Category Archives: Audiobook

Middle School beyond the Margins: Song for a Whale and Keep it Together, Keiko Carter

These days, my work of trying to get books celebrating marginalized voices into kids’ hands seems too little, too slow.  I’m trying to find meaningful ways to support more current and active anti-racism work, while still keeping on with sharing … Continue reading

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YA Blockbusters: Aurora Rising and Call Down the Hawk

Here are two series-starters by authors of previous hot, hot YA series, both of which my teen and I have enjoyed. Aurora Rising was on my #CybilsReadDown lists, while Call Down the Hawk was the last book I took notes … Continue reading

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Modern Life with Gods: Race to the Sun and Maya and the Rising Dark

Here are two books from my #CybilsReadDown pile, both exciting contemporary fantasy in which modern-day kids find that their culture’s traditional Gods are, let’s say, highly relevant to their present lives.  Race to the Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse. Read by … Continue reading

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8 Realistic Fiction Books for Kids on Hoopla

Once again this week, I’m giving a list of tried-and-true favorites plucked from the vast array of choices available from Hoopla Digital.  This week, I thought I’d focus on realistic fiction, since (as counter-intuitive as it feels to me personally), … Continue reading

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Enjoying What Is: Paladin’s Grace and Iron Hearted Violet

It’s so easy to make things harder for ourselves by focusing on the way we think things should be, rather than the way things really are.  Here are two stories (Paladin’s Grace for adults, Iron Hearted Violet for kids) about … Continue reading

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Young Blerds: SLAY and My Life as an Ice Cream Sandwich

Here are two more books from my Cybils TBR Read Down pile.  As the partner of someone who was usually one of just a few people of color at the local sci-fi conventions, I was so happy to see two books for young nerds of color like his younger self! Continue reading

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Muslim Heritage Books on Hoopla

I just remembered it’s Muslim Heritage Month (I’ve been a little distracted!) So, in my ongoing series of books you can download from your library if it subscribes to hoopla, I present the following.  Unfortunately, I have read only a … Continue reading

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12 Teen Books I Love on Hoopla

Here are 12 great books for teens that I have enjoyed that you can check out digitally from your library. Continue reading

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My Favorite Books of 2019

Here’s the long list of the books I loved most last year, with notes to help you find them at your library now. Continue reading

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10 Great Fantasy Audiobook Series for Kids on hoopla

Here’s a list of fantasy audiobooks I love, all downloadable from hooplaDigitial if your library subscribes. Continue reading

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