Carnegie Medal
Awards & Recognition Listen to the 2021 Carnegie Medals Shortlist on Audiobook

We’re thrilled to celebrate the finalists for the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Fiction and Nonfiction including two BOT titles! Visit the official awards page on the ALA’s website to view all 6 finalists. As stated on their site, “The two medal winners will be announced on Thursday, February 4, 2021 3:00pm-4:00pm CST, at the Reference and User Services Association’s Book and Media Awards event at the Virtual American Library Association Midwinter Meeting.” Everyone is invited to attend this complimentary virtual event. Register now!

Be sure to offer the audio editions of these standout selections! Listen to clips and hear why these audiobooks are truly not-to-be-missed productions:

A Burning
“Six narrators of Indian descent bring authenticity to this tragic debut fiction about a young Indian woman unjustly charged with terrorism over a Facebook comment….Their multifaceted voices harmoniously blend to bring out a consistent storytelling experience.”—AudioFile Earphones Award
Deacon King Kong
Author: James McBride
Read by: Dominic Hoffman
LISTEN TO A CLIP: audio
“Hoffman brings a multi-textured richness to each character in the novel. They are familiar and familial in their interactions. The listener is humorously entertained and drawn into the neighborhood as a community member witnessing the unfolding of this unpredictable story.”—AudioFile

“[Hoffman is] a consummate chameleon, effortlessly voicing McBride’s scathingly observant riffs on skin-color-based inequity as he smoothly adjusts among characters, moods, and backgrounds, transforming an already stupendous book into an unmissable performance.”—Booklist, starred review

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