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Brown Girl in the Ring
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Recorded Books, Inc. 2008
Accelerated Reader:
IL: UG - BL: 5 - AR Pts: 10
Lexile measure:
690L
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To uncover the future voices of science fiction, Time Warner Publishing sponsored a contest that attracted hundreds of submissions. Brown Girl in the Ring was the winning entry, announcing author Nalo Hopkinson to the world as a tremendous new talent. It is the 21st century, and due to the economic breakdown and rising crime rate, nearly every citizen has fled Toronto. The city is a slum, populated by the homeless, the poor, and criminals like Rudy, who uses the power of voodoo to help him control the booming drug market. But also left behind are people like Ti-Jeanne, who hope to use voodoo to help rebuild the city, even as Canada's privileged population turns to Toronto to begin harvesting human organs.

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Format:
OverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive Listen
Edition:
Unabridged
Street Date:
02/05/2008
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781449872489
Accelerated Reader:
UG
Level 5, 10 Points
Lexile measure:
690
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APA Citation (style guide)

Nalo Hopkinson. (2008). Brown Girl in the Ring. Unabridged Recorded Books, Inc.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Nalo Hopkinson. 2008. Brown Girl in the Ring. Recorded Books, Inc.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Nalo Hopkinson, Brown Girl in the Ring. Recorded Books, Inc, 2008.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Nalo Hopkinson. Brown Girl in the Ring. Unabridged Recorded Books, Inc, 2008.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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