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This view shows all of the books in this age group that have been selected in years past and nominated for the current year (but not yet selected). The nominations are marked by a "Nomination(not yet selected):" label.

KEY TO EXTRAORDINARY [AUDIOBOOK]

KEY TO EXTRAORDINARY [AUDIOBOOK]
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Lloyd
Author's First Name: 
Natalie
Narrator's First Name: 
Kate
Narrator's Last Name: 
Simses
Publisher: 
Scholastic Audio
Publication Date: 
2016

 Emma knows she is special: her mother told her so before she died. When she finds the clue to a hidden treasure Emma knows she will fulfill her destiny. This wonderfully voiced audio is perfect for lovers of magic, traditional music, and quirky but cool characters.

SUMMERLOST [AUDIOBOOK]

SUMMERLOST [AUDIOBOOK]
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Condie
Author's First Name: 
Ally
Narrator's First Name: 
Phoebe
Narrator's Last Name: 
Strole
Publisher: 
Penguin (Listening Library/Random House)
Publication Date: 
2016

 Cedar’s family is still grieving deeply when they move to Iron Creek, home of a renowned theater festival. She uncovers a mystery in the untimely death of a bygone starlet, but this isn’t the only problem she must resolve in this touching and thoughtfully told story. The lowkey narration echoes the sense of loss.

ANNA AND THE SWALLOW MAN [AUDIOBOOK]

ANNA AND THE SWALLOW MAN [AUDIOBOOK]
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Savit
Author's First Name: 
Gavriel
Narrator's First Name: 
Allan
Narrator's Last Name: 
Corduner
Publisher: 
Penguin (Listening Library/Random House)
Publication Date: 
2016

 When 7-year old Anna finds herself alone in Nazi Poland, she finds companionship with the mysterious Swallow Man. As Anna grows up the Swallow Man remains her guide throughout their travels. The narrator manages to inhabit all of the characters, especially the intelligent but unknowable Swallow Man.

STONEWALL: BREAKING OUT IN THE FIGHT FOR GAY RIGHTS [AUDIOBOOK]

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Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Bausum
Author's First Name: 
Ann
Narrator's First Name: 
Tim
Narrator's Last Name: 
Federle
Publisher: 
Penguin (Listening Library/Random House)
Publication Date: 
2015

 In June 1969 the Stonewall bar in New York’s Greenwich Village was once again targeted by the police in an effort to harass the LGBT community. The ensuing riots marked the beginning of the coordinated push for LGBT rights. Federle’s narration brings alive the zeitgeist of the era masterfully.

LISTEN, SLOWLY [AUDIOBOOK]

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Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Lai
Author's First Name: 
Thanhha
Narrator's First Name: 
Lulu
Narrator's Last Name: 
Lam
Publisher: 
Blackstone Audio
Publication Date: 
2015

 Mai must accompany her grandmother to Viet Nam in search of information about the grandfather who disappeared in the Vietnam War. Alternately poignant and funny, we follow Mai as she discovers the beauty of Viet Nam and rediscovers the power found in her grandmother’s stories. Lam embodies Mai maturing personality, grandmother’s lyrical stories, and expertly weaves Vietnamese and English languages.

ALL AMERICAN BOYS [AUDIOBOOK]

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Reynolds
Author's First Name: 
Jason
Second Author's First Name: 
Brendan
Second Author's Last Name: 
Kiely
Narrator's First Name: 
Guy
Narrator's Last Name: 
Lockard
Publisher: 
Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: 
2015

 African-American teen Rashad is accused of shoplifting and beaten by a white police officer his best friend Quinn, who is white, doesn't know how to react. He saw what happened, but does he have all the facts? Powerfully narrated in the voices of Rashad and Quinn.

THESE SHALLOW GRAVES [AUDIOBOOK]

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Donnelly
Author's First Name: 
Jennifer
Narrator's First Name: 
Kim
Narrator's Last Name: 
Bubbs
Publisher: 
Penguin (Listening Library/Random House)
Publication Date: 
2015

 Jo Montfort is a young woman in the 1890's who has it all—until her father is found dead of an apparent suicide. An unforgettable combination of romance, mystery, adventure and historical fiction, impeccably paced by Bubbs.

MOST DANGEROUS: DANIEL ELLSBERG AND THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE VIETNAM WAR [AUDIOBOOK]

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Sheinkin
Author's First Name: 
Steve
Narrator's First Name: 
Ray
Narrator's Last Name: 
Porter
Publisher: 
Penguin (Random House)
Publication Date: 
2015

 Daniel Ellsburg, a Pentagon employee, grew disillusioned with what he was learning about the US involvement in the Vietnam War. The government was hiding the awful truth from the American public. Once he discovered Robert McNamara’s treatise on what was really happening in Vietnam, Ellsburg must decide whether he should leak the document to the press. What he decides will change the course of history. Porter’s purposeful tone throughout the narration affords the gravitas this spectacular non-fiction deserves.

CARTWHEELING IN THUNDERSTORMS [AUDIOBOOK]

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Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Rundell
Author's First Name: 
Katherine
Narrator's First Name: 
Bianca
Narrator's Last Name: 
Amato
Publisher: 
Recorded Books
Publication Date: 
2015

 Will has grown up in Zimbabwe out in the bush with as much freedom as a child could want. With her mother already gone, her father’s death wreaks havoc on her life and she is sent from Zimbabwe for London and a boarding school. Unhappy from the start, Will runs away to find a way to go back home. Bianca Amata brilliantly brings the strong-willed Will alive to listeners with all of the love she has in Zimbabwe and the unhappiness she finds in London.

ASK THE DARK [AUDIOBOOK]

ASK THE DARK [AUDIOBOOK]
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Turner
Author's First Name: 
Henry
Narrator's First Name: 
Lincoln
Narrator's Last Name: 
Hoppe
Publisher: 
Abrams
Publication Date: 
2015

 When a young man’s body is found by the river and a boy disappears, Billy Zeets, a troublemaker with a kind heart decides to investigate. Hoppe’s narration of this riveting and suspenseful story is mesmerizing.

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