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THE FREE; A NOVEL

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
McLaaughlin
Author's First Name: 
Lauren
Narrator's First Name: 
James Edward
Narrator's Last Name: 
Shippy
Publisher: 
Recorded Books
Publication Date: 
2017
2017 Nomination (not yet selected): 
James Edward Shippy is adept at voicing not only male and female characters of varying races/cultures, but of also capturing their emotional states as they navigage "juvie", all charged with crimes, some heinous. The main narrator Isaac West has taken the "rap" for someone else in an effort to secure a better life for his sister but he finds lies in prison much more difficult to maintain. While the story may have a potentially happier resolution that is realistic, the friendships that form and the sense of what life is like for kids who really never have had a chance is very powerful. A compelling listen. Edie Ching (Audiobook).

LILY AND DUNKIN

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Gephart
Author's First Name: 
Donna
Publisher: 
Penguin (Delacorte /Random House)
Publication Date: 
2016

A chance encounter, coffee, and a beloved tree bring together Lily (born Timothy) and Dunkin (Lily’s nickname for new-in-town Norman), both grappling with inner struggles their exteriors belie. A tender introduction to mental health struggles and transgender identity, this dual narrative tackles weighty issues with humor and heart. The strong audio rendition holds much appeal as an alternate format for this sensitive story.

WONDER

Wonder
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Palacio
Author's First Name: 
R.J.
Publisher: 
Knopf
Publication Date: 
2012

Auggie, his sister, and classmates offer multiple points of view about the year Auggie, 10, switches from home schooling to a regular classroom. After twenty-seven surgeries to correct his facial deformities, Auggie still looks strange, and both he and his classmates have to learn how to accept, even welcome, differences.

THE MIGHTY MISS MALONE

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Curtis
Author's First Name: 
Christopher Paul
Publisher: 
Wendy Lamb
Publication Date: 
2012

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CHIME [AUDIOBOOK]

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Billingsley
Author's First Name: 
Franny
Narrator's First Name: 
Susan
Narrator's Last Name: 
Duerden
Publisher: 
Listening Library
Publication Date: 
2011

THERE'S GOING TO BE A BABY

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Burningham
Author's First Name: 
John
Illustrator's First Name: 
Helen
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Oxenbury
Publisher: 
Candlewick
Publication Date: 
2010

A little boy's questions become more pointed as Mommy's tummy becomes rounder. Retro cartoon illustrations mix with delicate contemporary scenes to highlight what big brother imagines about the new arrival. 

FLORA'S VERY WINDY DAY

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Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Birdsall
Author's First Name: 
Jeanne
Illustrator's First Name: 
Matt
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Phelan
Publisher: 
Clarion
Publication Date: 
2010

Flora longs to rid herself of pesky little brother Crispin, but when she gets the perfect opportunity, will she really want to say goodbye? The swirling, tumbling ink, watercolor, and pastel illustrations skillfully embody the whirlwind of sibling emotions.

ONE CRAZY SUMMER

ONE CRAZY SUMMER
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Williams-Garcia
Author's First Name: 
Rita
Publisher: 
Amistad
Publication Date: 
2010

Shipped off to spend time with their estranged poet-activist mother in Oakland, California, three young girls encounter the Black Panthers in this funny, wise, and ultimately life-affirming narrative about being young, Black, and proud in the 1960s.

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