6 audio discs (6 hr., 52 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Title from container.
Read by Cynthia Holloway.
Director: Cathy Thornburn.
Although seventeen-year-old Amber Appleton is homeless, living in a school bus with her unfit mother, she is a relentless optimist who visits the elderly at a nursing home, teaches English to Korean Catholic women with the use of rhythm and blues music, and befriends a solitary Vietnam veteran and his dog, but eventually she experiences one burden more than she can bear and slips into a deep depression.