Timely Titles for Budding Young Activists

You’re never too young to get involved! Whether your activist-to-be wants to save the whales or revamp their education system (or anything in between), these audiobooks have everything they need to get inspired and get going. Read more

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International Day of Peace
5 Audiobooks for the International Day of Peace

The United Nations established the International Day of Peace (observed on September 21 each year) in 1981. Here we take a look at five audiobooks that show just how powerful peace and love can be. Read more

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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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