SYNC Audiobooks for Teens is an annual summer program that gives away free audiobook downloads. Now in its seventh year, SYNC offers two free audiobooks aimed at teens every week of the summer. The titles are curated weekly thematic pairings of award-winning teen-focused titles and classics.
The program is sponsored by AudioFile Magazine and powered by Overdrive.
This year, 30 titles are being given away. The program started May 5 and ends August 17. In summer 2015, SYNC gave away more than 129,000 downloads to 41,000 participants.
While the program is aimed at teens, anyone can participate via the Overdrive app. Each Thursday at 7am ET, the two new titles will be made available.
To stay up to date on the latest releases, teens, librarians and educators can sign up for email and text alerts www.audiobooksync.com.
Upcoming releases include:
June 9 – June 15
ZAC AND MIA by A.J. Betts
I’LL GIVE YOU THE SUN by Jandy Nelson
June 16 – June 22
HOW IT WENT DOWN by Kekla Magoon
THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF AN EX-COLORED MAN by James Weldon Johnson
June 23 – June 29
BOY MEETS BOY by David Levithan
DONNY’S BRAIN by Rona Munro
June 30 – July 6
THE OMNIVORE’S DILEMMA: THE SECRETS BEHIND WHAT YOU EAT (YOUNG READERS EDITION) by Michael Pollan
GRASSHOPPER JUNGLE by Andrew Smith
July 7 – July 13
THE YOUNG WORLD by Chris Weitz
SYMPHONY FOR THE CITY OF THE DEAD: DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH AND THE SIEGE OF LENINGRAD by M.T. Anderson
July 14 – July 20
FAT ANGIE by e. E. Charlton-Trujillo
ON THE JELLICOE ROAD by Melina Marchetta
July 21 – July 27
MANDELA: AN AUDIO HISTORY by Nelson Mandela
THINGS FALL APART by Chinua Achebe
July 28 – August 3
JUBA! by Walter Dean Myers
PENNIES FOR HITLER by Jackie French
August 4 – August 10
THE BOOK OF UNKNOWN AMERICANS by Cristina Henríquez
MOST DANGEROUS by Steve Sheinkin
August 11 – August 17
BONE GAP by Laura Ruby
CLASSIC AMERICAN SHORT STORIES by Jack London, Ambrose Bierce, Stephen Crane, Kate Chopin, James Fenimore Cooper, Mark Twain, and O. Henry
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