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Ship of Souls

By Zetta Elliott
Narrated by Benjamin L. Darcie / 3 hours 30 minutes

Set in New York City, Ship of Souls features a cast of three African-American teens: D, a math whiz; Hakeem, a Muslim basketball star; and Nyla, a beautiful military brat. When D’s mother dies of breast cancer, he is taken in by Mrs. Martin, an elderly white woman. Grateful to have a home, D strives to please his foster mother and succeeds—until Mercy arrives.

Unable to compete with a needy, crack-addicted baby, D disappears into the nearby park and immerses himself in bird watching. At school, he unexpectedly makes friends with Nyla and Hakeem, but just when D thinks he has finally found a way to belong, an unexpected discovery in the park changes everything. A mysterious bird leads D and his friends on a perilous journey that will take them from Brooklyn to the African Burial Ground in lower Manhattan, and into the very realm of the dead. Their courage and loyalty are tested every step of the way, but in the end, it is D who must find the strength to fulfill his destiny.

Steeped in history and suspense, this inspiring urban fantasy provides an enriching experience that readers will find hard to forget.

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Author
Narrator Benjamin L. Darcie
ISBN 9781455886722
Length 3 hours 30 minutes
Language English
Publisher Brilliance Audio
Publication Date
Abridged No
Libro.fm Rank #54,689 Overall
Genre Rank #2,357 in Children's
 

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