Freebie Friday


Preacher & teacher – two inspirational audios: Martin Luther King Jr’s Letter from Birmingham Jail &  Educating Esme: A Teacher’s Diary. 

Christian Audio is offering the free download of MLK’s classic defense of non-violence against segregation, written from the Birmingham Jail on April 16, 1966, narrated by Dion Graham. Download by April 30th! Here’s the link:

Educating Esme is the journal kept by Esmé Raji Codell during her first year teaching fifth grade in a Chicago public school,  presented here as a radio show based on her book, part of the  Life Stories series on Chicago Public Radio:




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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