This site uses cookies. Learn more about cookies.

Close cookie details

OverDrive would like to use cookies to store information on your computer to improve your user experience at our Website. One of the cookies we use is critical for certain aspects of the site to operate and has already been set. You may delete and block all cookies from this site, but this could affect certain features or services of the site. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, click here to see our Privacy Policy.

If you do not wish to continue, please click here to exit this site.

Hide notification

  Main Nav

Part of Me

Cover of Part of Me

Part of Me

Borrow Borrow

The tracing of one Louisiana family’s roots through four generations is a journey that can be charted by the books they have shared and loved.

The journey begins in 1939 with Rose, who moves with her mother and siblings from rural Texas to live with the grandfather they've never met in the Louisiana bayou. Rose finds a connection with this strange community through her love of books and by driving a bookmobile. A decade later, Merle Henry, Rose's son, is more passionate about trapping a mink than about reading, although there is a place in his heart for Old Yeller. In 1973, Merle Henry's daughter, Annabeth, feels torn between reading childish fairytales and a crush on her own real-life knight in shining armor. And in the present day, Annabeth's son, Kyle, finds himself in a bind—he hates reading, but the only summer job he can get is at the library.

The tracing of one Louisiana family’s roots through four generations is a journey that can be charted by the books they have shared and loved.

The journey begins in 1939 with Rose, who moves with her mother and siblings from rural Texas to live with the grandfather they've never met in the Louisiana bayou. Rose finds a connection with this strange community through her love of books and by driving a bookmobile. A decade later, Merle Henry, Rose's son, is more passionate about trapping a mink than about reading, although there is a place in his heart for Old Yeller. In 1973, Merle Henry's daughter, Annabeth, feels torn between reading childish fairytales and a crush on her own real-life knight in shining armor. And in the present day, Annabeth's son, Kyle, finds himself in a bind—he hates reading, but the only summer job he can get is at the library.

Available formats-
  • OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
  • OverDrive WMA Audiobook
Subjects-
Languages:-
Copies-
  • Available:
    1
  • Library copies:
    1
Levels-
  • ATOS:
    4.7
  • Lexile:
  • Interest Level:
    MG
  • Reading Level:
    6 - 10

Recommended for you


Reviews-
  • AudioFile Magazine National Book Award winner Holt offers a multigenerational saga in the Southern tradition. The listener hears narrator Kate Reading's affinity for Holt's characters as she gives life to matriarch Rose, equal parts dreamer and realist, and her family. The story opens in 1939 as 14-year-old Rose is forced to move to the Louisiana bayou, drop out of school, and take a job. For the girl who dreamed of becoming a writer, driving the county's bookmobile turns out to be near-perfect employment. The story continues through four generations. Reading's voice is clear and soothing. Her character portrayals are distinct and effective, and her handling of Rose carries the day. D.J.P. (c) AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine
Title Information+
  • Publisher
    Listening Library
  • OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
    Release date:
  • OverDrive WMA Audiobook
    Release date:
Digital Rights Information+
  • OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
    Burn to CD: 
    Permitted
    Transfer to device: 
    Permitted
    Transfer to Apple® device: 
    Permitted
    Public performance: 
    Not permitted
    File-sharing: 
    Not permitted
    Peer-to-peer usage: 
    Not permitted
    All copies of this title, including those transferred to portable devices and other media, must be deleted/destroyed at the end of the lending period.
    OverDrive WMA Audiobook
    Burn to CD: 
    Not permitted
    Transfer to device: 
    Permitted (6 times)
    Transfer to Apple® device: 
    Permitted
    Public performance: 
    Not permitted
    File-sharing: 
    Not permitted
    Peer-to-peer usage: 
    Not permitted
    All copies of this title, including those transferred to portable devices and other media, must be deleted/destroyed at the end of the lending period.

You've reached your checkout limit.

Visit your Bookshelf to manage your titles.

×

You already have this title checked out.

Want to go to your Bookshelf?

×

Recommendation Limit Reached.

You have reached the maximum number of titles you are permitted to recommend at this time.

×

Sign in to recommend this title.

Recommend your library consider adding this title to the Digital Collection.

×
×

Limited availability

Availability can change throughout the month based on the library's budget.

is available for days.

Once playback starts, you have hours to view the title.

×

Permissions

×

There are no copies of this issue left to borrow. Please try to borrow this title again when a new issue is released.

×

×

NOTE: Barnes and Noble® may change this list of devices at any time.

×

To recommend Part of Me, complete the following information:

*indicates required information

(comma separates multiple email addresses, i.e. bob@aol.com, bob@hotmail.com)

Subject: Check out this downloadable title at the Arapahoe Library District


We respect your privacy. Any and all information collected at this site will be kept strictly confidential and will not be sold, reused, rented, loaned, or otherwise disclosed.

×
Recommend this title to the library to be added to the Digital Collection
Part of Me
Part of Me
Kimberly Willis Holt
×
Buy it now
and help our library WIN!
Part of Me
Part of Me
Kimberly Willis Holt
Choose a retail partner below to buy this title for yourself.
A portion of this purchase goes to support your library.
×

There are no copies of this issue left to borrow. Please try to borrow this title again when a new issue is released.

×
×

To recommend '', complete the following information:

*indicates required information

(comma separates multiple email addresses, i.e. bob@aol.com, bob@hotmail.com)

Subject: Check out this downloadable title at the Arapahoe Library District

We respect your privacy. Any and all information collected at this site will be kept strictly confidential and will not be sold, reused, rented, loaned, or otherwise disclosed.

×