Did you know that with your Arlington Public Library card, you have access to lots of cool new audiobooks that you can play from your computer or your mobile device? We have them from several vendors, but today we're going to highlight a few that are brand new on Overdrive!
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Ronit & Jamil by Pamela L. Laskin
Pamela L. Laskin’s beautiful and lyrical novel in verse delivers a fresh and captivating retelling of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet that transports the star-crossed lovers to the modern-day Israel-Palestine conflict.
Optimists Die First by Susin Nielsen-Fernlund
Beware: Life ahead. Sixteen-year-old Petula de Wilde is
anything but wild. A former crafting fiend with a happy life, Petula
shut herself off from the world after a family tragedy. She sees danger
in all the ordinary things, like crossing the street, a bug bite, or a
germy handshake. She knows: life is out to get you.
The worst part of
her week is her comically lame mandatory art therapy class with a small
group of fellow misfits. Then a new boy, Jacob, appears at school and in
her therapy group. He seems so normal and confident, though he has a
prosthetic arm; and soon he teams up with Petula on a hilarious project,
gradually inspiring her to let go of some of her fears. But as the two
grow closer, a hidden truth behind why he's in the group could derail
them, unless Petula takes a huge risk. . .
At the Edge of the Universe by Shaun David Hutchinson
Tommy and Ozzie have been best friends since the second grade, and
boyfriends since eighth. They spent countless days dreaming of escaping
their small town—and then Tommy vanished. More accurately, he ceased to
exist, erased from the minds and memories of everyone who knew him.
Everyone except Ozzie.
Ozzie doesn’t know how to navigate life without
Tommy, and soon he suspects that something else is going on: that the
universe is shrinking. But Ozzie knows there isn’t much time left to find Tommy—that
once the door closes, it can’t be opened again. And he’s determined to
keep it open as long as it takes to get his boyfriend back.
The Crossover by Kwame Alexander
12-year old Josh Bell and
his twin brother Jordan are awesome on the court. But Josh has more than
basketball in his blood, he's got mad beats, too, that tell his
family's story in verse, in this fast and furious middle grade novel of
family and brotherhood from Kwame Alexander.
Jordan must come to grips with growing up on and off the court to
realize breaking the rules comes at a terrible price, as their story's
heart-stopping climax proves a game-changer for the entire family.