Pam Munoz Ryan
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Pam Munoz Ryan

Pam Muñoz Ryan is the author of the New York Times Best Seller, ECHO, a 2016 Newbery Honor Book, and winner of the Kirkus Prize. She has written over forty books for young people—picture books, early readers, and middle grade and young adult novels. She the author recipient of the NEA's Human and Civil Rights Award, the Virginia Hamilton Literary Award, the Willa Cather Award, the Pura Belpré medal, the PEN USA award, and many others. Her novels include Esperanza Rising, Riding Freedom, Becoming Naomi León, Paint the Wind, The Dreamer, and Echo. She was born and raised in Bakersfield, California, holds a bachelor's and master's degree from San Diego State University and lives in north San Diego county with her family.

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Featured Article: 10 Best Audiobooks for Tweens


Finding the perfect audiobook for your tween can be incredibly difficult. In fact, it can feel downright impossible to find great stories that are thematically mature enough to challenge young listeners without veering over the edge into inappropriately adult content. Thankfully, there are many authors that thread this needle artfully, and we’ve rounded up the best examples of stories that are sure to captivate any listener’s growing mind while transforming the audiobook into a full sensory experience. No matter what genres are your favorite, there’s something for everyone in our list of the 10 best audiobooks for tweens.

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