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10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT PINKY

10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT PINKY Dimple and Rishi, Book 3

by Sandhya Menon | Read by Vikas Adam, Soneela Nankani

Simon & Schuster Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Vikas Adam and Soneela Nankani animate alternate chapters of the dynamic love story between Pinky and Samir in this companion to WHEN DIMPLE MET RISHI. Coincidence unites the two teens when Samir's promised internship falls through and Pinky invites him to become her pretend summer boyfriend because he meets her mother's expectations. This fast-paced rom-com pairs two unlikely... Read More

AGNES AT THE END OF THE WORLD

AGNES AT THE END OF THE WORLD

by Kelly McWilliams | Read by Brittany Pressley

Hachette Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Brittany Pressley holds listeners' attention as she narrates the spiritual, apocalyptic, and strangely pertinent story of Agnes, who breaks free of the oppressive cult she grew up in only to find a world in crisis over a pandemic. Viewpoints alternate between Agnes and her younger sister, Beth. Pressley does an excellent job balancing Agnes's humble and curious yet passionate... Read More

ALL EYES ON HER

ALL EYES ON HER

by L.E. Flynn | Read by Khristine Hvam

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Narrator Khristine Hvam brings an atmosphere of foreboding to this slow-burn whodunit about the death of an Ivy League swimmer. Throughout, Hvam expertly narrates the perspectives of the deceased's friends, enemies, and family members, embodying each character with a unique tonal quality and emotional pitch. In the eye of the storm is the late swimmer's girlfriend, a teen who... Read More

THE ARCHER AT DAWN

THE ARCHER AT DAWN Tiger at Midnight, Book 2

by Swati Teerdhala | Read by Sneha Mathan

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Sneha Mathan returns to narrate the second book in the Tiger at Midnight series, a heady South Asian fantasy that blends romance, intrigue, and action. Esha, leader of the Crescent Blades, has aligned her forces with soldier Kunal and her childhood friend, the deposed prince Harun. Together, they plan to rescue the lost Princess Reha, who can help them retake the throne. New... Read More

BEYOND THE GENDER BINARY

BEYOND THE GENDER BINARY

by Alok Vaid-Menon | Read by Alok Vaid-Menon

Listening Library | Unabridged
Young Adult

This short and sweet audiobook offers a welcoming invitation from Alok Vaid-Menon, an Indian-American writer and performance artist, to learn more about gender and how to move beyond it. Vaid-Menon matter-of-factly explains the cultural systems that have shaped our perception of gender, and how they are rooted in power dynamics rather than in personal expression and identity.... Read More

BRASS CARRIAGES AND GLASS HEARTS

BRASS CARRIAGES AND GLASS HEARTS Proper Romance Steampunk, Book 4

by Nancy Campbell Allen | Read by Justine Eyre

Blackstone Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Justine Eyre narrates a charming steampunk romance loosely inspired by "Cinderella." When Emmeline Castle O'Shea is named spokesperson for the International Shifter Rights Organization, her personal nemesis, Detective Oliver Reed, is assigned to protect her due to threats she has received. Eyre does a credible job with the two main characters, showing how their relationship... Read More

BURN OUR BODIES DOWN

BURN OUR BODIES DOWN

by Rory Power | Read by Lauren Ezzo

Blackstone Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Suffocating generational trauma gets a speculative twist in this eerie YA tale narrated by Lauren Ezzo. Ezzo ably portrays the pent-up emotions of Margot, who's been kept in isolation by her volatile, inscrutable mother. After discovering the grandmother she's never met, Margot runs away to join her at the fire-stricken family homestead, where the burning apricot groves yield... Read More

CAMP

CAMP

by L.C. Rosen | Read by Drew Caiden

Hachette Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

In this LGBTQA+ teen romance, narrated by Drew Caiden, teen Randy Kapplehoff returns for another summer at Camp Outland, a haven for queer teens. This summer the 16-year-old is no longer the theater-, nail polish-, and makeup-loving Randy. Instead, in hopes of catching the eye of his longtime crush, he's become the masculine, sporty Del. Caiden gives the teenaged campers and... Read More

