Sunday, November 18, 2007

ALAN 2007: Presentation notes & title list

Sounds True to Me: Authentic Audiobooks for Adolescents
Presented at the 2007 ALAN Conference by Mary Burkey featuring audiobook narrator Michael Boatman

is like verbal fingerprints that a writer imprints on the page.
It is a mix of individuality, confidence, engagement with the topic, and reader rapport, and something that keeps the reader reading.
• Spandel, V. (2005). Creating writers through 6-trait writing assessment and instruction, (4th ed.). Boston: Pearson.

Once upon a time, oral storytelling ruled.
It was the medium through which people learned their history, settled their arguments, and came to make sense of the phenomena of their world.
• Teaching Storytelling A Position Statement from the Committee on Storytelling (1992)

a means by which something is expressed, communicated, or achieved a form of storage for computer software, such as magnetic tape or disks
• Compact Oxford English Dictionary of Current English Third Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006.

the assembled spectators or listeners at an event origin: Latin audientia, from audire ‘hear’
• Compact Oxford English Dictionary of Current English Third Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006.

the action or skill of reading an interpretation of a text
• Compact Oxford English Dictionary of Current English Third Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006.

Voice of Youth
Buddha Boy / Kathe Koja / Full Cast Audio
So Much to Tell You / James Marsden / Bolinda Audio
Flipped / Wendelin Van Draanen / Recorded Books
The Girls / Amy Goldman Koss / Full Cast Audio
Dead Fathers Club / Matt Haig / HighBridge Audio
Alice, I Think / Susan Juby / HarperCollins Audio
First Part Last / Angela Johnson / Listening Library
Born to Rock / Gordon Korman / Brilliance Audio
Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie / Jordan Sonnenblick / Scholastic Audio

Voice of Difference
Boy Meets Boy / David Levithan / Full Cast Audio
A Corner of the Universe / Ann M. Martin / Listening Library
Stuck in Neutral / Terry Trueman / Recorded Books
Alt Ed / Catherine Atkins / Recorded Books
My Heartbeat / Garret Freymann-Weyr / Listening Library
Accidents of Nature / Harriet McBryde Johnson / Listening Library
The Curious Incidence of the Dog in the Night-time / Mark Haddon / Recorded Books
When Zachary Beaver Came to Town / Kimberly Willis Holt / Listening Library

Voice of Culture
The Power of One / Bryce Courtenay / Bolinda Audio
When My Name Was Keoko / Linda Sue Park / Recorded Books
The Book Thief / Markus Zusak / Listening Library
The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency / Alexander McCall Smith / Recorded Books
The House of the Scorpion / Nancy Farmer / Recorded Books
The Wee Free Men / Terry Pratchett / Harper Children’s Audio
Whale Rider / Witi Ihimaera / Bolinda
Bindi Babes / Narinder Dhami / Listening Library
Homeless Bird / Gloria Whelan / Listening Library
A Pack of Lies / Geraldine McCaughrean / BBC Audiobooks America

Voice of Region
Dairy Queen / Catherine Gilbert Murdock / Listening Library
Bucking the Sarge / Christopher Paul Curtis / Listening Library
Parrot in the Oven / Victor Martinez / Harper Audio
Buried Onions / Gary Soto / Recorded Books
Blues Journey / Walter Dean Myers / Live Oak Media
Secret Life of Bees / Sue Monk Kidd / HighBridge Company
Sammy and Juliana in Hollywood / Benjamin Alire Saenz / Recorded Books
To Kill a Mockingbird / Harper Lee / Caedmon

Voice of the Author
The Golden Compass / Philip Pullman / Listening Library
The Misfits / James Howe / Full Cast Audio
A Great and Terrible Beauty / Libba Bray / Listening Library
Witness / Karen Hesse / Listening Library
The Cay / Theodore Taylor / Listening Library
Esperanza Rising / Pam Muñoz Ryan / Listening Library
Angela’s Ashes / Frank McCourt / Simon and Schuster Audio
A Hole in My Life / Jack Gantos / Listening Library

The Voice of the Narrator
Michael Patrick Boatman. Actor (Hamburger Hill, Spin City, China Beach), author (God Laughs When You Die), audiobook narrator (The Cay, Bucking the Sarge, the voice of Walter Mosley’s Easy Rawlins)

Thanks to Random House Audio for sponsoring the appearance of Michael Boatman.

Material compiled & presented by Mary Burkey November 2007. Contact

No comments: