Twins by Varian Johnson audiobook

Twins

By Varian Johnson
Read by Ahnya O'Riordan , Grace Capeless , Mashari Bain , Malcolm Bowen , Antoinette Comer , Andre Blake , and  Armand Xavier Rufen-Blanchette

Scholastic Inc
1.60 Hours 1
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A Coretta Scott King Honor author, Varian Johnson, gives us a delightful middle-grade novel. Maureen and Francine Carter are twins and best friends. They participate in the same clubs, enjoy the same foods, and are partners on all their school projects. But just before the girls start sixth grade, Francine becomes Fran—a girl who wants to join the chorus, run for class president, and dress in fashionable outfits that set her apart from Maureen. A girl who seems happy to share only two classes with her sister. Maureen and Francine are growing apart, and there’s nothing Maureen can do to stop it. Are sisters really forever? Or will middle school change things for good?

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Summary

Summary

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

A Junior Library Guild Selection

A Washington Post Best Book of 2020 for Children

An NPR Best Book of the Year

A Chicago Public Library Best of the Best

A Horn Book Fanfare Best Book of 2020

One of Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of 2020

A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year

A Coretta Scott King Honor author, Varian Johnson, gives us a delightful middle-grade novel.

Maureen and Francine Carter are twins and best friends. They participate in the same clubs, enjoy the same foods, and are partners on all their school projects. But just before the girls start sixth grade, Francine becomes Fran—a girl who wants to join the chorus, run for class president, and dress in fashionable outfits that set her apart from Maureen. A girl who seems happy to share only two classes with her sister.

Maureen and Francine are growing apart, and there’s nothing Maureen can do to stop it. Are sisters really forever? Or will middle school change things for good?

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A beautiful reflection on sisterhood and coming of age that belongs in every collection.“ Booklist (starred review)
“A relatable story for all middle-schoolers.” Horn Book (starred review)
“[A] touching, relatable story of identity, sisterhood, and friendship.“ Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“A full cast brings this middle-grade graphic novel to life…Outgoing Francine [is] voiced with confidence by Grace Capeless…The story is told from Maureen’s point of view, and Ahnya O’Riordan’s youthful voice captures her anxieties about change and her frustration with her sister…Sound effects and upbeat music add to scenes in bustling school hallways, at the mall, and at the dinner table with the girls’ supportive family.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Varian Johnson

Author Bio: Varian Johnson

Varian Johnson is the author of several novels for children and young adults, including The Parker Inheritance, for which he won a Coretta Scott King Honor award; The Great Greene Heist, which was an ALA Notable Children’s Book, a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2014, and a Texas Library Association Lone Star List selection; and To Catch a Cheat, a Kids’ Indie Next List pick. You can find him online at varianjohnson.com.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 1.60
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English