CEMETERY BOYS

CEMETERY BOYS

by Aiden Thomas | Read by Avi Roque

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Avi Roque gives an earnest and authentic, if inexperienced, performance of this supernatural mystery/magical love story. Sixteen-year-old Yadriel is trans and is desperate for his family to accept him as a brujo who has the power to summon and release the spirits of the dead. When he accidentally summons the spirit of a boy he knows from school a few days before the Día de... Read More

CHANGING CORNERS

CHANGING CORNERS

by Betty May | Read by Melanie Huesz

Elizabeth Jane May | Unabridged
Young Adult

Narrator Melanie Huesz convincingly introduces best friends Phillis Simpson and Bobbie Parks, who meet after a ten-year separation in a story that takes place in the 1950s. Listeners will be saddened when Phillis, who is African-American, claims not to recognize Bobbie in their Long Island high school. Alternating chapters depict both the girls' perspectives on school,... Read More

CHARMING AS A VERB

CHARMING AS A VERB

by Ben Philippe | Read by James Fouhey

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

James Fouhey engagingly portrays Henri Haltiwanger, a particularly charming high school student. Raised by Haitian immigrants, the affable Henri is chasing a lifelong dream of attending Columbia University. Corinne Troy, the daughter of a Columbia dean, who is his neighbor, on the other hand, is intense, driven, not so personable, and unaffected by Henri's magnetism. Despite... Read More

CIRCUS ROSE

CIRCUS ROSE

by Betsy Cornwell | Read by Nicol Zanzarella

Blackstone Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Magic, technology, and religion collide in this retelling of "Snow White and Rose Red." Narrator Nicol Zanzarella voices teenage twins Rosie and Ivory in a story that features dual points of view. They were close when they grew up in the circus run by their mother. But when they come home after years away, they get caught up in the strange changes that have overtaken the city,... Read More

A CLOUD OF OUTRAGEOUS BLUE

A CLOUD OF OUTRAGEOUS BLUE

by Vesper Stamper | Read by Ell Potter, Vesper Stamper [Note]

Listening Library | Unabridged
Young Adult

Ell Potter takes the listener back to the mid-fourteenth century as she narrates the story of young Edyth Le Sherman. Edyth is a peasant whose life is turned upside down when her father is killed, her mother and newborn sister die, and her older brother sends her off to a priory. Potter narrates smoothly, giving all the characters unique voices. She strongly portrays Edyth's... Read More

DARIUS THE GREAT DESERVES BETTER

DARIUS THE GREAT DESERVES BETTER

by Adib Khorram | Read by Michael Levi Harris

Listening Library | Unabridged
Young Adult

With his empathetic narration, Michael Levi Harris captures the emotional heart of this sequel to DARIUS THE GREAT IS NOT OKAY. Things are looking up: Darius is on his high school's soccer team, he has a new job at his favorite Portland tea shop, and he has a boyfriend. But life is still confusing, complicated, and imperfect. Harris is especially adept at communicating the love... Read More

DARKFALL

DARKFALL The Legendsong, Book 1

by Isobelle Carmody | Read by Isobelle Carmody

Bolinda Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

This first installment in the Legendsong saga was written in 1997. While twin sisters Glynn and Ember are on a vacation in Greece, Glynn is swept out to sea and through a portal to a parallel universe called Keltor. Unbeknownst to either sister, Ember is also transported through the portal when she tries to save Glynn from drowning. Thus, Carmody begins narrating alternating... Read More

DEAR JUSTYCE

DEAR JUSTYCE Dear Martin, Book 2

Earphones Award Winner

by Nic Stone | Read by Dion Graham

Listening Library | Unabridged
Young Adult

Nic Stone narrates powerful author's notes that frame her story and tell of her inspiration--teens without the opportunities that her first book's hero, Justyce, had. Dion Graham delivers first-person letters and the raw third-person story of 16-year-old Quan, who is wrongly incarcerated in a juvenile detention center. Quan and Justyce bonded as boys when Quan still hoped for a... Read More

