Narrator DeLanna Studi accomplishes an impressive feat in narrating Margaret Verble’s historical novel, set in the 1950s. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Alan Minskoff discuss this feat of narration told from the point of view of a nine year old girl. Studi’s depiction of Kit Crockett resonates as she captures the tone and often breathless cadence of the bright child. Kit’s Cherokee mother dies, and when her white father is sent to jail, Kit is sent first to soulless clergy and then to a horrific boarding school. Studi portrays the wise Kit as a person who skillfully navigates the natural world and knows how to fend for herself.
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