What Makes Us by Rafi Mittlefehldt audiobook

What Makes Us

By Rafi Mittlefehldt
Read by Graham Halstead

Candlewick on Brilliance Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781978665682

  • ISBN: 9781978665682

Runtime: 8.26 Hours
Category: Fiction
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

A viral video reveals a teen’s dark family history, leaving him to reckon with his heritage, legacy, and identity in this fiery, conversation-starting novel.

Eran Sharon knows nothing of his father except that he left when Eran was a baby. Now a senior in high school and living with his protective but tight-lipped mother, Eran is a passionate young man deeply interested in social justice and equality. When he learns that the Houston police have launched a program to increase traffic stops, Eran organizes a peaceful protest. But a heated moment at the protest goes viral, and a reporter connects the Sharon family to a tragedy fifteen years earlier — and asks if Eran is anything like his father, a supposed terrorist. Soon enough, Eran is wondering the same thing, especially when the people he’s gone to school and temple with for years start to look at him differently. Timely, powerful, and full of nuance, Rafi Mittlefehldt’s sophomore novel confronts the prejudices, fears, and strengths of family and community, striking right to the heart of what makes us who we are.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Narrator Graham Halstead soars as he uses his versatile voice to portray multiple characters in this poignant and sometimes painfully honest young adult novel. AudioFile Magazine
“This coming-of-age story has heft—and much relevance. Strong medicine for readers interested in how society accepts or rejects those who are different. An excellent choice for mature audiences.” School Library Journal
“Narrator Graham Halstead soars as he uses his versatile voice to portray multiple characters in this poignant and sometimes painfully honest young adult novel. Halstead’s talent is on full display as he delivers varied accents…Halstead delivers the shouting of a mob with accents ranging from upper-class tones to a stereotypical Southern drawl. The listener will be convinced this is a full cast [narration]. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
"Eran’s story takes a universal coming-of-age theme—finding out your parents aren’t who you thought they were—to a tightly wound and thrilling extreme. Most important, this book provides satisfying, much-needed representation of a contemporary, complex Jewish teen and his family.” Lisa Rosinsky, author of Inevitable and Only

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Author

Author Bio: Rafi Mittlefehldt

Author Bio: Rafi Mittlefehldt

Rafi Mittlefehldt is a writer who has worked as a newspaper reporter, freelance theater critic, and children’s author. His debut novel was It Looks Like This.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 8.26
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English