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The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

I haven’t picked up this book in years, but I’m still affected by Morrison’s incredible story. Listening to it is a completely new experience; Pecola is just as devastating and her jealousy, just as relatable, especially now, when the differences between those who struggle, and those who have it all, is the widest it’s ever [...]

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The Making of a Community Sourced Audiobook

Random House Audio, First Book and Overdrive came together to have the community record an audiobook version of The Wizard of Oz.

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We’re off to hear the Wizard!

The final download of Lend Your Voice’s “community sourced” audiobook of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is almost here! Beginning August 25, you’ll be able to download and listen to the complete audiobook at www.firstbook.org.

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Thank you to all our Lend Your Voice narrators!

We wanted to extend a big thank you to all the volunteer narrators who lent their voices to our “community sourced” audiobook of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum. The finished audiobook will be available at www.firstbook.org, with all proceeds going to First Book, a children’s literacy organization that provides books to underprivileged children and their communities.

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More than 300 people lent their voices to The Wonderful Wizard of Oz!

We had a fantastic weekend of recording The Wonderful Wizard of Oz at ALA June 25-27, finishing the audiobook just in time on Sunday evening, meeting our goal with 301 total voices! Our “studio” inside OverDrive’s DigitalBookmobile was perfect—most of our narrators-for-a-day were reluctant to leave the mic after only one page, and many nailed it on the first take! We had a lot of fun recording and meeting everyone.

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