Listening Library’s 2018 ALA Award Winners 15 Results

Listening Library is excited to announce our 2018 ALA Award Winners on audiobook! From two Odyssey Honors (THE BOOK OF DUST and A BOY CALLED CHRISTMAS), to the Printz Award Winner (WE ARE OKAY), the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Award (THE STARS BENEATH OUR FEET), and many more, we encourage you to share these remarkable and diverse stories with your young patrons. Learn more about our ALA Award Winners on our blog.

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Author: Susan Middleton Elya | Narrator: Laura Ortiz
Grades: K-3
Release Date: June 05, 2018
The Princess and the Pea gets a fresh twist in this charming bilingual retelling, winner of the Pura Belpré Medal for Illustration.

El príncipe knows this girl is the one for him, but, as usual, his mother doesn't agree.
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Author: Jacqueline Woodson | Narrator: Jacqueline Woodson, Jorjeana Marie and Guy Lockard
Grades: 9-12
Release Date: March 06, 2018
A lyrical story of star-crossed love perfect for readers of The Hate U Give, by National Ambassador for Children’s Literature Jacqueline Woodson--now celebrating its twentieth anniversary, and including a new preface by the author

Jeremiah feels good inside his own skin.
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Author: Philip Pullman | Narrator: Michael Sheen
Grades: 9-12
Release Date: October 19, 2017
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER.

2018 Odyssey Honor 
2018 ALSC Notable Children’s Recording
The Washington Post Best Audiobook of 2017
Slate Best Audiobook of 2017
Booklist Editor’s Choice Audio for Youth
AudioFile Best YA Audiobooks of 2017

"Too few things in our world are worth a seventeen year wait.
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Author: Nic Stone | Narrator: Dion Graham
Grades: 9-12
Release Date: October 17, 2017
"Powerful, wrenching.” –John Green, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Turtles All the Way Down

"Raw and gripping." –JASON REYNOLDS, New York Times bestselling coauthor of All American Boys

"A must-read.
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Author: David Barclay Moore | Narrator: David Barclay Moore and Nile Bullock
Grades: 7-8
Release Date: September 19, 2017
"The right story at the right time. . . . It’s not just a narrative; it’s an experience. It’s the novel we’ve been waiting for." —The New York Times

A boy tries to steer a safe path through the projects in Harlem in the wake of his brother’s death in this outstanding debut novel that celebrates community and creativity.
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Author: Daniel H. Wilson | Narrator: David Giuntoli and Claire Coffee
Grades: N/A
Release Date: August 01, 2017
An ingenious new thriller that weaves a path through history, following a race of human-like machines that have been hiding among us for untold centuries, written by the New York Times bestselling author of Robopocalypse.

Present day.
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Author: S. K. Ali | Narrator: Ariana Delawari
Grades: 9-12
Release Date: July 11, 2017
Saints and Misfits is an unforgettable debut novel that feels like a modern day My So-Called Life…starring a Muslim teen.

There are three kinds of people in my world.

1. Saints, those special people moving the world forward.
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Author: Pablo Cartaya | Narrator: Pablo Cartaya
Grades: 7-8
Release Date: May 16, 2017
A 2018 Pura Belpré Author Honor Book

Save the restaurant. Save the town. Get the girl. Make Abuela proud. Can thirteen-year-old Arturo Zamora do it all or is he in for a BIG, EPIC FAIL. 

For Arturo, summertime in Miami means playing basketball until dark, sipping mango smoothies, and keeping cool under banyan trees.
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Author: Ruth Behar | Narrator: Ruth Behar
Grades: 7-8
Release Date: April 11, 2017
Winner of the 2018 Pura Belpre Award.

“A book for anyone mending from childhood wounds.”—Sandra Cisneros, author of The House on Mango Street

 
In this unforgettable multicultural coming-of-age narrative—based on the author’s childhood in the 1960s—a young Cuban-Jewish immigrant girl is adjusting to her new life in New York City when her American dream is suddenly derailed.
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Author: Nina LaCour | Narrator: Jorjeana Marie
Grades: 9-12
Release Date: February 14, 2017
Winner of the 2018 Michael L. Printz Award — An achingly beautiful novel about grief and the enduring power of friendship.

Short, poetic and gorgeously written.” —The New York Times Book Review

“A beautiful, devastating piece of art.
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Author: Jakob Wegelius | Narrator: Kimberly Farr
Grades: 9-12
Release Date: January 24, 2017
"This may be the most charming book I’ve read all year." --The New York Times

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I don’t know when I last read a book with such pure and unalloyed pleasure." --Philip Pullman, internationally bestselling author of The Golden Compass and The Book of Dust

Winner of the Mildred L.
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Author: Matt Haig | Narrator: Stephen Fry
Grades: 7-8
Release Date: November 01, 2016
2018 Odyssey Honor
2018 ALSC Notable Children’s Recording

Before there was Santa Claus, there was a young boy who believed in the impossible. . . . Lemony Snicket meets Elf in this warmhearted Christmas caper.

 
Eleven-year-old Nikolas—nicknamed “Christmas”—has received only one toy in his life.
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