Twins by Varian Johnson, Read by Ahnya O’Riordan, Grace Capeless, and a Full Cast
A Fun Full-Cast Adaptation of the Middle-Grade Graphic Novel
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Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Emily Connelly talk about the lively and fun full-cast production that brings Twins, Varian Johnson’s Eisner-nominated middle-grade graphic novel, to life. Maureen and Francine are Black twin sisters forever being mistaken for one another until they start middle school and outgoing Francine, voiced with confidence by Grace Capeless, decides to run for class president. But the story is told from Maureen’s point of view, and Ahnya O’Riordan’s youthful voice captures her anxieties about change and her frustration at her sister—which manifest in her also running for class president! Sound effects and upbeat music set the scene as O’Riordan and Capeless convey the twins’ growing conflict over the election—and the strength of their bond when secrets come to light. Read the full review of the audiobook on AudioFile’s website.
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