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Table of Content

In Brief

Books for Adults

Adult Fiction

Adult Nonfiction

Books for Children

Children's Fiction

Children's Nonfiction

Foreign Language

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In Brief

American Council of the Blind honors NLS Director

In early July NLS participated in the virtual American Council for the Blind (ACB) Annual Convention, where Karen Keninger, Director of the National Library for the Blind and Print Disabled, received the Robert S. Bray Award. Established in 1975, the award honors the memory of the late chief of the Division for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, the precursor to NLS. ACB gives the award to a person who has contributed to improving library technology or communication devices, expanding access for blind people, or making opportunities within the mainstream media. In nominating Keninger for the award, former ACB president Kim Charlson wrote, “Along with her devoted Seeing Eye dog, Jimi, she travels all over the globe to promote access to information and literacy for all people—regardless of their abilities or disabilities. . . . [S]he exemplifies what the award is all about—access, empowerment, and advocacy in the field of library science.”

NLS also broadcast four 30-minutes interviews with key staff members talking about initiatives of specific interest to ACB members on ACB Radio. Those segments are now available as MP3s on the NLS website. Listeners can learn more about the ins and outs of the NLS collection at External, the work we do to enhance accessibility of books and magazines at External, the latest progress of the braille eReader project at External, and updates to BARD at External.

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Pandemic continues to affect braille production

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Books for Adults

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Note: A notice may appear immediately following the book description to indicate occurrences of violence, strong language, or descriptions of sex. The word “some” before any of these terms indicates an occasional or infrequent occurrence, as in “some strong language.” Commercial audiobooks for which NLS does not have access to the print book may display the notice “unrated,” which means that the book may or may not contain violence, strong language, or descriptions of sex.

Adult Fiction


The Weight of a Piano
DB93545 9 hours 57 minutes
by Chris Cander
read by Cassandra Campbell
As an eight-year-old girl in the Soviet Union, Katya is bequeathed a Blüthner piano. She loves it dearly, but loses it in a frantic move to America. Years later, after being dumped yet again, Clara Lundy searches for an apartment, which is complicated by an old gift. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Second Life of Ava Rivers
DB92800 8 hours 56 minutes
by Faith Gardner
read by Kristin Allison
Eighteen-year-old Vera is eager to start college and escape the misery her family has endured ever since her twin Ava's disappearance on Halloween twelve years earlier. But Vera's world turns upside down again when Ava suddenly returns. Some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2018.

Picture Us in the Light
DB93310 13 hours 5 minutes
by Kelly Loy Gilbert
read by Andy Pyle
Rhode Island School of Design hopeful Danny Cheng grapples with a dangerous revelation about his Chinese parents' past, his plans for the future, and his feelings for his best friend, Harry Wong. 2018.

Dual Citizens
DB95627 9 hours 46 minutes
by Alix Ohlin
read by Thérèse Plummer
Half sisters Lark and Robin have little in common besides being named after birds, but they form a formidable team while growing up in Montreal. When Lark heads to America to attend college, Robin follows and ends up attending Juilliard. But difficulties dog their relationship. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.


The Wicked King
DB93596 10 hours 24 minutes
by Holly Black
read by Caitlin Kelly
As seneschal to High King Cardan, Jude must fight to keep control of the Faerie throne while her younger brother, Oak, enjoys the childhood she never knew. Sequel to The Cruel Prince (DB89978). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2019.

The Lost Coast
DB95724 8 hours 49 minutes
by Amy Rose Capetta
read by various narrators
After they cast a spell to bring her close, Danny discovers the Grays, a group of queer teenage witches. But something is very wrong in the forest of her new home, and whatever it is, it can kill. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2019.

Roar of Sky
DB95268 12 hours 20 minutes
by Beth Cato
read by Faith Potts
After escaping Ambassador Blum in Call of Fire (DB89468), geomancer Ingrid is injured and on the run. With companions Cy and Fenris, she heads to Hawaii, hoping for help from Madam Pele, goddess of volcanoes, whom Ingrid suspects is her grandmother. Some violence. 2018.

The Kingdom of Copper
DB93701 23 hours 17 minutes
by S.A. Chakraborty
read by Soneela Nankani
Former grifter Nahri embraces her heritage and power while watched over by a djinn king who holds the throne that once belonged to her family. Meanwhile, Ali is exiled to the copper sands, and a new threat approaches Daevabad. Sequel to The City of Brass (DB89895). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The True Queen
DB95687 12 hours 27 minutes
by Zen Cho
read by Jenny Sterlin
Sisters Muna and Sakti wake on a beach with no memories, cursed by an enchanter. When Sakti starts to fade away, their only hope is in Britain, where the Sorceress Royal has started an academy to train women in magic. Sequel to Sorcerer to the Crown (DB83550). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Ghosts of the Shadow Market
DB95942 17 hours 27 minutes
by Cassandra Clare and others
read by various narrators
Collection of ten short stories set in the Shadowhunters world, featuring Jem Carstairs as he travels through the many Shadow Markets around the globe, searching for a relic from his past. Some stories were previously published in other media. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2019.

DB95491 12 hours 56 minutes
by Jennifer Donnelly
read by Jayne Entwistle
After mutilating her foot to fit into Ella's glass slipper, stepsister Isabelle realizes that she will never be what her Maman wishes. She is a plain, stubborn girl in a world that values beauty, and "ugly" is the sword that cuts you free. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2019.

King of Fools
DB95722 17 hours 33 minutes
by Amanda Foody
read by Saskia Maarleveld
With bounties on their heads, Enne continues to play the role of both a lady and a street lord while Levi forms a partnership with the son of a member of the Mafia. Sequel to Ace of Shades (DB94842). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2019.

DB93387 9 hours 4 minutes
by Sara Holland
read by Eileen Stevens
Jules Ember, the Alchemist, is wanted for a murder she didn't commit. Caro, a cold-blooded Sorceress, is the true culprit, and she is intent on destroying Jules for stealing her heart twelve lifetimes ago. Sequel to Everless (DB87989). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2018.

The Plastic Magician
DB94700 9 hours 22 minutes
by Charlie N. Holmberg
read by Barbara Rappaport
Alvie Brechenmacher arrives in London in 1905 to apprentice in Polymaking, the magical discipline of bespelling plastic. Studying under world-renowned magician Marion Praff, Alvie hopes to create a device that will change Polymaking and possibly even the world, but a rival wants to steal her invention. 2018.

A Brightness Long Ago
DB95623 14 hours 13 minutes
by Guy Gavriel Kay
read by Simon Vance
A man looks back on his youth and the people who shaped his life. Danio Cerra's intelligence won him entry to a renowned school (although he was only the son of a tailor) and service at the court of a ruling count known as the Beast. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

All of Us with Wings
DB95633 10 hours 35 minutes
by Michelle Ruiz Keil
read by Maria Liatis
Seventeen-year-old Xochi's life changed when she became governess to precocious twelve-year-old Pallas. Xochi's past and present collide when she and Pallas unintentionally summon a pair of ancient creatures determined to right the wrongs of Xochi's adolescence. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2019.

We Set the Dark on Fire
DB95751 9 hours 56 minutes
by Tehlor Kay Mejia
read by Kyla Garcia
At the Medio School for Girls, distinguished young women are trained for one of two roles in their society. Daniela Vargas is the top student, but her pedigree is a lie and circumstances present a new, rebellious opportunity. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2019.

DB95588 14 hours 50 minutes
by Maya Motayne
read by Kyla Garcia
Faceshifter Finn, caught in a compromising position, must steal a royal treasure or face the consequence of being stripped of her magic—her only disguise and protection—forever. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2019.

The Merciful Crow
DB95920 13 hours 0 minutes
by Margaret Owen
read by Amy Landon
Fie, a sixteen-year-old chieftain from a lowly caste of mercy killers, must rely on her wits and bone magic to smuggle the crown prince of Sabor to safety. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2019.

Vow of Thieves
DB96425 14 hours 53 minutes
by Mary E. Pearson
read by various narrators
Just when they plan to start their new life together, Kazi and Jase are violently attacked and torn apart—and each is thrust into their own new hell. Sequel to Dance of Thieves (DB91720). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2019.

Dreadful Company: A Dr. Greta Helsing Novel
DB96397 11 hours 25 minutes
by Vivian Shaw
read by Suzannah Hampton
Greta Helsing, doctor to the supernatural community of London, is called to present at a medical conference in Paris. Unfortunately, Paris is infested with a coven of vampires who take Greta captive. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

The Evil Queen
DB95771 20 hours 32 minutes
by Gena Showalter
read by Caitlin Kelly
Raised in the mortal realm, Everly has no idea she's a fairy-tale princess until she manifests an ability to commune with mirrors. Soon a horrifying truth is revealed: she is fated to be Snow White's greatest enemy, the Evil Queen. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2019.

Shatter the Sky
DB96412 9 hours 22 minutes
by Rebecca Kim Wells
read by Catherine Ho
Maren, desperate to save her kidnapped girlfriend, plans to steal one of the emperor’s dragons and storm the Aurati stronghold. But her success depends on becoming an apprentice dragon trainer—which proves to be a dangerous venture. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2019.

Last Things
DB95546 9 hours 2 minutes
by Jacqueline West
read by various narrators
When strange things in the Minnesota woods threaten Anders, the front man of the metal band Last Things, Thea, the new girl in town, says she's there to protect him. But is that the whole truth? Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2019.


The Dakota Winters
DB93385 8 hours 41 minutes
by Tom Barbash
read by Jim Meskimen
In 1979, the Winter family lives in the Dakota, New York's famed apartment building. Anton Winter, back from the Peace Corps after a bout of malaria, is drawn into his father Buddy's efforts to reignite his career as a late-night talk show host. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

DB94294 9 hours 48 minutes
by Candice Carty-Williams
read by Shvorne Marks
Queenie Jenkins is a 25-year-old Jamaican British woman living in London and working at a national newspaper. She feels she straddles two cultures without ever fitting in. After a messy break up from her long-term white boyfriend, Queenie seeks comfort in all the wrong places. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Life of David Hockney
DB96306 5 hours 22 minutes
by Catherine Cusset
read by Robert Sams
Biographical novel of artist David Hockney. David grows up in England, not understanding how poor his family is other than his desire for paper to draw on. David's relationships, romantic and platonic, influence his art. Translated from the 2018 French edition. Strong language and descriptions of sex. 2019.

The Cook
DB95527 2 hours 31 minutes
by Maylis de Kerangal
read by Deborah Desmone
Mauro is a gifted self-taught French chef who has loved food from an early age. Each chapter follows him through his culinary life, from baking cakes in his family’s kitchen in Paris through his work around the world. Translated from the 2016 French edition. Some strong language. 2019.

Faith Fox
DB94031 12 hours 38 minutes
by Jane Gardam
read by Jill Fox
After Faith Fox's mother died giving birth to her, Faith's overworked physician father couldn't raise his daughter alone. Luckily, a motley crew of family and friends get involved. These include her uncle Jack, a minister running an experimental commune in Yorkshire. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 1996.

Feast Your Eyes
DB95621 9 hours 20 minutes
by Myla Goldberg
read by various narrators
Lillian Preston defies her family's expectations and moves to New York City in 1955 to become a photographer. When a gallery exhibits partially nude pictures of her and her daughter Samantha, Lillian is arrested on obscenity charges, changing the course of both of their lives. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Everything Under
DB93481 7 hours 42 minutes
by Daisy Johnson
read by Jill Fox
In this reimagining of the myth of Oedipus, Gretel gets a voicemail from the mother who abandoned her sixteen years ago. She remembers her childhood on the canals of Oxford, England, and the runaway boy they sheltered one winter, Marcus. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2018.

DB93544 10 hours 54 minutes
by Soniah Kamal
read by Soniah Kamal
A retelling of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice (DB50549) set in modern-day Pakistan. Alys Binat comes from a family that has suffered a reversal of fortune and has an abundance of daughters. She has sworn to never marry, until she meets Mr. Darsee at a wedding. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Day the Sun Died
DB94697 13 hours 12 minutes
by Yan Lianke
read by Brit Herring
Fourteen-year-old Li Niannian lives in the mountains with his parents, who run a funeral parlor. One night he notices his neighbors have begun dreamwalking in the streets, acting out desires they would hide in the day. Translated from the 2015 Chinese edition. Some violence and some strong language. 2018.

DB96015 7 hours 4 minutes
by Ali Smith
read by Juliette Burton
British director Richard is mourning his longtime collaborator Paddy. During an incident on a Scottish train platform, he is helped by Brit, a security guard at a migrant detention center, and Florence, a young girl with remarkable persuasive power. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Lager Queen of Minnesota
DB95922 11 hours 15 minutes
by J. Ryan Stradal
read by Judith Ivey
Siblings are split when their father leaves his farm entirely to his younger daughter, Helen. With the proceeds, Helen builds a successful brewery, while older sister Edith struggles to make a living baking pies. But when Helen is in trouble, she needs Edith’s help. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Mrs. Miniver
DB95329 4 hours 27 minutes
by Jan Struther
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Collection of short stories originally published as newspaper columns exploring the world of the fictional Mrs. Miniver as she goes through life in pre-World War II Britain. As war looms closer, the everyday adventures gain darker overtones. Basis for 1942 film of the same name. 1939.

Women Talking
DB94485 5 hours 56 minutes
by Miriam Toews
read by various narrators
In a remote Mennonite settlement, the women have been waking up bruised and bloody for years. When they learn it is not the work of demons as they thought, but because they have been drugged and raped by the men of their community, the women gather together. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Death and Other Holidays
DB94698 2 hours 39 minutes
by Marci Vogel
read by Kimberly Schraf
Over the course of a year, curatorial assistant April grapples with a variety of personal losses. As she mourns her beloved stepfather after he dies of cancer, she thinks back on her father's suicide when she was a child. Some strong language. 2018.

Historical Fiction

DB93700 7 hours 1 minute
by Gina Apostol
read by Justine Eyre
Magsalin has returned to Manila for a vacation from New York when she receives a request for a translator. She ends up taking the job and escorting filmmaker Chiara through the Philippines. They create dueling scripts examining an incident in 1901 during the Philippine-American War. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Mad Boy: An Account of Henry Phipps in the War of 1812; A Novel
DB94699 9 hours 9 minutes
by Nick Arvin
read by Ryan Dalusung
Henry Phipps is shocked by news of his brother's death and the fatal farm accident that claims his mother. She makes him promise to bury her at sea with the remaining family surrounding her. As he tries to fulfill her wish, he becomes involved in the War of 1812. Violence. 2018.

The Novel of Ferrara
DB93942 37 hours 44 minutes
by Giorgio Bassani
read by Laura Giannarelli
Collection of stories set in the Italian town of Ferrara before, during, and after World War II. Individual members of the Jewish community examine the dichotomy of closeness and estrangement. Translated from the 1980 Italian edition. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2018.

After the Party
DB95207 10 hours 38 minutes
by Cressida Connolly
read by Terry Donnelly
1938. Phyllis, her husband Hugh, and their children return to stay with her sister in England after living abroad. Phyllis and Hugh become involved with followers of fascist politician Sir Oswald Mosley and are invited to a party. There, a moment of vulnerability leads to tragic consequences. 2019.

Whiter than Snow
DB94234 8 hours 4 minutes
by Sandra Dallas
read by Ali Ahn
Colorado, 1920. After an avalanche strikes the town of Swandyke, the residents' lives are changed forever. The survivors meditate and reflect on their previous lives and what is possible for the future. Estranged sisters Lucy and Dolly Patch face the betrayal in their past. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2010.

DB94263 8 hours 44 minutes
by Antonio Di Benedetto
read by Ryan Dalusung
1790. Don Diego de Zama, an administrator in service to the Spanish crown, has been posted to Asunción. He schemes to be transferred to Buenos Aires but constantly faces setbacks. Translated from the 1956 Spanish edition. Some violence and some descriptions of sex. 2016.

