ALA Midwinter 2019: Hear Diversity panel audiobook list 19 Results

Audiobooks have a critical role to play in our shared commitment to diverse literature. They add momentum to the reading experience, offer authentic representations of language & dialogue, and provide a literacy bridge to struggling readers. We’re thrilled to share this diverse collection of acclaimed and soon-to-be-published audiobooks for kids and teens. Whether or not you can join us at ALA Midwinter 2019 in Seattle, we hope you enjoy exploring this list, listening to clips, and sharing with young people at your library.

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Author: Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich | Narrator: Various
Grades: 7-8
Release Date: July 30, 2019
From We Need Diverse Books, the organization behind Flying Lessons & Other Stories, comes another middle-grade short story collection--this one focused on exploring acts of bravery--featuring some of the best own-voices children's authors, includ...
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Author: Celia C. Pérez | Narrator: Carolina Ayala
Grades: 7-8
Release Date: July 09, 2019
Un libro de honor del premio Pura Belpré, 2018La primera regla del punk es una conmovedora exploracion de la amistad, la busqueda de uno mismo, y el aprender a "rockear" como si nadie te esta mirando. No hay atajos para navegar el primer ...
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Author: Erika L. Sánchez | Narrator: Scarlett Bernal Hernández
Grades: 9-12
Release Date: July 09, 2019
Finalista del National Book Award!Bestseller del New York Times!Julia no es la hija mexicana perfecta. Ese era el rol de su hermana Olga. Olga no fue a la universidad, se quedó en casa para cuidar a sus padres, limpiar la casa y trabajar ...
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Author: Ann Bausum | Narrator: Ann Bausum and Vikas Adam
Grades: 9-12
Release Date: June 04, 2019
Groundbreaking narrative nonfiction for teens that tells the story of the AIDS crisis in America.Thirty-five years ago, it was a modern-day, mysterious plague. Its earliest victims were mostly gay men, some of the most marginalized people in the coun...
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ISBN: 9781984886101
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Author: Ambelin Kwaymullina and Ezekiel Kwaymullina | Narrator: Miranda Tapsell
Grades: 9-12
Release Date: May 14, 2019
This brilliantly written thriller explores the lives--and deaths--of two girls, and what they will do to win justice. Sure to be one of the most talked-about books of the year!Nothing's been the same for Beth Teller since the day she died.Her dad is...
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ISBN: 9781984884404
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Author: Adam Gidwitz and David Bowles | Narrator: January LaVoy
Grades: 4-6
Release Date: April 16, 2019
Pura Belpré Honor-winning author David Bowles joins Newbery Honor-winning Adam Gidwitz as co-author of the newest Unicorn Rescue Society adventure, as the kids travel to the U.S.-Mexican border to help the legendary chupacabras.A new adventure...
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ISBN: 9781984890870
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Author: Padma Venkatraman | Narrator: Padma Venkatraman
Grades: 7-8
Release Date: February 05, 2019
"Readers will be captivated by this beautifully written novel about young people who must use their instincts and grit to survive. Padma shares with us an unflinching peek into the reality millions of homeless children live every day but also infuses...
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ISBN: 9781984845092
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Author: Yoon Ha Lee | Narrator: Kim Mai Guest
Grades: 7-8
Release Date: January 15, 2019
Rick Riordan Presents Yoon Ha Lee's space opera about thirteen-year-old Min, who comes from a long line of fox spirits. But you'd never know it by looking at her.To keep the family safe, Min's mother insists that none of them use any fox-magic, such ...
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ISBN: 9780525587583
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Author: Joseph Bruchac and Adam Gidwitz | Narrator: January LaVoy
Grades: 4-6
Release Date: November 13, 2018
Among the towering fir trees of the Pacific Northwest, a famously elusive creature is in serious trouble.   All Elliot wants is a nice, normal day at school. All Uchenna wants is an adventure. Guess whose wish comes true? Professor Fauna whisks ...
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Author: Nic Stone | Narrator: Kim Mai Guest, Dion Graham and Nic Stone
Grades: 9-12
Release Date: October 09, 2018
From the New York Times bestselling author of Dear Martin comes an honest and touching depiction of friendship, first love, and everything in between. Perfect for fans of Love, Simon and What If It's Us.Courtney Cooper and Jupiter Sanchez (Coop &...
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ISBN: 9780525636052
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Author: Torrey Maldonado | Narrator: Torrey Maldonado
Grades: 7-8
Release Date: September 04, 2018
Tight: Lately, Bryan's been feeling it in all kinds of ways . . .Bryan knows what's tight for him--reading comics, drawing superheroes, and hanging out with no drama. But drama is every day where he's from, and that gets him tight, wound up.And now B...
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Author: Adib Khorram | Narrator: Michael Levi Harris
Grades: 9-12
Release Date: August 28, 2018
Darius doesn't think he'll ever be enough, in America or in Iran. Hilarious and heartbreaking, this unforgettable debut introduces a brilliant new voice in contemporary YA.Winner of the William C. Morris Debut Award“Heartfelt, tender, and so ut...
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