Amazing Audiobooks (#AA2022) Featured Review of Love in English by Maria E. Andreu

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Love in English by Maria E. Andreu; narrated by Frankie Corzo
Balzer + Bray
Publication Date: February 1, 2021
ISBN: 978-0063058118

Sixteen year-old Ana and her mom arrive in New Jersey from Argentina to reunite with Ana’s father, who has been in the United States for three years. Ana starts her junior year in a new country, in a new school, speaking a new language, and has to navigate her new surroundings. Ana makes a couple friends but grounds herself by writing poetry, which she uses to help her understand American conventions at school as well as shifting relationships at home. 

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Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo; narrated by Elizabeth Acevedo and Melania-Luisa Marte
Quill Tree Books
Publication Date: May 5, 2020
ISBN: 978-1471409127

Told in two voices, chess champion Yahaira Rios lives in New York City next door to her girlfriend, and Camino Rios lives in the Dominican Republic with her Aunt. Yahaira was upset with her father when he left for his annual summer trip to the D.R., so when his plane crashes, her feelings are more than complicated. Also on the plane was Camino’s father, whom she only gets to see once a year. Though the two girls never met or even knew about each other before the crash, they come to find out that they have a lot in common. 

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Mad, Bad & Dangerous to Know by Samira Ahmed
Soho Teen / Soho Press
Publication Date: April 7, 2020
ISBN: 978-1616959890

Khayyam is an American, French, Indian Muslim teen on vacation with her family in Paris. When she meets Alexandre Dumas IV, they investigate Dumas family letters and artwork that may change the course of both of their lives.

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Internment by Samira Ahmed
Little, Brown Young Readers
Publication Date: April 2, 2019
ISBN: 978-1549148767 

In a near dystopian future, seventeen-year-old Layla Amin and her family are forced into an internment camp for Muslim American citizens. After some time in the camp, Layla and her allies stage a revolution against the camp’s Director.

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Internment by Samira Ahmed
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers / Hachette
Publication Date: March 19, 2019
ISBN: 978-0316522694 

Seventeen year old Layla is growing up in America in the near future when she and her parents, along with other Muslim American citizens, are forced into internment camps. Once there, Layla forms an unlikely alliance with a guard and together, along with the help of fellow internees, they start a resistance movement inside the camp.

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The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers/ Hachette
Publication Date: January 2, 2018
ISBN: 9780316310277

Violently taken from her human home, Jude has struggled to navigate the dark world of the Fae. Jaded from years of being viewed as inferior for being human, she publicly challenges the wicked Prince Cardan and his friends, unleashing the prince’s wrath upon her and her sisters. After finding a taste for bloodshed, Jude seeks to be an equal in the twisted and unyielding Courts of Faerie through deception and dangerous alliances. In doing so, she discovers that rebellion in the world of Faerie is much closer than she had thought.

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