This week, Sync celebrates the power of a teen voice. Download week three audiobooks from SYNC ←←←
Bronx Masqueradeby Nikki GrimesRead by Jessica Almasy, Kevin R. Free, Marc Damon Johnson, Sisi Aisha Johnson, Melanie Martinez, Cherise Boothe Acclaimed poet, novelist, journalist, and educator Nikki Grimes was born and raised in New York City. Each of the 18 kids in Mr. Ward's inner city classroom has something important to say, but some don't even realize it. Then Mr. Ward begins to have "open mic" poetry slams once a month on Fridays. Young adult listeners will identify with the characters in Bronx Masquerade as they explore questions about life and self-expression. "As always, Grimes gives young people exactly what they're looking for-real characters who show them they are not alone."-School Library Journal
Teenage Diaries: Then and Nowby Radio DiariesRead by Hosted by Joe Richman They conduct interviews, keep audio journals, and record the sounds of daily life; usually collecting more than 30 hours of raw tape over the course of a year, edited into documentaries airing on NPR’s All Things Considered. Whether it’s the story of Amanda, a gay teen trying to understand her sexuality, or the story of Juan, who crossed the Rio Grande with his family illegally, these stories offer insight into the mysterious life of teenagers. Sixteen years later, five of those diarists return to chronicle their grown-up lives. These books are only available for a limited time: Available: 05/11 - 05/18. You also need to download Overdrive app. It's available on Available for IOS®, Android™, Kindle® and Windows Phone®, as well as for Windows and Mac desktop platforms. It's easy, peasy, lemon squeezy! Stay tuned for next week's selection!