Chimes of a Lost Cathedral
DB95848 27 hours 47 minutes
by Janet Fitch
read by Yelena Shmulenson
After the events of The Revolution of Marina M. (DB89619), Marina Makarova must find a way to survive in post-revolution Russia. She returns to Petrograd and finds purpose in caring for the orphans who haunt the streets. But her trials aren't over. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Poison Bed
DB95820 13 hours 26 minutes
by Elizabeth Fremantle
read by Catherine Byers
1615. Robert and Frances Carr are imprisoned in the Tower of London as they await trial on charges of murder. Many watch for their downfall because Robert is a favorite of the king and Frances hails from the powerful Howard family. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2019.

Meet Me in Monaco
DB96117 9 hours 35 minutes
by Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb
read by various narrators
Cannes, 1955. Struggling perfumer Sophie Duval is ready to close her shop when a young American woman takes refuge inside. It is the glamorous actress Grace Kelly, trying to escape British paparazzo James Henderson. Sophie bonds with Grace and is intrigued by James. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna
DB95239 16 hours 59 minutes
by Juliet Grames
read by Lisa Flanagan
From the time she was a child in the Calabrese town of Ievoli, Stella Fortuna has survived seven, possibly eight, near-death experiences. With every one, she grows stronger—a quality needed as she immigrates to America and reunites with her overbearing father on the eve of World War II. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Ragged Edge of Night
DB95447 12 hours 16 minutes
by Olivia Hawker
read by Gary Tipton
1942. Anton, a former Franciscan friar, travels to rural Germany to marry widow Elisabeth and help raise her children. He seeks forgiveness for failing those in his care and works to be the best husband and father. When he joins the Resistance, his work endangers his new family. Some violence. 2018.

The Underground City
DB94912 41 hours 50 minutes
by H.L. Humes
read by Catherine Byers
In post-WWII France a man named Théophile Dujardin, who was a decorated member of the Resistance, has been sentenced to death for treason. Elsewhere, American John Stone is being investigated as a suspected Communist. Their shared histories are slowly revealed. Some violence. 1958.

A Change of Time
DB94919 5 hours 5 minutes
by Ida Jessen
read by Faith Potts
1927. When the town doctor dies, his widow must figure out what her role in society is now. She writes in her diary of the conversations she has while she struggles to come to terms with her new life. Translated from the 2015 Danish edition. 2019.

The Stationery Shop
DB96357 9 hours 16 minutes
by Marjan Kamali
read by Mozhan Marnò
In 1953 Tehran, Roya is an idealistic teenager who finds refuge in Mr. Fakhri's book and stationery shop. Sensing a possible romance, Mr. Fakhri introduces her to Bahman. But the revolution tears them apart, until sixty years later, Roya has a chance to discover the truth. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Independent People
DB95714 20 hours 58 minutes
by Halldor Laxness
read by Michael Page
Bjartur of Summerhouses has put down the first payment for his own land after working for eighteen years as a shepherd. He dreams of living a quiet life, beholden to no one. But his daughter longs for her own freedom. Translated from the 1935 Icelandic edition. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Nobel Prize. 1946.

Madame Tussaud: A Novel of the French Revolution
DB95595 15 hours 26 minutes
by Michelle Moran
read by Rosalyn Landor
Paris, 1788. Marie Tussaud is experiencing success with the wax museum she runs with her uncle when she is summoned to the palace to tutor Princess Elisabeth. Marie comes to the attention of King Louis XVI and Queen Marie Antoinette, but revolution looms. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2011.

Swimming between Worlds
DB96140 12 hours 34 minutes
by Elaine Neil Orr
read by Cassandra Campbell
North Carolina, 1959. Tacker Hart left home as a high school football hero but has returned in disgrace after being fired from a prestigious architectural assignment in Nigeria. He reconnects with Kate Monroe, and their mutual acquaintance with Gaines Townson, an African American, changes all their lives. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Daughters of Rome
DB95615 13 hours 17 minutes
by Kate Quinn
read by Elizabeth Wiley
Rome, AD 68. Cornelia, wife of Piso, embodies the essence of the perfect Roman wife and works hard to ensure that her husband will be named the heir of Emperor Galba. Her sister Marcella is more aloof and prefers it that way, but a bloody coup upends their world. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2011.

Lady of the Eternal City
DB96195 20 hours 31 minutes
by Kate Quinn
read by Elizabeth Wiley
Rome, AD 118. Sabina, of Empress of the Seven Hills (DB95948), is now wife to Hadrian and Empress of Rome. She finds herself torn between Hadrian and her first love, Vix. Vix's son Antinous has caught Hadrian's eye, and Sabina and Vix work to save the empire. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Prized Possessions
DB95215 15 hours 53 minutes
by Jessica Stirling
read by Terry Donnelly
Widow Lizzie Conway strives to get her girls—Polly, Babs, and Rosie—out of the Glasgow slums and begins a flirtation with rent collector Bernard Peabody. However, the girls fall in love with wayward men. Polly's romance with Dominic Manone leads to questionable choices. Some violence and some strong language. 1998.

DB95921 14 hours 27 minutes
by Laura L. Sullivan
read by Elizabeth Knowelden
1615. Clarice grows up in Yorkshire as the gently bred daughter of Lord Paget. While at court, she is recruited by France's Cardinal Richelieu. Eventually, she works to get out from under his thumb and finds the Three Musketeers to be the perfect foil. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

City of Crows
DB93069 11 hours 5 minutes
by Chris Womersley
read by Stephen Van Doren
France, 1673. Charlotte Picot travels to Paris in search of her kidnapped son. When she meets charlatan Adam Lesage, she believes him to be a spirit she summoned from the underworld to assist her. In reality, Lesage seeks a fresh start after imprisonment. Violence and strong language. 2018.


Together for Christmas: Thomas Kinkade's Cape Light
DB94962 10 hours 3 minutes
by Katherine Spencer
read by MacKenzie Beyer
Molly's catering business is on shaky ground, but with her best friend and partner, Betty, she feels she can tackle the annual Christmas rush. When Betty's husband suffers a serious injury and needs her care, Molly fears that she's not only losing her business, but her best friend. 2015.

Because It's Christmas: Thomas Kinkade's Cape Light
DB95327 10 hours 2 minutes
by Katherine Spencer
read by Lindsey Pierce
With December 25 drawing near, Sophie Potter, Emily Warwick, and Zoey Bates are doubtful their Christmas wishes will be fulfilled. Sophie wants one last holiday at home, and her grandson James helps. He meets Zoey and questions his choices. Meanwhile, Emily battles the new mayor. 2016.

Human Relationships

Lie with Me
DB96101 3 hours 37 minutes
by Philippe Besson
read by Jacques Roy
Philippe is being interviewed in a hotel bar when he sees a man he thinks he knows and runs after him. The incident sparks his memories of a secret, torrid affair with his first love. Translated from the 2017 French edition by actress Molly Ringwald. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Meaning of Birds
DB94948 7 hours 13 minutes
by Jaye Robin Brown
read by Mare Trevathan
Jess develops a relationship with Vivi that helps her deal with the anger she has felt since her father's death. But soon Jess is overwhelmed again when Vivi dies suddenly during their senior year. Strong language and some violence. For senior high and older readers. 2019.

A Heart in a Body in the World
DB94307 8 hours 41 minutes
by Deb Caletti
read by Julia Whelan
Followed by Grandpa Ed in his RV and backed by her brother and friends, eighteen-year-old Annabelle impulsively decides to run from Seattle to Washington, DC. She becomes a reluctant activist as people connect her journey to a traumatic event. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2018.

Honor Thy Thug
DB96063 9 hours 57 minutes
by Wahida Clark
read by Cary Hite
Tasha and Trae are trying to rebuild their marriage, but life continues to throw every obstacle in their way. As they deal with the death of a child and the loss of friends, the danger of a Chinese crime organization looms in the background. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

Justify My Thug
DB95712 7 hours 58 minutes
by Wahida Clark
read by various narrators
After the events of Thug Lovin' (DB80677), Tasha and Trae are trying to overcome their issues and get their marriage back on track. But Jaz is facing drama of her own, and everything seemingly spirals out of control as the drama takes over. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2011.

The Revolution of Birdie Randolph
DB96378 6 hours 32 minutes
by Brandy Colbert
read by Andrea Laing
Sixteen-year-old Dove "Birdie" Randolph's close bond with her parents is threatened by a family secret and by her hidden relationship with Booker, who has been in juvenile detention. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2019.

DB96435 10 hours 15 minutes
by Angie Cruz
read by various narrators
1965. Fifteen-year-old Ana Cancion has never dreamed of moving to America from the Dominican Republic but marries Juan Ruiz to give her family the opportunity to do so. Stifled in New York City, she runs away. Juan's brother, Cesar, persuades her to return and provides opportunities for her. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Here Comes the Sun
DB96040 11 hours 45 minutes
by Nicole Dennis-Benn
read by Bahni Turpin
Margot was raised to trade her sexuality for survival and hustles at an opulent resort to send her younger sister, Thandi, to school so she can avoid the same fate. Margot finds hope in the opening of a new hotel and an opportunity to admit her love for another woman. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

DB96109 17 hours 12 minutes
by Nicole Dennis-Benn
read by Sharon Gordon
Patsy's long-held dream of moving to America from Jamaica finally comes true just shy of her thirtieth birthday. She longs to be reunited with her best friend, Cicely, whose letters paint a rosy picture. But Patsy's plans don't involve her evangelical mother or her five-year-old daughter, Tru. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

North of Dawn
DB93755 10 hours 26 minutes
by Nuruddin Farah
read by Sam Dastor
Gacalo and Mugdi have lived in Oslo for decades when their son Dhaqaneh is drawn into jihadism in Somalia. After Dhaqaneh dies in a suicide attack, his widow Waliya and stepchildren join Gacalo and Mugdi in Oslo. Waliya and the children have differing reactions. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

See All the Stars
DB92926 8 hours 20 minutes
by Kit Frick
read by Teresa Willis
Secrets and deception tear apart Ellory's once inseparable group of friends. When a shocking incident changes their lives forever, Ellory finds that even in the present, the past is everywhere. Some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2018.

Awake in the World
DB95079 9 hours 0 minutes
by Jason Gurley
read by Andy Pyle
After his father dies on an oil rig, Zach thinks he is headed toward a similar fate—until he meets Vanessa, an optimistic and wealthy girl who wants to study astronomy at Cornell. Strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2019.

Beirut Hellfire Society
DB96030 7 hours 25 minutes
by Rawi Hage
read by Neil Shah
After his undertaker father dies, Pavlov is recruited to fill his role in the mysterious Hellfire Society, an anti-religious sect that organizes burials for outcasts who have been denied last rights because of their religion or sexuality. He becomes the chronicler of the lives around him. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Road Tripped
DB96108 6 hours 56 minutes
by Pete Hautman
read by Christopher Carley
Seventeen-year-old Steven "Stiggy" Gabel tries to cope—with his father's suicide, his mother's depression, and his girlfriend's departure—by taking off down the Great River Road from Minnesota to Louisiana. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2019.

Binstead's Safari
DB95391 8 hours 14 minutes
by Rachel Ingalls
read by Barbara Rappaport
When her chronically unfaithful husband Stan decides to go on a safari to East Africa, Millie gives herself a makeover and joins him. Stan hardly recognizes Millie, who uses the trip to open herself up to love with an affair of her own. Some strong language. 1983.

Rabbits for Food
DB95862 7 hours 57 minutes
by Binnie Kirshenbaum
read by Hillary Huber
On New Year’s Eve, a woman has a breakdown that lands her in the psych ward of a prestigious New York hospital. She refuses all recommended treatment, passing the time chronicling the lives of her fellow "lunatics" and writing a novel about what brought her there. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian
DB95090 9 hours 28 minutes
by Marina Lewycka
read by Erin Jones
Sisters Vera and Nadezhda haven't spoken since their mother’s funeral, but they put aside their animosity when they learn that their eighty-four-year-old father plans to marry Valentina, a gold-digging, much younger woman from his home country of Ukraine. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2005.

Destroy All Monsters
DB95758 8 hours 49 minutes
by Sam J. Miller
read by various narrators
Ash doesn't remember the day she fell out of her friend Solomon's tree house. But ever since that day, Solomon has retreated into a dark fantasy world. Ash believes the key to saving him is recovering her lost memory. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2019.

Buried beneath the Baobab Tree
DB93566 6 hours 2 minutes
by Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani
read by various narrators
After being kidnapped in the middle of the night by Boko Haram terrorists, a Nigerian student is made to practice the radical beliefs of her captors. But she secretly plans to escape and return to her family and her previous way of life. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2018.

The Governesses
DB93517 2 hours 36 minutes
by Anne Serre
read by Joe Peck
Three governesses—Eléonore, Inès, and Laura—prepare a party to welcome home their employers, the Austeurs. In their seemingly idyllic world, their encounters entrance the elderly gentleman across the way, who watches through a spyglass. Translated from the original 1992 French edition. Descriptions of sex. 2018.

Watch Us Rise
DB94954 7 hours 42 minutes
by Renée Watson and Ellen Hagan
read by Mare Trevathan
Frustrated by the way women are treated—even at their progressive New York City high school—two best friends start a women's rights club, post their essays and poems online, and watch it go viral, attracting positive support as well as trolls. Some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2019.

As Many Nows as I Can Get
DB96428 10 hours 45 minutes
by Shana Youngdahl
read by Annie Q
Moving between the present and the past, Scarlett, an overachiever who plans to study physics, gets pulled into a lightning-strike romance with a boy the summer before college—and is left with the enormity of the aftermath. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2019.


Carter's Big Break; Carter's Unfocused, One-Track Mind
DB94578 14 hours 41 minutes
by Brent Crawford
read by Jon Pinnow
Two humorous high school adventures, written in 2010 and 2012, featuring Will Carter. In Carter's Big Break, Carter unexpectedly gets cast in an independent film. In Carter's Unfocused, One-Track Mind, Carter questions his future. Sequel to Carter Finally Gets It (DB70493). Some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2012.

Mystery and Detective

Enter Pale Death
DB96035 12 hours 10 minutes
by Barbara Cleverly
read by Matthew Brenher
Detective Joe Sandilands suspects foul play when Lady Truelove dies after an encounter with a dangerous horse. He must, however, separate his suspicions from personal grievances with her widower. With Lily Wentworth’s help, Joe’s investigation yields surprising secrets about both the Truelove family and Joe’s own love, Dorcas Joliffe. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

A Spider in the Cup
DB96036 12 hours 20 minutes
by Barbara Cleverly
read by Steven Crossley
When the body of a young woman is found buried along the banks of the Thames in 1933, Scotland Yard Assistant Commissioner Joe Sandilands juggles the case with an increasingly dangerous assignment protecting an American senator. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

Tug of War
DB92929 8 hours 31 minutes
by Barbara Cleverly
read by Barry Bernson
France, 1926. Scotland Yard detective Joe Sandilands investigates the identity of an English-speaking amnesiac veteran hospitalized in Reims. Four civilians, including a vineyard-owning widow, claim to be related to the man, who is to receive a war pension. Sandilands interviews the candidates and uncovers an old murder. 2006.

A Death of No Importance
DB93748 8 hours 13 minutes
by Mariah Fredericks
read by Stephanie Willis
New York City, 1910. Jane Prescott is hired as a lady's maid for the Benchleys, who are dismissed by the elite as "new money." When the daughter's notorious playboy fiancé is found murdered at a party, Jane discovers she is uniquely positioned to solve the case. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Cat Bearing Gifts
DB93741 8 hours 53 minutes
by Shirley Rousseau Murphy
read by Susan Boyce
A car crash, a missing treasure, a dead thief, and a suspicious blond divorcée have feline PI Joe Grey and his four-legged cohorts clawing for justice. Joe must discover if the events are connected—and why. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2012.

Reflecting the Sky
DB93631 12 hours 8 minutes
by S.J. Rozan
read by Kathy Hsieh
PIs Lydia Chin and Bill Smith are hired by a NYC Chinatown elder to travel to Hong Kong to deliver an old friend’s ashes, a letter to the dead man’s brother, and a keepsake to his grandson. They find the apartment ransacked and the youngster kidnapped. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2001.

