Say Her Name by Zetta Elliott audiobook

Say Her Name

By Zetta Elliott
Read by Channie Waites

Recorded Books, Inc., Brilliance Audio 9781368045247

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781664485952

  • ISBN: 9781664593787

Runtime: 1.44 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Social Science
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

Finalist for the 2021 Audie Award

In this chilling thriller from the bestselling authors of Spare Room, one woman just wants the truth about who she really is. But she’s not the only one looking…

It’s twenty years since Eva, a biracial woman, was adopted as an eight-year-old, and Cherry and Carlton ‘Sugar’ McNeil have always been the only parents she’s wanted or needed. But when she’s dealt the double blow of Cherry’s death and her own suspension from work, Eva decides it’s time to discover who she was before she was theirs.

Against Sugar’s advice, Eva joins a DNA database, desperate for a match that will unlock her identity. And when a positive hit comes, she’s excited to learn there are relations out there who might hold the key. But the closer Eva gets to uncovering her past, the more it appears someone is trying to stop her finally finding the truth…

As she continues to dig, Eva is drawn into a dark and merciless underside to society, where black women disappear without a word. Names erased from history, no search parties, no desperate pleas for their return. Once, someone tried to save Eva from all this. Someone wanted a better life for her. But now that she’s torn down the facade of her life, has she come too far to be spared again?

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Channie Waites’s expressive narration further heightens the impact of Zetta Elliott’s paean to Black girls and women. By turns gentle, melodious, animated, and dramatic, Waites matches her pitch and pacing to the themes in Elliott’s poetry…An exceptional performance paired with soaring poetic contemplations on racism and how to fight against it. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
“This empowering collection belongs on every shelf.” Kirkus Reviews
“This collection is inspirational, uplifting, and encouraging for readers of all genders. Elliott may not think of herself as a poet, but her creativity and deft wielding of rich language prove otherwise.” School Library Journal

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Author

Author Bio: Zetta Elliott

Author Bio: Zetta Elliott

Zetta Elliott was born and raised outside of Toronto, Canada, but has lived and taught in Brooklyn for more than ten years. An educator and a writer, Elliott has published numerous works of poetry, plays, essays, and children’s books, including Bird, her critically acclaimed picture book, which was released in 2008.

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Author Bio: Dreda Say Mitchell

Author Bio: Dreda Say Mitchell

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Author Bio: Ryan Carter

Author Bio: Ryan Carter

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Social Science
Runtime: 1.44
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English