Head and Heart

Week 11 of AudiobookSYNC 2017 presents friendships that require work to create and to maintain. Jyotsna Hariharan’s audio drama Rebuttal features two high school students who go from being competitors to being teammates. The cast supplies authentic voices for each of the characters, including the success-driven teens, a pair of Indian-American parents, and the adult debate announcer who …

To Be American

With Independence Day right around the corner, it seems right that AudiobookSYNC’s 10 week consists of two eAudiobooks in which possible meanings of being American lies at the core. My Name is Not Easy, by Debby Dahl Edwardson, is accurate historical fiction, in which we meet three Inupiak (Eskimo) youth sent to a boarding school where …

Young and Powerful

Week 9 of AudiobookSYNC includes the audiobook debut of the earliest published stories from a teen who later became a prolific fantasy author, and a second that delves into the true history of the teens and women on whom Colonial America’s witch hysteria focused. Do you believe in magic? Can you imagine a war between …

American roots, American branches

Continue celebrating Audiobook Month throughout June! AudiobookSYNC’s Week 8 titles feature American cultural history told from insiders’ perspectives, honoring Juneteenth on June 19th. The Red Umbrella by Christina Diaz Gonzalez is based on Operation Pedro Pan, an early 1960s project to send unaccompanied Cuban children to the United States in order to avoid what their families feared …