2021 Audie Awards Finalists

The Audio Publishers Association has announced the finalists for the 2021 Audie Awards. Given in 25 categories, several of the categories are focused on audiobooks for youth. Here are the finalists in those categories:

MIDDLE GRADE

Genesis Begins Again, written and narrated by Alicia D. Williams

The Good Hawk, by Joseph Elliott, narrated by Fiona Hardingham and Gary Furlong

King and the Dragonflies, by Kacen Callender, narrated by Ron Butler

Say Her Name, by Zetta Elliott, narrated by Channie Waites

Shuri: A Black Panther Novel, Book 1, by Nic Stone, narrated by Anika Noni Rose

We Dream of Space, by Erin Entrada Kelly, narrated by Ramon de Ocampo

YOUNG ADULT

Clap When You Land, by Elizabeth Acevedo, narrated by Elizabeth Acevedo and Melania-Luisa
Marte

Everything Sad Is Untrue (A True Story), written and narrated by Daniel Nayeri

Poisoned, by Jennifer Donnelly, narrated by Rosie Jones

A Song Below Water, by Bethany C. Morrow, narrated by Jennifer Haralson and Andrea Laing

This Is My America, by Kim Johnson, narrated by Bahni Turpin

YOUNG LISTENERS

Going Down Home with Daddy, by Kelly Starling Lyons, narrated by Daxton Edwards

The Overground Railroad, by Lesa Cline-Ransome, narrated by Shayna Small and Dion Graham

Rise! From Caged Bird to Poet of the People, Maya Angelou by Bethany Hegedus, narrated by
Cherise Boothe

Say Something, written and narrated by Peter H. Reynolds

The Sesame Street Podcast with Foley and Friends

The Sesame Street Podcast with Foley and Friends, by Sesame Workshop, narrated by Lindsey
Briggs, Tyler Bunch, Ryan Dillon, and a full cast

Stuck, by Chris Grabenstein, narrated by Mark Sanderlin, Elizabeth Hess, Oliver Wyman, Farah
Bala, Rita Wolf, Caroline Grogan, Cynthia Darlow, Mateo D’Amato, J.J. Myers, Neil Hellegers,
Genesis Oliver, and Chris Grabenstein

NOMINATED IN OTHER CATEGORIES

Clap When You Land, by Elizabeth Acevedo, narrated by Elizabeth Acevedo and Melania-Luisa
Marte – Nominated for Multi-Voiced Performance

El Laberinto del Fauno, by Guillermo del Toro and Cornelia Funke, narrated by Luis Ávila – Nominated for Spanish Language

Evelyn Del Rey se muda [Evelyn Del Rey Is Moving Away], by Meg Medina, narrated by Jane
Santos – Nominated for Spanish Language

Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko, narrated by Joniece Abbott-Pratt – Nominated for Fantasy

2019 Audie Award Finalists

The finalists for the 2019 Audi Awards have been announced by the Audio Publishers Association. The awards are given in a variety of categories with three categories focused on children and teens.

It is also of note that Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi, narrated by Bahni Turpin is a finalist in the Audiobook of the Year category. Additionally, Dreamland Burning by Jennifer Latham, narrated by Pyeng Threadgill and Luke Slattery, Hans Christian Andersen’s Fairy Tales narrated by F. Murray Abraham and an ensemble cast, and Sadie by Courtney Summers, narrated by Dan Bittner, Rebecca Soler, Gabra Zackman, and Fred Berman are finalists in the Multi-Voiced Performance Category. The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo and The Secret of Nightingale Wood by Lucy Strange are finalists in the Narration by the Author category.

Here are the finalists in the youth categories:

YOUNG LISTENERS

Before She Was Harriet Dreamers

Before She Was Harriet by Lesa Cline-Ransome, narrated by SiSi Aisha Johnson, January LaVoy, Lisa Renee Pitts, and Bahni Turpin

Dreamers by Yuyi Morales, narrated by Adriana Sananes

Esquivel!  Space-Age Sound Artist Her Right Foot

Esquivel!: Space-Age Sound Artist by Susan Wood, narrated by Brian Amador

Her Right Foot by Dave Eggers, narrated by Dion Graham

We Found A Hat

We Found a Hat by Jon Klassen, narrated by Johnny Heller and Christopher Curry

 

MIDDLE GRADE

Finding Langston Grenade

Finding Langston by Lesa Cline-Ransome, narrated by Dion Graham

Grenade by Alan Gratz, narrated by Todd Haberkorn and Andrew Eiden

The Long-Lost Home Louisiana's Way Home

The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place: Book VI by Maryrose Wood, narrated by Fiona Hardingham

Louisiana’s Way Home by Kate DiCamillo, narrated by Cassandra Morris

The Secret of Nightingale Wood Sunny

The Secret of Nightingale Wood written and narrated by Lucy Strange

Sunny by Jason Reynolds, narrated by Guy Lockard

 

YOUNG ADULT

Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orïsha, #1) Far from the Tree

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi, narrated by Bahni Turpin

Far from the Tree by Robin Benway, narrated by Julia Whelan

The Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy (Montague Siblings, #2) The Poet X

The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee, narrated by Moira Quirk

The Poet X written and narrated by Elizabeth Acevedo

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Sadie by Courtney Summers, narrated by Dan Bittner, Rebecca Soler, Gabra Zackman, and Fred Berman

The Stars at Oktober Bend by Glenda Millard, narrated by Candice Moll and Ron Butler