Collections by Black Authors
Collection Development, Collection Development, Featured, Featured Titles, Featured Titles, Hear Diversity 8 Collections by Black Authors to Listen to Now

Whether your patrons have been following these writers for years or are discovering their work for the first time, be ready to recommend these eight short story and essay collections written or curated by bestselling, award-winning, and debut black authors. Read more

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Pride Month LGBTQIA
Collection Development, Featured, Hear Diversity 6 LGBTQIA Memoirs You Should Have in Your Collection

Whether you are an advocate for—or a supporter or member of—the LGBTQA community or are looking to educate yourself, your patrons, or your students about its struggles and triumphs, individuals’ firsthand stories are some of the best resources. Read more

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Featured-LL, Guest Post NYXIA author Scott Reintgen shares why audiobooks are a teacher’s best friend

“I’m really not sure what I would have done without great audiobooks,” says Scott Reintgen. Learn why listening to audiobooks is his go-to classroom strategy. Plus, the audiobook producer and narrator share behind-the-scenes details from the recording of this action-packed Hear Diversity pick. Read more

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Featured-LL, Guest Post “I love audiobooks because they serve as a different entry point to literature.”–Pablo Cartaya, author of THE EPIC FAIL OF ARTURO ZAMORA

In this guest blog post, Cartaya brings listeners inside the recording studio, describing how he connected with his characters while reading his audiobook. Plus, he shares how audiobooks have made a difference in his family. Read more

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Featured-LL, Interview Must-listen Q&A with Ellen Oh, co-founder of We Need Diverse Books and editor of FLYING LESSONS & OTHER STORIES

Author Ellen Oh shares her thoughts on the importance of diversity in children’s literature and how audiobooks enhance diverse stories in this interview with her editor, Crown Books for Young Readers co-publisher, Phoebe Yeh. Plus, hear clips from every short story in FLYING LESSONS & OTHER STORIES. Edited by Ellen, this incredible anthology includes stories by bestselling authors Walter Dean Myers, Jacqueline Woodson, Matt de la Peña, Grace Lin, Tim Federle, Meg Medina, Tim Tingle, Soman Chainani, and Kwame Alexander—plus new author and We Need Diverse Books contest winner Kelly J. Baptist. Read more

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