YA Adaptations of Audiobooks You Love

From Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor to astronaut Scott Kelly, there have been an influx of amazing biographies in recent years. You loved listening to their stories, and now you can share them with the young listeners in your life! The next generation will be inspired by these tales of bravery, perseverance, and hard work.

The Beloved World of Sonia Sotomayor

Sonia Sotomayor, the first Hispanic and third woman appointed to the Supreme Court of the United States, was a young girl when she dared to dream big. Her dream? To become a lawyer and a judge. Sonia did not let the hardships of her background—which included growing up in the rough housing projects of New York City’s South Bronx, dealing with juvenile diabetes, coping with parents who argued and fought personal demons, and worrying about money—stand in her way. Always, she believed in herself.

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Just Mercy (Adapted for Young Adults)

In this very personal work—proceeds of which will go to charity—Bryan Stevenson recounts many and varied stories of his work as a lawyer in the U.S. criminal justice system on behalf of those in society who have experienced some type of discrimination and/or have been wrongly accused of a crime and who deserve a powerful advocate and due justice under the law.

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Endurance, Young Readers Edition
Author: Scott Kelly
Read By: George Newbern

Scott Kelly believes, “If you can dream it, you can do it.” This checklist put Scott on a rocket that launched him into space, allowed him to break a record during his inspiring year aboard the International Space Station, and showed human beings the qualities needed to go from Earth to Mars—and beyond.

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Unbroken (The Young Adult Adaptation)

In this captivating and lavishly illustrated young adult edition of her award-winning #1 New York Times bestseller, Laura Hillenbrand tells the story of a former Olympian’s courage, cunning, and fortitude following his plane crash in enemy territory. This adaptation of Unbroken introduces a new generation to one of history’s most thrilling survival epics.

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