2022 Odyssey Honors PERFECTLY PARVIN and EMMANUEL'S DREAM covers
Awards & Recognition, Featured, Featured-LL Celebrating our 2022 Odyssey Honor Audiobooks: PERFECTLY PARVIN and EMMANUEL’S DREAM

Have you heard? The American Library Association’s Odyssey Award committee has named two Listening Library titles as 2022 Odyssey Honors, recognizing excellence in children’s and young adult audiobooks: PERFECTLY PARVIN by Olivia Abtahi, narrated by Mitra Jouhari and EMMANUEL’S DREAM: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah by Laurie Ann Thompson, read by Adjoa Andoh! Read more

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Fighting Words and The Way Back
Collection Development, Featured-LL Odyssey Award-Winning Authors Return with Powerful New Audiobooks

Two recent Odyssey Award-winning authors are back on Listening Library’s list this fall with already-acclaimed new audiobooks. One reunites the previous winning duo of author & narrator; the other newly pairs the author with a beloved two-time Odyssey Award-winning narrator. Don’t miss adding these powerful productions to your collections! Listen to clips and check out the rave reviews below. Read more

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Aaron Blank with Odyssey Honor
Awards & Recognition, Featured-LL, Video 2020 Odyssey Awards Speech: Aaron Blank, audiobook producer of SONG FOR A WHALE

By Aaron Blank, producer of 2020 Odyssey Honor SONG FOR A WHALE. Watch this year’s Virtual Ceremony on ALA’s YouTube page now! It premiered June 28th at 4:30 pm ET!

Books that I have a connection to and resonate with me are the most meaningful to produce. SONG FOR A WHALE is just that sort of book. Read more

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Nick Martorelli Odyssey Honor
Awards & Recognition, Featured-LL, Video 2020 Odyssey Awards Speech: Nick Martorelli, audiobook producer of WE’RE NOT FROM HERE

By Nick Martorelli, producer of 2020 Odyssey Honor WE’RE NOT FROM HERE. Watch this year’s Virtual Ceremony on ALA’s YouTube page now! It premiered June 28th at 4:30 pm ET!

I am a huge fan of science fiction, of stories that transport us to new worlds and far-flung futures, yet always understand that – wrapped in starships and laser guns – those novels are addressing the concerns of the here and now. Read more

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