The Red Rose Box by Brenda Woods audiobook

The Red Rose Box

By Brenda Woods
Read by Asmeret Ghebremichael

3.49 Hours 03/26/2019 Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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On her tenth birthday, Leah receives a surprise gift from glamorous Aunt Olivia, Mama's only sister, who lives in Los Angeles.  It is a red rose box.  Not many people in 1958 Louisiana have seen such a beautiful traveling case, covered with red roses, filled with jewelry, silk bedclothes, expensive soaps...and train tickets to California.  Soon after, Leah and her sister, Ruth, find themselves in Hollywood, far away from cotton fields and Jim Crow laws.  To Leah, California feels like freedom.  But when disaster strikes back home, Leah and Ruth have to stay with Aunt Olivia permanently.  Will freedom ever feel like home?

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Summary

Summary

On her tenth birthday, Leah receives a surprise gift from glamorous Aunt Olivia, Mama's only sister, who lives in Los Angeles.  It is a red rose box.  Not many people in 1958 Louisiana have seen such a beautiful traveling case, covered with red roses, filled with jewelry, silk bedclothes, expensive soaps...and train tickets to California.  Soon after, Leah and her sister, Ruth, find themselves in Hollywood, far away from cotton fields and Jim Crow laws.  To Leah, California feels like freedom.  But when disaster strikes back home, Leah and Ruth have to stay with Aunt Olivia permanently.  Will freedom ever feel like home?

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Editorial Reviews

A timeless universal tale of young girl's road to maturity.  An impressive debut. Kirkus Reviews

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Author Bio: Brenda Woods

Author Bio: Brenda Woods

Brenda Woods is an artist, photographer, and award-winning author of middle grade novels, including Emako Blue, My Name Is Sally Little Song, and Saint Louis Armstrong Beach. She was raised in Southern California but has roots in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Details

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Historical
Runtime: 3.49
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English