American roots, American branches

Continue celebrating Audiobook Month throughout June! AudiobookSYNC’s Week 8 titles feature American cultural history told from insiders’ perspectives, honoring Juneteenth on June 19th. The Red Umbrella by Christina Diaz Gonzalez is based on Operation Pedro Pan, an early 1960s project to send unaccompanied Cuban children to the United States in order to avoid what their families feared …

Scheduled maintenance for ECRL’s OverDrive-powered Digital Library

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Final Week of SYNC 2016

Update: SYNC 2016 has ended. SYNC will return in May 2017! Our final week of this year’s SYNC Audiobook program is here. Thanks for participating in SYNC all summer long!  We hope you’ve enjoyed the pairings. Bone Gap by Laura Ruby Everyone knows Bone Gap is full of gaps. So when young, beautiful Roza went missing, the …

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 13

Alternate views on growing up on the outside No matter the genre, good fiction has the capacity to present truths more directly and accessibly than any other word-based communication. We tell and listen to stories for entertainment—yet, just as significant to us is that these entertainments reveal reality compactly and with memorable coherence. Week 13 …