New Audiobooks In Sora!

Take a look at the CA Library collection in your Sora account — you’ll find thousands of eBooks and audiobooks across many different genres, including:

…and more! You can also browse the latest audiobooks in Sora, including these new titles:

Bless the Blood: A Cancer MemoirBless The Blood: A Cancer Memoir by Walela Nehanda — When Walela is diagnosed at twenty-three with advanced stage blood cancer, they’re suddenly thrust into the unsympathetic world of tubes and pills, doctors who don’t use their correct pronouns, and hordes of “well-meaning” but patronizing people as Walela fundraises for surgeries online. “Shatters mirrors and windows to reveal the jagged shards of self-determination: gently volatile and absolutely crucial” (Kirkus Reviews).

Dear Medusa: (A Novel in Verse)Dear Medusa by Olivia Cole — This searing and intimate novel in verse follows a sixteen-year-old girl coping with sexual abuse as she grapples with how to reclaim her story, her anger, and her body in a world that seems determined to punish her for the sin of surviving. “Cole’s prose is beautiful, thought-provoking, and filled with emotion . . . this novel is one that readers won’t put down willingly” (School Library Journal).

Extra Life (Young Readers Adaptation): The Astonishing Story of How We Doubled Our LifespanExtra Life: The Astonishing Story of How We Doubled Our Lifespan by Steven Johnson — A young readers adaptation of Steven Johnson’s Extra Life, the story of how humans have doubled our lifespan in less than a century — and what to do with the extra life we now have. “Johnson offers readers a highlights reel of scientific advances that have worked to reduce mortality rates . . . A refreshing change of pace for readers weary of hearing that things are just getting worse” (Kirkus Reviews).

The Girl, The Ring, & The Baseball BatThe Girl, The Ring & The Baseball Bat by Camille Gomera-Tavarez — Armed with talismans, including an enchanted jacket that gets people to do anything, a baseball bat that fixes anything it breaks and a manifestation stone that makes anyone fall in love, Rosie, her older sister Caro and Zeke find their lives intertwined in magical and hilarious ways. “Gomera-Tavarez crafts a spell-binding tale that delves into Latin American culture, intergenerational trauma, and sexuality” (Publishers Weekly).

Gloria Buenrostro Is Not My GirlfriendGloria Buenrostro Is Not My Girlfriend by Brandon Hoàng — As one of only two Asian Americans in his school and often left out, Gary jumps at the chance of breaking into the school’s popular clique by befriending the most beautiful girl in school, but as he comes closer to achieving his goal, Gary also risks losing the only person who sees the real him. “In this sweetly rendered debut, Hoàng employs well-paced plot points and dynamic character development that coalesce into an amicable tale” (Publishers Weekly).

Heartless Hunter: The Crimson Moth Duology, Book 1Heartless Hunter (Crimson Moth, Book 1) by Kristen Ciccarelli — In a world where witches face persecution, Rune leads a double life, masquerading as a socialite during the day and transforming into the vigilante known as the Crimson Moth by night, and forms a complicated alliance with the witch hunter Gideon Sharpe, blurring the lines between love and danger. “Fans of the enemies-to-lovers trope will not be able to put this book down . . . Ciccarelli creates a world that will immediately immerse readers” (School Libary Journal).

Just Say YesJust Say Yes by Goldy Moldavsky — Jimena Ramos had no idea she was undocumented. Now she’s seventeen, and she needs to figure out a way to stay in New York City, the only home she can remember. There’s only one possibility that will get her a green card quickly enough: Jimena is going to find an American to marry her. “Set in the early 2000s, this book is a sweet, compelling read, full of nostalgia, romance, and humor” (Booklist).

A Spark in the CindersA Spark in the Cinders by Jenny Elder Moke — In a kingdom on the brink of ruin, one wicked stepsister will use her wits, cunning and fortitude (plus a little help from her fairy godparent) to embark on a dangerous quest for a magical relic that will save her people. “This unusual take on the Cinderella story will appeal to fans of the popular Twisted Tales series” (Booklist).

Where to Start: A Survival Guide to Anxiety, Depression, and Other Mental Health ChallengesWhere To Start: Where to Start: A Survival Guide to Anxiety, Depression, and Other Mental Health Challenges, from Mental Health America — A comforting and useful resource for anyone who’s struggling emotionally and looking for help, from the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness. “Readers will find an abundance of beneficial information . . . A valuable, comprehensive manual for navigating mental health struggles” (Kirkus Reviews).

Why We Read: On Bookworms, Libraries, and Just One More Page Before Lights OutWhy We Read: On Bookworms, Libraries and Just One More Page Before Lights Out by Shannon Reed — In this exploration of the joys of reading, a long-time teacher, lifelong reader, and The New Yorker contributor shares stories from her life, the ways in which books have impacted her students, and shows us how literature can transform us for the better. ” As a teacher, [Reed, currently a professor at the University of Pittsburgh] adamantly opposes assigned reading, which is sure to delight many of the (voluntary) readers of this book. Reed is good company, and her celebration of books, reading, and readers is a delight” (Booklist).

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