DON'T ASK ME WHERE I'M FROM

DON'T ASK ME WHERE I'M FROM

by Jennifer De Leon | Read by Inés del Castillo

Simon & Schuster Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Narrator Inés del Castillo gives 15-year-old Lilliana an authentic-sounding voice as she speaks directly to the listener. This timely novel examines immigration, legal and illegal, as well as the shortcomings of well-meaning but poorly executed attempts to diversify schools. Del Castillo's teenage vernacular is realistic as Lilliana deals with a life-changing opportunity and... Read More

EARLY DEPARTURES

EARLY DEPARTURES

by Justin A. Reynolds | Read by A.J. Beckles, Preston Butler III

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Narrators A.J. Beckles and Preston Butler III portray Jamal and Q, two best friends in this sci-fi coming-of-age story. After a series of tragic events upends both the teens' lives, their friendship seems fated to dissolve entirely--until Q dies and is miraculously (albeit temporarily) reanimated by a shadowy medical benefactor. Incredibly, this whole scenario is merely a... Read More

EVERY BODY LOOKING

EVERY BODY LOOKING

by Candice Iloh | Read by Candice Iloh

Listening Library | Unabridged
Young Adult

Candice Iloh gives a gripping performance of this semi-autobiographical novel in verse. Listeners will meet Ada, the daughter of a Nigerian father who is unaccepting of American customs and an African-American mother who is mentally ill. Ada's life is difficult. Nonetheless, she explores her sexuality and wants to study dance rather than accounting. Iloh unhesitatingly portrays... Read More

FABLE

FABLE Fable, Book 1

by Adrienne Young | Read by Emma Lysy

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Narrator Emma Lysy tells the story of Fable, a fiercely independent and determined girl who is trying to reclaim a spot by her powerful father's side. Lysy's voice takes a little getting used to. At first, it comes off as slightly nasal--at odds with Fable's decisive and ferocious character. However, listeners will be hooked by the dramatic story of storms, secrets, and... Read More

FAITH

FAITH Taking Flight

by Julie Murphy | Read by Joy Nash

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Narrator Joy Nash guides listeners through the intense origin story of Faith Herbert, aka Zephyr, from the graphic novels published by Valiant Comics. Seventeen-year-old Faith volunteers at the animal shelter and runs a fan blog for her favorite teen drama, "The Grove." But when the TV show relocates filming to her hometown and actress Dakota Ash's interest in her seems more... Read More

THE FASCINATORS

THE FASCINATORS

by Andrew Eliopulos | Read by Michael Crouch

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Narrator Michael Crouch takes on the drama of an amateur magic club facing off against a power-hungry cult. Set in a world in which everyone has magical abilities but only some people choose to use them, this YA novel follows twelfth-grader Sam and his best friends, Delia and James, who are the lone magickers at their small-town Georgia school. Their preparations for one last... Read More

FENCE: STRIKING DISTANCE

FENCE: STRIKING DISTANCE

by Sarah Rees Brennan, Johanna the Mad, C. S. Pacat | Read by Will Collyer

Hachette Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Narrator Will Collyer delivers an animated performance of this audiobook inspired by C.S. Pacat's graphic novels. Nicholas, the illegitimate son of an Olympic fencer, barely claims a spot on his high school's fencing team. Collyer's depiction conveys Nicholas's eagerness to fit in among his elite peers despite his poor background. After a narrow victory against another school,... Read More

FOREST OF SOULS

FOREST OF SOULS

by Lori M. Lee | Read by Cindy Kay

Dreamscape | Unabridged
Young Adult

Narrator Cindy Kay gives a wonderful performance of a unique dark fantasy that reinvents some of the oldest tropes in the genre--from sentient trees to spider kings. Sirscha Ashwyn has trained for this one chance to become the queen's next shadow, but treachery and the death of her dearest friend turn her world into chaos. The story's dramatic vocal tension paired with Kay's... Read More

FRACTURED TIDE

FRACTURED TIDE

by Leslie Lutz | Read by Chloe Dolandis

Blink | Unabridged
Young Adult

Narrator Chloe Dolandis keeps the tension high in this creepy YA thriller. Sia Gianopoulos has diving in her blood. After a charter dive goes wrong and the boat is wrecked by a monstrous creature, Sia washes up on an island with a handful of survivors and a lot of questions. Dolandis nails the pacing that is key to this type of story. The mystery plays out slowly enough to... Read More

