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Making Friends with Billy Wong

Augusta Scattergood

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Description:

A powerful story set in small-town Arkansas in 1955 that illuminates the friendship surrounding the arrival of Chinese immigrants in the segregated south. Azalea is not happy about being dropped off to care for Grandmother Clark. Paris Junction is nothing like her Texas hometown. And now she's been thrown together with, troubled Willis DeLoach, gossipy Melinda Bowman, and Billy Wong, a Chinese-American boy who has his own troubles. Billy's parents own the Lucky Foods grocery store, where days are long, and folks aren't always friendly. Inspired by the true stories of Chinese immigrants who came to the American south during the civil rights era, this poignant story reminds us all that home is where our hearts reside, and that friends can come to us in the most unexpected ways. This brilliantly nuanced novel is delivering a unique literary format. The story is told from two points of view: Billy Wong is rendered in clipped verse narratives that are interspersed with Azalea's emotionally expressive prose.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Kate Simses, Todd Haberkorn

Length:

4h 17m


Chapters

Free Sample

03:15

Introduction
Introduction

00:57


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

03:15


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

08:02


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:26


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:33


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:49


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

10:17


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:53


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

12:49


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

10:16


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

10:45


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

09:07


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:16


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:50


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

10:36


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:16


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:00


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

10:37


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

09:19


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

09:07


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:11


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:47


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

09:50


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

10:08


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

10:41


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

11:31


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:35


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:28


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:48


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:04


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:37


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

08:51


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:22


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

00:55