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The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks about Race
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Published:
Recorded Books, Inc. 2016
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Edition:
Unabridged
Street Date:
08/29/2016
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781501941030
Accelerated Reader:
UG
Level 8.2, 9 Points
Lexile measure:
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Jesmyn Ward. (2016). The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks about Race. Unabridged Recorded Books, Inc.

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Jesmyn Ward. 2016. The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks About Race. Recorded Books, Inc.

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Jesmyn Ward, The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks About Race. Recorded Books, Inc, 2016.

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Jesmyn Ward. The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks About Race. Unabridged Recorded Books, Inc, 2016.

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