The final week of AudiobookSYNC 2017 features a pair of powerful novels about do-over lives.

Daniel José Older’s debut novel is Shadowshaper, a magic-infused story of a teen muralist’s Brooklyn neighborhood where sorcery, Puerto Rican history, and gentrification converge. The sequel, Shadowhouse Fall, is due to be released in September.


Paired with this is Franz Kafka’s classic Metamorphosis, a story about a traveling salesman who awakens in his parents’ house to discover that he has become a beetle, only to be shunned by his family.


Thanks for joining ECRL for SYNC2017 It may take a couple months to work your way through all 32 titles—and that should extend summer just a bit more. And don’t forget that ECRL has teen eAudiobooks to listen to all year long!

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Remember — grab these titles before the program ends on 8/17/17! Once you download them, they are yours to keep.

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Adapted from Changes

On the Eastern Front

Listeners!  Teens! Heads up!  AudiobookSYNC 2017 is almost over.  Don’t miss it—only two weeks left. This week’s titles take a journey back to World War II’s Eastern Front where a teen novel and a memoir reveal lesser known stories of young women involved in the war.

Between Shades of Gray, by Ruta Sepetys, takes us to Lithuania and into the wartime life of 15-year-old Lina, who has been deported with her mother and brother to Siberia. Imprisoned there, uncertain of her own fate and the fates of her loved ones, Lina paints and draws in an effort to maintain her own humanity.

Irene Gut Opdyke and Jennifer Armstrong detail Opdyke’s experiences when she was a 17-year-old German Catholic pressed into service by the Nazis. In My Hands: Memories of a Holocaust Rescuer recounts how she turned the situation into an opportunity to save Jewish prisoners starving in the ghetto.

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Remember — grab these titles before they are replaced by the last 2017 pairing on 08/10/2017!

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Adapted from On the Eastern Front