Allison Varnes Property of the Rebel Librarian
Author Allison Varnes: Audiobooks Make Reading Fun

During my eight years as a special education teacher, I frequently worked with high school students who struggled to be independent readers, due to disabilities and weak decoding and fluency skills. For them, reading meant devoting their energy to decoding the text, leaving no room for expressive reading. Read more

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Vesper Stamper What The Night Sings
Vesper Stamper: The Possibilities Within Audiobooks

We illustrators enter the field because we want to engage many different kinds of people with our art and communicate big ideas in innovative ways. Ours is a mass medium by design. That’s why we’ve seen so many illustrated works find their way into lush Hollywood screen adaptations—Brian Selznick’s books, or the Marvel comics movies, for example. Read more

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