Monday, October 6, 2008

Non-fiction Monday: New from Recorded Books

Those who love non-fiction should be pleased by the growing selection in the audiobook genre. Three recent releases from Recorded Books give young listeners a variety of choices:

Freedom Riders: John Lewis and Jim Zwerg on the Front Lines of the Civil Rights Movement, by Ann Bausman & Narrated by Cecelia Riddett. This brief title (1.5 hours) does not have the photographs from the print title, but otherwise provides a fine overview of the era for intermediate listeners. Kudos to Recorded Books for shining a new light on this Sibert Award Honor Book.

The Down-to-Earth Guide to Global Warming, by Lauie David and Cambria Gordon & Narrated by Polly Lee. Here is another short audiobook (2.5 hours) that will allow struggling readers to access non-fiction research. Best used in conjunction with the print title due to the charts, graphs & other visuals.

The Burn Journals, by Brent Runyon & Narrated by Christopher Evan Welch. A stunning audiobook detailing the horrific memoir chronicling the recovery after a suicide attempt by an eighth-grade boy who set himself on fire.

I'll keep you updated on more audiobook non-fiction for young listeners in future posts!

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