Classic Catalog 
 My Account 
Search:    Refine Search  
> You're searching: Charlotte Mecklenburg Library
Item Information
  Author Notes & Sketches
  School Library Journal Review
  Summary or Storyline
  More Content
 More by this author
  • Flake, Sharon G.
  • African American girls -- Juvenile fiction.
  • Boardinghouses -- Southern States -- Juvenile fiction.
  • Racism -- Juvenile fiction.
  • Secrecy -- Juvenile fiction.
  • Friendship -- Juvenile fiction.
  • African Americans -- Fiction.
  • Boardinghouses -- Fiction.
  • Racism -- Fiction.
  • Secrets -- Fiction.
  • Friendship -- Fiction.
  • African Americans -- Southern States -- Juvenile fiction.
  • Southern States -- History -- 1951- -- Juvenile fiction.
  • Southern States -- History -- 1951- -- Fiction.
     Browse Catalog
      by author:
  •  Flake, Sharon G.
      by title:
  •  Unstoppable Octobia ...
     MARC Display
    Unstoppable Octobia May [eaudio]. Sharon Flake.
    by Flake, Sharon G.
    View full image
    New York City : Scholastic Audio, 2014.
    Electronic resource: Click to access digital title. Sample Large cover image Thumbnail cover image
    9780545746458 (sound recording)
    Narrator: Bahni Turpin.
    Bestselling and award-winning author Sharon G. Flake delivers a mystery set in the 1950s that eerily blends history, race, culture, and family. Octobia May is a girl filled with questions. Her heart condition makes her special--and, some folks would argue, gives this ten-year-old powers that make her a "wise soul." Thank goodness for Auntie, who convinces Octobia's parents to let her live in her boarding house that is filled with old folks. That's when trouble, and excitement, and wonder begin. Auntie is nontraditional. She's unmarried and has plans to purchase other boarding homes and hotels. At a time when children, and especially girls, are "seen, not heard," Auntie allows Octobia May the freedom and expression of an adult. When Octobia starts to question the folks in her world, an adventure and a mystery unfold that beg some troubling questions: Who is black and who is "passing" for white? What happens when a vibrant African American community must face its own racism? And, perhaps most important: Do vampires really exist? In her most unusual and probing novel yet, Sharon G. Flake takes us on a heart-pumping journey.
    1 online resource (5 audio files) : digital
    Available Copies: 
    Copy/Holding information
    LocationCollectionCall No.Status 
    Digital CollectionsDigital Audio BookeaudioInternet
    Digital CollectionsDigital Audio BookeaudioInternet

    Horizon Information Portal 3.24_7488
     Powered by Dynix
    © 2001-2013 SirsiDynix All rights reserved.
    Charlotte Mecklenburg Library - Classic Catalog