FURIA

FURIA

by Yamile Saled Mendez | Read by Sol Madariaga

Workman Publishing | Unabridged
Young Adult

Sol Madariaga brings fire and heart to a teen story of love and soccer. Talented futbolera Camilla Hassan hides her success on her winning team from her parents, especially her abusive father. Even her childhood best friend, Diego, doesn't know--he's too busy with his own emerging soccer stardom to see her bright future. Madariaga's ardent tone gives equal passion to Camilla's... Read More

GHOST WOOD SONG

GHOST WOOD SONG

by Erica Waters | Read by Jesse Vilinsky

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Jesse Vilinsky captures listeners immediately with her unique narration style. Her soft and eerie tone enhances this scary YA novel featuring LBGTQ characters. Vilinsky's vocal energy depicts the main character, Shady Grove, perfectly. Shady has a special talent: She can call ghosts from the grave with the use of her fiddle. When Shady's brother is accused of murder, she aims... Read More

GROWN

GROWN

Earphones Award Winner

by Tiffany D. Jackson | Read by Joniece Abbott-Pratt

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Sensitive listeners should heed the content warning about child abuse, rape, and other issues contained in this audio. Joniece Abbott-Pratt's narration is so authentic that those who listen should be prepared to fully enter the uncomfortable world of 17-year-old Enchanted. Abbott-Pratt portrays a teen who's not undone by microaggressions at her nearly all-white school and... Read More

I KILLED ZOE SPANOS

I KILLED ZOE SPANOS

by Kit Frick | Read by Jenni Barber, Jayme Mattler and a Full Cast

Simon & Schuster Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Narrators Jenni Barber and Jayme Mattler lead a full cast in this YA homage to Daphne du Maurier's classic psychological suspense, REBECCA. While Barber and Mattler do most of the heavy lifting, it is the full cast that steals this audiobook show. The title character mysteriously disappears, and, as could only happen in contemporary times, a podcast sets out to solve the... Read More

I KISSED ALICE

I KISSED ALICE

by Anna Birch | Read by Lori Prince, Jesse Vilinsky

Tantor Media | Unabridged
Young Adult

In this audiobook narrated by Lori Prince and Jesse Vilinsky, two teen girls find their artistic voices and learn to question toxic relationships. Art conservatory students Rhodes and Iliana are bitter rivals, driven by ignorant assumptions and jealousy over their mutual best friend, Sarah. Yet on the internet, they enjoy a passionate, pseudonymous collaboration on an... Read More

IGNITING DARKNESS

IGNITING DARKNESS

by Robin LaFevers | Read by Suzy Jackson, Amanda Leigh Cobb, Eva Kaminsky, Brad Munn

Recorded Books | Unabridged
Young Adult

The conclusion to the Courting Darkness duology is the fifth fantasy set in a medieval world in which young women train as assassins to serve the god of death. This audiobook centers on Genevieve and Sybella. As the queen of Brittany joins the French court, tensions and intrigue run high and are keenly felt by the two heroines. Suzy Jackson, as Genevieve, maintains a soft... Read More

ILLEGAL

ILLEGAL Disappeared #2

by Francisco X. Stork | Read by Roxana Ortega, Christian Barillas

Scholastic Audiobooks | Unabridged
Young Adult

Roxana Ortega and Christian Barillas return to narrate the conclusion to Stork's previous book, DISAPPEARED. Having escaped the cartel in Mexico and illegally entered the United States, Sara, voiced by Ortega, has applied for asylum and awaits in a detention facility for a decision on her status. Ortega conveys Sara's frustration as her faith in the U.S. justice system wanes... Read More

