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AS FAR AS YOU'LL TAKE ME

AS FAR AS YOU'LL TAKE ME

by Phil Stamper | Read by Michael Crouch, Phil Stamper

Listening Library | Unabridged
Young Adult

An audiobook narrated by Michael Crouch is always a treat, and this one is no exception. Marty arrives in London with his oboe and his dreams, looking for a fresh start and a place where he can be openly gay away from his conservative hometown. He soon makes new friends and even falls in love, but he also has to deal with anxiety, unhealthy relationships, and the challenges of... Read More

THE AWAKENING OF MALCOLM X

THE AWAKENING OF MALCOLM X

by Ilyasah Shabazz, Tiffany D. Jackson | Read by Landon Woodson

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

In this fictionalized biography of Malcom X's young adult life, written by his daughter, narrator Landon Woodson brings deep emotion to a man whose youth was fraught with injustice. Woodson transitions smoothly between Malcom's childhood/teens and his early 20s, evoking both the desperation and hope of a young Black man who could no longer stand for the unjust treatment of his... Read More

THE CAMELOT BETRAYAL

THE CAMELOT BETRAYAL Camelot Rising Trilogy, Book 2

by Kiersten White | Read by Elizabeth Knowelden

Listening Library | Unabridged
Young Adult

Elizabeth Knowelden returns to narrate the second audiobook in the Camelot Rising trilogy, and the mystery surrounding Guinevere's missing past continues to accumulate. Now queen, Guinevere strives to find her place in the Camelot court, and Knowelden's leisurely pace allows listeners to savor Guinevere's sullen introspection. A botched rescue, along with the sudden appearance... Read More

CANE WARRIORS

CANE WARRIORS

by Alex Wheatle | Read by Noel Arthur

Recorded Books | Unabridged
Young Adult

Narrator Noel Davies gives authentic pronunciation and cadence to the Jamaican patois in which the author writes this historically accurate novel. Told from the perspective of 14-year-old Moa, a cane cutter of Akan origin, the story follows Tacky's Revolt of 1760 as carried out on a sugar plantation. Every character of African lineage--from Moa and his siblings through those in... Read More

THE CAT I NEVER NAMED

THE CAT I NEVER NAMED A True Story of Love, War and Survival

by Amra Sabic-El-Rayess, Laura L. Sullivan | Read by Leila Buck

Recorded Books | Unabridged
Young Adult

Beginning in 1992 and spanning the years of the Bosnian War, this affecting audio memoir is unified by a central figure: the stray cat who became a guardian angel to Amra Sabic-El-Rayess and her Bosnian Muslim family amid the horror, deprivation, and dehumanization of war. Dubbed "Maci" (Bosnian for "cat"), the titular feline is a reminder that hope, however small, can be... Read More

COME ON IN

COME ON IN 15 Stories about Immigration and Finding Home

by Adi Alsaid [Ed.] | Read by Amielynn Abellera, Jonathan Todd Ross, Katherine Littrell, Leila Buck, Maria Liatis, Sneha Mathan

Recorded Books | Unabridged
Young Adult

This compelling audio collection of 15 #ownvoices short stories explores the realities of immigration and its abundant facets. The works are written by YA authors who are immigrants or the children of immigrants. Listeners will meet characters experiencing supposedly random police stops, making space for family displaced from a tumultuous home country, and continually being... Read More

A COMPLICATED LOVE STORY SET IN SPACE

A COMPLICATED LOVE STORY SET IN SPACE

by Shaun David Hutchinson | Read by Kevin R. Free, Gibson Frazier, Candace Thaxton

Simon & Schuster Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Kevin R. Free's exuberant narration sets the tone for this humorous, heartfelt story. When Noa wakes up on a spaceship with no memory of how he got there, he panics. Luckily, he's not alone, and the warm, soothing drawl of DJ (expertly voiced by Free) soon calms him down. But there are hurdles, and staying alive is only the first. Now Noa, DJ, and their shipmate, Jenny, have to... Read More

