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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ellen Oh, various authors Narrator: Ellen Oh, Kwame Alexander, Meg Medina, others, Dion Graham Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2017 ISBN: 9781524721145
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Whether it is basketball dreams, family fiascos, first crushes, or new neighborhoods, this bold anthology—written by the best children’s authors—celebrates the uniqueness and universality in all of us.
 
In a partnership with We Need Diverse Books, industry giants Kwame Alexander, Soman Chainani, Matt de la Peña, Tim Federle, Grace Lin, Meg Medina, Walter Dean Myers, Tim Tingle, and Jacqueline Woodson join newcomer Kelly J. Baptist in a story collection that is as humorous as it is heartfelt. This impressive group of authors has earned among them every major award in children’s publishing and popularity as New York Times bestsellers.
 
From these distinguished authors come ten distinct and vibrant stories.

Table of Contents & Cast of Narrators:
“Foreword,” written and read by Ellen Oh
“How to Transform an Everyday Hoop Court Into a Place of Higher Learning and You at the Podium” by Matt de la Peña, read by Dion Graham
“The Difficult Path” by Grace Lin, read by Samantha Quan
“Sol Painting, Inc.,” written and read by Meg Medina
“Secret Samantha” by Tim Federle, read by Julia Whelan
“The Beans and Rice Chronicles of Isaiah Dunn” by Kelly J. Baptist, read by Adam Lazarre-White
“Choctaw Bigfoot, Midnight in the Mountains,” written and read by Tim Tingle
“Main Street” by Jacqueline Woodson, read by Abigail Revasch
“Flying Lessons” by Soman Chainani, read by Sunil Malhotra
“Seventy-Six Dollars and Forty-Nine Cents,” written and read by Kwame Alexander
“Sometimes a Dream Needs a Push” by Walter Dean Myers, read by Dominic Hoffman
ABOUT WE NEED DIVERSE BOOKS, read by Ellen Oh


"There's plenty of magic in this collection to go around." -Booklist, Starred

"A natural for middle school classrooms and libraries, this strong collection should find eager readers"
-Kirkus, Starred

"Inclusive, authentic, and eminently readable, this collection of short stories is an excellent addition for libraries and classrooms.”-School Library Journal, Starred Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “There’s a story for every listener in this lively and winning anthology from We Need Diverse Books. Dion Graham brings just the right energy and keen understanding to Matt de la Peña’s brilliant “How to Transform an Everyday Hoop Court into a Place of Higher Learning and You at the Podium.” Tim Federle’s “Secret Samantha,” as narrated by Julia Whelan, is another standout, and authors Meg Medina, Tim Tingle, and Kwame Alexander each bring their own authentic voices and storytelling chops to their entries. All of the narrators here deliver skilled readings, matching the moods of the ten stories. It’s a collection to be savored and the perfect introduction to these superb authors.”

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  • There’s plenty of magic in this collection to go around. Booklist, Starred
  • A natural for middle school classrooms and libraries, this strong collection should find eager readers. Kirkus Reviews, Starred
  • Inclusive, authentic, and eminently readable, this collection of short stories is an excellent addition for libraries and classrooms. School Library Journal, Starred
  • Thought provoking and wide-ranging, this first anthology from WNDB should not be missed. Publishers Weekly, Starred
  • Whether or not middle-schoolers read the afterword . . . they are sure to agree that they need to read more books by these authors, whose storytelling styles and genuine feel for adolescent struggles and triumphs will inspire them to seek out their other work. The Bulletin, Starred
  • An Amazon Best Book of the Month for January 2017
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About the Narrators

Kwame Alexander is an audiobook narrator, poet, children’s book author, playwright, producer, public speaker, and performer. He conducts creative writing workshops in middle and high schools, often reaching more than five hundred students monthly.

Meg Medina is the author of The Girl Who Could Silence the Wind and the picture book Tía Isa Wants a Car, which won the Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award. She is also a voice talent and audiobook narrator.

Dion Graham, from HBO’s The Wire, also narrates The First 48 on A&E. Winner of dozens of Earphones Awards and the prestigious Audie Award for best narration, he has performed on Broadway, off Broadway, internationally, in films, and in several hit television series. His performances have been praised as thoughtful and compelling, vivid and full of life.