AudioFile’s 2021 Best Audiobooks: An Interview with Amir Abdullah
Celebrating Black Boy Joy and the Best Kids Audiobooks
Every Monday through Friday, AudioFile’s editors recommend the best in audiobook listening. We keep our daily episodes short and sweet, with audiobook clips to give you a sample of our featured listens.
Narrator Amir Abdullah joins AudioFile’s Michele Cobb to talk about Black Boy Joy, edited by Kwame Mbalia and written by 17 Black male and non-binary authors. Black Boy Joy is one of AudioFile’s 2021 Best Children & Family Listening Audiobooks, and it’s a lively celebration of the power of joy in Black boys’ lives. Amir, who co-narrated the audiobook with Taj Leahy, tells Michele the fun of narrating audiobooks for kids and families and the special preparation that went into voicing so many characters and a variety of stories from incredible authors. The narrator’s engaging delivery of genres ranging from realistic fiction to poetry to sci-fi and fantasy will appeal to many middle-grade and YA listeners.
For the full list of 2021 Best Audiobooks and sound clips from each title, visit: audiofilemagazine.com.
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