Down Sand Mountain

Version: Unabridged
Author: Steve Watkins
Narrator: Dan John Miller
Genres: North America
Publisher: Candlewick on Brilliance Audio
Published In: March 2011
# of Units: 6 CDs
Length: 7 hours, 19 minutes
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Overview

Ita (TM)s the fall of 1966, and twelve-year-old Dewey Turner is determined to start the school year right. No more being the butt of every joke. Hea (TM)ll be cool a " a Lone Wolf like his older brother, Wayne. But an accident with shoe polish dashes these hopes a " and earns Dewey his worst nickname yet. He finds an unlikely friend in Darla Turkel, the only person at Sand Mountain High who is more of an outcast than he is. Through their friendship, Dewey comes to learn a whole lot about his small town, and about the world outside it, too: things about racism and segregation, secrets, and standing up for whata (TM)s right.
a oeThere is neither too much nostalgia nor message, and readers will be haunted by the drama of harsh secrets close to home.a
a " Booklist (starred review)
a oeWatkins pulls off an incredible feat in this
novel capturing the racial prejudices and Vietnam War tensions of the era.a
a " Voice of Youth Advocates

Author Details

Author Details

Watkins, Steve

by Steve Watkins and Clare Jones