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The Loud Silence of Francine Green

Karen Cushman

Francine lives down the street from a Hollywood film studio, adores screen dreamboat Montgomery Clift, and sometimes sees her home life as a scene from a movie: Dinner at the Greens. She wishes she were a movie star, brave and glamorous and always ready to say the right thing. In reality, she's a "pink and freckled" thirteen-year-old, and she doesn't speak up because she's afraid she'll get in trouble. She's comfortable following her father's advice: "Don't get involved." That is, until Sophie Bowman transfers into her class at All Saints School for Girls. Fearless, articulate, and passionate, Sophie questions authority and protests injustice. She not only doesn't care about getting in trouble, she actually seems to be looking for it. And she's happy to be Francine's best friend. The nuns think Sophie is a bad influence on Francine. Francine thinks just the opposite. Because of Sophie, Francine finds herself worrying about things that never bothered her before-the atom bomb, free speech, Communists, the blacklist . . . and deciding, for the first time, that she wants to be heard.

Francine lives down the street from a Hollywood film studio, adores screen dreamboat Montgomery Clift, and sometimes sees her home life as a scene from a movie: Dinner at the Greens. She wishes she were a movie star, brave and glamorous and always ready to say the right thing. In reality, she's a "pink and freckled" thirteen-year-old, and she doesn't speak up because she's afraid she'll get in trouble. She's comfortable following her father's advice: "Don't get involved." That is, until Sophie Bowman transfers into her class at All Saints School for Girls. Fearless, articulate, and passionate, Sophie questions authority and protests injustice. She not only doesn't care about getting in trouble, she actually seems to be looking for it. And she's happy to be Francine's best friend. The nuns think Sophie is a bad influence on Francine. Francine thinks just the opposite. Because of Sophie, Francine finds herself worrying about things that never bothered her before-the atom bomb, free speech, Communists, the blacklist . . . and deciding, for the first time, that she wants to be heard.
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Francine lives down the street from a Hollywood film studio, adores screen dreamboat Montgomery Clift, and sometimes sees her home life as a scene from a movie: Dinner at the Greens. She wishes she were a movie star, brave and glamorous and always ready to say the right thing. In reality, she's a "pink and freckled" thirteen-year-old, and she doesn't speak up because she's afraid she'll get in trouble. She's comfortable following her father's advice: "Don't get involved." That is, until Sophie Bowman transfers into her class at All Saints School for Girls. Fearless, articulate, and passionate, Sophie questions authority and protests injustice. She not only doesn't care about getting in trouble, she actually seems to be looking for it. And she's happy to be Francine's best friend. The nuns think Sophie is a bad influence on Francine. Francine thinks just the opposite. Because of Sophie, Francine finds herself worrying about things that never bothered her before-the atom bomb, free speech, Communists, the blacklist . . . and deciding, for the first time, that she wants to be heard.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Anaka Shockley

Length:

5h 37m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:10


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:15


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:23


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:08


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:19


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:40


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:13


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:50


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:00


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:25


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:51


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:38


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:56


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:10


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:24


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:23


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:14


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:37


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:25


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

02:39


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:03


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:31


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:38


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:11


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:00


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:49


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:58


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:34


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:42


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:11


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:23


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:46


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:01


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:42


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

03:18


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:56


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:36


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:44


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:16


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:17


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:41


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:50


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

02:27


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:44


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:49


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:26


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:39


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:32


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:44


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:04


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:09


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:54


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:31


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

03:46


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:08


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:16


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

03:54


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:37


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:07


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:07


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:19


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:15


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:56


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:15


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:41


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:38


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:28


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:58


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:38


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:35


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:32


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

03:55


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:07