Another week of free audiobooks is up! This week will be about Pride and the Labels we’re given
Written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and performed by various talents in the L.A Theatre Works
This is a coming-of-age, coming-out cocktail with a twist of terror. Thirteen-year-old Franklin Robertson is trying to survive adolescence. His parents don’t understand him, his brother torments him, he has no friends and he’s more interested in the high school quarterback than any girl. The one bright spot in his life is the glow of the black-and-white TV in his parents’ basement. Here, he worships at the altar of the Saturday Night Horror Movie, hosted by the eerie Dr. Cerberus. Before long, Franklin is convinced that only by going on the show will his life be redeemed – by Dr. Cerberus himself!
Written by Bill Konigsberg and narrated by various characters.
Rafe is a normal teenager from Colorado. He’s been out since 8th grade, accepted by his peers & championed by his progressive parents. And while that’s important, all Rafe really wants is to be a regular guy. To have his sexuality be a part of who he is, but not the headline, every single time. So when Rafe transfers to an all-boys’ boarding school in New England, he decides to keep his sexuality a secret — not so much going back in the closet as starting over with a clean slate. But then he sees a classmate breaking down and realizes his own labels aren’t well-concealed. And most of all, he falls in love with Ben…who doesn’t even know that love is possible.
This week we have two more heroines facing the world today…
When Dimple met Rishi
Now that Dimple Shah has graduated, she’s ready for a break from her family – especially from Mamma’s inexplicable obsession with her finding the Ideal Indian Husband. Ugh. But Dimple knows that her mother must respect that she isn’t interested in doing that right now – otherwise she wouldn’t have paid for her to attend a summer program for aspiring web developers, right? You’ll have to get this one to find out what happens!
By Diana Zahler (middle school story-teller). She tells us a delightful tale about, Bee, a young orphan, who finds herself terribly hungry and so steals a bun from the local bakery. This desperate act sets off a series of events that takes the twelve-year-old on an incredible adventure that begins with her being hired by the baker and discovering that whatever she bakes reflects her current mood. Bees unusual talent comes in handy as she helps her new friend Princess Anika escape the evil mage, meets up with pirates and finds a family. A magical, meaningful story and a most magnificent heroine will delight readers of all tastes!
This week brings controversy as these books divulge into the world of homophobia.
Introduces controversial teen Jazz Jennings who is one of the youngest and most prominent voices in the national discussion about gender identity. At the age of five, Jazz transitioned to life as a girl, with the support of her parents. A year later, her parents allowed her to share her incredible journey in her first Barbara Walters interview, aired at a time when the public was much less knowledgeable or accepting of the transgender community. This groundbreaking interview was followed over the years by other high-profile interviews, a documentary, the launch of her YouTube channel, a picture book, and her own reality TV series—I Am Jazz—making her one of the most recognizable activists for transgender teens, children, and adults.
Saving Montgomery Sole
Narrated by, Rebecca Lowman who brings to light a Thoughtful, funny, and painfully honest, girl… A square peg in a small town. Montgomery Sole is forced to go to a school full of jocks and girls who don’t even know what irony is. It would all be impossible if it weren’t for her best friends, Thomas and Naoki. The three are also the only members of Jefferson High’s Mystery Club, dedicated to exploring the weird and unexplained, from ESP and astrology to super powers and mysterious objects. She is someone you’ll want to laugh and cry with over a big cup of frozen yogurt with extra toppings.
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This week the Free Audiobooks are tough stories of brute survival and courage…
The Devil’s Highway
Narrated by the Author himself, this is a true story of a group of men who attempted to cross the Mexican border, into the desert of southern Arizona through the deadliest region of the continent, known as “The Devil’s Highway”. Sadly, more than half of them never made it across.
This book has been a best seller and finalist in the Pulitzer Prize. It has also been proclaimed as a Modern American Classic.
The next book:
Is about a songwriter, Blade. He never asked for a life of the rich and famous. In fact, he’d give anything not to be the son of Rutherford Morrison, who is a washed-up rock star and drug addict with delusions of a comeback. In reality, the only thing Blade and Rutherford have in common is the music that lives inside them. But when a long-held family secret comes to light, the music disappears. In its place is a letter, one that could bring Blade the freedom and love he’s been searching for, or leave him feeling even more adrift and deluded. I’m keen to get my copies! Are you? You should be. Quick! Click HERE, before the free audiobook is no longer free!