Occult and Horror

Thirteen Days by Sunset Beach
DB94701 9 hours 59 minutes
by Ramsey Campbell
read by Bill Delaney
Ray and Sandra have planned a vacation for their extended family on the Greek island of Vasilema. From the moment they mention their destination, they are warned to avoid Sunset Beach. Once on the island, they discover the locals are hiding many secrets. 2018.

A World of Horror
DB93074 12 hours 2 minutes
edited by Eric J. Guignard
read by Ryan Dalusung
Twenty-two short tales of horror from around the world, many of which explore the mythologies of a specific culture. Includes authors from almost every continent, contributing stories new to this collection. Some violence and some strong language. 2018.

The Daughters of Temperance Hobbs
DB95629 11 hours 41 minutes
by Katherine Howe
read by Barrie Kreinik
Connie Goodwin is a Boston professor whose area of expertise is the history of witchcraft, especially in colonial America. She uncovers secrets from her own family history, including a curse that endangers the man she loves. Sequel to The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane (DB69468). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Siren and the Specter
DB95051 12 hours 2 minutes
by Jonathan Janz
read by Brian Hemmingsen
David Caine, celebrated skeptic of the supernatural, is invited to spend a month at Alexander House, the most haunted house in Virginia. David himself is haunted by a moment in his own past when he turned away from the woman he loved. Strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2018.

The Fade
DB94823 6 hours 29 minutes
by Demitria Lunetta
read by Lindsey Pierce
Fifteen-year-old Haley moves into a house haunted by the ghosts of murdered girls who hope Haley will be able to help them move on. Strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2018.

The Wrong Girl: Return to Fear Street
DB94821 6 hours 42 minutes
by R.L. Stine
read by Elizabeth Rose
When a thrill-seeking group of teens attempts to rob Harlow's Pic 'n' Pay, it goes horribly wrong and things get out of hand, with accusations following. Meanwhile, a fellow classmate is dead, and no one knows whom to trust. Some violence. For senior high and older readers. 2018.

Political Themes

Our War
DB96160 10 hours 26 minutes
by Craig DiLouie
read by Andrew Eiden
When the president of the United States is impeached but refuses to leave office, the country erupts into civil war. A UNICEF worker and a reporter discover both sides using child soldiers and fight to shine a light on the atrocities being committed. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

DB95826 13 hours 13 minutes
by Joshua Furst
read by Robert Sams
Fred Snyder, born Freedom, wants to distance himself from his counterculture revolutionary father, Lenny. His childhood is chaotic, and when Lenny is arrested for a plan gone wrong, it becomes even more unstable. Fred struggles to understand what happens around him. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2019.

Psychological Themes

DB96304 4 hours 23 minutes
by Jean-Philippe Blondel
read by Joe Peck
Louis, a secondary school teacher on the verge of retirement, goes to the opening of an art exhibition by a former student. While there, he is persuaded to pose for a portrait—possibly in the nude. Artist and sitter reevaluate their lives. Translated from the 2018 French edition. 2019.

Religious Themes

The King's Mercy
DB95817 16 hours 42 minutes
by Lori Benton
read by Terry Donnelly
North Carolina, 1747. Alex MacKinnon has been exiled to the American colonies to work as a blacksmith on a slaveholding plantation. As he works, he connects with Joanna Carey, the stepdaughter of the plantation owner. Despite their bond, Alex longs for freedom, but it may be in God's hands. Some violence. 2019.


Kings, Queens, and In-Betweens
DB95586 10 hours 31 minutes
by Tanya Boteju
read by Soneela Nankani
Perpetually awkward Nima is bored with her community and life. After a bewildering encounter at a local festival, Nima finds herself suddenly immersed in the drag scene and closer to a self she never knew she could be. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2019.

DB96280 7 hours 48 minutes
by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy
read by various narrators
Ryan "Wes" Wesley and Jamie Canning were best friends before they became lovers in Him (DB92709). Wes's NHL career is taking off, but if the media learn about Jamie, it will eclipse his success on the ice. Jamie loves Wes, but hiding takes its toll. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

The Beholder
DB96279 11 hours 51 minutes
by Anna Bright
read by Emily Rankin
After a public humiliation, Selah sets sail across the Atlantic in order to find a life partner among the European royal houses who can help secure the future of her Potomac people, a journey that sees her interacting with figures from legend and mythology. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2019.

The Songbird and the Spy
DB95091 10 hours 12 minutes
by J'Nell Ciesielski
read by Abigail Maupin
American music student Claire Baudin is trapped in France when it falls to the Nazis. Her fate rests in the hands of Michael Reiner, a British agent posing as an officer in the Third Reich. Michael wants to protect Claire, but helping her might threaten his mission. Some violence. 2019.

Shadow's Claim
DB95641 15 hours 19 minutes
by Kresley Cole
read by Robert Petkoff
As prince of Dacia's royal vampires, Trehan Daciano is a master assassin who desires nothing more than a sword in his hand—until he spies the beautiful sorceress Bettina. He enters a tournament to the death to win her hand, but her heart already belongs to another. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2012.

All Our Broken Pieces
DB95275 11 hours 8 minutes
by L.D. Crichton
read by Alec Volz
Musically gifted seventeen-year-old Kyler and his new neighbor Lennon, who is diagnosed with OCD, discover that the strength to survive, live, and love can be found in unexpected places. Some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2019.

I Wish You All the Best
DB95723 8 hours 37 minutes
by Mason Deaver
read by MW Cartozian Wilson
When Ben comes out as non-binary, they're thrown out of the house and move in with their older sister, Hannah. Struggling with an anxiety disorder, Ben tries to keep a low profile. But then Ben meets Nathan and everything changes. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2019.

The Wind Blows Backward
DB95439 7 hours 11 minutes
by Mary Downing Hahn
read by Mare Trevathan
Once friends, bookish Lauren and athletic Spencer grew apart in high school. They reconnect over a love of poetry and problems with their parents. But their newfound love is tempered by Spencer's moody, self-destructive side. Descriptions of sex and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 1993.

We Contain Multitudes
DB95548 9 hours 17 minutes
by Sarah Henstra
read by various narrators
As pen pals for a high school English assignment, poetry-loving sophomore Jonathan and popular athlete senior Adam explore their growing relationship through a series of letters. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2019.

The Secret of Flirting
DB95867 9 hours 17 minutes
by Sabrina Jeffries
read by Justine Eyre
The moment spymaster Baron Fulkham meets the stunning Princess Aurore of Chanay, he's positive that she's actually Monique Servais, the mysterious actress he met three years before in Dieppe. But as he pursues his suspicions, he uncovers an assassination plot and betrayal. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Night Embrace
DB95598 13 hours 7 minutes
by Sherrilyn Kenyon
read by Carrington MacDuffie
After killing the son of the war god Camulus, Celtic warrior Talon was cursed to have everyone he loves die a horrible death in front of his eyes. In present-day New Orleans, Talon meets Sunshine, a woman who tempts him to love again. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2003.

Daisies and Devotion
DB96258 7 hours 43 minutes
by Josi S. Kilpack
read by Justine Eyre
Told he will inherit when he marries, Timothy Mayfield draws up a list of what he wants in a wife. His friend Maryann Morrington thinks his list is ridiculous but agrees to help him look. Both are surprised when he finds a woman who seems perfect for him. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

I Love You So Mochi
DB95652 10 hours 9 minutes
by Sarah Kuhn
read by Jessica Wortham
After a huge fight with her mother, creative Kimi eagerly accepts her grandparents' invitation to Kyoto, where she is surrounded by her heritage. Being in Japan helps her understand her mother—and brings her in contact with an aspiring med student. Some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2019.

There's Something about Sweetie
DB95688 11 hours 38 minutes
by Sandhya Menon
read by various narrators
After being dumped by his ex-girlfriend, Ashish Patel learns his parents are smugly confident they could find him a better match. So, in a moment of weakness, Ash challenges them to set him up. Companion to When Dimple Met Rishi (DB94711). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2019.

This Time Will Be Different
DB95692 9 hours 26 minutes
by Misa Sugiura
read by Joy Osmanski
Katsuyamas never quit and are ambitious—but CJ is perfectly happy just helping her aunt, Hannah, at their family's flower shop. When her mom decides to sell the shop to an unsavory family, CJ suddenly finds something worth fighting for. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2019.

The Dangerous Art of Blending In
DB96259 8 hours 12 minutes
by Angelo Surmelis
read by Michael Crouch
Teenager Evan struggles with an abusive mother and a father who avoids conflict. And his best friend, Henry, has somehow become distractingly attractive over the summer. As things escalate, Evan has to decide what he wants in his future. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2018.

DB94816 10 hours 10 minutes
by Laura Thalassa
read by Mare Trevathan
The Four Horsemen have come to earth to put an end to humanity. Sara is chosen to stay behind as her town evacuates, to try to stop the approaching Pestilence. When her attempt to slay Pestilence fails, he takes her prisoner. Violence, strong language, and explicit descriptions of sex. 2018.

The Impossibility of Us
DB95651 8 hours 8 minutes
by Katy Upperman
read by Teresa Willis
In this story, told in separate voices, Mati, a devout Muslim from Afghanistan, and Elise, a seventeen-year-old whose brother was killed there, try to keep their budding romance secret from their families. Some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2018.

Maybe This Time
DB95938 7 hours 50 minutes
by Kasie West
read by Ana Isabel
Sophie works for a florist and party planner in her small southern town and dreams of attending design school. But this year she has to contend with Andrew, son of the fancy new chef, who keeps getting in her way. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2019.

Waiting for Tom Hanks
DB95565 8 hours 35 minutes
by Kerry Winfrey
read by Rachel L. Jacobs
Aspiring screenwriter Annie Cassidy is obsessed with the romantic comedies she has seen so many times. She is waiting for her own meet-cute, and when a movie begins filming in her neighborhood, it seems like a sign. Too bad the lead actor is nothing like Tom Hanks. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

From Lukov with Love
DB95661 16 hours 17 minutes
by Mariana Zapata
read by MacKenzie Beyer
Jasmine Santos knows she is running out of time to make it to the top as a figure skater. She gets an unexpected offer to partner with the talented Ivan Lukov, even though they have been at each other's throats for years. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2018.

Science Fiction

Company, Books 5-7
DB94202 43 hours 56 minutes
by Kage Baker
read by various narrators
Three time-travel science fiction novels written between 2004 and 2006. In The Life of the World to Come, Mendoza has been banished to the distant past as punishment for a crime. Also includes The Children of the Company and The Machine’s Child. Some violence and some strong language. 2006.

DB95803 9 hours 16 minutes
by Erin Bowman
read by Amy McFadden
Teens Thea, Coen, and Nova are rescued from a deadly planet, only to be taken prisoner on a government ship and used as weapons in a sinister political plot. Sequel to Contagion (DB91881). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2019.

An Anatomy of Beasts
DB95063 10 hours 45 minutes
by Olivia A. Cole
read by Kristin Allison
After uncovering the shadowy secrets of her people in A Conspiracy of Stars (DB94050), Octavia knows she must stop them from using a scientifically weaponized creature against the Faloii. Some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2019.

A Crash of Fate: Star Wars; Galaxy's Edge
DB96253 7 hours 57 minutes
by Zoraida Córdova
read by Brittany Pressley
Growing up, Izzy and Jules were best friends—until Izzy's family abruptly left Batuu. But then Izzy returns, hired to deliver a mysterious package. Soon the two are back together and on the run from vengeful smugglers and an angry pirate. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2019.

Last Ones Left Alive
DB96410 5 hours 36 minutes
by Sarah Davis-Goff
read by Anne-Marie Gaillard
Orpen's life on a tiny island off the coast of a post-apocalyptic Ireland revolves around surviving the ravenous skrake, zombies roaming the wilds and searching for prey. When her guardian, Maeve, is bitten, Orpen sets off on a journey to attempt to save her. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Lightest Object in the Universe
DB96193 10 hours 31 minutes
by Kimi Eisele
read by Gabra Zackman
After a global economic collapse and a failure of the electrical grid send society into chaos, teacher Carson heads west on foot to find a woman he once met. Meanwhile, some turn to an evangelical preacher to save them and others form communities to survive. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Native Tongue: Native Tongue, Book 1
DB96194 13 hours 44 minutes
by Suzette Haden Elgin
read by Amy Landon
In the twenty-second century, women are once again considered property, denied civil rights, and banned from public life. Earth's wealth depends on interplanetary commerce and linguists are the ruling elite. Talented linguist Nazareth discovers a revolution: women are building their own language to gain freedom. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 1984.

Empress of Forever
DB95736 19 hours 40 minutes
by Max Gladstone
read by Natalie Naudus
Innovator Vivian Liao travels to a far future where she finds civilization ruled by an ancient, powerful empress who blesses or blasts entire planets with a single thought. Viv must rally a strange group of aliens to confront the empress and find her way home. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Record Keeper
DB95866 13 hours 42 minutes
by Agnes Gomillion
read by Adenrele Ojo
After World War III, the Earth's laws must be obeyed to protect the fragile peace. Arika Cobane's race provides the labor to feed humanity, but she is destined to join the Kongo elite after a decade of training. Then she comes to realize the laws she upholds cause much misery. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

DB93079 7 hours 55 minutes
by Michael Grant
read by Doug Tisdale Jr.
Friends Dekka, Shade, Cruz, Malik, Armo, and a new mutant with unmatched powers must stop a failed stand-up comic who can now control anyone with the power of his voice. Sequel to Monster (DB89678). Violence and strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2018.

The Next Together; The Last Beginning
DB95451 19 hours 51 minutes
by Lauren James
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Duology, written in 2015 and 2016, featuring Katherine and Matthew, two teens destined to fall in love and be reincarnated repeatedly. In The Next Together, they find each other and change history. In The Last Beginning, a long-lost relative searches for them. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

DB95630 12 hours 0 minutes
by Jay Kristoff
read by Erin Spencer
After the events in Lifel1k3 (DB91294), Eve sets out to find the real Ana Monrova, whose DNA is the key. Meanwhile, Eve's former best friend, Lemon, is coming to terms with a power that others want to harness as a weapon. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2019.

The Line Between
DB93473 10 hours 9 minutes
by Tosca Lee
read by Cassandra Campbell
Wynter Roth emerges from the New Earth doomsday cult to find a world descending into chaos as a pandemic of early-onset dementia spreads across America. When her sister appears with a set of medical samples, Wynter must find a way to get them to a lab. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Speculative Japan, Books 3-4
DB95535 20 hours 46 minutes
edited by Edward Lipsett
read by Emily Ellet
Volumes three and four, published in 2012 and 2018, of a series collecting science fiction and fantasy short stories translated into English from Japanese. Includes stories from Asamatsu Ken, Kobayashi Yasumi, Suzuki Miekichi, Kajio Shinji, Makino Osamu, and others. Some violence and some strong language. 2018.

The Undefeated
DB95544 2 hours 29 minutes
by Una McCormack
read by Nicola Daval
A retired journalist travels back to her childhood planet both out of a sense of nostalgia and to avoid running from humanity’s new, self-created enemy, the jenjer. Some violence and some strong language. 2019.

Octavia Gone
DB96411 11 hours 40 minutes
by Jack McDevitt
read by Jennifer Van Dyck
After being lost in space for eleven years, Gabe tries to find a new life for himself. When a seemingly alien artifact goes missing from his collection, he must reunite with Alex and Chase to solve the mystery of its origins. Sequel to Firebird; Coming Home (DB82421). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Ignite the Stars
DB93183 10 hours 33 minutes
by Maura Milan
read by Jeff Allin
When the notorious I.A. C?cha is captured by the Olympus Commonwealth and revealed to be a seventeen-year-old girl, she is sentenced to correctional rehabilitation at a training ground for the Royal Star Force, where she forms unlikely alliances. Violence. For senior high and older readers. 2018.

