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Odyssey Award 2022

Odyssey Award 2022

A list of the winning and honor audiobooks for the 2022 Odyssey Award for best audiobooks produced for children and/or young adults, available in English in the United States.

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Boogie Boogie, Y’all

By C. G. Esperanza
Narrated by: C. G. Esperanza
Length: 3 minutes

Boogie Boogie, Y’all

“Smiled and dance the entire time I listened to this audiobook. It is a book that NEEDS the audio version. So fun, so happy. Kids will go crazy for it, adults will want it to act like a kid. Attention teachers! This audiobook gives you three beautiful minutes for the class to get the wiggles out!”

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When You Look Like Us

By Pamela N. Harris
Narrated by: Preston Butler III
Length: 8 hours 53 minutes

“A high-speed story that will draw teens in and keep them turning pages until they reach the unpredictable and thrilling ending. A must for YA collections.” (School Library Journal)

A 2022 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work nominee and a 2022 Edgar Award nominee, this timely, gripping teen novel is about a boy who must take up the...

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Emmanuel's Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah

By Laurie Ann Thompson
Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh
Length: 11 minutes

*Odyssey Honor Audiobook*

Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah's inspiring true story—which was turned into a film, Emmanuel's Gift, narrated by Oprah Winfrey—is nothing short of remarkable.

Born in Ghana, West Africa, with one deformed leg, he was dismissed by most people—but not by his mother, who taught him to reach for his dreams. As a boy, Emmanuel hopped... Read more »

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I Talk Like a River

By Jordan Scott
Narrated by: Jordan Scott
Length: 18 minutes

When a boy who stutters feels isolated, alone, and incapable of communicating in the way he'd like, it takes a kindly father and a walk by the river to help him find his voice. Through this powerful and uplifting story, poet Jordan Scott uses his own experiences to reveal what itΓÇÖs like to be a child who feels lost, lonely, or unable to fit... Read more »

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Perfectly Parvin

By Olivia Abtahi
Narrated by: Mitra Jouhari
Length: 6 hours 57 minutes

*Odyssey Honor Audiobook*

Fourteen-year-old Iranian-American Parvin Mohammadi sets out to win the ultimate date to homecoming in this heartfelt and outright hilarious debut.


Parvin Mohammadi has just been dumped--only days after receiving official girlfriend status. Not only is she heartbroken, she's humiliated. Enter high school heartthrob Matty... Read more »

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