Bird in a Box

  • by Andrea Davis Pinkney
  • Narrated by Bahni Turpin, S'Von Ringo, JB Adkins
  • 4 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Otis, Willie, and Hibernia are three children with a lot in common: they've all lost a loved one, they each have secret dreams, and they won't stop fighting for what they want. And they're also a lot like their hero, famed boxer Joe Louis. Throughout this moving novel, their lives gradually converge to form friendship, family, and love. Their trials and triumphs echo those of Joe Louis, as he fights to become the first African-American heavyweight boxing champion.
Andrea Pinkney masterfully weaves in factual information about Joe Louis and actual radio commentary from his fights, enriching the narrative of this uniquely rendered and beautifully written novel.

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-12-2011
  • Publisher: Listening Library