Heart of Iron
DB96299 12 hours 27 minutes
by Ashley Poston
read by Adenrele Ojo
Ana, an orphan found drifting through space, joins with an Ironblood boy to find a lost spaceship that may hold clues to her identity. They end up discovering dark secrets in a forgotten part of the universe. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2018.

Last Day
DB96024 8 hours 2 minutes
by Domenica Ruta
read by Edoardo Ballerini
Every May 28, humanity gathers to anticipate the planet’s demise and celebrate as if the day is truly the last. One year, three sets of individuals embark on a last-chance quest for redemption. Meanwhile, three astronauts on the International Space Station contemplate their lives and Earth. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Lesson
DB95800 8 hours 39 minutes
by Cadwell Turnbull
read by various narrators
For five years, US Virgin Islands residents have lived with the Ynaa, aliens on an undisclosed research mission. While the Ynaa are usually benevolent, aggression meets their disproportional wrath. After a young boy is killed by an Ynaa, three families find themselves at the center of the conflict. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Speculative Japan, Books 1-2
DB94798 24 hours 38 minutes
edited by Gene van Troyer and Grania Davis
read by J.P. Linton
A collection of science fiction and fantasy short stories translated into English from Japanese. Includes stories from Shibano Takumi, Hirai Kazumasa, Mayumura Taku, Fukushima Masami, Kajio Shinji, and many others. Some violence and some strong language. 2011.

Salvation Day
DB96354 11 hours 23 minutes
by Kali Wallace
read by various narrators
A crew kidnaps the sole survivor of a deadly virus outbreak on board a spaceship in hopes of taking possession of the ship. But they have no idea what waits for them on the ship—a terrifying secret buried by the government that threatens all of humanity. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Cobra Traitor: Cobra Rebellion, Book 3
DB92921 16 hours 51 minutes
by Timothy Zahn
read by Alec Volz
The alien Troft hope to annihilate the Cobras. In order to survive, the Cobras will have to do the unthinkable—seek an alliance with the oppressive Dominion. Sequel to Cobra Outlaw (DB81092). Some violence. 2018.

Short Stories

Friday Black
DB93465 7 hours 11 minutes
by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah
read by various narrators
Short stories that contend with the violence, injustice, and absurdity that black men and women face on a daily basis. In one story, an amusement park lets players hunt villains played by minority actors. In another, the gunman and a victim of a school shooting enter a shared purgatory. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

In the Electric Eden: Stories
DB95394 10 hours 0 minutes
by Nick Arvin
read by Ryan Dalusung
Collection of thirteen stories, some previously published, examining the ways technology shapes our interactions. In the title story, a man looks up the video of Edison's electrocution of Topsy the elephant while recalling the story his grandfather told him of witnessing it. Some violence. 2018.

Orange World and Other Stories
DB95553 8 hours 40 minutes
by Karen Russell
read by various narrators
A collection of short fiction from the Pulitzer Prize finalist. A young man falls in love with a two-thousand-year-old girl from the bog. A new mother agrees to breastfeed the devil in exchange for his protection. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2019.

Terrarium: New and Selected Stories
DB92928 14 hours 50 minutes
by Valerie Trueblood
read by Erin Jones
Selected short stories from the PEN/Faulkner Award finalist's three earlier collections, plus previously unpublished stories that show her moving in new creative directions. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2018.

Home Remedies: Stories
DB95551 6 hours 37 minutes
by Xuan Juliana Wang
read by various narrators
Short stories about love, family, and identity in the emerging generation of Chinese youths on a quest for freedom. The characters in these stories all share the hope that their lives can be extraordinary. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2019.

Sports Stories

DB96175 8 hours 28 minutes
by Neil Connelly
read by Doug Tisdale Jr.
When high school champion wrestler Eddie punches a referee, he loses his chance at the state championships and is expelled from school. Upset, Eddie runs away and joins an illegal underground fighting ring—encountering a different sort of trouble. Violence and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2019.

Here to Stay
DB95587 5 hours 59 minutes
by Sara Farizan
read by Jonathan Todd Ross
When a cyberbully sends his entire high school a picture of basketball hero Bijan Majidi, photoshopped to look like a terrorist, the school administration promises to find and punish the culprit. But Bijan just wants to pretend the incident never happened and move on. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2018.


Immoral Code
DB95076 8 hours 57 minutes
by Lillian Clark
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Five high school friends—Bellamy, Nari, Reese, Keagan, and Santiago—team up to hack into Bellamy's billionaire father's business accounts to skim enough money for her MIT tuition. Strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2019.

Henning Juul, Books 1-5
DB95681 52 hours 38 minutes
by Thomas Enger
read by Mark Ashby
Five novels, written between 2010 and 2015, feature Oslo investigative crime reporter Henning Juul, who returns to work after a horrific fire kills his young son and ends his marriage. Includes Burned, Pierced, Scarred, Cursed, and Killed. Translated from the Norwegian editions. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2017.

Front Runner
DB93466 9 hours 48 minutes
by Felix Francis
read by Martin Jarvis
In his role as an undercover investigator for the British Horseracing Authority, Jeff Hinkley is approached by a multi-time champion jockey to discuss the delicate matter of losing races on purpose. Little does he know that the call will set off a lethal chain of events. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

The Unfortunates
DB95330 4 hours 33 minutes
by Kim Liggett
read by Doug Tisdale Jr.
After getting away with murder, Grant Tavish plans his own form of justice. But before he can act upon it, he is trapped in a collapsed cave miles beneath the surface with four other teenagers—and they are not alone. Some violence. For senior high and older readers. 2018.

The Need
DB96164 6 hours 22 minutes
by Helen Phillips
read by Alexandra Allwine
Molly is a paleobotanist at a fossil quarry, where she sometimes unearths artifacts that defy understanding, including a controversial Bible. By night, she cares for her two young children while her musician husband tours. Frazzled and sleep-deprived, she confronts a masked intruder in the house. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Disappearing Earth
DB95554 11 hours 17 minutes
by Julia Phillips
read by Ilyana Kadushin
Two sisters—eight and eleven—go missing one afternoon on the Kamchatka Peninsula in northeastern Russia. The police investigation turns up nothing. Echoes of the disappearance reverberate across a tightly woven community, with the fear and loss felt most deeply among its women. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Patron Saints of Nothing
DB96003 9 hours 4 minutes
by Randy Ribay
read by Ramon De Ocampo
When seventeen-year-old Jay learns his Filipino cousin and former best friend, Jun, was murdered as part of President Duterte's war on drugs, he flies to the Philippines to learn more. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2019.

J.B. Collins, Books 2-3
DB93157 26 hours 46 minutes
by Joel C. Rosenberg
read by various narrators
Two titles, published in 2015 and 2017, follow the events of The Third Target (DB87858). New York Times foreign correspondent J.B. Collins must continue to protect the nation from ISIS. In The First Hostage, the US president is assumed captured. In Without Warning, ISIS attacks within the United States. Violence. 2017.

Ziba MacKenzie, Books 1-2
DB94584 18 hours 28 minutes
by Victoria Selman
read by MacKenzie Beyer
Two novels featuring London offender profiler Ziba MacKenzie. In Blood for Blood, when the commuter train Ziba is on crashes, a fellow commuter's odd last words send Ziba after a killer who has been dormant for twenty-five years. Also includes Nothing to Lose. Violence and strong language. 2019.


Price of Duty
DB93516 4 hours 37 minutes
by Todd Strasser
read by Jeff Allin
Hailed as a hero, Jake returns to his pro-military hometown and family injured physically and emotionally. He is unsure if he can return to active duty in the army but is uncomfortable with the alternative. Violence and strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2018.

Adult Nonfiction


The Curse of Oak Island: The Story of the World's Longest Treasure Hunt
DB95448 15 hours 37 minutes
by Randall Sullivan
read by Ray Foushee
Journalist chronicles more than two hundred years of treasure hunting on a small island off the coast of Nova Scotia. Discusses his history with the legend, the television show featuring modern-day treasure hunters on the History Channel, and the many people the "Money Pit" has lured to the island. 2018.


The Senses: Design beyond Vision
DB93943 9 hours 59 minutes
by Ellen Lupton and Andrea Lipps
read by Michael Russotto
Museum curators present a manifesto for inclusive, multisensory design practice through a series of eighteen essays. Presents ideas and principles for extending the sensory input of products, environments, and media. 2018.

A Rift in the Earth: Art, Memory, and the Fight for a Vietnam War Memorial
DB93362 7 hours 18 minutes
by James Reston
read by John Lescault
Army veteran and author of The Conviction of Richard Nixon (DB68946) presents the history of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Covers the fights over the creation of a memorial, the selection and implementation of the winning design, and his own reflections on the conflicts. 2017.


Unpresidented: A Biography of Donald Trump
DB96187 8 hours 41 minutes
by Martha Brockenbrough
read by various narrators
Profiles America's forty-fifth president, delving into his early years, his background and family, and his rise from reality TV to the nation's highest political office. Discusses his political and personal conduct. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2018.

The Impostor: A True Story
DB93075 13 hours 41 minutes
by Javier Cercas
read by Doug Tisdale Jr.
An account of the investigation into the life of Barcelona resident Enric Marco, who was uncovered as a fraud in 2005 after a lifetime of claiming to be a Holocaust survivor. Translated from the 2014 Spanish edition. 2017.

My Parents: An Introduction; This Does Not Belong to You
DB95798 8 hours 47 minutes
by Aleksandar Hemon
read by Jeremy Arthur
Two autobiographical books. In My Parents, the author recounts his parents' immigration to Canada due to the siege of Sarajevo. This Does Not Belong to You provides a series of memories, observations and miniatures about family, childhood, and more. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Aim High: Chart Your Course and Find Success
DB95950 5 hours 1 minutes
by Deborah Lee James
read by Coleen Marlo
The twenty-third secretary of the US Air Force shares her personal and professional challenges, her strategies for success, and the problem-solving principles she used to overcome the daunting pressures, threats, and challenges that come with rising to the top of the armed forces. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Bastards: A Memoir
DB95780 7 hours 52 minutes
by Mary Anna King
read by Christina Delaine
The author recounts her unusual upbringing, which included living in a low-income commune, being sent to live with her grandparents and eventually being adopted by them, and feeling haunted by the siblings she left behind. Discusses her eventual reunion with the rest of her family. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

DB93622 9 hours 39 minutes
by Karl Ove Knausgaard
read by Edoardo Ballerini
Final volume of the autobiographical series with a seasonal theme from the Norwegian author of My Struggle (DB79335). The author continues his musings on being a father to his newborn daughter while reflecting on his relationship with his own father and childhood memories of summer. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

A Forever Family: Fostering Change One Child at a Time
DB93388 7 hours 45 minutes
by Rob Scheer
read by Rob Scheer
The founder of Comfort Cases, which seeks to aid children in the foster care system, discusses his own troubled childhood. Recounts growing up in an abusive household before being placed in foster care and the difficulties he faced as a result before achieving his dreams. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2018.

The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke
DB95528 48 hours 52 minutes
by Jeffrey C. Stewart
read by Bob Moore
Biography of the man lauded as the father of the Harlem Renaissance. Describes his education, career as a Howard University professor, extensive travels, role in culture, and identity as a gay man. Draws on primary sources and interviews with those who knew him. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. National Book Award. 2018.

Blindness and Physical Disabilities

Climbing Back
DB95083 10 hours 7 minutes
by Mark Wellman and John Flinn
read by Jon Huffman
With his mountaineering journalist cowriter, Wellman recounts his comeback after a fall during a climb in the Sierra Nevada left him paraplegic at twenty-two. He devised a way to continue climbing mountains—including El Capitan and Half Dome—and also became a Yosemite Park ranger and member of the US Disabled Ski Team. 1992.

Business and Economics

The Business of Being a Writer
DB96154 11 hours 36 minutes
by Jane Friedman
read by Tavia Gilbert
Publishing professional presents a guide to the business aspects of a writing career and making a living from it. Topics include the basics of what is required of a writer, understanding the publishing industry, getting published, entrepreneurship, and making money as a writer. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Kochland: The Secret History of Koch Industries and Corporate Power in America
DB96355 23 hours 17 minutes
by Christopher Leonard
read by Jacques Roy
Business reporter probes the history and business practices of Koch Industries, one of the largest private corporations in the United States. Discusses the leadership of Charles Koch, legal challenges from both the family and the government, and the broad reach of Koch Industries. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Serious Eater: A Food Lover's Perilous Quest for Pizza and Redemption
DB95737 11 hours 20 minutes
by Ed Levine
read by various narrators
Founder of Serious Eats recounts the creation, development, and monetization of the food blog. Discusses his history as a freelance food writer; his passion for specific dishes; the team he created, which included J. Kenji López-Alt and Stella Parks; and the strain the business put on his relationships. Includes supplemental material. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Building a Business with a Beat: Leadership Lessons from Jazzercise—An Empire Built on Passion, Purpose, and Heart
DB96221 7 hours 51 minutes
by Judi Sheppard Missett and Susan Carol McCarthy
read by Margaret Strom
Creator of Jazzercise shares entrepreneurial lessons she learned while growing up and then developing her dance fitness franchise. Discusses finding what works for you, understanding your audience, learning from mistakes, and paying attention to what your body is telling you. 2019.


Cult of the Dead Cow: How the Original Hacking Supergroup Might Just Save the World
DB95626 8 hours 13 minutes
by Joseph Menn
read by various narrators
Chronicle of the development and work of hacking group Cult of the Dead Cow, which first formed in 1984. Discusses prominent members who have become information security industry leaders in corporations, political activism, and products the group has created. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.


How to Cook Everything Vegetarian: Simple Meatless Recipes for Great Food; Completely Revised Tenth Anniversary Edition
DB92289 55 hours 43 minutes
by Mark Bittman
read by Celeste Lawson
Tenth anniversary collection of plant-based recipes. Categories include getting started; salads; soups; vegetables, fruits, nuts, and seeds; pasta, noodles, and dumplings; grains; legumes; tofu, burgers, and other high-protein foods; eggs, dairy, and cheese; breads, muffins, pizza, and wraps; sauces, condiments, herbs, and spices; desserts; and beverages. 2017.

From Scratch: A Memoir of Love, Sicily, and Finding Home
DB95581 11 hours 4 minutes
by Tembi Locke
read by various narrators
Widow's memoir of bonding with her hostile in-laws over food after the death of her chef husband. Discusses their marriage, adoption of their daughter, her husband's illness and death, her return to his home village in Sicily to scatter his ashes, and developing a relationship with her in-laws. Includes supplemental material. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.


The Ghosts of Eden Park: The Bootleg King, the Women Who Pursued Him, and the Murder That Shocked Jazz-Age America
DB96167 11 hours 15 minutes
by Karen Abbott
read by various narrators
Author of Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy (DB80094) chronicles the life of German immigrant and lawyer George Remus, who ran one of the largest bootlegging empires during Prohibition. Discusses the development of Remus's illegal business, his romantic relationships, and the murder of his wife, Imogene. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

My Midnight Years: Surviving Jon Burge's Police Torture Ring and Death Row
DB96165 8 hours 39 minutes
by Ronald Kitchen and others
read by Prentice Onayemi
Chicago police detective Jon Burge and his notorious Midnight Crew terrorized and incarcerated black men for nearly two decades. Ronald Kitchen tells of being picked up, brutally tortured, coerced to confess to five counts of murder, and imprisoned for twenty-two years before being exonerated in 2013. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

59 Hours
DB95072 6 hours 26 minutes
by Johnny Kovatch
read by Joe Wilson
Chronicles the fifty-nine hours from August 6, 2000, when fifteen-year-old Nicholas Markowitz was kidnapped, to his eventual murder after midnight on August 9th. Recounts the trial and life after for the family and criminals. Some violence and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2018.

