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Silent Thunder - A Civil War Story

Andrea Davis Pinkney

Both 11-year-old Summer and her older brother Roscoe have a “silent thunder” roaring through their souls. Summer yearns to learn letters, so she can read. Roscoe wants to join the Union forces and fight in the Civil War. But they are slaves in Virginia, and their wishes are forbidden. Their friend Thea says that silent thunder is something slaves have to keep private, but Summer and Roscoe can’t resist their feelings. Before 1862 comes to a close, they both find unexpected allies who help them act on their desires. Now they must make difficult, painful decisions that will forever change their lives. Award-winning author Andrea Davis Pinkney tells this moving tale from the perspective of both Summer and Roscoe. With the poignant narration of Andrea J. Johnson and Peter Jay Fernandez, the glory of the human spirit shines through—even in the face of the most degrading circumstances.

Both 11-year-old Summer and her older brother Roscoe have a “silent thunder” roaring through their souls. Summer yearns to learn letters, so she can read. Roscoe wants to join the Union forces and fight in the Civil War. But they are slaves in Virginia, and their wishes are forbidden. Their friend Thea says that silent thunder is something slaves have to keep private, but Summer and Roscoe can’t resist their feelings. Before 1862 comes to a close, they both find unexpected allies who help them act on their desires. Now they must make difficult, painful decisions that will forever change their lives. Award-winning author Andrea Davis Pinkney tells this moving tale from the perspective of both Summer and Roscoe. With the poignant narration of Andrea J. Johnson and Peter Jay Fernandez, the glory of the human spirit shines through—even in the face of the most degrading circumstances.
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Both 11-year-old Summer and her older brother Roscoe have a “silent thunder” roaring through their souls. Summer yearns to learn letters, so she can read. Roscoe wants to join the Union forces and fight in the Civil War. But they are slaves in Virginia, and their wishes are forbidden. Their friend Thea says that silent thunder is something slaves have to keep private, but Summer and Roscoe can’t resist their feelings. Before 1862 comes to a close, they both find unexpected allies who help them act on their desires. Now they must make difficult, painful decisions that will forever change their lives. Award-winning author Andrea Davis Pinkney tells this moving tale from the perspective of both Summer and Roscoe. With the poignant narration of Andrea J. Johnson and Peter Jay Fernandez, the glory of the human spirit shines through—even in the face of the most degrading circumstances.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Andrea Johnson, Peter Jay Fernandez

Length:

5h 34m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:19


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:45


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

12:16


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:06


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:36


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

13:02


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

12:18


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

09:46


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

12:55


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:54


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

13:51


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:30


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

09:55


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

16:51


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:24


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

10:14


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:41


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:47


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

14:09


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

14:48


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:51


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

12:56


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

18:04


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

11:59


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

11:49


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

10:35


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

15:46


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

16:30


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

11:21


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

09:12


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:39


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

10:21