Hearing a story read aloud is one of the most powerful ways to experience it, and audiobook publishers have an opportunity to create recordings that proudly represent communities and characters in their own voices. Award winning narrator January LaVoy (Libba Bray's Diviners series, Adam Gidwitz's The Unicorn Rescue Society) is joined by veteran producer Laura Wilson, Phoebe Yeh, Publisher, Crown Books for Young Readers and Rebecca Waugh, Editorial Director, Listening Library to discuss issues of diversity in audiobook production, from expanding the narrator talent pool, to casting authentic voices for diverse books, and creating genuine, memorable performances.
ALA Unit/Subunit: ALA
Meeting Type: PopTop Stage
Cost: Included with full conference and exhibits only registration.