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Chicago Public Library's Best of the Best Books
Narrator: Alice Wong, Sarah Ann Masse and Anthony Michael Lopez
Release Date: October 26, 2021
Disabled young people will be proud to see themselves reflected in this hopeful, compelling, and insightful essay collection, adapted for young adults from the critically acclaimed adult book, Disability Visibility: First Person Stories from the Twen...
Author: Sherri L. Smith | Narrator: Greg Watanabe and Traci Kato-Kiriyama
Release Date: February 18, 2020
From the award-winning author of Flygirl comes this powerful WWII romance between two Japanese teens caught in the cogs of an unwinnable war, perfect for fans of Salt to the Sea, Lovely War, and Code Name Verity.Japan 1945. Taro is a talented violini...
Author: Helena Fox | Narrator: Candice Moll
Release Date: May 07, 2019
A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the YearA Chicago Public Library Best of the Best of the Year"Profoundly moving . . . Will take your breath away." —Kathleen Glasgow, author of Girl in Pieces A stunningly gorgeous and deeply hopeful portrayal of l...
Author: Zetta Elliott | Narrator: Ron Butler and Zetta Elliott
Release Date: October 23, 2018
The dragon's out of the bag in this diverse, young urban fantasy from an award-winning author!When Jaxon is sent to spend the day with a mean old lady his mother calls Ma, he finds out she's not his grandmother--but she is a witch! She needs his help...
Author: Kiersten White | Narrator: Katharine Lee McEwan
Release Date: September 25, 2018
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER AN NPR BEST BOOK OF THE YEARA CHICAGO PUBLIC LIBRARY BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR "Inescapably compelling." —VICTORIA SCHWAB, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Invisible Life of Addie Larue "A masterful and ...
Author: Marisha Pessl | Narrator: Phoebe Strole
Release Date: June 05, 2018
"A 'clear your calendar' kind of one-day read." -MELISSA ALBERT, New York Times bestselling author of The Hazel WorldFive friends. Only one can survive the Neverworld Wake. Who would you choose?From the acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of ...
Author: Tae Keller | Narrator: Jennifer Kim
Release Date: March 06, 2018
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR • THE CHICAGO PUBLIC LIBRARY • KIRKUS REVIEWS The spectacular debut novel from the Newbery Award winning author of When You Trap a Tiger. This is an uplifting story about friends...
Author: Albert Marrin | Narrator: Jim Frangione
Release Date: January 09, 2018
From National Book Award finalist Albert Marrin comes a fascinating look at the history and science of the deadly 1918 flu pandemic--and its chilling and timely resemblance to the worldwide coronavirus outbreak.In spring of 1918, World War I was unde...
Author: Khizr Khan | Narrator: Sunil Malhotra and Khizr Khan
Release Date: October 24, 2017
From Gold Star father and beloved Democratic National Convention speaker Khizr Khan comes a book for young people about the Constitution—what it says and why it matters for everyone.   Our Founding Fathers created the U.S. Constitution and...
Author: Kristin Cashore | Narrator: Rebecca Soler
Release Date: September 19, 2017
An instant New York Times bestseller—from the award-winning author of the Graceling Realm series—about adventure, grief, storytelling, and finding yourself in a world of seemingly infinite choices."A wild gift for readers who like books t...
Author: Donna Gephart | Narrator: Donna Gephart, Ryan Gesell and Michael Crouch
Release Date: May 03, 2016
NAMED  ONE OF THE BEST KIDS BOOKS OF THE YEAR by NPR  • New York Public Library • JUNIOR LIBRARY GUILD SELECTION • GOODREADS CHOICE AWARDSFor readers who enjoyed Wonder and Counting by 7's, award-winning author Donna...
Author: Stephanie Tromly | Narrator: Kathleen McInerney
Release Date: August 04, 2015
Sherlock meets Veronica Mars meets Ferris Bueller's Day Off in this story of a wisecracking girl who meets a weird but brilliant boy and their roller-coaster of a semester that's one part awkward, three parts thrilling, and five parts awesome.When Ph...