TURNING 15 ON THE ROAD TO FREEDOM Q&A with narrator Damaras Obi and director Ally Sheedy

by Emily Parliman, Editor at Listening Library

TURNING 15 ON THE ROAD TO FREEDOM is an award-winning memoir by Lynda Blackmon Lowery who, at age 15, was the youngest person to walk all the way from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, as part of the 1965 Selma Rights Voting March. The book was adapted for stage by director Ally Sheedy (The Breakfast Club, St. Elmo’s Fire) and actress Damaras Obi. Lynda told WMAC Northeast Public Radio: “The first time I saw [Damaras] I was in awe. This girl is awesome.” We were lucky enough to have Damaras narrate the audiobook, with Ally directing. Here they discuss what it was like to adapt the memoir into a play, and then collaborate on the audiobook: Read more

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Blood Rose Rebellion and 5 More Awesome Female Protagonists

With the release of Blood Rose Rebellion, we understand the desire to listen to as many fierce female characters as possible. Perfect for inspiring us when we’re down, or giving us a kick to push us forward, Blood Rose Rebellion and these five other titles are just the listens you need.

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Iron Man: The Gauntlet – An Adventure for All Marvel Fans

Eoin Colfer, bestselling author of the Artemis Fowl series, has created a fun and engaging adventure with Marvel’s Iron Man. Listeners young and old will easily be drawn into Tony Stark’s world of gadgets and quips. The story also answers the question that is on the tip of everyone’s tongue—who is Tony Stark without the Iron Man suit?

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Our Chemical Hearts: A High School Romance Unlike Any Other

This is not your typical high school romance.

Debut author Krystal Sutherland’s OUR CHEMICAL HEARTS puts you into the shoes of Henry Page, a high school senior who has never been in love. He hopes that one day he will be, after watching his parent’s adorable love story play out in front of his eyes, but he’s never found that person that makes his life feel like he’s caught in a romantic movie. Instead, he’s hoping to become editor of his school newspaper and get into a good college. But when Grace Town walks into his class at the beginning of the school year, he knows things are about to change.
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Hear History IN THE SHADOW OF LIBERTY by Kenneth C. Davis, read by a Full Cast (Audiobook Trailer)

Did you know that many of America’s Founding Fathers—who fought for liberty and justice for all—were slave owners?

Through the powerful stories of five enslaved people who were “owned” by four of our greatest presidents, this audiobook helps set the record straight about the role slavery played in the founding of America. Read more

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