Behind the Mic: On The Voting Booth by Brandy Colbert, Read by Robin Eller and Cary Hite
What Does It Take to Get to the Polls?
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Two Black teens vote for the first time in an audiobook that takes place all in one day, The Voting Booth. On today’s episode, host Jo Reed and AudioFIle’s Emily Connelly discuss how the dual narration adds to the fun in Brandy Colbert’s YA novel that features a satisfying blend of character development and lessons about voter suppression, grief, and activism. Robin Eller voices Marva, who is first in line at the polls. When she sees Duke, voiced by Cary Hite, turned away because he isn’t on the registration list, the two pair up to make sure his vote is counted. Listeners will fall for Marva and Duke even as they are falling for each other.
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