I’m amazed at the number of book awards that can be earned by a young adult book! These are a few award winning titles that are available in audio. For Teen Tech Week, March 8-14, you could check one of these out as an audio book and listen to it! One or two of these titles are not available through ACPL as audio books, but they are available as e-books. Get your Tech on and get your digital books now.
The Schneider Family Book Awards honor an author or illustrator for a book that embodies an artistic expression of the disability experience for child and adolescent audiences.
WINNER (Middle School)
written by Ann M. Martin
and narrated by Laura Hamilton
Girls Like Us
written by Gail Giles and (narrator to be announced) AVAILABLE IN AUDIO OCTOBER 2015
Stonewall Book Award–Mike Morgan & Larry Romans Children’s & Young Adult Literature Award is given annually to English-language children’s and young adult books of exceptional merit relating to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender experience.
Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out
written by Susan Kuklin
and narrated by Tanya Eby, Nick Podehl, Nancy Wu, Roxanne Hernandez, Todd Haberkorn, Janina Edwards, and Marisol Ramirez
I’ll Give You the Sun
written by Jandy Nelson
and narrated by Julia Whelan and Jesse Bernstein
The William C. Morris YA Debut Award, first awarded in 2009, honors a debut book published by a first-time author writing for teens and celebrating impressive new voices in young adult literature.
The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender
written by Leslye Walton
and narrated by Cassandra Campbell
The Margaret A. Edwards Award honors an author, as well as a specific body of his or her work, for significant and lasting contribution to young adult literature. Congratulations to Sharon A Draper!
Out of My Mind
written by Sharon M. Draper and narrated by Sisi Aisha Johnson
written by Kate Racculia
and narrated by Jessica Almasy
written by John Scalzi
and narrated by Amber Benson
Also Look for the Audio of These
The 2015 Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults list features recordings covering a wide range of interests for young adults, from realistic fiction to fantasy and humor.
Fat Boy vs. the Cheerleaders*
written by Geoff Herbach
and narrated by Nick Podehl
The Impossible Knife of Memory
written by Laurie Halse Anderson
and narrated by Luke Daniels and Julia Whelan