IN SEARCH OF SAFETY

IN SEARCH OF SAFETY Voices of Refugees

by Susan Kuklin | Read by Vivienne Leheny, Josh Bloomberg, Deepti Gupta

Brilliance Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Five young people represent the voices of refugees, sharing their desperate real-life journeys to Nebraska. The three men don't dwell on horrific details, so narrator Josh Bloomberg often sounds friendly or hopeful. When he tells the story of Fraidoon, an Afghani translator, Bloomberg captures the man's certainty that the U.S. will rescue him. Narrator Deepti Gupta delivers the... Read More

IT SOUNDED BETTER IN MY HEAD

IT SOUNDED BETTER IN MY HEAD

Earphones Award Winner

by Nina Kenwood | Read by Katherine Littrell

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

The spectacular narration and skillful writing work so well together in this debut audiobook that listeners will enjoy both the adorable and uncomfortable moments that come with teenage romance. Narrator Katherine Littrell delivers a delightful performance with an authentic-sounding Australian accent as she portrays Natalie--an introvert whose personal life is in shambles. Her... Read More

THE LADY ALCHEMIST

THE LADY ALCHEMIST

by Samantha Vitale | Read by Hallie Ricardo

Blackstone Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Narrator Hallie Ricardo shines in this debut YA fantasy about a land torn between magic and alchemy. This Rumplestiltskin retelling with a twist follows the story of Sephia, a gifted alchemist who is forced to make a dangerous deal with a magician. She has one year to alchemically create a body for the magician, or he will take her first- born child. Sephia's transformation... Read More

LEGENDBORN

LEGENDBORN

by Tracy Deonn | Read by Joniece Abbott-Pratt

Simon & Schuster Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Joniece Abbott-Pratt's dynamic narration draws listeners into a contemporary fantasy packed with ancient magic, Arthurian mythology, and family legacies. Bree is a 16-year-old Black girl whose grief and anger over the death of her mother are made palpable through Abbott-Pratt's powerful voice. When Bree attends an off-campus party as an early college student at UNC, she... Read More

MAD, BAD & DANGEROUS TO KNOW

MAD, BAD & DANGEROUS TO KNOW

by Samira Ahmed | Read by Soneela Nankani, Leila Buck

Recorded Books | Unabridged
Young Adult

Primarily narrated by Soneela Nankani, this audiobook features contemporary teenagers Khayyam and Alexandre. Even though they come from different countries, the two work together to solve a historical mystery that centers on a handful of literary and artistic celebrities. Nankani expertly performs the contemporary characters, capturing both the American, French, and Indian... Read More

THE MALL

THE MALL

by Megan McCafferty | Read by Caitlin Kelly

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Bright and bubbly Caitlin Kelly is perfection as she narrates snappy prose sprinkled with "likes" in this retro novel. It's 1991, the summer before Cassie leaves for college. A brutal breakup leads Cassie to change jobs, connecting her with an old friend and the opportunity to find treasure rumored to have been hidden at the mall years ago. Over the course of events, Cassie... Read More

MIDNIGHT SUN

MIDNIGHT SUN The Twilight Saga

by Stephenie Meyer | Read by Jake Abel

Hachette Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Jake Abel gives a skilled performance of this story, first told in TWILIGHT, now told anew from the vampire Edward's perspective. The novel offers sophisticated language, which longtime (and now grown) fans will appreciate. Edward's frustration over the monotony of vampire life changes to vitriol when he meets the tantalizing and challenging human high schooler Bella, whom Abel... Read More

MISS METEOR

MISS METEOR

by Tehlor Kay Mejia, Anna-Marie McLemore | Read by Kyla Garcia, Almarie Guerra

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Narrators Kyla Garcia and Almarie Guerra have dynamic expressive voices, making them the perfect duo to portray estranged best friends. Lita and Chicky find their way back to each other when Chicky decides to help Lita enter their small-town beauty pageant. Garcia brings a lot of gumption and perseverance to Chicky as she begins to open up about her identity and rebuild... Read More

MORE THAN JUST A PRETTY FACE

MORE THAN JUST A PRETTY FACE

by Masood Syed M. | Read by Ariyan Kassam

Hachette Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Narrator Ariyan Kassam portrays Danyal, a good-looking Pakistani-American who has a crush on Kaval, a smart and beautiful girl. Danyal plans to be a chef, which is not a desirable career in his culture, so his marriage prospects are lowered. At Kaval's behest, Danyal tries to win Renaissance Man, his school's academic award program. At the same time, his parents arrange for him... Read More