THE COST OF KNOWING

THE COST OF KNOWING

by Brittney Morris | Read by Kevin R. Free

Simon & Schuster Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Narrator Kevin R. Free captures the heart and mind of 16-year-old Alex Rufus, who is suffering in ways most teens can't imagine. Since his parents' death, he can touch objects and see people's futures. Free sensitively depicts Alex's experiences and growing anxiety. He envisions breaking up with his girlfriend, then, worse, views the imminent death of his 12-year-old brother,... Read More

THE COUSINS

THE COUSINS

by Karen M. McManus | Read by Sarah Skaer, Kate Reinders, David Garelik, Julia Whelan

Listening Library | Unabridged
Young Adult

Four narrators deliver this mystery involving an affluent family and their secrets. Four teens are summoned by their wealthy, estranged grandmother to spend the summer with her. She disinherited their parents years ago, and now the parents see dollar signs in getting back in her good graces. Sarah Skaer embraces Milly's youthful point of view. Kate Reinders's sulky delivery of... Read More

THE CROW RIDER

THE CROW RIDER

by Kalyn Josephson | Read by Robin Miles

Recorded Books | Unabridged
Young Adult

Robin Miles narrates the pulse-pounding conclusion to the Storm Crow duology. Thia attempts to return her people's birthright: magical crows. But first, she must defeat Queen Razel by gathering allies and uniting the neighboring kingdoms. Miles breathes life into the characters with nuances and an array of accents. Her performance makes this production sound less like an... Read More

CROWN OF THUNDER

CROWN OF THUNDER Beasts Made of Night, Book 2

by Tochi Onyebuchi | Read by Prentice Onayemi

Listening Library | Unabridged
Young Adult

Narrator Prentice Onayemi breathes life into this magical audiobook, the sequel to BEASTS MADE OF NIGHT, a Nigerian- influenced fantasy. After their adventure in Kos, Taj, a "sin-eater," and love interest Aliya travel west. On the way, they find a village of Aliya's ancestors. As Taj explores the fine line between controlling sins for good or for evil, Aliya succumbs to illness... Read More

A CURSE OF ROSES

A CURSE OF ROSES

by Diana Pinguicha | Read by Rebecca Mozo

Blackstone Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

If you've ever found yourself wondering when lesbians would get their very own princess story, look no further than this. Narrator Rebecca Mozo shines in this historical fantasy about a Portuguese princess who, in a bid to free herself from a curse that turns food into flowers, ends up freeing another princess (long thought to be dead) from her own magical prison. Mozo's... Read More

DEPTH OF FIELD

DEPTH OF FIELD Pippa Greene, Book 2

by Chantel Guertin | Read by Ana Sani

ECW Press | Unabridged
Young Adult

Ana Sani narrates the second installment of the Pippa Greene series with the jaunty lilt one expects of an optimistic teen. A brief synopsis of the earlier story leads into Pippa's experiences at an invitation-only photography summer camp at Tisch School of the Arts in New York City. The 14-year-old is excited about the possibility of meeting her father's best friend, David, a... Read More

DOWN COMES THE NIGHT

DOWN COMES THE NIGHT

Earphones Award Winner

by Allison Saft | Read by Saskia Maarleveld

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Narrator Saskia Maarleveld displays impressive vocal versatility in this gentle fantasy. Wren's gift for healing magic is unparalleled, but it's not enough to save her from the Queen's wrath when Wren's reckless actions go too far. Dismissed from the guard, Wren travels to the estate of a lord who is seeking her assistance, only to find Hal Cavendish, her kingdom's sworn enemy,... Read More

