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The Unsung Hero of Birdsong: USA

The Unsung Hero of Birdsong: USA

Écrit par Brenda Woods

Raconté par John Kroft


The Unsung Hero of Birdsong: USA

Écrit par Brenda Woods

Raconté par John Kroft

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3.5/5 (3 évaluations)
Longueur:
3 heures
Sortie:
Mar 29, 2019
ISBN:
9781980038351
Format:
Livre audio

Description

The Coretta Scott King Honor-winning author tells the moving story of the friendship between a young white boy and a Black WWII veteran who has recently returned to the unwelcoming Jim Crow South. On Gabriel's twelfth birthday, he gets a new bike--and is so excited that he accidentally rides it right into the path of a car. Fortunately, a Black man named Meriwether pushes him out of the way just in time, and fixes his damaged bike. As a thank you, Gabriel gets him a job at his dad's auto shop. Gabriel's dad hires him with some hesitation, however, anticipating trouble with the other mechanic, who makes no secret of his racist opinions. Gabriel and Meriwether become friends, and Gabriel learns that Meriwether drove a tank in the Army's all-Black 761st Tank Battalion in WWII. Meriwether is proud of his service, but has to keep it a secret because talking about it could be dangerous. Sadly, danger finds Meriwether, anyway, when his family receives a frightening threat. The South being the way it is, there's no guarantee that the police will help--and Gabriel doesn't know what will happen if Meriwether feels forced to take the law into his own hands.
Sortie:
Mar 29, 2019
ISBN:
9781980038351
Format:
Livre audio


À propos de l'auteur

I’m a freelance journalist based in Dundalk, Ireland. I work presently for The Sunday World newspaper. I have worked in journalism for the past 30 years and I am author of the book No Deals (Poolbeg Press). I also recently graduated with my Bachelor of Arts in Journalism. In the past I have worked with The RTE Guide, The Evening Herald, Woman’s Way and many other publications. I have also edited GATE Magazine and work as an editor on a number of books. I also run my own Creative Writing venture – The Write Space, set up in 2012 to help children and adults develop their writing skills. I currently operate in the North East of Ireland – teaching over 100 adults and children a week. I use my own module that inspires passion for a life of writing and personal development. The vision for the future is to keep moving forward and to keep motivated. If we can help others along the way, then that’s a bonus. I am also mother to Aoise and Edward and wife to Eddie. We have a normal life – a mortgage, car, school runs, dog, two goldfish and perhaps, a budgie.

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