Audiobooks are a great way to fit reading into your daily routine, adding literary flair to your chores, workouts, car rides, and more. For teenagers looking for great reads they can listen to on the go, the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has released their 2021 Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults list.
Selected titles feature powerful stories paired with compelling audio narration. YALSA’s picks come from a diverse range of authors and genres, and selections include audiobooks ranging from just 118 minutes to almost 19 hours.
Here are YALSA’s top 10 audiobook picks for teens:
Cemetery Boys, by Aiden Thomas, read by Avi Roque
Clap When You Land, by Elizabeth Acevedo, read by Melania-Luisa Marte and Elizabeth Acevedo
A Good Girl's Guide to Murder, Book 1, by Holly Jackson, read by Bailey Carr, Melissa Calin, Michael Crouch, Gopal Divan, Robert Fass, Kevin R. Free, Sean Patrick Hopkins, Carol Monda, Patricia Santomasso, Shezi Sardar, and Amanda Thickpenny
Kent State, by Deborah Wiles, read by Christopher Gebauer, Lauren Ezzo, Christina DeLaine, Johnny Heller, Roger Wayne, Korey Jackson, and David de Vries
Legendborn, by Tracy Deonn, read by Joniece Abbott-Pratt
Raybearer, by Jordan Ifueko, read by Joniece Abbott-Pratt
The Snow Fell Three Graves Deep: Voices from the Donner Party, by Allan Wolf, read by Bahni Turpin, Whitney Dykhouse, Teri Schnaubelt, Tim Gerard Reynolds, Lauren Ezzo, Eric G. Dove, Ramón de Ocampo, and Shaun Taylor-Corbett
Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-Winning Stamped from the Beginning, by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi, read by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi
We Are Not Free, by Traci Chee, read by Scott Keiji Takeda, Dan Woren, Ryan Potter, Ali Fumiko, Sophie Oda, Andrew Kishino, Christopher Naoki Lee, Grace Rolek, Erika Aishii, Brittany Ishibashi, Kurt Sanchez Kanazawam, and Terry Kitagawa
When Stars Are Scattered, by Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohamed, read by Faysal Ahmed, Barkhad Abdi, Victoria Jamieson, Omar Mohamed, Robin Miles, Ifrah Mansour, Bahni Turpin, Hakeemshady Mohamed, Sadeeq Ali, Dominic Hoffman, Christine Avila, JD Jackson, and more
For the full list of 81 titles, visit the YALSA website.