From School Library Journal: Top 10 Audiobooks 2019
These Top 10 audiobooks represent the best of November 2018 to October 2019 releases, with selections for all age groups and interests. Exceptional narration enhances the fascinating stories.
Ahmed, Samira. Internment. Hachette Audio. ISBN 9781549148767.
Gr 9 Up–When Layla Amin and her family, along with hundreds of other Muslim Americans, are forced into internment camps, Layla leads a resistance that challenges the idea that a person’s beliefs determine their value in society. Soneela Nankani does an incredible job bringing Layla’s story to life.
Barnes, Derrick. Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut. Recorded Bks. ISBN 9781980026600.
PreS-Gr 3–In pulsing prose, Barnes describes the experience of getting a “fresh cut” through the eyes of a young African American boy. It gives him the confidence to view the world differently. Corey Allen reads in a rich, rhythmic voice.
Bausum, Ann. VIRAL: The Fight Against AIDS in America. Listening Library. ISBN 9781984886101.
Gr 7 Up–This is a comprehensive historical introduction to the social, medical, and political aspects of the HIV/AIDS crisis. Reading the stories of activists, sufferers, friends, the medical community, and government entities, Vikas Adam beautifully conveys the emotions of those affected.
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