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Publisher's Summary

The author of a Book Sense 76 pick and Los Angeles Times Best Book, Nina Revoyr is a writer of rare voice and distinct talent. Wingshooters is the tale of an isolated, all-white community torn apart by prejudice after the arrival of a half-Japanese girl and a young black couple.
©2011 Nina Revoyr (P)2011 Recorded Books, LLC
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Critic Reviews

“Revoyr continues her unique and affecting exploration of American racism in a concentrated novel that draws breathtaking contrasts between all that is beautiful in life and the malignancy of hate.” (Booklist)
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By Greg on 04-11-12

Disturbing to know we did that

I lived throughout the Midwest and South during the 50s and 60s. In the South things were very tense. In the Midwest they seemed to me to be "above all that." I guess I was naive. I very much appreciate the non-hysterical revisiting of the era as I believe "we are doomed to repeat the past if we do not remember it." Many writers recalling the period jab us in the eye with the sharp stick of guilt. This book, counter the trend, is a well written, well narrated reminder of those days. Near perfect match of text to narrator. I'm tempted to say this is a "must read" for American high school students lest, as a society, we forget.

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By Kim on 02-15-12

Thought Provoking

Would you listen to Wingshooters again? Why?

A book that keeps your interest the entire way through and then stays with you when you are finished. Thought provoking and emotional.

What did you like best about this story?

The relationship between the grandfather and granddaughter.

What does Johanna Parker bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Voice inflection really brings out the emotions felt by the granddaughter.

Who was the most memorable character of Wingshooters and why?

Michelle, the granddaughter followed closely by Charlie, the grandfather because of their unusual and special relationship.

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