Celebrating the 2021 Audie Awards: Best YA Audiobook
Elizabeth Acevedo and Melania-Luisa Marte Win for Clap When You Land
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Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Michele Cobb celebrate the Audie-nominated Best Young Adult audiobooks of the year and congratulate the winners, Elizabeth Acevedo and Melania-Luisa Marte for their win for Clap When You Land, a beautiful and heartbreaking story of two sisters united by tragedy. This year’s nominees include audiobooks that were beautifully narrated by the authors themselves as well as those brought to life by professional narrators. Be sure to watch our discussion with the celebrity judges of the Young Adult Audies category, authors Jerry Craft, Melissa de la Cruz, and V.E. Schwab, on our website.
Finalists for the 2021 Audie Award for Young Adult:
Elizabeth Acevedo, Clap When You Land, read by the author and Melania-Luisa Marte (Harper Audio)
Daniel Nayeri, Everything Sad Is Untrue, read by the author (Listening Library)
Jennifer Donnelly, Poisoned, read by Rosie Jones (Scholastic Audiobooks)
Bethany C. Morrow, A Song Below Water, read by Jennifer Haralson and Andrea Lang, (Macmillan Audio)
Kim Johnson, This Is My America, read by Bahni Turpin (Listening Library)
Find a full list of 2021 Audie Award finalists and winners at theaudies.com.
Support comes from Oasis Audio, publisher of The Last Queen. Simon Vance narrates a revelatory new biography of Queen Elizabeth and the royal Windsor family.