Beauty Mark by Carole Boston Weatherford audiobook

Beauty Mark: A Verse Novel of Marilyn Monroe

By Carole Boston Weatherford
Read by Laura Knight Keating

Recorded Books, Inc., Recorded Books Inc. 9781536206296

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781665000246

  • ISBN: 9781665004725

Runtime: 3.85 Hours
Category: Fiction
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

In a powerful novel in verse, an award-winning author offers an eye-opening look at the life of Marilyn Monroe.

From the day she was born into a troubled home to her reigning days as a Hollywood icon, Marilyn Monroe (née Norma Jeane Mortenson) lived a life that was often defined by others. Here, in a luminous poetic narrative, acclaimed author Carole Boston Weatherford tells Marilyn’s story in a way that restores her voice to its rightful place: center stage. Revisiting Marilyn’s often traumatic early life—foster homes, loneliness, sexual abuse, teen marriage—through a hard-won, meteoric rise to stardom that brought with it exploitation, pill dependency, and depression, the lyrical narrative continues through Marilyn’s famous performance at JFK’s birthday party, three months before her death. In a story at once riveting, moving, and unflinching, Carole Boston Weatherford tells a tale of extraordinary pain and moments of unexpected grace, gumption, and perseverance, as well as the inexorable power of pursuing one’s dreams. A beautifully designed volume.

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Author Bio: Carole Boston Weatherford

Author Bio: Carole Boston Weatherford

Carole Boston Weatherford is the author of many children books, including Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom, which was a Caldecott Honor book, and Becoming Billie Holiday, a 2009 Coretta Scott King Author Honor book.

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Available Formats : Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 3.85
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English