Media Type:Audiobook
Narrator(s):Tyla Collier
Kevin R. Free
Rebecca Lee
Jaime Lincoln Smith
Publish Date:01/31/2023
Run Time:8 Hours, 3 Minutes
Publisher:Dreamscape Media


A Barnes & Noble Best Audiobook of 2023

Lamb’s family strives to better their lives in Jackson, Mississippi, in the late 1930s. Lamb’s mother is a hard-working, creative seamstress who cannot reveal she’s a lesbian. Lamb’s brother has a brilliant mind and has even earned a college scholarship for a black college up north—if only he could curb his impulsiveness and rebellious nature. Lamb herself is a quiet and studious girl. She is also naïve. As she tentatively accepts the friendly overtures of a white girl who loans her a book she loves, she sets a off a calamitous series of events that pulls in her mother, charming hustler uncle, estranged father, and brother—and ends in a lynching. Told with nuance and subtlety, avoiding sensationalism and unnecessary brutality, this young-adult novel from celebrated author Lesa Cline-Ransome pays homage to the female victims of white supremacy.