Image featuring the covers of SAMANTHA HELPS A FRIEND, COURTNEY CHANGES THE GAME, CORINNE, MAKENA: SEE ME, HEAR ME, KNOW ME, WILLA'S WILDNERNESS CAMPOUT, and THE CARE AND KEEPING OF YOU 20TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION
American Girl® Comes to Audio: More Than 50 Classic and New Titles!

Listening Library will partner with American Girl on an audiobook publishing program that will bring more than 50 classic and new American Girl titles to audiobook listeners beginning in June 2022.

The partnership will include titles from American Girl’s large library of stories, featuring an inclusive range of the beloved historical characters like Kaya™, Addy™, Samantha™, Nanea™, Melody™, and Courtney™; contemporary characters from the Girl of the Year™ and World by Us™ lines, including 2022 Girl of the Year, Corinne Tan™; the playful WellieWishers™ series; and nonfiction wellbeing titles like the best-selling The Care & Keeping of You series.

The publishing program kicks off this summer, with more than 40 audiobooks on sale June 7, 2022. Additional titles to be published in fall 2022 and spring 2023 are to be announced.

“Generations of girls have loved reading about these characters, and we’re excited to work with American Girl to give voice to their stories on audio, pairing these beloved characters with narrators that reflect their diverse range of backgrounds,” says Amanda D’Acierno, President & Publisher of Penguin Random House Audio.

“American Girl is pleased to partner with Penguin Random House Audio to create audiobooks that bring our characters’ stories to life in a fun new way,” says Jodi Goldberg, Senior Director of Content Development for American Girl. “Whether girls listen at home or on the go, they’ll always have their favorite American Girl stories by their side.”

American Girl’s award-winning books—stories of adventure, friendship, courage, and compassion—have been beloved by girls for more than 35 years. From historical and contemporary fiction that celebrates girls yesterday and today to nonfiction advice and activity titles that help girls navigate the changes and challenges of growing up, American Girl’s notable library of books provide good reads that inspire girls to be good people.

This new publishing program includes such titles as:

It’s 1904, the turn of the 20th century, and Samantha Parkington is a nine-year-old orphan living with her rich grandmother. When Samantha sees a friend in need, she makes space to help and a speech worth more than gold!

When a school project allows her to create her own video game, the hero is a girl who knows how to handle any situation—something Courtney struggles with in real life. It’s a whole new game for Courtney in 1986, and she’s figuring out the rules as she goes.

Corinne and her sister have always called Aspen home, but moving in with their new stepdad changes everything. Corinne feels uncomfortable in her new family and runs to the only place left that feels like home. But when she becomes lost on the mountain, will her survival skills be enough to save her?

Makena has a passion for fashion and clothes are a way for her to connect with others—especially when she shares her OOTD (outfit of the day). When she experiences a racist incident in her own neighborhood, she decides to use fashion to speak up about injustice and raise awareness about racism. Can she encourage her community to look beyond color?

Willa can’t wait to be surrounded by nature, sleeping under the stars with her best friends. When they get to the campsite, the girls discover they are missing some things. Just when their campout looks like a catastrophe, their friendship saves the day.

Featuring tips, how-tos, and facts from the experts, girls will find age-appropriate answers to questions about their changing bodies, from hair care to healthy eating, bad breath to bras, periods to pimples, and everything in between.