FIREKEEPER'S DAUGHTER

FIREKEEPER'S DAUGHTER

Earphones Award Winner

by Angeline Boulley | Read by Isabella Star LaBlanc

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Isabella Star LaBlanc brings an authentic-sounding narration to this powerful audiobook. Set amid state and tribal lands in Michigan, the story of Daunis, who is caught between these two cultures, is told with heartfelt compassion. LaBlanc masterfully amplifies Daunis's apprehension when she becomes involved in helping the FBI investigate a new, deadly street drug. Thriller,... Read More

THE GILDED ONES

THE GILDED ONES Deathless, Book 1

by Namina Forna | Read by Shayna Small

Listening Library | Unabridged
Young Adult

Narrator Shayna Small guides listeners through the slightly rushed setup of this action-packed YA novel. On Deka's sixteenth birthday, her golden blood marks her as impure, and she is sent to fight demons in the emperor's war. Though peppered with episodes of intense violence, this story is ultimately evidence of the power and strength of young women. The breathy, smooth voice... Read More

GOLD WINGS RISING

GOLD WINGS RISING Skybound Saga, Book 3

by Alex London | Read by Michael Crouch, Brittany Pressley

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

In the final book of the Skybound Saga trilogy, narrators Michael Crouch and Brittany Pressley bring the necessary intensity to main characters Brysen and Kylee--siblings who have struggled to survive in a chaotic world who are now at odds over the best way to protect humanity. Crouch and Pressley's pacing complements the action of the story in this last installment, and they... Read More

HAPPILY EVER AFTERS

HAPPILY EVER AFTERS

by Elise Bryant | Read by Jordan Cobb

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Listeners will delight in Jordan Cobb's enthusiastic and vibrant narration of this sweet rom-com. Biracial Tessa has always had a special talent for writing romance stories, despite sharing them only with her Filipina-American BFF, Caroline. But after being accepted at an elite creative writing program in Long Beach--which gives her a new school, new friends, and a new... Read More

IF THESE WINGS COULD FLY

IF THESE WINGS COULD FLY

by Kyrie McCauley | Read by Lisa Flanagan

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

There's a subtle element of magical realism in this contemporary young adult audiobook, narrated by Lisa Flanagan. Leighton's reserved demeanor and focus on getting into a good college far away from her hometown hide the turmoil of her home life. As her father's emotional abuse escalates, so does her anxiety about the safety of her sisters and her mother. Flanagan gives a... Read More

IT ONLY HAPPENS IN THE MOVIES

IT ONLY HAPPENS IN THE MOVIES

by Holly Bourne | Read by Nicola Barber

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | Unabridged
Young Adult

Nicola Barber narrates a teen romantic dramedy. Audrey wants nothing at all to do with love, so why does the cute boy she works with flirt with her at every opportunity? Barber's narration is solid and breezy, highlighting the fronts that Audrey and Harry present to the world, as well as their true inner selves. Some awkwardness that Barber's strong narration cannot overcome is... Read More

JUNK BOY

JUNK BOY

by Tony Abbott | Read by Kirby Heyborne

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Narrator Kirby Heyborne channels a bookish superhero in a way that is incredibly effective, given the narrative arc of this novel. Initially, listeners may view Heyborne's choice to give weight to every--single--word a bit curious until they realize that the protagonist is a tongue-tied teen who simultaneously grapples with the trauma of losing his mother and the agony of being... Read More

LAST NIGHT AT THE TELEGRAPH CLUB

LAST NIGHT AT THE TELEGRAPH CLUB

by Malinda Lo | Read by Emily Woo Zeller

Listening Library | Unabridged
Young Adult

Emily Woo Zeller's melodic narration transports listeners to 1950s San Francisco in this coming-of-age novel about family, first love, and a Chinese-American teenager discovering herself. When Lily sees an ad for a show featuring a male impersonator, she feels a prick of recognition she doesn't fully understand. Soon she's sneaking out for heady nights at the Telegraph Club and... Read More

