An African American nun challenges the beliefs of her second-grade students in this thought-provoking book set in the 1960s. (Publishers Weekly) Sister Anne’s hands are brown, and Anna’s hands are white. It’s the early 1960s, and Anna has never seen a person with dark skin before. At first, she is afraid of her new second-grade teacher. But Anna quickly finds there’s no reason to be scared. Sister Anne is wonderful. She likes jokes, and she makes math and reading fun. But then someone sails a paper airplane to her, with a cruel message written on its wings. Sister Anne’s wise way of turning a painful incident into a powerful learning experience has a profound impact on Anna and her classmates. This moving, timeless tale is perfectly adapted for audiobook, with narration by Alyson Silverman. ´´With humor and understanding, Lorbiecki writes about a young girl’s coming to terms with racial differences and about the pain that ignorance can cause.´´ (The Horn Book) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alyson Silverman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/003386/bk_lili_003386_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This week on The Best of Car Talk, Dr. Anastas is having a slow day at NASA. How do we know? He’s wondering how his car would fare in zero gravity, if he brought it along for a ride on NASA´s ´´Vomit Comet” airplane. There might be some traction problems, but would the car even start? Elsewhere, Ann´s snowboarding trip got more exciting when her tire caught fire heading down the mountain; Dana fears she’s heading for an explosion after her husband epoxied her Civic’s leaking radiator with J-B Weld; and, every time Dennis washes his wife’s car, it won’t start the next day. Also, the Great Winter Debate: if you shovel out a parking space, is it yours for keeps? All this and more, this week on The Best of Car Talk. [Broadcast Date: March 7, 2015] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Magliozzi, Ray Magliozzi. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/cart/150307/rt_cart_150307_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.