SYNC Week 14

This week’s pairing highlights just a few of the many ways of being American.   Cristina Henríquez’s novel The Book of Unknown Americans takes us inside a community of whom many Americans have little awareness. This book unfolds with an ensemble of Latino neighbors from a variety of cultures, with different personal histories, and with diverse […]

SYNC Audiobooks Week 12

Meet two internationally famous Africans who faced colonial and post-colonial societies in their homelands with history-changing words instead of weapons.  Download and listen to the eAudiobooks Nelson Mandela’s Mandela: An Audio History and Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart today. Available for a Limited Time Remember — grab these titles before they are replaced by a new pairing […]

SYNC eAudiobooks Week 11

e.E. Charlton-Trujillo’s heroine, Fat Angie,  seems to have enemies on every side now that her sister has been captured while serving in Afghanistan. Bullies at school, a bullying mother at home, and a reality becoming much less acceptable to Angie than her carefully guarded hopes that her sister will come home have put her into an […]

SYNC Week 10

Week 10’s pair of eAudiobooks feature cities in the aftermath of devastation—and how picking up and starting over can be achieved even when the present seems to be a nightmare. Symphony for the City of the Dead by M.T. Anderson In September of 1941, Adolf Hitler’s Wehrmacht surrounded Leningrad in what was to become one […]

SYNC Week 9 eAudiobooks

Finish off Audiobook month by downloading these titles! You are what you eat in SYNC Week 9. The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan (Young Readers Edition) The New York Times bestseller that’s changing America’s diet is now perfect for young readers.   Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith In the small town of Ealing, Iowa, Austin and […]

SYNC 2016 Week 7

SYNC Week 7 explores America’s racial awareness and race relations in America across more than a century.  This pair of titles is brought to SYNC near the annual Juneteenth celebration, the oldest holiday celebrating the abolition of slavery in the US.  As you listen this week, digging into a topic that is very often at the forefront of […]

SYNC Week 6

Continue celebrating Audiobook Month with 2 new SYNC titles! This week, our pair of teen audiobooks asks that we consider how our understanding of a story from the narrator’s point of view must expand when the story comes from two different narrators with two different viewpoints of their shared world. I’ll Give You the Sun […]

Dare to Hope

Happy audiobook month!  Start listening with eAudiobook titles from SYNC Week 5! UPDATE FROM SYNC: SYNC listeners – we are sorry to report there was an issue with the original WORDS IN THE DUST audio files in that the final track was missing. If you have already downloaded the WORDS IN THE DUST audiobook and do not […]

SYNC Audiobooks 2016 Week 4

Finding your own voice may require moving beyond believing what you thought you knew of yourself in this weeks’ AudiobookSYNC pair of free titles. In Tamara Ireland Stone’s Every Last Word and Gregory Maguire’s Egg & Spoon we find stories about girls who seem to be nearly overcome by their situations, only to discover the power of their own […]

SYNC Audiobooks Week 3

All About the Boys This week’s SYNC eAudiobooks are 100 Sideways Miles by Andrew Smith and This Boy’s Life by Tobias Wolff.  In both stories, bright teenage boys cope with ruptures in their families.  Download the free eAudiobook pair from SYNC.   Adventurous, full of bravado, self-centered: is this really what teenaged boys are made of? In this week’s pair of free audiobooks, […]