Listening Library will partner with American Girl on an audiobook publishing program that will bring more than 50 classic and new American Girl titles to audiobook listeners beginning in June 2022.
The partnership will include titles from American Girl’s large library of stories, featuring an inclusive range of the beloved historical characters like Kaya™, Addy™, Samantha™, Nanea™, Melody™, and Courtney™; contemporary characters from the Girl of the Year™ and World by Us™ lines, including 2022 Girl of the Year, Corinne Tan™; the playful WellieWishers™ series; and nonfiction wellbeing titles like the bestselling The Care & Keeping of You series.
The publishing program kicks off this summer, with more than 40 audiobooks on sale June 7, 2022. Additional titles to be published in fall 2022 and spring 2023 are to be announced. Click here to view the announced collection so far.
“Generations of girls have loved reading about these characters, and we’re excited to work with American Girl to give voice to their stories on audio, pairing these beloved characters with narrators that reflect their diverse range of backgrounds,” says Amanda D’Acierno, President & Publisher of Penguin Random House Audio.
“American Girl is pleased to partner with Penguin Random House Audio to create audiobooks that bring our characters’ stories to life in a fun new way,” says Jodi Goldberg, Senior Director of Content Development for American Girl. “Whether girls listen at home or on the go, they’ll always have their favorite American Girl stories by their side.”
American Girl’s award-winning books—stories of adventure, friendship, courage, and compassion—have been beloved by kids for more than 35 years. From historical and contemporary fiction that celebrates girls yesterday and today to nonfiction advice and activity titles that help girls navigate the changes and challenges of growing up, American Girl’s notable library of books provide good reads that will inspire young listeners at your library to be good people.
This new publishing program includes such titles as: