve encountered in a long time. The narration is perfect. I thought I understood poverty. I did not. I think I have a clearer idea now. Poverty, race, politics, neglect, addiction - it’s all a part of the Rouge Hill lives illustrated here. The stories are at times gut wrenching and heart breaking but we need to know! This book changed me. The last chapter was exhilarating. Thank you.

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Boring

The narrator spoke to fast and the story was hard to follow, incredibly boring. I didn't even finish the last half an hour because I was over it. The narrator's voice when voicing Bing made my ears hurt.

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One of the best books I've devoured.

Catherine Hernandez is an incredible author. It was an honour to listen to her words. This book examines structural and social determinants of health and wellbeing in a nuanced and accessible way. It was powerful to listen to Scarborough while driving on the 401.

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Well written and true to life.

A story of poverty and hope. The reality of life for some in the big city. We shouldn't forget that children are suffering even in a well off country like Canada.

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Great stories.

Ms. Hernandez has written a wonderful book packed with stories that portray a slice of the Toronto borough that often is portrayed as less than a desirable place to live in. The stories reflect a multicultural reality often hidden from the rest of us who are oblivious or indifferent to those whose needs are varied and constant. It is a book that strikes a balance of sad and happy stories. Recommendable.

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An Amazing Book

I grew up in Scarborough and lived, worked & used transit there until I got married in 1993 and moved to Pickering. I continued to work there until 2004 not too far from the setting of this book. In the 80s I walked along the bridge that Victor painted!! My daughter went to daycare at Galloway & Kingston Rd. and attended kindergarten at Galloway Road Public School. I know the area as it was in the 90s. This book is a realistic & tragic depiction of the neighbourhood. Scarborough is an amazing book. It is sometimes sad, sometimes funny but always true! Kudos to Ms Hernandez!!

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Wonderful, small, important story

This is a small, well told story. Both from the author, and by the narrator, who in this case happen to be the same person. I have listened to stories read by the author before, but none as well as Ms Hernandez.

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  • Agnes
  • 2019-06-25

feels like coming home

Having grown up in Scarborough, the familiar street namesand bus route numbers remind me of my school days. Having moved to mother Ontario, the Aborigonal culture references remind me of my new home as well. Great story, the illustrations of racism and acceptance were so real, and the victories, both great and small, so bittersweet.

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  • Alanna
  • 2018-07-21

Every teacher needs type read this

😁 such diversity and complexity in this tragic hopeful and sometimes funny book. I’ll be following Catherine Hernandez forever.

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  • Colleen
  • 2018-05-06

Excellent

Found myself planning walks in that community to landmark those referenced in the story. Very moving story.