2018 YALSA Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults
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Author: Nic Stone | Narrator: Dion Graham
Grades: 9-12
Release Date: October 17, 2017
"Powerful, wrenching.” –JOHN GREEN, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Turtles All the Way Down

"Raw and gripping." –JASON REYNOLDS, New York Times bestselling coauthor of All American Boys

"A must-read.
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Author: John Green | Narrator: Kate Rudd
Grades: 9-12
Release Date: October 10, 2017
“Wrenching and revelatory.” An instant #1 bestseller, the widely acclaimed Turtles All the Way Down is John Green's brilliant and shattering new novel.

Featured on 60 Minutes, Fresh Air, Studio 360, Good Morning Amercia, The TODAY Show

“A tender story about learning to cope when the world feels out of control.
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Author: E. Lockhart | Narrator: Rebecca Soler
Grades: 9-12
Release Date: September 05, 2017
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER. LENA DUNHAM AND JENNI KONNER OF GIRLS TO PRODUCE MOVIE.

From the author of We Were Liars, which John Green called "utterly unforgettable," comes a unique novel that showcases E.
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Author: Reshma Saujani | Narrator: Reshma Saujani
Grades: 7-8
Release Date: August 22, 2017
Part how-to, part girl-empowerment, and all fun, from the leader of the movement championed by Sheryl Sandberg, Jack Dorsey, and other giants of tech.
 
Since 2012, the organization Girls Who Code has taught computing skills to and inspired over 10,000 girls across America.
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Author: Sarah Dessen | Narrator: Karissa Vacker
Grades: 9-12
Release Date: June 06, 2017

From Sarah Dessen, the beloved New York Times bestselling author of SAINT ANYTHING and JUST LISTEN, comes a new novel set in the world of wedding planning.

Is it really better to have loved and lost.

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Author: Emily Henry | Narrator: Julia Whelan
Grades: 9-12
Release Date: May 16, 2017
"A beautiful, lyrical, and achingly brilliant story about love, grief, and family. Henry's writing will leave you breathless." —BuzzFeed


Romeo and Juliet
 meets One Hundred Years of Solitude in Emily Henry's brilliant follow-up to The Love That Split the World, about the daughter and son of two long-feuding families who fall in love while trying to uncover the truth about the strange magic and harrowing curse that has plagued their bloodlines for generations.
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Author: Lynda Blackmon Lowery | Narrator: Damaras Obi
Grades: 9-12
Release Date: May 02, 2017
A memoir of the Civil Rights Movement from one of its youngest heroes

A Sibert Informational Book Medal Honor Book
Kirkus 
Best Books of 2015

Booklist Editors' Choice 2015
BCCB Blue Ribbon 2015

As the youngest marcher in the 1965 voting rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Albama, Lynda Blackmon Lowery proved that young adults can be heroes.
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Author: Matt de la Peña | Narrator: Dion Graham
Grades: 9-12
Release Date: April 04, 2017
Newbery Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Matt de la Pena's Ball Don't Lie "is a must-read." [The Bulletin]

   Sticky is a beat-around-the-head foster kid with nowhere to call home but the street, and an outer shell so tough that no one will take him in.
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Author: Jeff Zentner | Narrator: Michael Crouch
Grades: 9-12
Release Date: March 07, 2017
“Gorgeous, heartbreaking, and ultimately life-affirming,” says Nicola Yoon, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Everything, Everything and The Sun Is Also A Star, of this novel about finding strength and hope after tragedy.
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Author: Jack Cheng | Narrator: Various and Kivlighan de Montebello
Grades: 7-8
Release Date: February 28, 2017
A space-obsessed boy and his dog, Carl Sagan, take a journey toward family, love, hope, and awe in this funny and moving novel for fans of Counting by 7s and Walk Two Moons.
 
11-year-old Alex Petroski loves space and rockets, his mom, his brother, and his dog Carl Sagan—named for his hero, the real-life astronomer.
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Author: Lance Rubin | Narrator: Lance Rubin
Grades: N/A
Release Date: February 07, 2017
"Denton and his quirky friends are laugh-out-loud funny, even as their riotous adventures raise deeper questions about science, government control, life, and death." -- SLJ

You only live onceunless you’re Denton Little.
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Author: Steve Sheinkin | Narrator: Mark Bramhall
Grades: 9-12
Release Date: January 17, 2017
When superstar athlete Jim Thorpe and football legend Pop Warner met in 1904 at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania, they forged one of the winningest teams in American football history. Called "the team that invented football," they took on the best opponents of their day, defeating much more privileged schools such as Harvard and the Army in a series of breathtakingly close calls, genius plays, and bone-crushing hard work.
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