This sensitive story is about the relationship between LaVaughn, a 12-year-old girl determined to escape the poverty of her upbringing, and a struggling single mother for whom she babysits. It explores themes of friendship, family and young women determined to build a future for themselves.
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Read by Heather Alicia Simms
Approx. 3 hrs. 30 mins.
LaVaughn needed a part-time job, something she could do after school to help earn money for college. Jolly needed a babysitter, someone she could trust with two kids while she worked the evening shift.
It didn't matter that LaVaughn was fourteen--only three years younger than Jolly. It didn't matter that Jolly didn't have a husband--or a mom and dad--because LaVaughn gives Jolly and her two babies more love and understanding than should be possible for a fourteen-year-old, because if she doesn't no one else will.
Heather Alicia Simms received an MFA from Columbia University in acting. She has made appearances in various television series, such as Third Watch, Homicide: Life on the Street, Law & Order and As the World Turns. She also narrated When Kambia Elaine Flew in from Neptune and Shayla's Double Brown Baby Blues available from Listening Library.About the Author:
Virginia Euwer Wolff is an accomplished violinist and former elementary school and high school English teacher. Her first book for young readers, Probably Still Nick Swansen, was published in 1988 and won both the International Reading Association Award and the PEN-West Book Award. Since then she has written several more critically acclaimed young adult novels, earning more honors, including the National Book Award for True Believer, as well as the Golden Kite Award for Fiction and the Jane Addams Book Award for Children's Books that Build Peace. Her books include The Mozart Season, This Full House and Bat 6. She lives in Oregon.
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Book Description Listening Library, 2002. AudioCD. Book Condition: Good. 3 AUDIO CDs, polished for your satisfaction for a worthwhile set, withdrawn from the library in the clamshell case. Library sticker and marking to the case and the CDs. Some shelf wear and edge wear to the box. The AUDIO CDs are in individual slots, protected and clear sounding. Enjoy this AUDIO CD performance!. Bookseller Inventory # UCDLib050611045