Announcing the Emmanuel's Dream audiobook!

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Emmanuels Dream cover with sticker
I have some great news to share today! I’m thrilled to announce that Listening Library at Penguin Random House Audio will be producing an Emmanuel’s Dream audiobook edition!! This is super exciting to me for two reasons:
First, I love listening to audiobooks! I listen when I’m walking the dog, driving, doing housework, basically anytime it isn’t practical to have my nose in a book. 😂  So trust me when I say that having one of my books be made into an audiobook makes me squeal for joy and bust out my happy dance!
The second reason, however, is far more important. Emmanuel’s Dream was awarded the 2016 American Library Association’s Schneider Family Book Award for embodying “an artistic expression of the disability experience for child and adolescent audiences.” One of the things that moved me most about winning the award was learning that it meant that a braille edition of Emmanuel’s Dream would be released. That still left some readers out, sadly, and I’ve been dreaming of an audiobook ever since. Having an Emmanuel’s Dream audiobook edition means more access for more people. It means those with vision impairments can hear Emmanuel’s inspiring story of social action. It means emerging readers or readers with learning disabilities such as dyslexia can listen to Emmanuel’s example of perseverance in the face of challenges. It means all children everywhere will have another way to appreciate Emmanuel’s message of accepting everyone’s diverse gifts.
So, it is with great pleasure that I can now say the Emmanuel’s Dream audiobook is scheduled to be released on January 26, 2021, and you even can preorder it RIGHT NOW!
I’m looking forward to working with the team at Listening Library, and I’ll be sure to share further details (like who will be narrating!) as soon as I get them.
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Let's celebrate with a giveaway (or four)!

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I’m so happy about the recent accolades my books have received that I’ve decided to host not just one giveaway–but FOUR!
To celebrate the fact that BE A CHANGEMAKER: HOW TO START SOMETHING THAT MATTERS was a finalist for the Cybils awards, I’ll be giving away a signed copy of the paperback edition on Goodreads, here:

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Be a Changemaker by Laurie Ann Thompson

Be a Changemaker

by Laurie Ann Thompson

Giveaway ends April 02, 2015.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

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To celebrate the starred review from School Library Journal for EMMANUEL’S DREAM: THE TRUE STORY OF EMMANUEL OFOSU YEBOAH, I’ll be giving away a signed copy on Goodreads, here:

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Emmanuel's Dream by Laurie Ann Thompson

Emmanuel’s Dream

by Laurie Ann Thompson

Giveaway ends April 02, 2015.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter to win


AND, I’ll give away a signed copy of either one (winners get to choose!) to two random subscribers to my mailing list. If you’re not a subscriber yet, just sign up below. (I only send a short newsletter once/month.)

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MY DOG IS THE BEST coverFinally, School Library Journal recently called my upcoming release “well-executed and charming.” I can’t give this one away just yet (it will release on June 9, 2015), but feel free to share the MY DOG IS THE BEST love by adding it to your Goodreads shelf and/or pre-ordering it at one of the following links:
My Dog Is the Best


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