THE YEAR I FLEW AWAY by Marie Arnold, read by Marie Arnold

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Author and narrator Marie Arnold shines in this enchanting audiobook about immigrating from Haiti to Brooklyn in 1985. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Emily Connelly discuss Arnold’s lively narration of the funny and bold Gabrielle, a 10-year-old who has moved to America ahead of her parents. Gabrielle is struggling to fit in amongst her bullying classmates and her already settled family. She jumps at a witch’s offer to make a simple trade to become the “perfect American girl.” Of course, nothing goes as planned, and she relies on new friends and her own wits to recover what was lost. Read the full review of the audiobook on AudioFile’s website. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

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