MS. GLORIA STEINEM

MS. GLORIA STEINEM A Life

by Winifred Conkling | Read by Christine Kiphart

Dreamscape | Unabridged
Young Adult

Narrator Christine Kiphart brings a steady confidence to this biography of noted feminist and journalist Gloria Steinem. This audiobook moves through Steinem's life--from her difficult childhood through her development as a feminist to her iconic stature as a major figure in modern American feminism. Kiphart's tone is light and pleasant, in keeping with the straightforward... Read More

MY EYES ARE UP HERE

MY EYES ARE UP HERE

by Laura Zimmermann | Read by Kristen DiMercurio

Listening Library | Unabridged
Young Adult

Kristen DiMercurio captures the many emotions of a body-conscious teen as she voices the story of Greer Walsh, a high school student who is uncomfortable with her cup size. DiMercurio's amiable narration conveys how Greer learns to navigate feelings about her body, her identity, her spot on a sports team, and even her crush on a new boy. DiMercurio capably distinguishes a... Read More

NOW THAT I'VE FOUND YOU

NOW THAT I'VE FOUND YOU

by Kristina Forest | Read by Shayna Small

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Listeners are in for a romp around New York City when disgraced teen starlet Evie Jones arrives at her famous grandmother's doorstep, looking for one last chance to save her career. Narrator Shayna Small evokes Evie's easy confidence and West Coast attitude, which are shattered when she discovers that her grandmother has run away. Small also channels the grace and wisdom of... Read More

ORLEANS

ORLEANS

by Sherri L. Smith | Read by Landon Woodson, Iesha Nyree

Blackstone Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Narrators Iesha Nyree and Landon Woodson depict two characters living in a chilling postapocalyptic America. Only a few decades in the future, the Delta has been abandoned by the Outer States after the destruction of successive hurricanes created a devastating plague that affects each blood type differently. Fen de la Guerre was born in the Delta and lived under the protection... Read More

THE OTHER SIDE OF THE SKY

THE OTHER SIDE OF THE SKY

by Amie Kaufman, Meagan Spooner | Read by Johnathan McClain, Caitlin Davies

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Two worlds--one above the clouds, driven by technology, and one under the clouds, driven by magic. Two points of views, and two narrators. Caitlin Davies creates Nimh, a young goddess on earth, and Johnathan McClain portrays Prince North, who swoops into Nimh's world in his glider. North comes to life as he searches for a way to get back home. From time to time, the two... Read More

PUNCHING THE AIR

PUNCHING THE AIR

Earphones Award Winner

by Ibi Zoboi, Yusef Salaam | Read by Ethan Herisse

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Narrator Ethan Herisse's voice is soft, slow, and somber as he narrates the poignant free-verse poems of the fictional character Amal Shahid. Herisse's tone is so tender that one can imagine the sensitive shapes and perfect rhythms drawn and written by this 16-year-old artist-poet before he was incarcerated. Amal and his friends have been arrested for assault after a run-in... Read More

REBEL SPY

REBEL SPY

by Veronica Rossi | Read by Jennifer Jill Araya

Blackstone Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Narrator Jennifer Jill Araya creates a spirited voice for 15-year-old Francisca, a poor orphan who narrowly escapes from her abusive stepfather. In order to hide, she takes on the identity of Lady Emmeline Coates, a victim of a nearby shipwreck. Years later, Francisca finds herself living in America during the revolution, and, although she has almost completely transformed... Read More

THE RULE OF THIRDS

THE RULE OF THIRDS Pippa Greene, Book 1

by Chantel Guertin | Read by Ana Sani

ECW Press | Unabridged
Young Adult

This first book in a series about high school junior Pippa Green introduces us to a girl still grieving the death of her father while she navigates the dramas of high school life and prepares for an important photography contest. Narrator Ana Sani captures Pippa's voice with all the snark, slang, and self-centeredness of the contemporary teen in today's social-media-driven... Read More

