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THE FREE; A NOVEL

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
McLaaughlin
Author's First Name: 
Lauren
Narrator's First Name: 
James Edward
Narrator's Last Name: 
Shippy
Publisher: 
Recorded Books
Publication Date: 
2017
2017 Nomination (not yet selected): 
James Edward Shippy is adept at voicing not only male and female characters of varying races/cultures, but of also capturing their emotional states as they navigage "juvie", all charged with crimes, some heinous. The main narrator Isaac West has taken the "rap" for someone else in an effort to secure a better life for his sister but he finds lies in prison much more difficult to maintain. While the story may have a potentially happier resolution that is realistic, the friendships that form and the sense of what life is like for kids who really never have had a chance is very powerful. A compelling listen. Edie Ching (Audiobook).

WELL, THAT WAS AWKWARD [AUDIOBOOK]

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Vail
Author's First Name: 
Rachel
Narrator's First Name: 
Simone
Narrator's Last Name: 
Policano
Publisher: 
Penguin (Listening Library/Random House)
Publication Date: 
February 28, 2017
2017 Nomination (not yet selected): 
This modern, middle-school retelling of Cyrano de Bergerac introduces readers to a group of friends who are making their first forays into the mysterious world of romance. One day Gracie notices her friend A.J. in a new light and is immediately in the midst of her first real crush. However, A.J. is interested in Grace's best friend Sienna. Sienna and A.J. can't seem to communicate without the help of their best friends. On top of all these new complications, Gracie feels constant pressure to be a ray of sunshine for her parents who lost their first child seven years before Gracie was born. Gracie draws readers in with her funny, offbeat inner monologue. The reader brings to life the characters, humor and heart throughout this story. (M. Crews)

THE HATE U GIVE [AUDIOBOOK]

The Hate U Give
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Thomas
Author's First Name: 
Angie
Narrator's First Name: 
Bahni
Narrator's Last Name: 
Turpin
Publisher: 
HarperCollins
Publication Date: 
2017
2017 Nomination (not yet selected): 
The Hate U Give follows sixteen-year-old Starr's difficult journey after witnessing the shooting of one of her best friends at the hands of an officer. Bahni Turpin takes this already moving and important story and breathes even more power into Starr as she finds her voice amidst the chaos. The interactions - both serious and humorous - between Starr and her family and friends come alive through Turpin's nuanced narration. Meaghan McKeron. Audiobooks.

GRAYLING'S SONG [AUDIOBOOK]

GRAYLING'S SONG [AUDIOBOOK]
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Cushman
Author's First Name: 
Karen
Narrator's First Name: 
Katherine
Narrator's Last Name: 
Kellgren
Publisher: 
Recorded Books
Publication Date: 
2016

 A young, insecure girl is given the impossible task of freeing her domineering mother and other workers of magic from a terrible fate. Her travels bring her into contact with a myriad cast of characters, all uniquely and authentically voiced (and or sung) by the narrator. A powerful story of finding your own voice and using it wisely.

HIGHLY ILLOGICAL BEHAVIOR [AUDIOBOOK]

HIGHLY ILLOGICAL BEHAVIOR [AUDIOBOOK]
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Whaley
Author's First Name: 
John Corey
Narrator's First Name: 
Robbie
Narrator's Last Name: 
Daymond
Publisher: 
Penguin (Listening Library/Random House)
Publication Date: 
2016

 In this hilarious and heartbreaking story, Solomon’s agoraphobia keeps him happily ensconced in his home, but ambitious Lisa decides to “cure” him in hopes of earning acceptance at a prestigious psychology program. Daymond’s upbeat performance brings Sol to life and pairs perfectly with Whelan’s driven, but earnest portrayal of Lisa.

BEING JAZZ: MY LIFE AS A (TRANSGENDER) TEEN [AUDIOBOOK]

BEING JAZZ: MY LIFE AS A (TRANSGENDER) TEEN [AUDIOBOOK]
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Jennings
Author's First Name: 
Jazz
Narrator's First Name: 
Jazz
Narrator's Last Name: 
Jennings
Publisher: 
Penguin (Listening Library/Random House)
Publication Date: 
2016

 Jazz Jennings' transition from a boy to a girl, her true authentic self, has made headlines as she and her family fought for the right to use the girl's bathroom and to play on a girl's soccer team. Jazz narrates her own story of her struggles, triumphs, hopes and dreams with passion and insight.

THE DARKEST CORNERS [AUDIOBOOK]

THE DARKEST CORNERS [AUDIOBOOK]
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Thomas
Author's First Name: 
Kara
Narrator's First Name: 
Jorjeana
Narrator's Last Name: 
Marie
Publisher: 
Penguin (Listening Library/Random House)
Publication Date: 
2016

 Tessa’s small town was victimized by a serial killer when she was a child, and now years later the killer may be back. This spookily quiet mystery builds to an explosive ending.

TRU AND NELLE (AUDIOBOOK)

TRU AND NELLE (AUDIOBOOK)
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Neri
Author's First Name: 
G
Narrator's First Name: 
Catherine
Narrator's Last Name: 
Taber
Publisher: 
Penguin (Listening Library/Random House)
Publication Date: 
2016

 This story of the friendship between Nelle, a feckless tomboy and Tru, a quirky child being raised (somewhat absently) by distant relatives is loosely based on Harper Lee and Truman Capote. Life in their small Southern town is convincingly depicted as is their abiding affection for each other.

THE SMELL OF OTHER PEOPLE'S HOUSES [AUDIOBOOK]

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Hitchcock
Author's First Name: 
Bonnie-Sue
Narrator's First Name: 
Jorjeana
Narrator's Last Name: 
Marie, Erin Tripp, Karissa Vacker, Robbie Daymond
Publisher: 
Penguin (Listening Library/Random House)
Publication Month: 
February
Publication Date: 
2016

 Ruth hides a secret she can’t keep for much longer, and even a cold stroke of luck may not be enough to save Dora. Alyce dreams of dancing elsewhere, while Hank, headed for safety, stumbles into serious danger. Four teenagers in rural Alaska, voiced by a quiet, alternating array of narrators, find their lives interwoven as each abandons the familiar in search of secure passage into adulthood.

RAYMIE NIGHTINGALE [AUDIO]

RAYMIE NIGHTINGALE [AUDIO]
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
DiCamillo
Author's First Name: 
Kate
Narrator's First Name: 
Jenna
Narrator's Last Name: 
Lamia
Publisher: 
Penguin (Listening Library/Random House)
Publication Date: 
2017

 Raymie has decided that the only way to get her father to return home is to win the Little Miss Central Florida Tire competition. What starts off as a desire to best the other girls becomes a poignant story of learning to see other people's truths. The narrator brings authenticity to Raymie's voice and her struggle between what she wants and what the other girls need.

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