Every voice deserves to be heard, and audiobooks bring diverse YA characters and stories to vibrant life. Read more
You’re knee-deep in homework, school, and life stress. You need to escape…or find a new way forward. Read more
In this episode meet bestselling kids and young adult authors Markus Zusak, Matt de la PeÃ±a, and Nic Stone. Youâ€™ll hear how their own pasts each inspired them to write their latest stories, whether itâ€™s from an idea that came to one author twenty years ago, to the book one author wishes she had as a guidepost when she was in high school â€“ and of course, why itâ€™s so important for kids to be able to see and hear themselves in books. Plus, from Jim Dale to oneâ€™s own brother, hear who their dream narrators might be.
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Hand-selected by committees of dedicated librarians and educators, these American Library Association (ALA) award winners represent some of the best childrenâ€™s and young adult books of the last year, and make for terrific family listening picks. We are excited to share our winners and honorees with you! Learn about them all below. Read more
Each of these five audiobooks explores important topics like race, belonging, and truth in a way that is both beautiful and honest. Read more