RUNNING

RUNNING

by Natalia Sylvester | Read by Frankie Corzo

Recorded Books | Unabridged
Young Adult

Frankie Corzo narrates this first-person YA look at what life is like for the children of politicians. The audiobook tells the story of Mari Ruiz, a 15-year-old Cuban-American whose father, loosely based on Florida Senator Marco Rubio, runs for president. Corzo's range is vast. She captures the subtle differences between the accents of characters who speak Spanish as a first... Read More

SANCTUARY

SANCTUARY

by Paola Mendoza, Abby Sher | Read by Paola Mendoza

Listening Library | Unabridged
Young Adult

Author Paola Mendoza communicates the traumatic experiences of immigrants seeking sanctuary as she narrates her own audiobook, coauthored with Abby Sher. In this near-future dystopian novel, Valentina Gonzalez Ramirez--known as Vali--lives in a world in which immigrants are subjected to intense scrutiny and abusive state-sanctioned policies. When governmental violence against... Read More

SIA MARTINEZ AND THE MOONLIT BEGINNING OF EVERYTHING

SIA MARTINEZ AND THE MOONLIT BEGINNING OF EVERYTHING

by Raquel Vasquez Gilliland | Read by Inés del Castillo

Simon & Schuster Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Listeners will fly through a blend of folklore, science fiction, and pop culture that makes for a thrilling and fast-paced story addressing the impacts of racism and abuse. Narrator Inés del Castillo's husky voice enlivens Sia Martinez, an engaging Mexican-American teenager. Sia's mother was deported by ICE and died while crossing the Sonoran Desert to return to Arizona.... Read More

SISTERS OF SWORD AND SONG

SISTERS OF SWORD AND SONG The Queen's Rising, Book 3

Earphones Award Winner

by Rebecca Ross | Read by Caitlin Kelly, Katherine Littrell

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

A young adult fantasy about the unbreakable bond between sisters will appeal equally to adults. Each sister tells her tale in interwoven chapters with narrator Caitlin Kelly speaking for the younger sister, Evadne, and Katherine Littrell, for the older, Halcyon. Kelly depicts the evolution of Evadne from a sheltered, sweet (but underestimated) girl to a scribe for a mage who... Read More

SMASH IT!

SMASH IT!

by Francina Simone | Read by Zakiya Young

Harlequin Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Narrator Zakiya Young convincingly voices the ups and downs of a Black teenager who embarks on a journey of self-discovery and acceptance through a "year of saying yes." Frustrated at her lack of confidence, Liv decides to emerge from the shadow of her two best friends (both guys) to make new friends, pursue romance, and try out for the school play. Young's lively performance... Read More

SPLINTERS OF SCARLET

SPLINTERS OF SCARLET

by Emily Bain Murphy | Read by Kat Rose-Martin

Dreamscape | Unabridged
Young Adult

Kat Rose-Martin's narration leads listeners into the fantastical nineteenth-century world of Marit Olsen. Her delivery gives narrative drive to the first-person story of the Danish orphan whose work as a talented seamstress is enhanced when she uses magic. But magic has a cost, and Rose-Martin captures Marit's fear of dying--as her sister did--from the poison that builds up in... Read More

THE STEPPING OFF PLACE

THE STEPPING OFF PLACE

by Cameron Kelly Rosenblum | Read by Hope Newhouse

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Narrator Hope Newhouse offers a gentle performance of this serious audiobook about surviving the loss of a friend. When Reid discovers that Hattie likely died by suicide weeks before starting their senior year, she is forced to redefine her life without her best friend by her side. Telling her story through glimpses of the past and present, Reid has a soft-spoken and careful... Read More

THIS IS MY AMERICA

THIS IS MY AMERICA

Earphones Award Winner

by Kim Johnson | Read by Bahni Turpin

Listening Library | Unabridged
Young Adult

Bahni Turpin's heartfelt narration highlights the determination of a family as they encounter the painful realities of the criminal justice system. Seventeen-year-old Tracy Beaumont's father, an innocent man, has been sentenced to death, and although her family is exhausted with worry, they remain hopeful that the truth will come out. Then things go from bad to much worse when... Read More

