Take Time to Listen: New Teen Non-Fiction Audiobooks

Thanks to our Teen Services Library Clerk, Tiffany Watson, for sharing her thoughts on our new audiobooks in the teen collection!

Christmas break is fast approaching, and with school out for a couple weeks, it may be time to try something new to break up the boredom. Come to your Library and check out the new teen non-fiction audiobooks! They cover a wide range of topics that will appeal to any teen looking for something new and different.

So, why audiobooks? Audiobooks create opportunities for active listening, critical thinking, and auditory focus. They provide an alternative for readers who struggle with visual literacy or who have differing learning or physical abilities. And they give strong readers the opportunity to build critical skills. Most of the audiobooks we have, we also have in book form on the shelf. If you’re really ambitious, you could check out both to read and listen at the same time! You may find that you better understand the subject matter and focus on the story better.

Our audiobooks run the gamut from “Shout” by Laurie Halse Anderson, to “1968” edited by Marc Aronson & Susan Campbell Bartoletti (my personal recommendation), to “Bonnie & Clyde: The Making of a Legend” by Karen Blumenthal. We also have biographies that range from “Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl” to “I Am Malala.” So, please stop by the teen area on the second floor of the Library to check out our new non-fiction audiobooks!

Your Library’s staff members love talking about our collections and giving book recommendations! If you need something new, let us know! We can help find books and authors that are perfect for you. Call 423-434-4450, visit www.jcpl.org, or drop by the Library at 100 West Millard Street to talk with a librarian. We’re also continually highlighting and recommending books on Facebook and Instagram, so follow us!

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