This Is The Author | Mary Pope Osborne

“Over the years, narrating Magic Tree House has become more and more fun. In the beginning, I was kind of nervous and I wanted to make sure I did all the voices right. I practiced a lot ahead of time, and now, after what, 55 books, it’s just a way of life. I know the characters so well and I know the stories and I enjoy so much making them come alive for myself again.”

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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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This Is The Author | Lance Rubin

“This is Lance Rubin, author of Denton Little’s Deathdate and Denton Little’s Still Not Dead. The first book is about a 17-year-old named Denton Little who lives in a world that’s much like our own except for one key difference — everybody knows their death date. And, Denton Little is a 17-year-old whose death date, when the first book starts, is tomorrow, the same day as his senior prom.”

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This Is The Author | Erin Chack

“We just got finished recording the audio version of my book This is Really Happening. My book is about my life. It’s an essay collection about growing up, being in love, it’s about being afraid, it’s about being sick and it’s about getting over it and moving on.”

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Download free audiobooks all summer long via SYNC

SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens 13+. From April 27 through August 16, 2017, SYNC will give away two complete audiobook downloads each week, including four outstanding Listening Library titles! Visit www.audiobooksync.com each week for two new audio offerings. Once downloaded, these audios are yours to keep—but hurry, each title is available for one week only! READ MORE

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Thirteen Reasons Why and the Changes from Book to Screen

There are books that stick with us throughout the years, and after reading Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher a little over a decade ago, I knew it would be one of them. The premise is haunting, but it begins an important discussion that needs to be had, especially in an age where bullying continues to be prevalent. It was quite fascinating to see how I connected to this title as a teenager, and now as a young adult with Netflix’s adapted series.

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