LOVE IN ENGLISH

LOVE IN ENGLISH

by Maria E. Andreu | Read by Frankie Corzo

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Frankie Corzo narrates the story of 16-year-old Ana, who is struggling to find her voice after emigrating from Argentina to New Jersey and being reunited with her father after three years of being apart. There is a lightness in Corzo's expression that balances the difficulties of a girl who seeks to understand feelings, cultural differences, and changing relationships with her... Read More

LOVE IS A REVOLUTION

LOVE IS A REVOLUTION

Earphones Award Winner

by Renée Watson | Read by Renée Watson

Bloomsbury Publishing | Unabridged
Young Adult

Renée Watson narrates this story like it's a chat with a best friend. Nala's goals for the summer before her senior year are to spend tons of time with her cousin-sister-friend Imani and, she hopes, to get a boyfriend. When she meets Tye at one of Imani's "Rise, Harlem" events, she feeds the sparks between them with a few little lies designed to make herself sound like more of... Read More

THE MAP OF TINY PERFECT THINGS

THE MAP OF TINY PERFECT THINGS

by Lev Grossman | Read by Michael Crouch

Hachette Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Narrator Michael Crouch lends a convincing voice to this romance novella. Lost in a time warp, teens Mark and Margaret seek to find the best things that occur in a day they share, a day that plays out again and again. Crouch's ability to voice Mark with clarity will have listeners believing he's a real person telling his own story. The broad range of voices and tones used by... Read More

MISTER IMPOSSIBLE

MISTER IMPOSSIBLE The Dreamer Trilogy, Book 2

by Maggie Stiefvater | Read by Will Patton

Scholastic Audiobooks | Unabridged
Young Adult

Will Patton is back as narrator in the second part of the Dreamer Trilogy, in which dreamers bring people and creatures to life. Now those dreams are desperately trying to stay alive. Patton's differentiation of the diverse cast is important because the author rarely uses dialogue attribution. Always making clear who's speaking, Patton holds the story together beautifully. When... Read More

MUTED

MUTED

Earphones Award Winner

by Tami Charles | Read by Tami Charles

Scholastic Audiobooks | Unabridged
Young Adult

This must-listen is narrated by the author, who drew from her own experience in an all-girl R&B group to tell the harrowing story of three teenage girls' attempt to make it big in the music industry. Denver and her BFFs, Dali and Shak, are confident they've found their big break when they meet Merc, a huge R&B star who acts as their mentor. But when Merc monitors everything... Read More

ORPHAN'S SONG

ORPHAN'S SONG The Songkeeper Chronicles, Book 1

by Gillian Bronte Adams | Read by Ann Richardson

Oasis Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Ann Richardson's captivating narration enhances this suspenseful fantasy, the first book of The Songkeeper Chronicles. The reluctant heroine, 12-year-old Birdie, is the naïve heir to a powerful gift--she is the Songkeeper. As her story unfolds, everything that happens is bound to a melody that only she can hear. But no one can, or will, tell her what the song means or how to... Read More

PERFECT ON PAPER

PERFECT ON PAPER

Earphones Award Winner

by Sophie Gonzales | Read by Barrie Kreinik

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Not only is this queer rom-com audiobook PERFECT ON PAPER--it's also perfect on audio. Narrator Barrie Kreinik portrays a diverse cast of lesbian, gay, trans, and straight characters. Bisexual high school junior Darcy Phillips runs an anonymous relationship advice service through Locker 89 at her school, despite having never been in a romantic relationship herself. When... Read More

A PHO LOVE STORY

A PHO LOVE STORY

by Loan Le | Read by Ryan Do, Vyvy Nguyen

Simon & Schuster Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Narrators Ryan Do and Vyvy Nguyen charm listeners with a story featuring star-crossed lovers and mouthwatering foods, told in fast-paced alternating first-person chapters. Bao Nguyen waits on tables in his family's Vietnamese restaurant. Do conveys his anxieties about his lack of drive. His family has a long-running rivalry with the restaurant owners across the street, but when... Read More

