Because It Is My Blood

Birthright (Volume 2)

Gabrielle Zevin; Read by Ilyana Kadushin

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“Every time I think I’m out, they pull me back in.”- Michael Corleone, The Godfather

Since her release from Liberty Children's Facility, Anya Balanchine is determined to follow the straight and narrow. Unfortunately, her criminal record is making it hard for her to do that. No high school wants her with a gun possession charge on her rap sheet. Plus, all the people in her life have moved on: Natty has skipped two grades at Holy Trinity, Scarlet and Gable seem closer than ever, and even Win is in a new relationship.But when old friends return demanding that certain debts be paid, Anya is thrown right back into the criminal world that she had been determined to escape. It’s a journey that will take her across the ocean and straight into the heart of the birthplace of chocolate where her resolve--and her heart--will be tested as never before.

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I AM RELEASED INTO SOCIETY

 
“COME IN, ANYA, have a seat. We find ourselves in the midst of a situation,” Evelyn Cobrawick greeted me, parting her painted red lips to reveal a cheerful sliver of yellow tooth. Was this meant to be a grin? I certainly hoped not. My fellow inmates at Liberty Children’s Facility were of the universal opinion that Mrs. Cobrawick was at her most dangerous when smiling.
It was the night before my release, and I had been summoned to the headmistress’s chambers. Through careful adherence to rules—all but one, all but

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“Ilyana Kadushin dives right back in as the perfect Anya – seemingly emotionless and cool on the surface but a true teen in consciousness and delivery. Kadushin delivers the story’s happiness, sorrow, and mob family suspense to make this follow-up just as fast paced as the original…Kadushin enhances the story’s suspense, intrigue, and heart, raising anticipation for the next installment.” – AudioFile Magazine

“Character development reaches new levels, a quality made all the more evident through Ilyana Kadushin’s interpretation of the text.” – School Library Journal

“[Ilyana Kadushin’s] portrayal of Anya anchors this action packed story. Allowing Anya to maintain an aura of calmness when faced with the escalating tension created by corruption, politics and crime. Kadushin vividly portrays the teen, a self-proclaimed ‘spawn of the unscrupulous mobsters,’ who strongly confronts the harsh realities of her perfidious family and their black-market dealings.” – Booklist


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Gabrielle Zevin; Read by Ilyana Kadushin

Gabrielle Zevin is the author of ElsewhereMemoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac, and All These Things I've Done. Of her writing, The New York Times Book Review said, “Zevin’s touch is marvelously light even as she considers profundities.” She lives in New York City.  

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Macmillan Audio
Macmillan Young Listeners
September 2012
Unabridged Compact Disc
ISBN: 9781427226303
ISBN10: 142722630X
Young Adult FictionAudio Run Time: 11:00
Age Range: 12 to 18
Grade Range: 7 and up
$39.99

Unabridged Digital Audio

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Macmillan Audio
Macmillan Young Listeners
September 2012
Unabridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781427226310
ISBN10: 1427226318
Young Adult FictionAudio Run Time: 11:00
Age Range: 12 to 18
Grade Range: 7 and up
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Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
September 2012
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780374380748
ISBN10: 0374380740
Young Adult Fiction
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 368 pages
Age Range: 12 and up
Grade Range: 7 and up
$17.99

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Square Fish
September 2013
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781250034229
ISBN10: 1250034221
Young Adult Fiction
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 384 pages
Age Range: 12 and up
Grade Range: 7 and up
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Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
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September 2012
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ISBN: 9780374306748
ISBN10: 0374306745
Young Adult Fiction
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 368 pages
Age Range: 12 and up
Grade Range: 7 and up
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