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The Good Braider

Written by: Terry Farish
Narrated by: Cherise Boothe
Length: 4 hrs and 33 mins

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Publisher's Summary

The Good Braider was selected as the 2013 Bank Street College of Education Best Book of the Year and a book of Outstanding Merit.

Viola's strikingly original voice sings out the story of her family's journey from war-torn Sudan, to Cairo, and finally to Portland, Maine. Here, in the sometimes too close embrace of the local Southern Sudanese Community, she dreams of South Sudan while she tries to navigate the strange world of America - a world where a girl can wear a short skirt, get a tattoo or even date a boy; a world that puts her into sharp conflict with her traditional mother who, like Viola, is struggling to braid together the strands of a displaced life. Terry Farish's haunting novel is not only a riveting story of escape and survival, but the universal tale of a young immigrant's struggle to build a life on the cusp of two cultures.

©2012 Terry Farish (P)2013 Recorded Books

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  • Stanislav Pak
  • 2018-04-01

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I loved the book so much. I love the storyline and I love the history in it. Thank you so much for this book. This book is showing how hard is it to immigrant to another country. What the immigrants going through.