THIS IS WHAT I KNOW ABOUT ART

THIS IS WHAT I KNOW ABOUT ART

by Kimberly Drew | Read by Kimberly Drew

Listening Library | Unabridged
Young Adult

Author Kimberly Drew has a timely message to share in this audiobook about her path from art historian and creator of the innovative blog @blackcontemporaryart to social media manager at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and activist. Aiming her work at a young adult audience, Drew addresses listeners in a precise yet informal narrative that clearly delineates her perspective on... Read More

TODAY TONIGHT TOMORROW

TODAY TONIGHT TOMORROW

by Rachel Lynn Solomon | Read by Rebekkah Ross

Simon & Schuster Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Narrator Rebekkah Ross skillfully maneuvers the breakneck pace of this YA novel. Today, high schoolers Rowan Roth and Neil McNair are rivals battling to better one another at every turn. Tonight, in the midst of their senior class game, Howl, which leads them all across Seattle, it is in their best interest to work together to win. But tomorrow, everything changes. As indicated... Read More

UNRAVEL THE DUSK

UNRAVEL THE DUSK The Blood of Stars, Book 2

by Elizabeth Lim | Read by Kim Mai Guest

Listening Library | Unabridged
Young Adult

Kim Mai Guest returns to narrate the enchanting conclusion to Lim's Blood of the Stars series. To keep the peace between two kingdoms, Maia must disguise herself once again, this time as the emperor's bride. But her disguise is threatened by the fact that she's been cursed to become a demon. Guest adopts a malevolent whisper as demonic voices work to corrupt Maia's mind and... Read More

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by Nicole Kronzer | Read by Nicole Kronzer

Dreamscape | Unabridged
Young Adult

Nicole Kronzer shines in her debut as author and narrator of this spunky YA drama laced with humor. Zelda Bailey-Cho's enthusiasm for improv summer camp is crushed by the toxic bro culture of the elite varsity team and its predatory coach. Kronzer voices the plot and the realistic characters with gusto. The combination of vulnerability and snark in Zelda's tone creates a... Read More

VICIOUS SPIRITS

VICIOUS SPIRITS Gumiho, Book 2

by Kat Cho | Read by Emily Woo Zeller

Listening Library | Unabridged
Young Adult

Emily Woo Zeller gives a lively narration of this fast-paced and romantic sequel to WICKED FOX. Zeller guides listeners as the story alternates between the perspectives of three teens and one immortal protagonist. Miyoung is a former gumiho, or fox spirit, who is grieving her mother. She has a mysterious illness and is uncertain where her life will take her next. Coming to her... Read More

WATCH OVER ME

WATCH OVER ME

by Nina LaCour | Read by Jorjeanna Marie

Listening Library | Unabridged
Young Adult

Jorjeana Marie's quiet, somber narration adds to the eerie beauty of this haunting story about grief, chosen family, and the ghosts we carry. When 18-year-old Mila ages out of the foster system, she takes a job on a remote farm on the California coast. The farm is home to children with nowhere to go, who all carry pain similar to Mila's. Marie's raw, husky voice is melodic and... Read More

A WORLD OF SECRETS

A WORLD OF SECRETS The Firewall Trilogy, Book 2

by James Maxwell | Read by Simon Vance

Brilliance Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Master narrator Simon Vance performs the second entry in The Firewall Trilogy. A young warrior and his allies embark on a journey across a dark, fantastical world. Taimin risks his life to discover the secrets of Zorn as he travels to the distant firewall that demarcates the kingdom from the wasteland beyond. Vance gives each character a subtly different voice--except for the... Read More

YOUTH TO POWER

YOUTH TO POWER Your Voice and How to Use It

by Jamie Margolin, Greta Thunberg [Fore.] | Read by Jamie Margolin

Hachette Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Climate justice organizer Jamie Margolin passionately narrates her audiobook, which offers practical advice for young people who want to become activists but don't know where to start. Margolin's tone is friendly and authoritative as she breaks down the steps to write an op-ed, organize a change-making event, and use social media to spread a message while prioritizing mental... Read More

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