Different Kinds of Fruit by Kyle Lukoff, Read by Cassandra Morris
Friendship, First Crushes, and Family
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Narrator Cassandra Morris’s bright and youthful tone fits Annabelle, a sixth-grader growing up sheltered in a small Washington town in Different Kinds of Fruit. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Emily Connelly discuss Kyle Lukoff’s excellent writing and Morris’s lively narration that work seamlessly to bring Annabelle and the well-rounded characters to life. Annabelle fears that this school year will be the same as all the others—but when she meets Bailey, her new nonbinary classmate, her world opens wider and she gains new perspectives. Annabelle comes to better understand herself, her family, and her community thanks to Bailey’s friendship. Highly recommended family listening.
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