The Queen: The Forgotten Life behind an American Myth
DB95860 12 hours 46 minutes
by Josh Levin
read by January LaVoy
Investigative reporter explores the case of Chicagoan Linda Taylor, who came to symbolize the Cadillac-driving welfare cheat after reporting a phony burglary in 1974. Taylor was also a kidnapper—and possibly a murderer—but police, the press, and presidential candidate Ronald Reagan focused only on her welfare fraud. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Acid King
DB95274 12 hours 11 minutes
by Jesse P. Pollack
read by Alec Volz
True story of the murder of Long Island teen Gary Lauwers by Ricky Kasso in 1984, called a "Satanic sacrifice" by the international media. Recounts the case and America's War on Drugs campaign. Violence and strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2018.


Middle School Matters: The 10 Key Skills Kids Need to Thrive in Middle School and Beyond—and How Parents Can Help
DB96364 9 hours 2 minutes
by Phyllis L. Fagell
read by Lauren McCullough
A counselor discusses the middle school years, combining her professional and personal expertise with stories and advice from prominent psychologists, doctors, parents, educators, school professionals, and middle schoolers. Examines key skills crucial for kids to thrive both in middle school and adulthood. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Nanaville: Adventures in Grandparenting
DB95647 3 hours 36 minutes
by Anna Quindlen
read by Erin Jones
Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, columnist, and memoirist writes about the joy she has experienced in becoming a grandmother. Reflects on her new role, her changing relationship with her son, and more. Bestseller. 2019.


Weeds in the Urban Landscape: Where They Come From, Why They're Here, and How to Live with Them
DB92488 16 hours 58 minutes
by Richard Orlando
read by Patrick Downer
A professional gardener presents a researched guide to weeds. Covers the history of weeds as well as the basic weed families and descriptions of common weeds found across the United States. Goes on to provide advice for gardeners on methods for controlling weeds. 2018.


The Moth Presents Occasional Magic: True Stories of Defying the Impossible
DB95050 11 hours 33 minutes
edited by Catherine Burns
read by Michael Russotto
Following The Moth Presents All These Wonders (DB87801), this collection from the storytelling group The Moth includes inspirational true stories from people—both celebrities and regular people from around the world—who have faced life’s challenges. Some strong language. 2019.

Government and Politics

The Corrosion of Conservatism: Why I Left the Right
DB93461 7 hours 51 minutes
by Max Boot
read by Max Boot
The author discusses his ideological journey from Republican foreign policy advisor to anti-Trump columnist who doesn't identify with any political party. Traces the evolution of American conservatism and what he considers the corrosion of the Republican Party. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Unmasked: Big Media's War against Trump
DB96419 8 hours 24 minutes
by L. Brent Bozell and Tim Graham
read by Phil Paonessa
Conservative activist and founder of watchdog organization Media Research Center discusses bias in national media coverage and his views on how it damages democracy. Specifically examines this in context of the coverage of President Donald Trump. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2019.

Yes She Can: 10 Stories of Hope & Change from Young Female Staffers of the Obama White House
DB94813 8 hours 21 minutes
by Jenna Brayton and others
read by Kristin Allison
An anthology for young women by young women, featuring stories from ten staffers who joined the Obama administration in their 20s with the hope of making a difference. For senior high and older readers. 2019.

You Can't Go Wrong Doing Right: How a Child of Poverty Rose to the White House and Helped Change the World
DB95902 8 hours 34 minutes
by Robert J. Brown
read by various narrators
A memoir from an influential counselor who served many presidents, beginning with John F. Kennedy, as well as other key figures of history. Describes author's involvement with integrating lunch counters, channeling money to the civil rights movement, supporting Coretta Scott King after Martin Luther's assassination, and visiting Nelson Mandela in prison. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Deep State: How an Army of Bureaucrats Protected Barack Obama and Is Working to Destroy the Trump Agenda
DB93610 7 hours 38 minutes
by Jason Chaffetz
read by Jason Chaffetz
A Fox News contributor and former congressman posits that early twenty-first-century federal bureaucracy has actively promoted a liberal agenda and sought to undermine President Trump. Discusses the author's own role in challenging this "Deep State" and holding those involved responsible. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2018.

The Dean: The Best Seat in the House
DB96052 9 hours 7 minutes
by John D. Dingell and David
read by Rob Shapiro
Memoir from Democrat who served in the US House of Representatives for fifty-nine consecutive years (1955-2015)—the longest tenure of anyone in congressional history. He reflects on his life and considers the currents that reshaped Congress and America itself across those six decades. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Sand and Blood: America's Stealth War on the Mexico Border
DB96000 7 hours 4 minutes
by John Carlos Frey
read by Gustavo Res
Award-winning journalist argues that a war against immigrants has been escalating for decades, fueled by defense contractors and lobbyists seeking profits and politicians relying on racist fear-mongering for votes. Presents his views on the resulting devastation, fear, and death and on whether the effort has been misdirected. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2019.

A Thousand Small Sanities: The Moral Adventure of Liberalism
DB96001 7 hours 29 minutes
by Adam Gopnik
read by Adam Gopnik
The author of At the Strangers’ Gate: Arrivals in New York (DB89033) presents his views in favor of liberalism—one of the great moral adventures in human history, he argues, and something on which our lives may depend in an age of autocracy. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Our Women on the Ground: Essays by Arab Women Reporting from the Arab World
DB96368 10 hours 54 minutes
edited by Zahra Hankir
read by Soneela Nankani
Nearly twenty female Arab journalists discuss their work reporting on conflicts close to home and the challenges they face—sexual harassment, an inability to travel without a male relative in Yemen, and more. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Point of It All: A Lifetime of Great Loves and Endeavors
DB93600 11 hours 7 minutes
by Charles Krauthammer
read by various narrators
A posthumously published collection of work from the Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist. The speeches, essays, and other pieces included touch on the personal, political, and philosophical. Also includes a never-before published essay on the effect of the early twenty-first-century populist movement on global democracy. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

I Love You, but I Hate Your Politics: How to Protect Your Intimate Relationships in a Poisonous Partisan World
DB95599 5 hours 47 minutes
by Jeanne Safer
read by Jeanne Safer
Drawing on interviews with every type of politically mixed couple, including the author’s own marriage, Safer provides a guide to maintaining respect and intimacy in an increasingly divided world. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Ike's Mystery Man: The Secret Lives of Robert Cutler
DB93952 16 hours 29 minutes
by Peter Shinkle
read by Grover Gardner
An examination of the inner workings of the Eisenhower White House, particularly the efforts of Eisenhower’s national security advisor, Robert "Bobby" Cutler, to shape US Cold War strategy. Also discusses the significance of Cutler’s homosexuality during this era. Relies on personal letters, interviews, and previously classified archives. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

The Making of a Justice: Reflections on My First 94 Years
DB96103 18 hours 34 minutes
by John Paul Stevens
read by various narrators
Retired Supreme Court justice reflects on his life and thirty-four-year tenure on the Supreme Court. Discusses his childhood in Chicago, service during World War II, and career in law. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Hobbies and Crafts

Every Tool's a Hammer: Life Is What You Make It
DB96393 7 hours 48 minutes
by Adam Savage
read by Adam Savage
Special effects designer and cohost of the television show MythBusters presents a guide to developing and nurturing your creativity and problem-solving skills through making things. Shares lessons learned through the years, including not waiting until everything is perfect to begin and slowing down to prevent failure. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Making Things Right: The Simple Philosophy of a Working Life
DB93474 5 hours 36 minutes
by Ole Thorstensen
read by Ulf Bjorklund
Master carpenter highlights a specific project—a loft renovation—to celebrate good craftsmanship and manual labor. Details the process of the job, from submitting an estimate to the completion of the project, and the skills required. Translated from the 2015 Norwegian edition. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Home Management

Time to Parent: Organizing Your Life to Bring Out the Best in Your Child and You
DB93454 10 hours 31 minutes
by Julie Morgenstern
read by Julie Morgenstern
The author of Time Management from the Inside Out (DB62935) outlines time-management strategies for parents struggling to care for both their children and themselves. Discusses prioritization strategies, helpful mindsets, guidelines for quality time, and more. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.


The Devil Finds Work
DB93547 3 hours 43 minutes
by James Baldwin
read by Dion Graham
Collection of personal reflections on movies by the author of I Am Not Your Negro (DB88630). Analyzes the ways the American film industry supported racism and promoted the myths of what it is to be American. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 1976.

Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches
DB95899 7 hours 34 minutes
by Audre Lorde
read by Robin Eller
Collection of fifteen essays and speeches by the author of A Burst of Light (DB91119) and Zami, a New Spelling of My Name (DB91255). Topics explored include sexism, racism, ageism, homophobia, and class. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2007.

This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color, Fourth Edition
DB94814 11 hours 42 minutes
edited by Cherríe Moraga and Gloria Anzaldúa
read by Mare Trevathan
Collection of essays and poetry by women of color exploring issues including colonialism, homophobia, roots of radicalism, theory as it plays out in the real world, racism in the women's movement, and women's experiences in the developing world. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

Essential Essays: Culture, Politics, and the Art of Poetry
DB93156 14 hours 20 minutes
by Adrienne Rich
read by Teresa Willis
Twenty-six previously published essays by National Book Award-winning poet that explore political, personal, and poetical themes. In her 1980 essay "Compulsory Heterosexuality and Lesbian Existence," Rich explores the tensions between feminist movements and sexual identity. 2018.

Medicine and Health

Chasing Hope: A Patient's Deep Dive into Stem Cells, Faith, and the Future
DB93640 7 hours 54 minutes
by Richard M. Cohen
read by various narrators
After more than four decades of living with multiple sclerosis, the author of Blindsided (DB57643) finds hope in a pioneering stem cell protocol and explores that cutting-edge world. Includes interviews with doctors, scientists, and religious leaders, as well as conversations with others with chronic conditions. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

The Pandemic Century: One Hundred Years of Panic, Hysteria, and Hubris
DB96020 13 hours 42 minutes
by Mark Honigsbaum
read by John Lee
Author of The Fever Trail (DB57286) examines the history of pandemics since the 1918 Spanish influenza. Cases include the 1924 pneumonic plague in Los Angeles, 1930 "parrot fever," and 2015 Zika outbreaks. Discusses public health efforts, prominent personalities, and potential future epidemics. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Crisis in the Red Zone: The Story of the Deadliest Ebola Outbreak in History, and of the Outbreaks to Come
DB96072 13 hours 6 minutes
by Richard Preston
read by Ray Porter
Author of The Hot Zone (DB40695) returns to the topic of Ebola. Details the 2013-14 epidemic that killed people in eight countries on three continents. Discusses public health protocols for epidemics, the impact of modern technology on the spread and prevention of Ebola, and personalities involved. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.


People Get Ready! A New History of Black Gospel Music
DB93347 17 hours 38 minutes
by Robert Darden
read by Bob Moore
University professor presents a survey of the musical genre of gospel. Proceeds chronologically from gospel's roots in Africa through slavery, Reconstruction, and into the twenty-first century. Includes profiles of prominent gospel artists and a discography. 2004.

Bitten by the Blues: The Alligator Records Story
DB93132 12 hours 56 minutes
by Bruce Iglauer and Patrick A. Roberts
read by Chuck Young
Memoir by the founder of independent blues record label. Iglauer tells of his early interest in blues music, the lively club scene he discovered in Chicago, his experiences founding Alligator Records, and the many blues legends he recorded. Describes efforts to keep Alligator successful, even in the digital download age. 2018.

Red Hot Mama: The Life of Sophie Tucker
DB91786 11 hours 20 minutes
by Lauren Rebecca Sklaroff
read by Barbara Rappaport
Biography of a singer and actor who starred in vaudeville, radio, film, and television. Drawing heavily on the scrapbooks Tucker (1887-1966) kept throughout her career, chronicles how this daughter of Russian Jewish immigrants went on to inspire generations of female performers. Some strong language. 2018.

Fryderyk Chopin: A Life and Times
DB93645 23 hours 30 minutes
by Alan Walker
read by Corrie James
A classical music scholar presents a biography of the composer (1810-1849), focusing on his childhood and youth in Poland and his romantic life with the French writer George Sand, with whom he lived for nine years. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Nature and the Environment

The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2018
DB93152 14 hours 46 minutes
edited by Sam Kean and Tim Folger
read by Gregory Maupin
Twenty-six previously published essays on topics in the areas of science and nature. In "The Starship or the Canoe," Kenneth Brower revisits his subjects from The Starship and the Canoe (DB14719) in light of a 2015 planetary discovery. 2018.

Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change
DB95953 9 hours 0 minutes
by Elizabeth Kolbert
read by Faith Potts
Author of The Sixth Extinction (DB78463) examines climate change. Recounts her visits to northern latitudes to document effects of greenhouse gases on land and people. Updated from 2006 edition to include chapters on Arctic sea ice, ocean acidification, Canadian tar sands, and going carbon neutral. 2015.

The Absent Hand: Reimagining Our American Landscape
DB95273 11 hours 45 minutes
by Suzannah Lessard
read by Theresa Conkin
Examination of the changing meaning of place and ways to imagine possibilities during a time of transition. Topics covered include the impacts of climate change, digital communications, global enclosure, and flight. 2019.

Wayfinding: The Science and Mystery of How Humans Navigate the World
DB95071 14 hours 26 minutes
by M.R. O'Connor
read by Kristin Allison
Journalist examines the practice of wayfinding—spatial problem-solving or navigation. Uses personal experiences of traveling through the Arctic, Australia, and Oceania to highlight the history of humans navigating the world and research into the evolution of this ability. 2019.

Wild at Heart: America's Turbulent Relationship with Nature, from Exploitation to Redemption
DB95098 11 hours 35 minutes
by Alice Outwater
read by Catherine Byers
Author of Water (DB47857) examines Americans' relationship with nature, beginning with the continent's native inhabitants and continuing through European settlement to the present day. Topics covered include philosophical views of nature, its impact on health, conservation, urban areas, and taking a global view of nature. 2019.

The New Chimpanzee: A Twenty-First-Century Portrait of Our Closest Kin
DB95102 13 hours 1 minute
by Craig Stanford
read by Bob Moore
Anthropologist presents discoveries from research done during the first two decades of the twenty-first century on chimpanzees—humans' closest evolutionary relatives. Topics covered include the roles that food and fertile females play in chimpanzee society; chimpanzee politics, intelligence, and genetics; and the causes of violence between chimpanzee communities. 2018.

Nature Wars: The Incredible Story of How Wildlife Comebacks Turned Backyards into Battlegrounds
DB95087 13 hours 40 minutes
by Jim Sterba
read by Barry Bernson
Journalist examines the relationship between humans and wildlife in urban and suburban settings. Discusses the effects of colonization on ecosystems, the ways nature is reclaiming spaces, and research into environmentally-friendly development. 2012.

Occult and Astrology

The Astrology of You and Me: How to Understand and Improve Every Relationship in Your Life
DB95266 18 hours 25 minutes
by Gary Goldschneider
read by Mark Ashby
With chapters organized by each sign in the zodiac, an astrologist offers advice on how to manage all the people in your life based on their signs. He addresses a variety of star-crossed situations involving work, love, friends, and family. 2018.


Monument: Poems; New and Selected
DB94262 3 hours 42 minutes
by Natasha Trethewey
read by Dawn Ursula
Collection of poems—some previously published—by the former US poet laureate and author of Native Guard (DB65666) and Thrall (DB75891). Highlights the voices and experiences of working-class African American women, a mixed-race prostitute, black Civil War fighters, and Gulf Coast victims of Hurricane Katrina. 2018.

Psychology and Self-Help

Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World
DB95566 10 hours 19 minutes
by David Epstein
read by Will Damron
Journalist asserts that developing broad interests is better than rushing to specialize. Examines top performers in a wide range of fields and argues that early specialization is the exception instead of the rule. Shares research showing that generalists might find their path late, but they often excel. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2019.

Late Bloomers: The Power of Patience in a World Obsessed with Early Achievement
DB95153 9 hours 21 minutes
by Rich Karlgaard
read by Fred Sanders
In a society where parents are obsessed with early achievement and prodigies are celebrated, the author believes those who take longer to reach their full potential are undervalued. Based on years of interviews with neuroscientists, psychologists, and people at different stages of their careers. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

DB93646 1 hours 17 minutes
by RuPaul
read by various narrators
The drag performer and host of TV's RuPaul's Drag Race offers advice for looking beyond the identity that was given to you. He discusses the long tradition of shamans, mediums, and seers who knew the importance of looking beyond the surface of things. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2018.

