Behind the Mic: On Sunnyside Plaza by Scott Simon, Read by Lauren Fortgang
Jonathan Smith and Jo Reed Discuss a New Children’s Mystery from the NPR Host
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Listeners get a sense of 19-year-old Sally Miyake’s curiosity and intuition about the world in a new mystery for children from NPR’s Scott Simon, Sunnyside Plaza. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Jonathan Smith discuss Lauren Fortgang’s skill at bringing the residents and staff of Sunnyside Plaza to life. The author draws on his own experiences working in a group home for adults with developmental disabilities. Sally and her friends have independence and community, and when a disturbing pattern emerges, she becomes enlisted by detectives to help solve the case.
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