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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Promotions & Events Two Groundbreaking Panels about the Power of Audiobooks at NCTE and ALAN 2016–plus get a FREE audio in booth #413

We’re thrilled to be headed to Atlanta, Georgia from November 17th — 20th to celebrate the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) annual conference. Don’t miss out on some amazing opportunities to hear about the power of audiobooks and meet some of your favorite authors and narrators. Read more

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Awards & Recognition, Collection Development, Featured-LL School Library Journal’s Top Audiobook Picks of 2015

School Library Journal unveiled their Top 10 Audiobook Picks of 2015 on Twitter this week. Media editor Stephanie Klose explained that “for an audiobook to make the #SLJBest2015 list, the work’s plot, characterization, prose craft, narration, and production all had to be ace.” They also aim to include titles for kids of all ages, as well as a wide range of voices and experiences. Listening Library is thrilled to have two groundbreaking titles for teens on School Library Journal’s list Read more

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