Unstoppable Octobia May (Audio) by Sharon G FlakeUnstoppable Octobia May (Audio) by Sharon G Flake

Unstoppable Octobia May (Audio)

bySharon G Flake

Audio Book (CD) | September 30, 2014

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Sharon G. Flake delivers a mystery set in the 1950s that eerily blends history, race, culture, and family.

Octobia May is girl filled with questions. Her heart condition makes her special - and, some folks would argue, gives this ten-year-old powers that make her a "wise soul." Thank goodness for Auntie, who convinces Octobia's parents to let her live in her boarding house that is filled with old folks. That's when trouble, and excitement, and wonder begin.

When Octobia starts to question the folks in her world, an adventure and a mystery unfold that beg some troubling questions: Who is black and who is "passing" for white? What happens when a vibrant African American community must face its own racism? And, perhaps most important: Do vampires really exist?

In her most unusual and probing novel yet, Sharon G. Flake takes us on a heart-pumping journey.

SHARON G. FLAKE exploded onto the literary scene with her novel The Skin I'm In and was named a Publishers Weekly Flying Start. Since then she has become a multiple Coretta Scott King Author Honor Award winner and many of her novels have received ALA Notable and Best Books for Young Adults citations from the American Library Associatio...
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Title:Unstoppable Octobia May (Audio)Format:Audio Book (CD)Dimensions:5.87 × 5.09 × 1.02 inPublished:September 30, 2014Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0545746442

ISBN - 13:9780545746441

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Editorial Reviews

Praise for Pinned:

* "Brilliantly realized . . . An uplifting story that convincingly celebrates the power of perseverance." -Kirkus, starred review

* "The unflinching honesty with which Flake approaches her characters is what sells this story." -Publishers Weekly, starred review