Behind the Mic: On Yes No Maybe So by Becky Albertalli and Aisha Saeed, Read by Tiya Sircar and Michael Crouch
Emily Connelly and Jo Reed Discuss a New Political Teen Romance
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Narrating alternating chapters, Michael Crouch and Tiya Sircar are just as appealing as the pair of Georgia teenages they portray. AudioFile’s Emily Connelly tells host Jo Reed all the many reasons she loved listening to the new YA audiobook co-authored by Becky Albertalli and Aisha Saeed. Jamie and Maya are roped into canvassing for a state senate candidate, and both have their reasons for being nervous about knocking on strangers’ doors. For Jamie, casual conversation is hard, but nothing is scarier than the idea of giving a speech at his little sister’s bat mitzvah. Maya’s feeling vulnerable about her parents’ separation during Ramadan, and losing her best friend. They’re motivated to get even more involved in local politics when they face instances of personal and systemic discrimination. Listeners will be equally invested in Jamie and Maya’s growing relationship and the outcome of the election, and may find themselves inspired to take political action.
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