Lily's Promise by Kathryn Erskine audiobook

Lily's Promise

By Kathryn Erskine
Read by Tara Sands

Quill Tree Books, HarperCollins 9780063058156

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • Available on 05/18/2021

    ISBN: 9781665078023

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Runtime: 5.83 Hours
Category: Fiction
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

From National Book Award–winning author Kathryn Erskine comes a heartfelt, poignant novel that tackles grief, change, and the struggle to let your voice be heard. Perfect for fans of Lynda Mullaly Hunt, Erin Entrada Kelly, and Ali Benjamin.

Shy, eleven-year-old Lily made her dad an important promise before he passed away—that she would “Strive for Five” and speak her mind at least five times. But speaking up one time, let alone five, is easier said than done. It’ll be even harder now that Lily must attend public school for the first time. Fortunately, she meets curling-obsessed Hobart and quiet Dunya at the beginning of sixth grade. Their kindness gives Lily hope that life without Dad might just be bearable.

But when Lily and her friends are bullied by Ryan and his mean clique, she quickly discovers the true meaning of friendship and speaking out. Despite the anxiety she feels, Lily knows she needs to stand up for herself and others. And she’ll use the tools her dad gave her to not only keep her final promise but bring her whole school together.

Following Lily’s journey and the snarky, insightful, and humorous commentary from Libro, the actual book, who guides readers through this thoughtful tale, makes Lily’s Promise a strong title for social emotional learning. 

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Author Bio: Kathryn Erskine

Author Bio: Kathryn Erskine

Kathryn Erskine is the acclaimed author of many distinguished novels for young readers, including Mockingbird, winner of the National Book Award; The Absolute Value of Mike, an Amazon Best Book and ALA Notable Book; and Quaking, an ALA Top Ten Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers; and Seeing Red, which Booklist hailed as “powerful” in a starred review. Kathryn lives and writes in Charlottesville, Virginia, with her husband and two children.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 5.83
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English