Superheroes, Summer Camp, and Sonia! The Booklist Editors’ Choice List 2018

The Booklist editors have spoken…and we know you’ll want to listen! These picks from the Booklist Editors’ Choice: Youth Audio list are some of the past year’s most celebrated fiction and non-fiction bestsellers. Read on to find out what little listeners will be clamoring for at your library, and to get a jump on your 2019 list of recommendations. Click here to see Booklist‘s full Youth Audio list.

The Beloved World of Sonia Sotomayor
Author: Sonia Sotomayor
Read By: Sonia Sotomayor and Jaina Lee Ortiz
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“Sotomayor’s message to young people, that “big dreams are not out of bounds,” is inspiring and never heavy-handed in this highly recommended audio.”—Booklist
Black Panther
Author: Ronald L. Smith
Read by: Dion Graham
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“Convincing voices, building suspense, and a satisfying conclusion with the prospect of future adventures create a captivating listening experience.”—Booklist
Bright We Burn
Author: Kiersten White
Read by: Fiona Hardingham
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“Hardingham gives a noble and suitably bloody performance, invoking characters whose lives are full of rage, passion, and tenderness.”—Booklist
Dear Martin
Author: Nic Stone
Read by: Dion Graham
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“Graham’s stellar narration creates fully recognized voices for the culturally and ethnically diverse characters, convincingly revealing each personality.”—Booklist
Grump: The (Fairly) True Tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves
Author: Liesl Shurtliff
Read by: Paul Fox
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“Fox shines in a multicharacter performance of this charming reimagining of the classic fairy tale.”—Booklist
Lions & Liars
Author: Kate Beasley
Read by: Robbie Daymond
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“This rollicking audio presentation soars, thanks to Daymond’s energetic and effortlessly funny narration.”—Booklist
Unicorn Rescue Society Books 1-2
Author: Christopher Smith, Adam Gidwitz and Jesse Casey
Read by: January LaVoy
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“LaVoy shines at creating distinct voices for the fantastically motley cast while maintaining a clear third-person narrator’s voice in this adventure of mythic proportions.”—Booklist
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