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The Good Braider

Terry Farish

The Good Braider was selected as the 2013 Bank Street College of Education Best Book of the Year and a book of Outstanding Merit. In spare free verse laced with unforgettable images, Viola's strikingly original voice sings out the story of her family's journey from war-torn Sudan, to Cairo, and finally to Portland, Maine. Here, in the sometimes too close embrace of the local Southern Sudanese Community, she dreams of South Sudan while she tries to navigate the strange world of America - a world where a girl can wear a short skirt, get a tattoo or even date a boy; a world that puts her into sharp conflict with her traditional mother who, like Viola, is struggling to braid together the strands of a displaced life. Terry Farish's haunting novel is not only a riveting story of escape and survival, but the universal tale of a young immigrant's struggle to build a life on the cusp of two cultures.

The Good Braider was selected as the 2013 Bank Street College of Education Best Book of the Year and a book of Outstanding Merit. In spare free verse laced with unforgettable images, Viola's strikingly original voice sings out the story of her family's journey from war-torn Sudan, to Cairo, and finally to Portland, Maine. Here, in the sometimes too close embrace of the local Southern Sudanese Community, she dreams of South Sudan while she tries to navigate the strange world of America - a world where a girl can wear a short skirt, get a tattoo or even date a boy; a world that puts her into sharp conflict with her traditional mother who, like Viola, is struggling to braid together the strands of a displaced life. Terry Farish's haunting novel is not only a riveting story of escape and survival, but the universal tale of a young immigrant's struggle to build a life on the cusp of two cultures.
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The Good Braider was selected as the 2013 Bank Street College of Education Best Book of the Year and a book of Outstanding Merit. In spare free verse laced with unforgettable images, Viola's strikingly original voice sings out the story of her family's journey from war-torn Sudan, to Cairo, and finally to Portland, Maine. Here, in the sometimes too close embrace of the local Southern Sudanese Community, she dreams of South Sudan while she tries to navigate the strange world of America - a world where a girl can wear a short skirt, get a tattoo or even date a boy; a world that puts her into sharp conflict with her traditional mother who, like Viola, is struggling to braid together the strands of a displaced life. Terry Farish's haunting novel is not only a riveting story of escape and survival, but the universal tale of a young immigrant's struggle to build a life on the cusp of two cultures.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Cherise Boothe

Length:

4h 35m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

02:38


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

06:09


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

06:14


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

01:29


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

02:52


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

01:14


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

04:13


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

05:12


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

04:05


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

02:17


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

04:57


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

02:25


Part 1, Chapter 12
Part 1, Chapter 12

03:27


Part 1, Chapter 13
Part 1, Chapter 13

03:14


Part 1, Chapter 14
Part 1, Chapter 14

03:18


Part 1, Chapter 15
Part 1, Chapter 15

02:20


Part 1, Chapter 16
Part 1, Chapter 16

04:07


Part 1, Chapter 17
Part 1, Chapter 17

02:00


Part 1, Chapter 18
Part 1, Chapter 18

03:33


Part 1, Chapter 19
Part 1, Chapter 19

09:01


Part 1, Chapter 20
Part 1, Chapter 20

03:29


Part 1, Chapter 21
Part 1, Chapter 21

04:17


Part 1, Chapter 22
Part 1, Chapter 22

02:39


Part 1, Chapter 23
Part 1, Chapter 23

03:25


Part 1, Chapter 24
Part 1, Chapter 24

02:42


Part 1, Chapter 25
Part 1, Chapter 25

02:10


Part 1, Chapter 26
Part 1, Chapter 26

04:05


Part 1, Chapter 27
Part 1, Chapter 27

04:29


Part 1, Chapter 28
Part 1, Chapter 28

02:51


Part 1, Chapter 29
Part 1, Chapter 29

01:34


Part 2, Chapter 1
Part 2, Chapter 1

04:06


Part 2, Chapter 2
Part 2, Chapter 2

03:34


Part 2, Chapter 3
Part 2, Chapter 3

05:20


Part 2, Chapter 4
Part 2, Chapter 4

04:07


Part 2, Chapter 5
Part 2, Chapter 5

03:23


Part 2, Chapter 6
Part 2, Chapter 6

04:19


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

01:58


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

01:57


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

02:48


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

02:35


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

02:29


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

02:31


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

02:23


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

03:10


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

01:26


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

02:01


Part 2, Chapter 17
Part 2, Chapter 17

02:52


Part 2, Chapter 18
Part 2, Chapter 18

03:28


Part 2, Chapter 19
Part 2, Chapter 19

03:16


Part 2, Chapter 20
Part 2, Chapter 20

04:47


Part 2, Chapter 21
Part 2, Chapter 21

03:49


Part 2, Chapter 22
Part 2, Chapter 22

03:51


Part 2, Chapter 23
Part 2, Chapter 23

02:58


Part 2, Chapter 24
Part 2, Chapter 24

02:19


Part 2, Chapter 25
Part 2, Chapter 25

01:18


Part 2, Chapter 26
Part 2, Chapter 26

00:47


Part 2, Chapter 27
Part 2, Chapter 27

05:45


Part 3, Chapter 1
Part 3, Chapter 1

02:11


Part 3, Chapter 2
Part 3, Chapter 2

07:04


Part 3, Chapter 3
Part 3, Chapter 3

05:00


Part 3, Chapter 4
Part 3, Chapter 4

03:27


Part 3, Chapter 5
Part 3, Chapter 5

03:32


Part 3, Chapter 6
Part 3, Chapter 6

05:29


Part 3, Chapter 7
Part 3, Chapter 7

02:04


Part 3, Chapter 8
Part 3, Chapter 8

15:05


Part 3, Chapter 9
Part 3, Chapter 9

06:50


Part 3, Chapter 10
Part 3, Chapter 10

04:12


Part 3, Chapter 11
Part 3, Chapter 11

01:14


Part 3, Chapter 12
Part 3, Chapter 12

03:09


Part 3, Chapter 13
Part 3, Chapter 13

05:15


Part 3, Chapter 14
Part 3, Chapter 14

03:50


Part 3, Chapter 15
Part 3, Chapter 15

02:03


Part 3, Chapter 16
Part 3, Chapter 16

05:26


Part 3, Chapter 17
Part 3, Chapter 17

01:55


Part 3, Chapter 18
Part 3, Chapter 18

02:34


Part 3, Chapter 19
Part 3, Chapter 19

05:13