|Other author/creator||Shippy, James, narrator.|
|Other author/creator||Prentiss, Ruffin, narrator.|
|Other author/creator||Lopez, Edward, narrator.|
|Other author/creator||Johnson, Sisi Aisha, narrator.|
|Other author/creator||Guerra, Almarie, narrator.|
|Other author/creator||Gardner, Lori, narrator.|
|Other author/creator||Boothe, Cherise, narrator.|
|Other author/creator||Recorded Books, Inc.|
||This thought-provoking companion to Nikki Grimes' Coretta Scott King Award-winning Bronx Masquerade shows the capacity poetry has to express ideas and feelings, and connect us with ourselves and others. Darrian dreams of writing for the New York Times. To hone his skills and learn more about the power of words, he enrolls in Mr. Ward's class, known for its open-mic poetry readings and boys vs. girls poetry slam. Everyone in class has something important to say, and in sharing their poetry, they learn that they all face challenges and have a story to tell-whether it's about health problems, aging out of foster care, being bullied for religious beliefs, or having to take on too much responsibility because of an addicted parent. As Darrian and his classmates get to know one another through poetry, they bond over the shared experiences and truth that emerge from their writing, despite their private struggles and outward differences.
|General note||Downloadable audio file.|
|General note||Title from title screen.|
|Access restriction||Access restricted to subscribing institutions.|
||Narrated by Cherise Boothe, Lori Gardner, Almarie Guerra, Sisi Aisha Johnson, Edward Lopez, Ruffin Prentiss, and James Shippy.
|Spec. audience char.
||12 years and up
|Other forms||Downloadable applications available for access via iOS 4.0+ devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) and Android 2.1+ devices.|
|Technical details||Mode of access: World Wide Web.|
|Technical details||Requires RBdigital Media Manager.|
|Technical details||System requirements: 200 MB of free disk space, 512 MB of RAM, Windows Installer 3.1, Microsoft .NET Framework 4 (x86 and x64), Windows Media Player 10 QA.|
|Genre/form||Downloadable audio books.|
|Publisher number||Z13300 Recorded Books|