Written by Francisca Goldsmith on Thursday, March 1, 2018
First off, a big thank you to Hachette Audio for adding THE DEVIL'S HIGHWAY, read by its author Luis Alberto Urrea, fto our summer listening bounty. Lauded by both literary critics and border watchers, this true account of the fates of 14 Latin Americans who dared to traverse the ancient desert path to cross into the United States has appeared on high school summer reading lists for some years. In addition to fulfilling a summer reading requirement, however, the audiobook offers every interested listener insight on a border that continues to draw attention that usually comes without the necessary context of history and geography, as Urrea provides them here.
In addition to our weekly title announcement, we are also pleased to say that the full 2018 title roster is now live on our website and the toolkit of posters, press release material, and bookmarks we offer annually is well on its way to being available to you in full there too. You can already download or add to your website the season poster, with or without dates specified, and the banner noting where to text for each week's title pair.
We can't do this without the wonderful publishers who support teen summer listening with SYNC. Thanks again, Hachette Audio, for that support!