The Last Fifth Grade of Emerson Elementary
By Laura Shovan
Narrated by Jonathan Todd Ross, Kevin R. Free, Jessica Almasy, Jill Frutkin, Cherise Boothe, Rachel Botchan, Stina Nielsen & Ramon De Ocampo / 3 hours 14 minutes
Eighteen kids, one year of poems, one school set to close. Two yellow bulldozers crouched outside, ready to eat the building in one greedy gulp. But look out, bulldozers. Ms. Hill's fifth-grade class has plans for you. They're going to speak up and work together to save their school. Laura Shovan's engaging novel is a time capsule of one class's poems during a transformative school year. The students grow up and move on in this big-hearted debut about finding your voice and making sure others hear it.