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Audio News: Congratulations to Our Listening Library 2010 ALA Award-Winners

Listening Library had a great showing this past weekend at the midwinter American Library Association conference in Boston, Massachusetts. Rebecca Stead’s When You Reach Me won the ceremony’s highest honor, the Newbery Medal. The Newbery Honor book category includes The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg by Rodman Philbrick and Grace Lin’s download-only title, Where the Mountain Meets the Moon. The Gemma Doyle Trilogy author, Libba Bray was awarded the 2010 Michael L. Printz Award for Going Bovine. Charles and Emma: The Darwins’ Leap of Faith by Deborah Heiligman, available as a download only from Listening Library, won the YALSA Excellence Award in Nonfiction, a brand-new honor. Marcelo in the Real World by Francisco X. Stork was given the Schneider Family Book Award and the Pura Belpré Author Award went to Julia Alvarez for Return to Sender. Lastly, Walter Dean Myers was awarded the Coretta Scott King–Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement.

Congratulations to all of our award-winners. To hear clips of any of award-winning audiobooks, visit

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