THE VIOLIN PLAYERS
An Audiobook Read by the Author
Bullying + bigotry + high school romance = a formula for disaster
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A TIMELY AUDIOBOOK from the AWARD WINNING AUTHOR, EILEEN BLUESTONE SHERMAN
Both an Emmy Award Winner and National Jewish Book Award Winner, Sherman's books resonate with fans because her works are inspired by authentic family stories. THE VIOLIN PLAYERS claims its origins from Eileen's daughter's high school experience in the 1990's. World events indicate that hate crimes persist and on the rise. Unquestionably, our youth remain the most vulnerable.
THE VIOLIN PLAYERS is a contemporary romance novel that examines the need of peer approval in the face of bullying and bigotry. The story does not offer an easy fix. Rather, it provides a provocative starting point for discussing the problem of antisemitism and racism among youth, today.
AVAILABLE FOR STREAMING ON ALL MAJOR DIGITAL PLATFORMS, JUNE 2020
COMING SOON: PAPERBACK AND E-BOOK FORMATS
A JPS publication, produced and distributed by
the University of Nebraska Press
Recorded at OLD MILL ROAD RECORDING East Arlington, Vermont
Read by the Author, Eileen Bluestone Sherman
Engineered by Ben Arridell
© 2020, 6-10 Productions, LLC. All rights reserved
MEET THE AUTHOR
Emmy award winner Eileen Bluestone Sherman is a writer and producer. Her Young Adult novel, Monday in Odessa, won the National Jewish Book Award; her novel, Independence Avenue, earned the International Reading Association Teachers’ Choice Award.
Sherman also writes musical theater with her sister, Gail C. Bluestone. Songs from their show recordings, Perfect Picture and The Odd Potato: The Broadway Album have been concert highlights at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center and played on radio worldwide. Together with her producing partner, Grant Maloy Smith, she co-founded The Indie Collaborative. Their concerts, starring multi award-winning independent artists foster musical collaborations that cross genres and continents.
The Violin Players is her first audiobook and is now streaming on major platforms, including Audible, Rakuten Kobo, Apple Books, Google Play, and Booktopia. The paperback version of The Violin Players published by the Jewish Publication Society (an imprint of University of Nebraska Press), will be released in December and is currently available for preorder at Amazon and Barnes and Noble.
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EARNING READERS’ FAVORITE 5-STAR SEAL
"Author Eileen Bluestone Sherman delivers a compelling narrative that covers some extremely important social issues, but she does it without browbeating her readers and makes them feel included and empathetic in Melissa’s story."
-- K.C. Finn
“I felt the excitement from the very first page, and it kept me glued until the end….. Eileen Bluestone Sherman narrates so well, that I knew every character by the way she changes her voice and expressions to portray them. …I had a fantastic time! “
-- Foluso Falaye
Reading or listening to THE VIOLIN PLAYERS is a great way to introduce the issues to the young and to encourage conversation with them about the issues. I was particularly impressed with how Eileen Bluestone Sherman, author and reader of THE VIOLIN PLAYERS, gave voice to the wide variety of characters. She truly brought the story to life!
-- Patricia Reding
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