POISONED

POISONED

by Jennifer Donnelly | Read by Rosie Jones

Scholastic Audiobooks | Unabridged
Young Adult

This elegant performance by Rosie Jones is a reimagined story of Snow White. Princess Sophia's heart has been cut out and stolen by the queen's huntsman, and with the help of seven allies, she's on a quest to get it back. Jones's enchanting voice is perfect for this fantasy, and she maintains an intense level of suspense throughout Sophia's journey. Her regal narration fits... Read More

THE PROJECT

THE PROJECT

by Courtney Summers | Read by Therese Plummer, Emily Shaffer

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

This audiobook is essential listening. Narrators Therese Plummer and Emily Shaffer shine as Lo and Bea Denham, two teenage sisters whose lives are upended when their parents are killed in a car accident. The younger sister, Lo, injured in the accident, is sent to live with her reclusive aunt. The older sister, Bea--whose survival guilt has left her particularly... Read More

THE QUANTUM WEIRDNESS OF THE ALMOST-KISS

THE QUANTUM WEIRDNESS OF THE ALMOST-KISS

by Amy Noelle Parks | Read by Elizabeth Cottle, Nick Mondelli

Dreamscape | Unabridged
Young Adult

Narrators Elizabeth Cottle and Nick Mondelli deliver an enchanting young adult romance, in which they perform as awkward yet charming teenagers. Caleb and Evie have been friends since they can remember, and with college approaching, Caleb feels the pressure to tell Evie he loves her. But when transfer student Leo shows up and steals Evie away, Caleb has to play a painful... Read More

ROMAN AND JEWEL

ROMAN AND JEWEL

by Dana L. Davis | Read by Channie Waites

Recorded Books | Unabridged
Young Adult

Narrator Channie Waites brings drama and enthusiasm to this charming romance featuring the stars of the next hit Broadway musical, a hip-hop retelling of ROMEO AND JULIET. Sixteen-year-old Jerzie's talent makes her the perfect fit for the lead, but the producers are dead set on superstar Cinny selling out seats, leaving Jerzie as the understudy. Male lead Zeppelin's alluring... Read More

ROOK

ROOK

by Sharon Cameron | Read by Caroline Feraday

Scholastic Audiobooks | Unabridged
Young Adult

Caroline Feraday's brisk narration moves this swashbuckling romance along with a vigorous cadence and tone. If it's true that history repeats itself, 18-year-old Sophia Bellamy is in the thick of it. In a dystopian future, the earth's magnetic poles have shifted, wiping away all technology and returning Paris, now the "Sunken City," to a political hellscape. Fierce and... Read More

SASHA MASHA

SASHA MASHA

by Agnes Borinsky | Read by Agnes Borinsky

Tantor Media | Unabridged
Young Adult

Author Agnes Borinsky delivers a thoughtful performance of her debut novel about a teenager who is discovering their gender identity. Alex, who is portrayed in an introspective tone, tries to discover their genuine self. Growing up in Baltimore, Alex struggles with heteronormative expectations, striving to feel like a "real boy" in the eyes of his peers and family. Then, a... Read More

THE SEVENTH RAVEN

THE SEVENTH RAVEN

by David Elliott | Read by Tessa Netting, Maxwell Hamilton, Moira Quirk, Matt Wolfe

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | Unabridged
Young Adult

A father's foolish words--meant to save his dying infant daughter--inadvertently curse his seven older sons to live the remainder of their days as crows. While the plot of this YA novel seems promising, it's also a case study in tempered expectations: This is not a traditional narrative as much as it is a series of perspectives-- the father's, the mother's, the daughter's, and... Read More

THE SHADOW WAND

THE SHADOW WAND The Black Witch Chronicles, Book 3

by Laurie Forest | Read by Julia Whelan

Harlequin Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Julia Whelan narrates the third audiobook in Forest's ambitious Black Witch fantasy series. Her steady seriousness reflects the many dangers facing Earthia. The intricate, magical world is in the grip of darkness. Whelan conveys the dilemmas characters face as they grapple with commitments impossible to keep, large sacrifices, and unfathomable losses. Whelan continues to meet... Read More

