Minnie McClary Speaks Her Mind

Valerie Hobbs, read by Tara Sands. Listening Library, unabridged, four CDs, 4.5 hrs., $30 ISBN 978-0-449-01034-1
When a middle school teacher encourages her students to ask questions and think for themselves, the town’s parents might not like it, but Minnie McClary finds the courage to speak (and write) her mind. In this audio production, narrator Tara Sands delivers a unique and appropriate voice for Minnie. Sands also adeptly gives voice to Minnie’s new Muslim friend Amira, whose outward calm masks fears that she will be bullied because of her headscarf. The voices of other characters, however, tend to blur. Minnie’s mother sounds too much like Miss Marks, the teacher idolized by her daughter. Moreover, nearly all the male characters—both young and old—sound alike, making it difficult to determine who is speaking when and detracting from the listening experience.. Ages 8–up. A Farrar, Straus and Giroux hardcover. (Aug.)
Reviewed on: 11/26/2012
Release date: 08/01/2012
Show other formats
Ebook - 224 pages - 978-0-374-34978-3
Paperback - 215 pages - 978-1-250-03408-3
Hardcover - 215 pages - 978-0-374-32496-4
Compact Disc - 978-0-449-01036-5
Stay ahead with
Tip Sheet!
Free newsletter: the hottest new books, features and more
Only $18.95/month for Digital Access
or $20.95 for Print+Digital Access!
Only $18.95/month for Digital Access
or $20.95 for Print+Digital Access!
Email Address


Log In Lost Password

PW has integrated its print and digital subscriptions, offering exciting new benefits to subscribers, who are now entitled to both the print edition and the digital editions of PW (online or via our app). For instructions on how to set up your accout for digital access, click here. For more information, click here.

The part of the site you are trying to access is now available to subscribers only. Subscribers: to set up your digital subscription with the new system (if you have not done so already), click here. To subscribe, click here.

Email pw@pubservice.com with questions.

Not Registered? Click here.