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Scarborough

Written by: Catherine Hernandez
Narrated by: Catherine Hernandez
Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (74 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

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.

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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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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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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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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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  • Alanna
  • Elora, Ontario, Canada
  • 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.