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When Dad Killed Mom

Julius Lester

Siblings Jenna and Jeremy have known for a long time that their parents don't get along. They find out just how bad it is when they are pulled out of class and told their father just shot and killed their mother. Jenna was always her father's favorite, while Jeremy was his mother's. Now a painful silence has fallen between them. They have trouble agreeing on just about everything at a time when they need each other more than ever. Where are they going to live? Who is going to take care of them? Can they have a relationship with their imprisoned father? Author Julius Lester handles difficult topics with grace and sensitivity. His To Be a Slave was a Newbery Honor Book and a New York Times Book of the Year. Uncompromisingly honest, When Dad Killed Mom is sometimes painful, and perhaps Lester's most moving novel. The emotional depth is enhanced by a skilled dual narration.

Siblings Jenna and Jeremy have known for a long time that their parents don't get along. They find out just how bad it is when they are pulled out of class and told their father just shot and killed their mother. Jenna was always her father's favorite, while Jeremy was his mother's. Now a painful silence has fallen between them. They have trouble agreeing on just about everything at a time when they need each other more than ever. Where are they going to live? Who is going to take care of them? Can they have a relationship with their imprisoned father? Author Julius Lester handles difficult topics with grace and sensitivity. His To Be a Slave was a Newbery Honor Book and a New York Times Book of the Year. Uncompromisingly honest, When Dad Killed Mom is sometimes painful, and perhaps Lester's most moving novel. The emotional depth is enhanced by a skilled dual narration.
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Siblings Jenna and Jeremy have known for a long time that their parents don't get along. They find out just how bad it is when they are pulled out of class and told their father just shot and killed their mother. Jenna was always her father's favorite, while Jeremy was his mother's. Now a painful silence has fallen between them. They have trouble agreeing on just about everything at a time when they need each other more than ever. Where are they going to live? Who is going to take care of them? Can they have a relationship with their imprisoned father? Author Julius Lester handles difficult topics with grace and sensitivity. His To Be a Slave was a Newbery Honor Book and a New York Times Book of the Year. Uncompromisingly honest, When Dad Killed Mom is sometimes painful, and perhaps Lester's most moving novel. The emotional depth is enhanced by a skilled dual narration.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Jeff Woodman

Length:

5h 58m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

11:30


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

13:42


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

16:01


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

29:12


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

11:09


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

28:03


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

19:55


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:44


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

10:35


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

12:25


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

24:22


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

18:34


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

13:50


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

10:18


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

21:10


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

11:21


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

16:50


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

11:43


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

09:26


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:34


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

19:51


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

13:22


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:40


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

15:00


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

01:35