Evil: The Science behind Humanity's Dark Side
DB95538 7 hours 46 minutes
by Julia Shaw
read by Emily Ellet
Lecturer in criminology and psychology discusses the attraction of stories of monstrous acts and the aberrant people who commit them. Arguing that evil is relative and rooted in cultural norms, she draws on social and neurological research to explore why people transgress those norms. Some descriptions of sex. 2019.


Faith Unraveled: How a Girl Who Knew All the Answers Learned to Ask Questions
DB95323 5 hours 46 minutes
by Rachel Held Evans
read by Kristin Allison
Author of A Year of Biblical Womanhood (DB75701), Searching for Sunday (DB84130), and Inspired (DB93398) presents twenty-one essays examining growing up in the town famous for the 1925 Scopes "Monkey Trial" and the evolution of her faith. Discusses the challenges she faced and questions she sought answers for. 2010.

Seven Types of Atheism
DB93351 6 hours 35 minutes
by John Gray
read by Stephen Van Doren
English economist and social philosopher describes seven types of atheism present through history. Types include God-Haters, exemplified by the Marquis de Sade; Secular Humanism, which draws on Christian traditions; and Atheism without Progress, epitomized by George Santayana and Joseph Conrad. 2018.

First Comes Love: Finding Your Family in the Church and the Trinity
DB93643 4 hours 25 minutes
by Scott Hahn
read by Robert O'Keefe
Author of Ordinary Work, Extraordinary Grace (DB89713) analyzes the connection between the Catholic Church, the Holy Trinity, and the family. Uses passages from the Gospels and real-life examples to connect Jesus's teachings to what it means to be part of a family. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2002.

The Kebra Nagast: The Lost Bible of Rastafarian Wisdom and Faith from Ethiopia and Jamaica
DB95104 3 hours 51 minutes
edited by Gerald Hausman
read by Mark Ashby
Selections from the centuries-old text that forms the basis of the Rastafari religion, which interprets the Bible from an African—particularly Ethiopian—point of view. Includes stories collected by the editor that explore Rastafarian faith. With an introduction by musician Ziggy Marley. 1997.

Sufism: A New History of Islamic Mysticism
DB95265 15 hours 16 minutes
by Alexander Knysh
read by Mark Ashby
History of the Islamic sect that was defined in its early days by ascetic mysticism. Topics covered include why Sufism diverged from the main branch of Islam, divisions over definitions, discourses between major thought leaders, influences from other cultures, Sufism's practices, and its history in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. 2017.

Martin Buber: A Life of Faith and Dissent
DB95328 14 hours 53 minutes
by Paul Mendes-Flohr
read by Bill Wallace
Biography of philosopher and theologian Martin Buber (1878-1965). Describes his mother's abandonment and the impact of growing up in the Austro-Hungarian empire, intellectual influences, and experiences as an immigrant. Examines the complexity and layers of his thoughts, particularly as he frequently revised his works without notification. 2019.

River of Fire: My Spiritual Journey
DB96232 11 hours 44 minutes
by Helen Prejean
read by Helen Prejean
Author of Dead Man Walking (DB37404) chronicles her journey of faith and spirituality. Discusses her calling to become a nun and years as a novitiate, relationships that shaped her views—including a potential romance with a priest—and activism against the death penalty. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Whispering in the Daylight: The Children of Tony Alamo Christian Ministries and Their Journey to Freedom
DB94812 9 hours 47 minutes
by Debby Schriver
read by Kristin Allison
Human rights activist chronicles the development of the Tony Alamo Christian Ministries and the abuses perpetrated in the group, which operated as a cult. Discusses the organization's creation, business development, and the crimes committed by its founders—particularly against children. Violence and some descriptions of sex. 2018.

Our Non-Christian Nation: How Atheists, Satanists, Pagans, and Others Are Demanding Their Rightful Place in Public Life
DB96016 7 hours 16 minutes
by Jay Wexler
read by Michael Butler Murray
Lawyer examines the increasing public engagement of practitioners of other faiths in the civic life of America—challenging the notions that America is an overwhelmingly Christian nation and that there is a separation of church and state. Discusses examples surrounding Islam, paganism, the Satanic Temple, and more. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Social Sciences

Trust First: A True Story about the Power of Giving People Second Chances
DB96353 6 hours 4 minutes
by Bruce Deel and Sara Grace
read by various narrators
Pastor with orders to shut down the Atlanta church he was assigned to presents his experiences working with a community in crisis. Discusses creating bonds with the community, his decision to operate from a point of radical trust, and the changes he helped to facilitate. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

A Good Provider Is One Who Leaves: One Family and Migration in the 21st Century
DB96352 11 hours 46 minutes
by Jason DeParle
read by Fred Sanders
The true multi-generational saga of a Filipino immigrant family who eventually reached Texas. Describes their years of sacrifice and separation and discusses the role of migration in the twenty-first century, particularly in American politics. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Throwaway Nation: The Ugly Truth about American Garbage
DB95107 16 hours 49 minutes
by Jeff Dondero
read by Bob Moore
Examines the accumulation of waste—including plastics, e-waste, everyday garbage, fast fashion, space waste, and more—in the early twenty-first-century United States. Discusses the environmental impact of this level of trash and suggests ways to prevent and mitigate the problem. Some strong language. 2019.

Last Days at Hot Slit: The Radical Feminism of Andrea Dworkin
DB95066 11 hours 49 minutes
by Andrea Dworkin
read by Mare Trevathan
Collection of twenty-five essays by radical feminist Andrea Dworkin (1946-2005). Most were originally published between 1974 and 1999 and include explorations of her concept of feminism, sexual relationships and patriarchal oppression, and domestic violence. Violence and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2019.

DB95746 6 hours 49 minutes
by Bret Easton Ellis
read by Bret Easton Ellis
The author of American Psycho (DB32488) and Less than Zero (DB24456) examines the meanings and impacts of the double-edged sword of freedom of speech. Criticizes the perceived good of social media, particularly the cult of likeability. Denounces censorship, particularly when self-inflicted in hopes of acceptance. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2019.

Fed Up: Emotional Labor, Women, and the Way Forward
DB94310 8 hours 25 minutes
by Gemma Hartley
read by Thérèse Plummer
Journalist expands on the topics discussed in her viral article about the emotional labor that women often shoulder in their relationships, at home, at work, and in the world at large. Explores the ways this manifests, the cultural messaging that has led to it, and possible solutions. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Warhead: The True Story of One Teen Who Almost Saved the World
DB95906 9 hours 26 minutes
by Jeff Henigson
read by Jeff Henigson
Jeff Henigson's memoir about his Starlight Children's Foundation wish after being diagnosed with brain cancer: to meet Mikhail Gorbachev in Russia and plead for nuclear disarmament and world peace. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2019.

The Buried: An Archaeology of the Egyptian Revolution
DB96054 16 hours 46 minutes
by Peter Hessler
read by Peter Hessler
The author of River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze (DB53238) provides a portrait of contemporary Egypt and its people through the lives of those he encountered while living there just after the country's Arab Spring protests began. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

How to Be an Antiracist
DB96351 10 hours 46 minutes
by Ibram X. Kendi
read by Ibram X. Kendi
Award-winning author theorizes what an antiracist society might look like and how individuals can play a role in building it. Discusses the roles of ethics, history, law, and science in racial justice. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2019.

Mindful of Race: Transforming Racism from the Inside Out
DB95718 7 hours 58 minutes
by Ruth King
read by Janina Edwards
Examines race from the standpoint of mindfulness and meditation. Offers exercises to explore individual connections and experiences with race. Topics covered include the dynamics of oppression, respecting turbulent emotions, tools to understand and engage with racial tension, and embracing discomfort as a core competency for transformation. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More
DB96017 8 hours 16 minutes
by Janet Mock
read by Janet Mock
Journalist chronicles her life growing up in America multiracial, poor, and trans. Discusses her own experiences coming out to her family and loved ones, challenges she faced in her industry, and the dangers faced by trans women of color. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America
DB96046 12 hours 46 minutes
by Khalil Gibran Muhammad
read by Mirron Willis
Historian chronicles the link between race and prosecution for crime, particularly for black Americans. Identifies the creation and tracking of race-based crime statistics, discusses criminalization of race through Jim Crow laws, and uses case studies to highlight crime prevention efforts in urban areas. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2010.

Hacking Life: Systematized Living and Its Discontents
DB95103 7 hours 16 minutes
by Joseph M. Reagle
read by Kurt Elftmann
Technologist chronicles the phenomenon of life hacking—finding ways to systemize and streamline everyday tasks and events—from the days of Benjamin Franklin to the digital age. Focuses on the topics of time, motivation, stuff, health, relationships, and meaning. Some strong language. 2019.

The Souls of Yellow Folk: Essays
DB93585 6 hours 38 minutes
by Wesley Yang
read by David Shih
A collection of essays written over the course of a decade dealing with race, sex, and cultural trends. Subjects include the Virginia Tech shooter, the intersection of Asian values and the American Dream, "tiger mother" parenting, and Internet dating. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Sports and Recreation

Becoming Kareem: Growing Up on and off the Court
DB96159 5 hours 51 minutes
by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Raymond Obstfeld
read by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
NBA star reflects on his life growing up in New York City, his years playing basketball for the Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers, and his involvement as an activist for social change. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For junior and senior high and older readers. 2017.

The Mamba Mentality: How I Play
DB93941 2 hours 46 minutes
by Kobe Bryant
read by Julian Thompson
The former basketball star, who retired in 2016 after playing for the Los Angeles Lakers for twenty years, discusses his career. He shares details of his workout schedules, mental preparations, and technical descriptions of how he approached the game. Bestseller. 2018.

The Sixth Man: A Memoir
DB95635 7 hours 11 minutes
by Andre Iguodala and Carvell
read by various narrators
Memoir of a basketball player with the Golden State Warriors. Discusses his childhood in Illinois, his basketball career, his experiences of being an African American athlete, the relationship between competition and brotherhood in sports, and what motivates him even when he's achieved his dreams. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Smokin' Joe: The Life of Joe Frazier
DB96014 13 hours 15 minutes
by Mark Kram
read by James Fouhey
Biography of boxer most famous for his rivalry with Muhammad Ali. Chronicles his early life as the youngest of thirteen children in the Jim Crow South, his start as a fighter, his famous bouts against Ali and George Foreman, and his post-retirement life. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Tigerbelle: The Wyomia Tyus Story
DB93189 9 hours 22 minutes
by Wyomia Tyus and Elizabeth Terzakis
read by Jean Cochran
Memoir by the African American athlete who, in 1968, became the first person to win gold medals in the 100-meter sprint in two consecutive Olympic Games. Chronicles her childhood, sporting triumphs, and struggles to forge a path for herself and other female athletes. 2018.

Stage and Screen

How Did Lubitsch Do It?
DB92475 25 hours 1 minute
by Joseph McBride
read by Ken Kliban
A film historian takes an in-depth look at the career of Ernst Lubitsch (1892-1947), the German-born director of a string of romantic comedies in the 1930s and '40s, including Ninotchka and The Shop around the Corner. Includes an analysis of what film critics admiringly call the "Lubitsch touch." 2018.

Stuntman! My Car-Crashing, Plane-Jumping, Bone-Breaking, Death-Defying Hollywood Life
DB95281 10 hours 18 minutes
by Hal Needham
read by Ray Foushee
Memoir of the Hollywood legend who started doing stunt work in the 1950s, going on to be the stunt coordinator on the TV show Have Gun—Will Travel. More stunts in films turned into directing, including Smokey and the Bandit. Some strong language. 2011.

Life to the Extreme: How a Chaotic Kid Became America's Favorite Carpenter
DB95465 6 hours 15 minutes
by Ty Pennington
read by Ty Pennington
Television star explains how his excess childhood energy was focused when building things, how he wasn't diagnosed with ADHD until college, and how he became an advocate for ADHD awareness. He describes his start as a model and carpenter, which led to home-renovation-show fame. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2019.

Ray Bolger: More than a Scarecrow
DB95094 10 hours 31 minutes
by Holly Van Leuven
read by Emily Ellet
A biography of the actor best remembered for his portrayal of the Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz. Traces his life and career from his roots in Boston and early years in vaudeville to Broadway stardom, a Hollywood contract, his own TV show, and more. Some strong language. 2019.

Mr. Know-It-All: The Tarnished Wisdom of a Filth Elder
DB95725 10 hours 4 minutes
by John Waters
read by John Waters
The cult filmmaker gives his unusual brand of advice on a wide range of topics, including how to fail upward in Hollywood, develop musical taste, build an ugly home, and more. With Hollywood anecdotes and cameos from his cinematic collaborators. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2019.


Wild Horses of the Summer Sun: A Memoir of Iceland
DB95282 10 hours 8 minutes
by Tory Bilski
read by Erin Jones
Memoir of traveling to Iceland every summer from 2004 to 2015 in order to ride horses. Discusses bonding with her fellow travelers, living in a rural part of Iceland, and working with the horses. Shares the ways the trips changed over twelve years. 2019.

The Happy Traveler: Unpacking the Secrets of Better Vacations
DB95594 9 hours 12 minutes
by Jaime Kurtz
read by Carla Mercer-Meyer
Psychologist presents guide to maximizing your enjoyment of travel. Focuses on managing your emotions and expectations to create more pleasurable, meaningful, and engaging experiences. Discusses choosing your travel methods, being mindful, negotiating relationships, and returning to daily life. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

See You in the Piazza: New Places to Discover in Italy
DB94343 16 hours 21 minutes
by Frances Mayes
read by various narrators
Author of Under the Tuscan Sun (DB44847) and Bella Tuscany (DB48030) shares the experiences of traveling with her husband Ed through thirteen regions of Italy. Focuses on the sights, sounds, and tastes best known by the locals. Places visited include Turin, Venice, Parma, and Genoa. Includes supplemental material. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

My Twenty-Five Years in Provence: Reflections on Then and Now
DB93453 4 hours 6 minutes
by Peter Mayle
read by John Lee
Author of Encore Provence (DB48526) and French Lessons (DB52170) reflects on living as an expatriate in the Provence region of France for twenty-five years. Examines what has changed since he and his wife moved there, such as rising costs, and what has remained the same. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

The Bells of Old Tokyo: Meditations on Time and a City
DB96135 6 hours 3 minutes
by Anna Sherman
read by Holly Palance
American expatriate shares the history of her adopted city through the bells which have told the time since the days of the shogunate. Offers a meditation on time, history, memory, and impermanence and includes tales of the people she knows. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

US History

DB91989 48 hours 12 minutes
by W.E.B. Du Bois
read by Michael Scherer
Presents the essential writings of William Edward Burghardt Du Bois (1868-1963), who was a historian, sociologist, novelist, editor, and civil rights activist. Includes The Suppression of the African Slave-Trade to the United States of America 1638-1870 (1896), The Souls of Black Folk (1903), and more. Edited by Nathan Huggins. 1986.

Marooned: Jamestown, Shipwreck, and a New History of America's Origin
DB93494 18 hours 11 minutes
by Joseph Kelly
read by Ken Kliban
College professor offers a reinterpretation of the events that took place in the Jamestown colony in the early 1600s. Posits that while Jamestown is often presented as a cautionary tale of greed and lawlessness, it actually—more so than the Pilgrims at Plymouth Rock—defined America. Some strong language. 2018.

The Lost Education of Horace Tate: Uncovering the Hidden Heroes Who Fought for Justice in Schools
DB92925 18 hours 34 minutes
by Vanessa Siddle Walker
read by Kerry Dukin
An account of the extensive efforts on the part of Dr. Horace Tate—a former teacher, principal, and state senator—to combat segregation and inequality in education based on race. The author discusses Tate's meetings with other educators, activists, and politicians to this effect. Some strong language. 2018.

