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Stories from My Timeline
Narrated by: Akilah Hughes
Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
Categories: Young Adults, Ages 13 & Up

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Publisher's Summary

"A refreshingly funny and blisteringly unsentimental coming-of-age memoir." (John Green, number one New York Times best-selling author of Turtles All the Way Down and The Fault in Our Stars)

In Akilah Hughes' world, family - and life - are often complicated, but always funny. Through intimate and hilarious essays, Akilah takes listeners along on her journey from the small Kentucky town where she was born - and eventually became a spelling bee champ and 15-year-old high school graduate - to New York City, where she took careful steps to fulfill her dream of becoming a writer and performer.

Like Tiffany Haddish's The Last Black Unicorn or Mindy Kaling's Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? for the YA set, Akilah pens revealing and laugh-out-loud funny essays about her life, covering everything from her racist fifth-grade teacher, her struggles with weight and acne, her failed attempts at joining the cheerleading team, how to literally get to New York (hint: For a girl on a budget, it may include multiple bus transfers), and exactly how to "make it" once you finally get there.

©2019 Akilah Hughes (P)2019 Listening Library

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  • SRG
  • 10-10-2019

Ifyouarereadingthisbookisawesome!

I enjoyed reading Akilah’s timeline. It is always enlightening to learn that some life lessons are mutual. I loved the humor, positivity, and real ness of her life experiences. I recommend this book to all diverse backgrounds because everyone could learn from Akilah’s spectrum of experiences. She truly gets turning lemon into lemonade! Happy reading!😃

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  • Tiffany M.
  • 25-09-2019

Funny, witty, and creative

This book was so easy to listen to! It was a quick “read” and funny and wonderful! Raw, real, and vulnerable! Hopefully we see the next chapters of her timeline!