A SKY BEYOND THE STORM

A SKY BEYOND THE STORM An Ember in the Ashes, Book 4

Earphones Award Winner

by Sabaa Tahir | Read by Fiona Hardingham, Katharine Lee McEwan, Steve West, Maxwell Caulfield, Nikki Massoud

Listening Library | Unabridged
Young Adult

Fiona Hardingham, Katharine Lee McEwan, Steve West, Maxwell Caulfield, and Nikki Massoud narrate the conclusion to the epic Ember in the Ashes saga. Laia and her companions must stop the Nightbringer and his jinn forces before they destroy the world. Hardingham and West voice Laia and Elias, the Soul Catcher, whose emotional arc reaches a deeply satisfying conclusion, while... Read More

SOMEWHERE BETWEEN BITTER AND SWEET

SOMEWHERE BETWEEN BITTER AND SWEET

Earphones Award Winner

by Laekin Zea Kemp | Read by Andy Aragon, Arami Malaise

Hachette Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Andy Aragon and Arami Malaise's seamless alternating narration creates a dazzling portrait of Pen and Xander, a young Latinx couple, and the Mexican-American community in Austin, Texas, where they live. This debut is an affecting coming-of-age story and a splendid romance, as well as a trenchant exploration of father-child relations, immigration, and the impact of crime upon a... Read More

STORM AND FURY

STORM AND FURY Harbinger Series, Book 1

by Jennifer L. Armentrout | Read by Lauren Fortgang

Harlequin Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Lauren Fortgang expertly narrates this audiobook, the first in a new dark fantasy series. Trinity lives in a community safeguarded by wardens, gargoyle shape-shifters that keep everyone safe from demons. When word reaches her clan that a mysterious force is wiping out demons and wardens on the outside, Trinity and her new companion, Zayne, must master their secret powers for... Read More

THESE VIOLENT DELIGHTS

THESE VIOLENT DELIGHTS These Violent Delights, Book 1

by Chloe Gong | Read by Cindy Kay

Tantor Media | Unabridged
Young Adult

Cindy Kay narrates a violent retelling of ROMEO AND JULIET set in the underworld of 1926 Shanghai. Juliette Cai and Roma Montagov are members of opposing gangs who must work together to save their city from a horrifying new threat. Juliette is a fierce and angry young woman who must ceaselessly defend and justify her position in the Scarlet Gang. Kay effortlessly leans into the... Read More

THIS BOOK BETRAYS MY BROTHER

THIS BOOK BETRAYS MY BROTHER

Earphones Award Winner

by Kasigo Lesego Molope | Read by Jacqui Du Toit

ECW Press | Unabridged
Young Adult

Narrator Jacqui Du Toit's tone changes from bright and naïve to stunned and pained as 13-year-old Naledi witnesses her brother's crime. That event makes it clear why she feels the need to betray him years later. Du Toit's accent reflects the novel's South African setting. You can hear young Naledi's coy grins as she details her sheltered family life, which includes running a... Read More

THIS IS MY BRAIN IN LOVE

THIS IS MY BRAIN IN LOVE

by I.W. Gregorio | Read by Zeno Robinson, Diane Doen

Hachette Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Awkward teenagers stumble into a cute romance performed with charm by Zeno Robinson and Diane Doen. Will is an anxious, Black teen who wants to become editor of his school newspaper, so he is seeking a summer internship. Jocelyn, who is bitter about the likelihood of having to leave New York City, helps out at her family's failing restaurant, A-Plus Chinese Garden. The two form... Read More