Women's Concerns

Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History
DB92396 9 hours 27 minutes
by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
read by Nora Achrati
Historian—and coiner of the title phrase embraced by feminists—explores women who made their mark on history, defying societal expectations and challenging the very way that history is written. She gives examples of such women, including warriors, artists, writers, slaves, and modern feminists. 2007.

World History

A History of Belarus: A Non-Literary Essay That Explains the Ethnogenesis of the Belarusians
DB92377 17 hours 46 minutes
by Lubov Bazan
read by Gary Telles
A history of the European country of Belarus, beginning with prehistory and continuing on through the early twenty-first century. Discusses literature, religion, language, various military conflicts, and more. Particularly focuses on relations with Russia throughout history. 2014.

The King and the Catholics: England, Ireland, and the Fight for Religious Freedom, 1780-1829
DB93752 11 hours 32 minutes
by Antonia Fraser
read by Steven Crossley
An account of the decades-long battle in the British Isles over systemic religious discrimination against Catholics, beginning with the Gordon Riots in London. Discusses the eventual passing of the Roman Catholic Relief Act in 1829. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

El Norte: The Epic and Forgotten Story of Hispanic North America
DB94407 21 hours 38 minutes
by Carrie Gibson
read by Kristin Allison
Author of Empire's Crossroads (DB80362) explores the Hispanic past of North America, beginning with the arrival of Spanish explorers in the early sixteenth century and continuing through the early twenty-first century. Discusses key events and historical figures along with cultural issues of language, community, race, and nationality. 2019.

The Black Prince and the Capture of a King: Poitiers, 1356
DB92920 10 hours 3 minutes
by Morgen Witzel and Marilyn
read by Gregory Maupin
Recounts the Battle of Poitiers in 1356, during the Hundred Years' War, and the capture of France's King Jean by the English. Provides a day-by-day description of the campaign that climaxed with that battle and briefly discusses the long-reaching effects of its outcome. 2018.

Napoleon: A Life
DB93754 27 hours 12 minutes
by Adam Zamoyski
read by Leighton Pugh
A comprehensive account of military commander Napoleon Bonaparte's life, beginning with his birth into a poor family and his swift rise to army general by the age of twenty-six. Recounts his eventually crowning as "Emperor of the French," subsequent conquering of Europe, and ultimate downfall. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Last Boat Out of Shanghai: The Epic Story of the Chinese Who Fled Mao's Revolution
DB94544 17 hours 31 minutes
by Helen Zia
read by Ken Kliban
A Chinese American journalist draws on hundreds of interviews with people who fled China due to Mao's proletarian revolution. Particularly focuses on the stories of four residents of Shanghai, who left for life as refugees in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and the United States. Some violence and some strong language. 2019.

Books for Children

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Books are listed alphabetically within the headings Children’s Fiction and Children’s Nonfiction by subject category, author last name, and title. For example, the title Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown would be listed in Children’s Fiction under the Classics subject category and by the last name Brown.

Children's Fiction


Amelia Fang and the Unicorns of Glitteropolis
DB95708 2 hours 23 minutes
by Laura Ellen Anderson
read by Zoe Thorne
Amelia Fang and her friends love their dark and gloomy world of Nocturnia. But when Tangine's mom, Queen Fairyweather, goes missing, they must brave the journey to the terrifying Kingdom of the Light. Sequel to Amelia Fang and the Barbaric Ball (DB95707). Commercial audiobook. For grades 2-4. 2019.

Lucía the Luchadora; Lucía the Luchadora and the Million Masks
DB93712 0 hours 22 minutes
by Cynthia Leonor Garza
read by Faith Potts
In Lucía the Luchadora, a little girl gets spicy mad when the boys on the playground insist that girls can't be superheroes. In Lucía the Luchadora and the Million Masks, Lucía helps her little sister, Gemma, choose her own lucha libre mask. For preschool-grade 2. 2018.

DB95861 5 hours 13 minutes
by Shannon Greenland
read by Kathleen McInerney
1985. The summer before seventh grade, a group of best friends sneak out to watch a meteor shower and find themselves in the middle of a grand adventure. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2019.

Dust Storm! Survivor Diaries
DB93192 1 hour 42 minutes
by Terry Lynn Johnson
read by Faith Potts
Separated from their group during a geocaching trip, sixth-graders Jen Chiu and her mortal enemy, Martin Diaz, are caught in a dust storm in the desert near Las Cruces, New Mexico. Includes survival tips from the New Mexico Search and Rescue Council. For grades 3-6. 2018.

Clash of Beasts: A Going Wild Novel
DB93148 9 hours 7 minutes
by Lisa McMann
read by Emily Ellet
Project Chimera scientists must quickly upgrade the power bracelets that Charlie and her friends use against evil Dr. Gray and his henchmen. His nefarious plan of turning humanity into a monstrous new species is almost finished. Sequel to Predator vs. Prey (DB89462). For grades 5-8. 2018.

Shipwreckers! The Curse of the Cursed Temple of Curses; or, We Nearly Died. A Lot.
DB96124 6 hours 48 minutes
by Scott Peterson and Joshua Pruett
read by Alec Volz
When siblings Dani and Mike find themselves aboard the ill-fated river expedition of careless adventurer Captain Kevin Adventureson, they must work together to save themselves and the captain from all manner of deadly trials and traps. For grades 3-6. 2019.

Tito the Bonecrusher
DB96177 4 hours 39 minutes
by Melissa Thomson
read by Doug Tisdale Jr.
After his dad is sent to a federal correctional center, Oliver believes the only way to save him is with the help of his favorite lucha libre wrestler-turned-action star, Tito the Bonecrusher. Oliver and his friends devise a madcap plan to spring his dad. For grades 4-7. 2019.

Wreck-It Ralph: The Junior Novelization
DB93618 2 hours 15 minutes
by Irene Trimble
read by Andrew Eiden
When Ralph, a video game villain, finally gets his chance to be a good guy, he discovers that being the hero isn't as easy as it looks. Soon the entire video game world is at stake! Adapted from the Walt Disney Animation Studios film. Commercial audiobook. For grades 2-4. 2012.

Animals and Wildlife

Fox the Tiger; Fox Is Late
DB93724 0 hours 8 minutes
by Corey R. Tabor
read by Faith Potts
In Fox the Tiger, Fox decides to become a fast and sneaky tiger. Soon, his other animal friends are joining in on the fun. In Fox Is Late, Fox is late for lunch, so he hops on his skateboard and zooms home. Geisel Award. For grades K-3. 2018.


Each Tiny Spark
DB96399 5 hours 48 minutes
by Pablo Cartaya
read by Pablo Cartaya
Emilia Torres is dealing with a lot in sixth grade: her ADHD, a controlling abuela, her mother's work commitments, her father's distance after returning from deployment, evolving friendships, and a conflict over school redistricting. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2019.

Girl of the Southern Sea
DB95210 4 hours 21 minutes
by Michelle Kadarusman
read by Emily Ellet
Born in the slums of Jakarta, Indonesia, Nia dreams of an education and the chance at a better life as a writer. But she must thwart her father's plans for her future. For grades 6-9. 2019.

Caterpillar Summer
DB95679 6 hours 42 minutes
by Gillian McDunn
read by Patrick Downer
Since her father's death, Cat has taken care of her brother, Chicken, for their hardworking mother. But while spending time with grandparents they never knew, Cat now has the chance to be a child again. For grades 3-6. 2019.

The Remember Balloons
DB93528 0 hours 8 minutes
by Jessie Oliveros
read by Joe Peck
A young boy has a bunch of balloons, each of which holds a special memory. But as his grandfather ages and loses his own balloons, the boy struggles to understand why. For grades K-3. 2018.

Henry & Eva and the Castle on the Cliff
DB93191 6 hours 44 minutes
by Andrea Portes
read by Margaret Strom
When their scientist parents die in a mysterious boating accident, siblings Eva and Henry struggle to adjust to their new caretakers—Uncle Claude the Clod and his girlfriend, Terri the Terrible. Soon, Eva suspects that the accident may have been intentional. For grades 4-7. 2018.

The True History of Lyndie B. Hawkins
DB95067 6 hours 32 minutes
by Gail Shepherd
read by Mare Trevathan
1980s. When eleven-year-old Lyndie and her parents move to her grandparents' home in small-town Tennessee, she discovers that keeping all the family problems private only makes their situation worse. For grades 6-9. 2019.


The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge
DB93563 5 hours 28 minutes
by M.T. Anderson and Eugene Yelchin
read by Gildart Jackson
Uptight elfin historian Brangwain Spurge is on a mission: survive being catapulted across the mountains into goblin territory, deliver a priceless peace offering to their mysterious dark lord, and spy on the goblin kingdom—from which no elf has returned alive in more than a hundred years. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2018.

The Rambling
DB95089 8 hours 22 minutes
by Jimmy Cajoleas
read by Andy Pyle
After a fire, eleven-year old Buddy Pennington leaves home to find his Pop, Davey Boy, a wandering gambler. When a crime lord aims to collect an old debt, Buddy must learn to play Parsnit, a magical card game, to win the hand of a lifetime. For grades 3-6. 2019.

Flashback: Keeper of the Lost Cities
DB92915 21 hours 6 minutes
by Shannon Messenger
read by Emily Ellet
After the Neverseen prove how vulnerable she is, Sophie decides to learn how to fight. But she quickly learns that battle training won't help her friend facing a different kind of danger. Sequel to Nightfall (DB89774). For grades 5-8. 2018.

Changeling: The Oddmire, Book 1
DB95757 6 hours 7 minutes
by William Ritter
read by Jonathan Todd Ross
Twelve-year-olds Tinn and Cole, raised as human twins in sleepy Endsborough, risk their lives in the Wild Wood, Oddmire swamp, and the Deep Dark to learn which one of them is a goblin changeling with an important mission. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2019.

Cinderella Liberator
DB96260 0 hours 43 minutes
by Rebecca Solnit
read by Rebecca Solnit
Cinderella's fairy godmother helps her attend a ball—and then Cinderella liberates herself, the prince, the animal helpers, and even her stepmother and stepsisters. Commercial audiobook. For grades 2-4 and older readers. 2019.


The Second Story: The Magic Misfits
DB96231 5 hours 37 minutes
by Neil Patrick Harris and Alec Azam
read by various narrators
Leila and the other young magicians have the opportunity to perform with a famous stage psychic known as Madame Esmeralda, who may hold secrets to Leila's past. Sequel to The Magic Misfits (DB90217). Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2018.

The Afterwards
DB95809 3 hours 18 minutes
by A.F. Harrold
read by Gabriella Cavallero
When her best friend, Ness, dies suddenly, Ember finds a way into the afterworld, determined to bring Ness back. For grades 3-6. 2018.

Not If I Can Help It
DB95939 5 hours 47 minutes
by Carolyn Mackler
read by Taylor Meskimen
Eleven-year-old Willa lives with sensory processing disorder and is thrown for a loop when her dad announces he's dating the mother of her best friend, Ruby. Horrified at the turn of events, Willa doesn't want Ruby or other classmates to know about her condition. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2019.

Camp Shady Crook
DB95676 5 hours 48 minutes
by Lee Gjertsen Malone
read by Kurt Elftmann
Budding con artists Archie and Vivian spend a summer at a dilapidated, mismanaged Vermont camp competing to get whatever they want from their fellow campers. For grades 3-6. 2019.

Doll-E 1.0
DB95456 0 hours 6 minutes
by Shanda McCloskey
read by Jill Fox
Charlotte has a talent for anything technological, so when she receives a doll as a present, she upgrades it with a few spare parts and some code to create a new and improved friend. For preschool-grade 2. 2018.

Earth to Charlie
DB95444 5 hours 59 minutes
by Justin Olson
read by Doug Tisdale Jr.
After his mother's disappearance, Charlie became a bullied loner, obsessed with UFO sightings. So when new student Seth wants to be his friend, Charlie is suspicious. For grades 6-9. 2019.

The Miraculous
DB95919 6 hours 12 minutes
by Jess Redman
read by Christopher Gebauer
After losing his faith in miracles when his newborn sister dies, Wunder Ellis meets a mysterious old woman who needs his help to reconnect the living and the dead, bringing Wunder and his town face-to-face with the inexplicable. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2019.

Growing Up

The Great Jeff
DB94291 6 hours 29 minutes
by Tony Abbott
read by Josh Hurley
After his estranged father stopped paying his private school tuition and then his alcoholic mother loses another job, Jeff's homelife is suddenly filled with uncertainty. He finds hope in the few new friends he makes in public school. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2019.

Extraordinary Birds
DB95065 4 hours 29 minutes
by Sandy Stark-McGinnis
read by Mare Trevathan
Eleven-year-old December, who believes she is a bird, waits to sprout wings and fly away. Then a new foster mother, who volunteers at the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, changes her perspective on home and family. For grades 4-7. 2019.

Other Words for Home
DB96396 3 hours 53 minutes
by Jasmine Warga
read by Vaneh Assadourian
When her Syrian hometown is overshadowed by violence, Jude is sent with her mother to the saftey of a relative's home in America. She worries for the family members who were left behind and adjusts to a new life filled with surprises. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2019.

Historical Fiction

Stone River Crossing
DB95894 8 hours 17 minutes
by Tim Tingle
read by Corey Allen
Mississippi Territory, 1808. When Martha Tom ventures out of Choctaw Nation and crosses the Bok Chitto River to pick berries on the slave-owning plantation side, it brings a surprise friendship with Lil Mo. The two hatch a plan to get Lil Mo's family to freedom. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2019.

The Colors of the Rain
DB95258 3 hours 50 minutes
by R.L. Toalson
read by Robert Sams
A novel in verse. In 1972, after his father is killed, Paulie is sent to live with his Aunt Bee in Houston, a city fighting desegregation. But as Paulie gets into fights with a black student, he is forced to understand the circumstances surrounding his father's death. For grades 4-7. 2018.

My Life as an Ice Cream Sandwich
DB96373 7 hours 41 minutes
by Ibi Zoboi
read by Ibi Zoboi
In the summer of 1984, twelve-year-old Ebony-Grace of Huntsville, Alabama, visits her father in Harlem, where her fascination with outer space and science fiction interfere with her finding acceptance. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2019.


Sasquatch and Aliens, Books 1-2
DB95077 5 hours 11 minutes
by Charise Mericle Harper
read by Doug Tisdale Jr.
Two humorous adventures, written in 2014-15, featuring friends Morgan and Lewis as they encounter epic creatures. In Alien Encounter, the boys first meet over a killer wedgie and then discover an alien. In Super Sasquatch Showdown, Morgan and Lewis try to decipher a cryptic letter. For grades 2-4. 2015.

Mystery and Detective

Big Game
DB96027 6 hours 50 minutes
by Stuart Gibbs
read by Gibson Frazier
Someone has taken a shot at pregnant Rhonda, FunJungle Wild Animal Park's Asian rhinoceros, and twelve-year-old Teddy Fitzroy is on the case. Sequel to Poached (DB82646). Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2015.

Kazu Jones and the Denver Dognappers
DB95677 7 hours 31 minutes
by Shauna Holyoak
read by Deborah Desmone
Eleven-year-old Kazuko, already well-known for "helping" the police, investigates a rash of dognappings, aided by her Japanese mastiff, Genki, and friends. For grades 3-6. 2019.

The Final Step: Lock and Key
DB92923 7 hours 13 minutes
by Ridley Pearson
read by Abigail Maupin
Moria Moriarty frets over her brother's disturbing behavior and Sherlock Holmes's recent expulsion from Baskerville Academy. Meanwhile, a series of deaths has Moria searching for a connection. Sequel to Lock and Key Series, Books 1-2 (DB89498). For grades 5-8. 2018.

Kat Wolfe Investigates
DB93166 6 hours 50 minutes
by Lauren St John
read by Mare Trevathan
Twelve-year-old Kat Wolfe, the daughter of a veterinarian, opens a pet-sitting business for pocket money after she and her mom move to England's Jurassic Coast. But when the owner of her first client goes missing, Kat suspects foul play and investigates. For grades 4-7. 2018.

