The American Library Association announced the winners of the 2020 Odyssey Award and Honors this morning, including Odyssey Honors for Song for a Whale and We’re Not From Here! Do you have these exceptional audiobooks in your digital collection? Listen to clips now, and stay tuned for a full roundup of ALA Youth Media Awards available on audio.
“[Revasch] expressively narrates Iris’s ASL conversations and mental musings…conveys the linguistic beauty of ASL in this insightful glimpse of deaf culture.”—AudioFile Earphones Award
“Revasch superbly captures headstrong Iris…Interludes narrated from the whale’s point of view are voiced with deep and contemplative tones. The story is followed by two author’s notes read by the author…will be a hit with middle-grade listeners.”—Booklist
Also named a Booklist Editors’ Choice Youth Audiobook of 2019: “This audiobook is truly brought to life by non-binary actor Martineck, whose ability to create voices for the multitude of characters (most of them aliens) is an amazing feat.”—Booklist, starred review