Collection Development Do You Offer the Youngifications on Audio of These Bestselling Nonfiction Titles?
Check your collections for these impactful youngifications of some of today’s most popular nonfiction titles on audio. Audiobooks promote literacy and can expose young readers to new vocabulary or help improve their comprehension and literacy skills. Visit Sound Learning for a closer look at how audiobooks can impact reading accuracy, vocabulary skills, pronunciation, reading speed and more. And remind parents and caregivers at your library about these top-notch productions perfect for family book clubs. We’ve highlighted a few forthcoming youngification editions below.

The 1619 Project
A dramatic expansion of a groundbreaking work of journalism, The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story offers a profoundly revealing vision of the American past and present.
The 1619 Project: Born on the Water
The 1619 Project’s lyrical picture book in verse chronicles the consequences of slavery and the history of Black resistance in the United States, thoughtfully rendered by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones and Newbery honor-winning author Renée Watson.
Spearhead
Author: Adam Makos
Read by: Johnathan McClain
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From the author of the international bestseller A Higher Call comes the riveting World War II story of an American tank gunner’s journey into the heart of the Third Reich, where he will meet destiny in an iconic armor duel—and forge an enduring bond with his enemy.
Spearhead (Adapted for Young Adults)
Author: Adam Makos
Adapted for young adults from the New York Times bestseller, a riveting and true WWII story of a young man—an American tank gunner—who meets his destiny in an iconic armor duel and forges an enduring bond with his enemy.
Killers of the Flower Moon
Author: David Grann
Read By: Will Patton, Ann Marie Lee and Danny Campbell
LISTEN TO A CLIP: audio
From New Yorker staff writer David Grann, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Lost City of Z, a twisting, haunting true-life murder mystery about one of the most monstrous crimes in American history.

“It’s amazing how much history and horror fills this book. Together, the narrators’ deliveries are powerful, making it a story listeners will never forget.”—AudioFile

Killers of the Flower Moon: Adapted for Young Readers
Author: David Grann
Read By: Kyla Garcia, Jon Lindstrom and Joe Ochman
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In this adaptation of the adult bestseller, David Grann revisits his gripping investigation into the shocking crimes against the Osage people. The book is a searing indictment of the callousness and prejudice toward Native Americans that allowed the murderers to occur for so long.
The Story of More
Author: Hope Jahren
Read by: Hope Jahren
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“Hope Jahren asks the central question of our time: how can we learn to live on a finite planet? The Story of More is thoughtful, informative, and—above all—essential.”—Elizabeth Kolbert, author of The Sixth Extinction
The Story of More (Adapted for Young Adults)
Author: Hope Jahren
Read by: Hope Jahren
LISTEN TO A CLIP: audio
“This highly-readable scientific tome is a brief but thorough introduction into how we got here ecologically speaking and what is necessary to sustain our shared planet for future generations. It is strongly recommended for junior high and high school nonfiction collections.”—School Library Journal
Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century
Author: Alice Wong
Read By: Alejandra Ospina and Alice Wong
LISTEN TO A CLIP: audio
“This is a wake-up call and a justified demand for greater visibility for all members of our communities, and it deserves a wide audience.”—Booklist
Disability Visibility (Adapted for Young Adults)
Author: Alice Wong
Read By: Sarah Ann Masse, Anthony Michael Lopez and Alice Wong
LISTEN TO A CLIP: audio
“Disabled young people will be proud to see themselves reflected in this hopeful, compelling, and insightful essay collection, adapted for young adults from the critically acclaimed adult book, Disability Visibility: First Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century that “sheds light on the experience of life as an individual with disabilities, as told by none other than authors with these life experiences.”—Chicago Tribune
She Said
Author: Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey
Read By: Rebecca Lowman, Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey
LISTEN TO A CLIP: audio
From the Pulitzer-prize winning reporters who broke the news of Harvey Weinstein’s sexual harassment and abuse for the New York Times, Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, the thrilling untold story of their investigation and its consequences for the #MeToo movement.
Chasing the Truth: A Young Journalist's Guide to Investigative Reporting
Author: Jodi Kantor, Megan Twohey and Ruby Shamir
Read by: Rebecca Lowman
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The perfect book for all student journalists, this young readers adaptation of the New York Times bestselling She Said by Pulitzer Prize winning reporters’ Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey will inspire a new generation of young journalists.
One Life
Author: Megan Rapinoe and Emma Brockes
Read by: Megan Rapinoe
LISTEN TO A CLIP: audio
Megan Rapinoe, Olympic gold medalist and two-time Women’s World Cup champion, reveals for the first time her life both on and off the field. Guided by her personal journey into social justice, brimming with humor, humanity, and joy, she urges all of us to ask ourselves, What will you do with your one life?
One Life: Young Readers Edition
Author: Megan Rapinoe
Read by: Nicole Lewis
LISTEN TO A CLIP: audio
Using stories from her own life and career, Rapinoe discusses the responsibility we have to speak up. In this edition specifically for young readers, she reveals the impact everyone, even kids, can have on their communities and how kids can get involved in making the world a better place.

“Readers will be inspired by her belief that “we have to love more, hate less, listen more, talk less” and be empowered to follow her lead.”—Booklist, starred review

Notes from a Young Black Chef
Author: Kwame Onwuachi and Joshua David Stein
Read by: Kwame Onwuachi
LISTEN TO A CLIP: audio
In this inspiring memoir about the intersection of race, fame, and food, he shares the remarkable story of his culinary coming-of-age. A powerful, heartfelt, and shockingly honest story of chasing your dreams—even when they don’t turn out as you expected—Notes from a Young Black Chef is one man’s pursuit of his passions, despite the odds.

“Listeners who are unfamiliar with his story will find themselves cheering as a wayward child from the streets of the Bronx makes good on his love of food. Fans of the cooking world, including shows such as “Top Chef,” will be entranced.”—AudioFile Earphones Award Winner

Notes from a Young Black Chef (Adapted for Young Adults)
Author: Kwame Onwuachi and Joshua David Stein
Read by: Malik Rashad
LISTEN TO A CLIP: audio
This inspiring memoir, now adapted for young adults, chronicles Top Chef star and Forbes and Zagat 30 Under 30 phenom Kwame Onwuachi’s incredible and odds-defying fame in the food world after a tough childhood in the Bronx and Nigeria.
Dreyer's English
Author: Benjamin Dreyer
Read By: Benjamin Dreyer and Alison Fraser
LISTEN TO A CLIP: audio
Chockful of advice, insider wisdom, and fun facts, this book will prove to be invaluable to everyone who wants to shore up their writing skills, mandatory for people who spend their time editing and shaping other people’s prose, and—perhaps best of all—an utter treat for anyone who simply revels in language.
Dreyer's English (Adapted for Young Readers)
Author: Benjamin Dreyer
Read by: Benjamin Dreyer
LISTEN TO A CLIP: audio
Adapted from the New York Times bestseller by Random House’s longtime copy chief, this informative and witty guide to writing and grammar, written especially for a younger audience, entertains as well as instructs.

“A great addition to any classroom and school library as a reference source. Give it to all the English teachers you know.”—School Library Journal

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