Scary Stories

The Bone Garden
DB96424 5 hours 36 minutes
by Heather Kassner
read by Fiona Hardingham
Made from bone dust and imagination, Irréelle accidentally destroys another of her cruel creator's creatures and flees to the underside of the graveyard, seeking the magic that brings bones to life. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2019.

The Griffins of Castle Cary
DB94958 6 hours 54 minutes
by Heather Shumaker
read by Doug Tisdale Jr.
England. Siblings Meg and Will must uncover the haunted history of their Aunt Effie's quaint town of Castle Cary to save their younger sister, Ariel, from a ghost intent on keeping her as a friend. For grades 4-7. 2019.


DB95432 5 hours 37 minutes
by Alyson Gerber
read by Mare Trevathan
Twelve-year-old Clea wants to do well in class and play chess on the school team, but somehow she cannot focus on anything. When her classmates take notice, Clea's worried parents have her tested for ADHD and Clea begins to take control of her life. For grades 5-8. 2019.

Science Fiction

Bad Hair Day: Franny K. Stein, Mad Scientist, Book 8
DB95706 0 hours 37 minutes
by Jim Benton
read by Michelle O. Medlin
Franny tries to follow her mother's suggestion to change her appearance, but by turning hairstyling into a science experiment she creates some very greedy pigtails that terrorize the town. Commercial audiobook. For grades 2-4. 2019.

DB95646 8 hours 15 minutes
by Peter Bunzl
read by Jill Fox
London, 1896. Schoolgirl Lily teams up with a clockmaker's son, Robert, and her mechanimal fox, Malkin, to solve the mysterious disappearance of her father and his world-changing invention, a perpetual motion machine called the Cogheart. For grades 5-8. 2016.

DB96219 7 hours 32 minutes
by Melissa Landers
read by Patrick Downer
Thirteen-year-olds Ky and Fig become unlikely allies in a stolen spaceship, eluding space pirates and more as they try to save Earth from a nefarious plot. For grades 4-7. 2019.

Bites Back: Project Terra
DB95678 5 hours 2 minutes
by Landry Q. Walker
read by Patrick Downer
Elara just wants to learn how to build new worlds with her friends Knot, Beezle, Sabik, and her alien-sponge roommate, Clare. But when an evil time-hopping force threatens to take down the galactic order, Elara's school year turns weird. Sequel to Crash Course (DB94607). For grades 4-7. 2018.

Short Stories

The Hero Next Door
DB95926 6 hours 16 minutes
edited by Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich
read by Mike Chamberlain
Thirteen short stories written by diverse authors. Each story explores acts of bravery by heroes trying to make the world a better place. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2019.

Sports Stories

Game Changer
DB95657 3 hours 11 minutes
by Tommy Greenwald
read by Jon Pinnow
While thirteen-year-old Teddy fights for his life after a football injury at training camp, his friends and family gather to support him and discuss events leading to his coma. Told through dialogue, text messages, newspaper articles, transcripts, an online forum, and Teddy's inner thoughts. For grades 5-8. 2018.

Training Camp: Rain, Twig, Cash, Peño, Lab; The Wizenard Series
DB95529 15 hours 31 minutes
by Wesley King
read by Michael Scherer
A group of persistent kids make up a struggling basketball team from the poor neighborhood of Dren. But the team is soon transformed by the arrival of a new, mysterious coach. Created by NBA star Kobe Bryant. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2019.

Children's Nonfiction


Curiosity: The Story of a Mars Rover
DB95523 0 hours 30 minutes
by Markus Motum
read by Jeff Allin
The search for life on Mars, told from the unique perspective of NASA's Mars rover Curiosity, focusing on the space robot's engineering aspects. For grades 2-4. 2017.


What Do You Do with a Voice like That? The Story of Extraordinary Congresswoman Barbara Jordan
DB93512 0 hours 26 minutes
by Chris Barton
read by Joe Peck
Short biography of Barbara Jordan (1936-1996), whose confident voice led to her successful careers as a lawyer, politician, educator, and civil rights leader. For grades 3-6. 2018.

Hammering for Freedom: The William Lewis Story
DB93510 0 hours 25 minutes
by Rita Lorraine Hubbard
read by Joe Peck
Tells the story of William "Bill" Lewis, who was born into slavery on a Tennessee plantation in 1810 and became a hard-working blacksmith who slowly saved his money to buy his family's freedom. For grades K-3. 2018.

Born Just Right
DB95960 3 hours 9 minutes
by Jordan Reeves and Jen Lee Reeves
read by Deborah Desmone
Cofounder of the nonprofit Born Just Right, young Jordan mentors other kids with limb differences. She recounts her journey growing up without the bottom half of her left arm and discusses the inspiration for her invention of Project Unicorn, a prosthetic that shoots biodegradable glitter. For grades 4-7. 2019.

Biddy Mason Speaks Up
DB94951 2 hours 52 minutes
by Arisa White and Laura
read by Jill Ferris
Tells the story—in verse, with supplemental historical material—of Bridget "Biddy" Mason, who was born a slave, sued for her family's freedom after being taken to California, became a midwife and a nurse, and started many philanthropic projects with profits from her real estate investments. For grades 4-7. 2019.


An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States: For Young People
DB96226 6 hours 46 minutes
by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
read by Mark Ashby
Adaptation for younger readers of An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States (DB82383). Explores the history of the United States as a colonial settler-state from the perspective of its indigenous peoples. Adapted by Jean Mendoza and Debbie Reese. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2019.

Mummies Exposed! Creepy and True
DB95263 4 hours 12 minutes
by Kerrie Logan Hollihan
read by Jonathan Taylor
Uncovers the mysteries behind unearthed human mummies from around the globe, from mutilated bodies preserved in Irish bogs to sacrificed children entombed in an Incan burial site on a mountaintop. For grades 5-8 and older readers. 2019.

The Stonewall Riots: Coming Out in the Streets
DB95325 3 hours 49 minutes
by Gayle E. Pitman
read by Kristin Allison
Recounts the history of the Stonewall riots, a series of spontaneous demonstrations by members of the gay (LGBTQ+) community in reaction to a police raid that took place on June 28, 1969, at the Stonewall Inn in New York City's Greenwich Village. Some violence. For grades 6-9. 2019.

Gay & Lesbian History for Kids: The Century-Long Struggle for LGBT Rights; with 21 Activities
DB96225 7 hours 52 minutes
by Jerome Pohlen
read by Faith Potts
Recounts the struggle for LGBT equality through personal stories and firsthand accounts. Chronicles the movement's key events, profiles civil rights mavericks, and highlights contributions from famous LGBT individuals and organizations. For grades 5-8 and older readers. 2016.

Hobbies and Crafts

Hello, Crochet Friends! Making Art, Being Mindful, Giving Back: Do What Makes You Happy
DB96227 0 hours 36 minutes
by Jonah Larson and Jennifer
read by Kurt Elftmann
Young, gifted artist Jonah Larson discusses his adoption from Ethiopia and his challenges in a Wisconsin school. He and his mom recount how crocheting came into his life, calmed his hyper mind, and became a source of joy and fame for him. For grades 2-4. 2019.

Nature and the Environment

Champion: The Comeback Tale of the American Chestnut Tree
DB95991 2 hours 26 minutes
by Sally M. Walker
read by Elizabeth Rose
Recounts how the American chestnut tree, which was nearly extinct in the early 1900s due to an unknown blight, has made a comeback thanks to human ingenuity. For grades 5-8. 2018.


Bark in the Park! Poems for Dog Lovers
DB95455 0 hours 9 minutes
by Avery Corman
read by Abigail Maupin
Poems about different kinds of dogs and their unique traits as they romp about in a park. For grades K-3. 2019.

A Maze Me: Poems for Girls
DB95437 1 hour 13 minutes
by Naomi Shihab Nye
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Collection of poetry for a young female audience. Captures the wide array of coming-of-age emotion, drama, angst, and joy through poems dealing with friendship, school, community, love, and family. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2005.

For Every One
DB93844 0 hours 27 minutes
by Jason Reynolds
read by Jason Reynolds
An inspirational poem originally performed at the Kennedy Center for the unveiling of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, and later as a tribute to award-winning author Walter Dean Myers, provides a rallying cry to fellow dreamers of the world. Commercial audiobook. For grades 6-9. 2018.

Science and Technology

The Wright Brothers: Nose-Diving into History; Epic Fails
DB95835 2 hours 3 minutes
by Erik Slader and Ben
read by Gary Telles
Describes the lives of the two American brothers who designed, built, and flew the first heavier-than-air aircraft to fly successfully. Details their many mishaps and misadventures along the way. For grades 3-6. 2018.

Foreign Language


Alimentamos una Isla: Una Historia Verdadera sobre la Reconstrucción de Puerto Rico (We Fed an Island: The True Story of Rebuilding Puerto Rico, One Meal at a Time)
DB93151 12 hours 29 minutes
by José Andrés y Richard Wolffe
read by Martin Untrojb
El chef hispanoamericano José Andrés reflexiona sobre sus esfuerzos de socorro en Puerto Rico después del huracán María en 2017. Acreditado con la mitigación de una crisis humanitaria, Andrés y su organización de caridad de caridad supervisaron la preparación de 100,000 comidas diarias para el pueblo puertorriqueño. Prólogo por Lin-Manuel Miranda y Luis A. Miranda, Jr. Traducido del inglés. 2018. (Spanish-American Chef José Andrés reflects upon his relief efforts in Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in 2017. Credited with mitigating a humanitarian crisis, Andrés and his charity oversaw the preparation of 100,000 meals daily. Forward by Lin-Manuel Miranda y Luis A. Miranda, Jr. 2018.)

Entre las sombras del sueño americano (My Underground American Dream)
DB95533 11 hours 29 minutes
by Julissa Arce
read by Rocio Ramirez
Una ex ejecutiva de Wall Street relata la historia de su vida desde su infancia como una inmigrante indocumentada en San Antonio y su ascenso en la escala del éxito académico y financiero en los Estados Unidos. 2016. (A former Wall Street executive relates the story of her life from her childhood as an undocumented immigrant in San Antonio and her steep climb up the ladder of academic and financial success in the United States. 2016.)

Llámame Francisco (Chiamatemi Francesco)
DB95536 7 hours 23 minutes
by Giorgio Grignaffini
read by Martin Untrojb
Una versión novelizada de la vida del obispo Jorge Bergoglio—el futuro Papa Francisco—se ha contado con el beneplacito del Papa. La base de la película italo-argentina del mismo nombre. Traducido del italiano. 2016. (A novelized version of the life of Bishop Jorge Bergoglio—the future Pope Francis—that has been approved by the Pope. The basis of the Italo-Argentinian film of the same name. Translated from the 2015 Italian edition. 2016.)

21 lecciones para el siglo XXI (21 Lessons for the 21st Century)
DB94025 13 hours 40 minutes
by Yuval Noah Harari
read by María Pino
El autor de Sapiens (DB84962) y Homo Deus (DB84963) presenta consejos sobre la navegación de la vida en el siglo veintiuno y sobre los rápidos cambios que la tecnología ofrece a la civilización humana. Los temas incluyen la desilusión, el trabajo, la comunidad, el nacionalismo, la religión, la guerra, el secularismo, la ignorancia, la ciencia ficción, la educación, y la meditación. Traducido del inglés. 2018. (Author of Sapiens (DB84962) and Homo Deus (DB84963) presents advice on navigating life in the twenty-first century and dealing with the rapid changes technology offers human civilization. Topics include disillusionment, work, community, nationalism, religion, war, secularism, ignorance, science fiction, education, and meditation. 2018.)

Los Últimos Días de Ramón Pagano (Ramon Pagano's Last Days)
DB94800 7 hours 43 minutes
by Alejandro Hernández Palafox
read by German Jaramillo
Un hombre condenado a muerte pasa sus últimos cincuenta días en la tierra en actividad productiva y reflexiona sobre el pasado criminal que lo trajo a esta coyuntura. Violencia, lenguaje injurioso, y descripciones de índole sexual. 2018. (A man condemned to death spends his last fifty days on earth in productive activity and reflects upon the criminal past that brought him to this juncture. Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex. 2018.)

Ana la de Tejas Verdes (Anne of Green Gables)
DB95683 12 hours 29 minutes
by L.M. Montgomery
read by Catherine Nunez
Ana, una huérfana de once años, es enviada por error a vivir con un hermano y una hermana solteros de mediana edad en una granja de la Isla del Príncipe Eduardo en Canadá. Allí procede a hacer una impresión indeleble en todos los que la rodean. Publicado originalmente en inglés en 1908. Para grados 5-8 y lectores mayores. 1908. (Anne, an eleven-year-old orphan, is sent by mistake to live with a brother and sister, both middle-aged and single, on a Prince Edward Island farm in Canada. There she proceeds to make an indelible impression on everyone around her. For grades 5-8 and older readers. 1908.)

El Vendedor de Sueños (Seller of Dreams)
DB93450 8 hours 40 minutes
by Ernesto Quiñonez
read by Jorge Pupo
Chino es un joven del Harlem hispano en busca del amor. Pero su relación con Bodega, un bandido generoso, lo sumerge en un mundo de intrigas y violencia. Sin calificación. Audiolibro comercial. 2018. (Chino is a young man from Spanish Harlem in search of love. But his relationship with Bodega, a generous crook, immerses him in a world of intrigue and violence. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.)

Audio Magazines

For a free subscription to these magazines, contact your cooperating library or access BARD to subscribe.

AARP Bulletin (10 issues) and AARP The Magazine (bimonthly (6 issues))

American History (bimonthly (6 issues))

Analog Science Fiction and Fact (6 issues)

Asimov’s Science Fiction (6 issues)

The Atlantic (10 issues)

Audubon (quarterly (5 issues))

Das Beste aus Reader’s Digest (German; 10 issues)

Bon Appétit (10 issues)

Consumer Reports (12 issues)

Contemporary Sound Track: A Review of Pop, Jazz, Rock, and Country (bimonthly (6 issues))

Cowboys and Indians (8 issues)

Cricket (for children, on one cartridge with National Geographic Kids; 9 issues)

Diabetes Forecast (6 issues)

Discover (8 issues)

Ebony (8 issues)

The Economist (51 issues)

Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine (6 issues)

Foreign Affairs (6 issues)

France-Amérique (French; 12 issues)

Good Housekeeping (12 issues)

Health and Nutrition Newsletters (includes Scientific American—Health after Fifty, Mayo Clinic Health Letter, and Nutrition Action Healthletter; monthly)

Horticulture (6 issues)

Humpty Dumpty (bimonthly (6 issues))

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (12 issues)

Kiplinger’s Retirement Report (12 issues)

Magazine of the Month (monthly)

Missouri Conservationist (monthly)

Muse (9 issues)

The Musical Mainstream (quarterly)

The Nation (34 issues)

National Geographic (monthly)

National Geographic Kids (for children and teens, on one cartridge with Cricket; 10 issues)

National Geographic Traveler (bimonthly (6 issues))

National Review (25 issues)

The New Yorker (52 issues)

The New York Times Book Review (53 issues)

O, The Oprah Magazine (monthly)

Oklahoma Today (bimonthly (6 issues))

Outdoor Life (4 issues)

People (52 issues)

People en Español (Spanish; 11 issues)

Piano Technicians Journal (monthly)

Playboy (4 issues)

QST (monthly)

Quarterly Music Magazine (quarterly)

Reader’s Digest (10 issues)

Rolling Stone (12 issues)

Smithsonian (11 issues)

Sound & Vision (10 issues)

Southern Living (13 issues)

Spider (for children; 9 issues)

Sports Illustrated (11 issues)

Sports Illustrated Kids (11 issues)

Talking Book Topics (bimonthly; also contains NLS News, published quarterly)

Travel & Leisure (monthly)

True West (monthly)

Vital Speeches of the Day (monthly)

The Week (48 issues)

Wired (monthly)

The Writer (12 issues)

Yankee Magazine (6 issues)

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