WALK TOWARD THE RISING SUN

WALK TOWARD THE RISING SUN From Child Soldier to Ambassador of Peace

by Ger Duany, Garen Thomas | Read by Ger Duany

Listening Library | Unabridged
Young Adult

Ger Duany narrates his life story, detailing his remarkable journey from child soldier to South Sudanese peace activist. With unflinching honesty and a matter-of-fact tone, Duany recounts the horrors of his childhood, which was filled with hunger, displacement, and brutality. Eventually resettling in the United States, Duany overcame racism, educational barriers, and... Read More

WE ARE POWER

WE ARE POWER How Nonviolent Activism Changes the World

by Todd Hasak-Lowy | Read by Adam Verner

Oasis Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Soft-spoken Adam Verner narrates this audiobook with the steady persistence of its subjects--nonviolent activists. In five chapters, he calmly details the work of noted activists Mahatma Gandhi, suffragist Alice Paul, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., César Chávez, and Václav Havel. The conclusion highlights young climate activist Greta Thunberg and other contemporary movements--for... Read More

WHEN YOU LOOK LIKE US

WHEN YOU LOOK LIKE US

by Pamela N. Harris | Read by Preston Butler III

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Preston Butler deftly narrates this high-tension audiobook about a teenager's search for his sister. When Nicole goes missing, Jayson Murphy first assumes she's off with her shady boyfriend. Once he begins to think something more sinister has happened, he struggles to get anyone in authority to care enough to help. As portrayed by Butler, Jay is witty and sarcastic one minute... Read More

WHITE EAGLES & FIREBIRD

WHITE EAGLES & FIREBIRD

by Elizabeth Wein | Read by Rachael Beresford

Bolinda Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Rachael Beresford capably narrates this pair of novella-length audiobooks featuring determined young women facing hardship with courage. In WHITE EAGLES, Kristina Tomiak must pilot a plane from the shattered Polish Air Force across Europe, just a step ahead of the advancing Nazi army. In FIREBIRD, Nastia Nabokova eagerly fights for Mother Russia with only an ancient crop-duster... Read More

WINGS OF EBONY

WINGS OF EBONY

by J. Elle | Read by Bahni Turpin

Simon & Schuster Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Narrator Bahni Turpin nails her portrayal of Rue, a Black teenager who, upon her mother's tragic death, discovers that her long-absent father is a god, that she herself is a godling, and that she must leave her human half sister to travel to the magical island of Ghizon. Turpin brings a convincing emotional range to the story as she depicts Rue's parental resentment, grief and... Read More

WINTERKEEP

WINTERKEEP Graceling Realm, Book 4

Earphones Award Winner

by Kristin Cashore | Read by Xanthe Elbrick

Listening Library | Unabridged
Young Adult

Xanthe Elbrick, narrator of two other audiobooks in the Graceling Realm series, here uses tone, mood, and accents to distinguish characters and transition between settings. Five years after Queen Bitterblue has assumed rule of her country, she is en route by ship to the kingdom of Winterkeep to investigate the disappearance of her diplomats when she is swept overboard and... Read More

YOU CALL THIS DEMOCRACY?

YOU CALL THIS DEMOCRACY? How to Fix Our Government and Deliver Power to the People

by Elizabeth Rusch | Read by Christina Moore

Recorded Books | Unabridged
Young Adult

Christina Moore is engaging as she narrates this eye-opening, relevant audiobook, part history, part primer on activism, and part resource guide. Recognizing the division in our current political landscape, the author takes a deep dive into how we got to this point. Using a nonpartisan approach, this audiobook avoids finger-pointing and instead provides historical context,... Read More

YOU HAVE A MATCH

YOU HAVE A MATCH

by Emma Lord | Read by Eva Kaminsky

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

This is not a typical story of three teenage best friends. It's way more. Abby is afraid that her unrequited crush on Leo and her B.E.I. (Big Embarrassing Incident) with him will ruin their friendship. Narrator Eva Kaminsky navigates the pitfalls Abby must avoid when she and Leo take a DNA test and Abby finds out that she has an older sister, Instagram star Savannah Tully.... Read More

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