Ways to Make Sunshine by Renée Watson, Read by Sisi Aisha Johnson
An Instant Classic for Middle-Grade Listeners
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Narrator Sisi Aisha Johnson embodies all of the joy and light of fourth grader Ryan Hart in Ways to Make Sunshine. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Emily Connelly talk about the start of this new series from Newbery Honor and Coretta Scott King Award-winning author Renée Watson. Ryan tries hard to be the leader her parents expect her to be, but her competitive streak keeps getting in her way. Despite struggles, Ryan finds a way to shine. Each family member and friend comes to life with a distinct, realistic voice, but it’s the boundless energy and compassion that Johnson gives to Ryan that steals the show.
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