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The girl with the louding voice : a novel

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"A powerful, emotional debut novel told in the unforgettable voice of a young Nigerian woman who is trapped in a life of servitude but determined to get an education so that she can escape and choose her own future. Adunni is a fourteen-year-old Nigerian girl who knows what she wants: an education. This, her mother has told her, is the only way to get a "louding voice"-the ability to speak for herself and decide her own future. But instead, Adunni's father sells her to be the third wife of a local man whois eager for her to bear him a son and heir. When Adunni runs away to the city, hoping to make a better life, she finds that the only other option before her is servitude to a wealthy family. As a yielding daughter, a subservient wife, and a powerless slave, Adunni is told, by words and deeds, that she is nothing. But while misfortunes might muffle her voice for a time, they cannot mute it. And when she realizes that she must stand up not only for herself, but for other girls, for the ones who came before her and were lost, and for the next girls, who will inevitably follow; she finds the resolve to speak, however she can-in a whisper, in song, in broken English-until she is heard"--

Available copies

  • 17 of 47 copies available at Westchester Library System.

Current holds

12 current holds with 47 total copies.

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Ardsley Public Library FICTION DARE (Text)
New Book
31000151252445
Checked out
05/04/2021
Bedford Free Library FIC DAR (Text)
Fiction
31002150827045
Available
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Briarcliff Manor Public Library FICTION DARE (Text)
Fiction
31036150925748
Available
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Bronxville Public Library FICTION DARE (Text)
Fiction
31004151701096
In transit
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Bronxville Public Library FICTION DARE (Text)
Fiction
31004151701104
In transit
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Chappaqua Library FICTION DARE (Text)
Fiction
31005153586062
Available
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Chappaqua Library FICTION DARE (Text)
Fiction
31005500422946
Available
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Croton Free Library FICTION/DARE (Text)
New Fiction
31006151771136
In transit
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Dobbs Ferry Public Library DARE (Text)
New Book
31007151385430
Available
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Eastchester Public Library FICTION DARE (Text)
Fiction
31008152474843
Available
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Greenburgh Public Library FICTION DARE (Text)
Fiction
31009154649853
On holds shelf
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Greenburgh Public Library FICTION DARE (Text)
New Fiction
31009154677433
Checked out
05/24/2021
Greenburgh Public Library FICTION DARE (Text)
Fiction
31009154677441
On holds shelf
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Harrison Public Library DARE, A. (Text)
New Fiction
31010300212166
Checked out
05/24/2021
Harrison West Harrison Branch Library DARE, A. (Text)
New Fiction
31010400101673
On holds shelf
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Hastings-on-Hudson Public Library FICTION DARE (Text)
New Book
31011151406626
Checked out
05/04/2021
Hendrick Hudson Free Library DARE, ABI (Text)
Fiction
31016151692760
Checked out
05/15/2021
Irvington Public Library FICTION DARE, A (Text)
New Book
31012154498099
Checked out
05/17/2021
Irvington Public Library FICTION DARE, A (Text)
New Book
31012154498107
Checked out
05/24/2021
John C. Hart Memorial Library DARE (Text)
Fiction
31030154984603
Checked out
05/14/2021
John C. Hart Memorial Library DARE (Text)
New Fiction
31030155009194
Available
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Katonah Village Library FICTION DARE (Text)
New Fiction
31013151860489
Checked out
05/12/2021
Lewisboro Library FICTION DARE (Text)
New Fiction
31032151400021
Checked out
05/03/2021
Mamaroneck Public Library District FICTION (Text)
New Book
31015152590338
On holds shelf
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Mount Pleasant Public Library FIC DARE (Text)
Fiction
31024153600666
Checked out
06/02/2021
New Rochelle Public Library DARE (Text)
Fiction
31019156482427
Available
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New Rochelle Public Library YA DAR (REALISTIC FICTION) (Text)
YA Fiction
31019156490461
Checked out
05/21/2021
Ossining Public Library FICTION (Text)
Fiction
31021153283642
Checked out
05/20/2021
Ossining Public Library FICTION (Text)
Fiction
31021153289037
Available
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Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library FICTION DARE (Text)
Fiction
31025152316105
Checked out
05/24/2021
Pound Ridge Library District FIC DARE (Text)
Fiction
31026151009287
Checked out
05/28/2021
Ruth Keeler Memorial Library F DARE (Text)
Fiction
31020150797877
Available
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Rye Free Reading Room FICTION DARE (Text)
Fiction
31028153020247
Available
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Scarsdale Public Library FICTION DARE (Text)
Fiction
31029154211447
In transit
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Scarsdale Public Library TRD PB D (Text)
Trade Paperback
31029154380663
Available
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Scarsdale Public Library TRD PB D (Text)
Trade Paperback
31029154380788
Available
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Somers Library FICTION DARE (Text)
Fiction
31031151826987
Checked out
05/10/2021
Somers Library YA DARE (Text)
Summer Reading
31031151944244
Checked out
05/29/2021
Somers Library YA DARE (Text)
Summer Reading
31031151944251
On holds shelf
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Somers Library YA DARE (Text)
Summer Reading
31031151944269
Checked out
05/24/2021
Town of Pelham Public Library DARE (Text)
New Fiction
31023151268328
Checked out
05/13/2021
Tuckahoe Public Library DARE (Text)
Fiction
31034170139077
Checked out
05/28/2021
White Plains Public Library FICTION (Text)
Fiction
31544201017969
Available
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White Plains Public Library FICTION (Text)
Fiction
31544201026820
Checked out
05/28/2021
White Plains Public Library FICTION (Text)
Fiction
31544201026838
Available
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Yonkers Grinton I. Will Library FICTION (Text)
Fiction
31035604027242
Available
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Yonkers Riverfront Library FICTION (Text)
Fiction
31035600031206
Available
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