The Color of My Words

  • by Lynn Joseph
  • Narrated by Lisa Vidal
  • 2 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Ana Rosa is a blossoming young writer growing up in a poor seaside village in the Dominican Republic. At the young age of 12, she finds herself faced with turning points that will make up who she is, watching her brother's search for a future, learning to dance and to love, and finding out what it means to be a part of a community. But in a country where words are feared, Ana Rosa must struggle to find her own voice and the means for it to be heard. Gradually she learns that her words have the power to transform the world around her, celebrating what is most beautiful on her island and transcending even the most unthinkable of tragedies.

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Lovely words

Each chapter begins with a poem that encapsulates the action. It is a beautiful story of family and society, power and helplessness. The pain of being not grown up, yet not quite a child in the Dominican Republic. This is a book of simple, beautiful words, yet the messages of pain and hope are powerful.
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- Liatris

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-11-2009
  • Publisher: Listening Library