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From the author of the critically acclaimed Under a Painted Sky, an unforgettable story of determination set against a backdrop of devastating tragedy.

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San Francisco, 1906: Fifteen-year-old Mercy Wong is determined to break from the poverty in Chinatown, and an education at St. Clare's School for Girls is her best hope. Although St. Clare's is off-limits to all but the wealthiest white girls, Mercy gains admittance through a mix of cunning and a little bribery, only to discover that getting in was the easiest part. Not to be undone by a bunch of spoiled heiresses, Mercy stands strong—until disaster strikes.

On April 18, an historic earthquake rocks San Francisco, destroying Mercy's home and school. With martial law in effect, she is forced to wait with her classmates for their families in a temporary park encampment. Mercy can't sit by while they wait for the Army to bring help. Fires might rage, and the city may be in shambles, yet Mercy still has the "bossy" cheeks that mark her as someone who gets things done. But what can one teenage girl do to heal so many suffering in her broken city?

"Narrator Emily Woo Zeller is outstanding, particularly funny when voicing the snooty girls from school and Mercy pretending to be an heiress." ---School Library Journal Audio Review

"Propelled by a feisty and fabulous heroine, Lee's sophomore novel is powerful, evocative, and thought-provoking." ---Kirkus Starred Review

"A diverse, engaging historical fiction that should not be missed." ---School Library Journal

"Emily did such a fantastic job with this audiobook, her performance was amazing and one of my favorite parts of the book." ---Nick and Nereyda's Infinite Book List
Kirkus Review

Outrun the Moon

Author Stacey Lee

Narrated by Emily Woo Zeller

Publication date May 31, 2016

Running time 10 hrs 8 min

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