FREE Summer Audiobook Program for Teens 2021

SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for TEENS. Returning April 29, 2021, SYNC will give away two complete audiobooks  a week – pairs of high interest titles, based on weekly themes.

* TERMS OF USE:  

  • SYNC audiobooks are intended for personal use only and may not be copied and distributed under any circumstances.
  • Titles in the SYNC program appeal to a wide range of interests, maturity, and ability levels. Please preview the materials to decide if the titles match your personal needs.

 * IMPORTANT: SYNC is sponsored by AudioFile Magazine and titles are delivered through Sora, the student reading app from OverDrive. In advance of accessing the program, download the app from Apple or Google, to the device you anticipate listening on and be ready to go!

What Is SYNC?

  • SYNC is an audiobook literacy
    program for teens 13+.
  • SYNC introduces the audiobook
    experience to the teen audience
  • Two FREE audiobook downloads are
    available each week
  • SYNC engages summer reading
    programs in libraries and schools
  • SYNC introduces a variety of audiobook experiences to teens to demonstrate that reading can be completed by listening.
  • Program runs from April 29 – August 4, 2021
How Does It Work?

 


SUMMER 2021 SYNC TITLE PAIRINGS

Summer 2021 SYNC poster with dates

Week 1, April 29 – May 5, 2021: After Crossing the Border
Week 2, May 6 – May 12, 2021: Confronting Injustice
  • THE WENT LEFT by Monica Hesse | Read by Caitlin Davies – Hachette Audio [Young Adult]
  • TRELL by Dick Lehr | Read by Bahni Turpin – Brilliance Audio/ Candlewick [Young Adult]
Week 3, May 13 – May 19, 2021: Rooted in China
  • DESCENDENT OF THE CRANE by Joan He | Read by Nancy Wu – Dreamscape [Young Adult]
  • MONKEY by Wu Ch’êng-ên, Arthur Waley [Trans.] | Read by Kenneth Williams – Naxos AudioBooks [Classics]
Week 4, May 20 – May 26, 2021: How to Be Human
Week 5, May 27 – June 2, 2021: Making a New Life
Week 6, June 3 – June 9, 2021: Off to Paris
  • ROOK by Sharon Cameron | Read by Caroline Feraday – Scholastic Audiobooks [Young Adult]
  • SALTY, BITTER, SWEET by Mayra Cuevas | Read by Jennifer Jill Araya – Blink [Young Adult]
Week 7, June 10 – June 16, 2021: Creating Change
Week 8, June 17 – June 23, 2021: Listening to Art
  • POEMSIA by Lang Leav | Read by Saskia Maarleveld – Listening Library [Young Adult]
  • THIS IS WHAT I KNOW ABOUT ART by Kimberly Drew | Read by Kimberly Drew – Listening Library [Young Adult]
Week 9, June 24 – June 30, 2021: Take Pride In Your True Self
  • SASHA MASHA by Agnes Borinsky | Read by Agnes Borinsky – Tantor Media [Young Adult]
  • STAY GOLD by Tobly McSmith | Read by Theo Germaine, Phoebe Strole – Harper Audio [Young Adult]
Week 10, July 1 – July 7, 2021: Back Stories
Week 11, July 8 – July 14, 2021: Romance and Relationships
  • THE HENNA WARS by Adiba Jaigirdar | Read by Priya Ayyar – Listening Library [Young Adult]
  • SAINTS AND MISFITS by S.K. Ali | Read by Ariana Delawari – Listening Library [Young Adult]
Week 12, July 15 – July 21, 2021: The Chill of the Thriller
Week 13, July 22 – July 29, 2021: Gleefully Familiar…Twisted
Week 14, July 29 – August 4, 2021: Secrets
The Bellevue School District acknowledges that we learn, work, live and gather on the traditional lands of the Coast Salish Peoples. We honor with gratitude the land itself and the Coast Salish Peoples of our region, past, present and future.