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Audiobooks: That All May Learn

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Audiobooks: That All May Learn is the title of my article in this month’s Quick Tips about audio formats for special-needs students, with links to resources that provide FREE audiobooks and NO COST audio versions of ANY textbook or novel assigned to students with disabilities that limit print use. Feel free to print out the column, forward to your special education staff, email to colleagues, or post in your parent newsletter. Add the resources from these organizations to your educational toolkit and increase your students’ access to audiobooks at no charge!

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About the Author:

Mary Burkey is an independent library consultant in Columbus (OH). An enthusiastic audiophile, she has served on all four of ALA's audiobook award committees as well as the Audies. In addition to writing the "Voices in My Head" column for Booklist, she is the author of Audiobooks for Youth: A Practical Guide to Sound Literature (ALA, 2013). Follow her on Twitter at @mburkey.

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