Behind the Audiobook: STONEWALL featuring Tim Federle (VIDEO)

By Jennifer Rubins | July 23 2015 | Audiobook News

Go behind the scenes for history in the making as two-time Odyssey Honor-winning narrator Tim Federle records Ann Bausum’s STONEWALL, a pivotal audiobook about the gay rights movement written especially for teens. WATCH this short film below to take a field trip from the streets of Greenwich Village, New York City and the historic Stonewall Inn itself, to inside the recording studio, where both Tim Federle and award-winning director/producer Aaron Blank discuss the Stonewall Riots and why this is such an important Listening Library recording.


Film directed by Jennifer Rubins
Breaking Out in the Fight for Gay Rights

Read by Tim Federle

Tim Federle’s narration wrings all the emotion from this gripping history. With vocal intensity that is by turns fearful, angry, or touching, Federle takes listeners on this affecting journey. . . ”—AudioFile Earphones Award

Stonewall has a very personal touch… This intimacy is compounded by narrator Federle, who brilliantly adapts Bausum’s words into an easy yet respectful conversational tone. Federle’s lively voice keeps the listener interested and truly brings to life the atmospheric details that accompany this fiction-like style… will appeal to teens and adults alike.”—Booklist

“Bausum offers a powerful and moving account of the pivotal Stonewall riots of 1969 and the struggle for gay rights in the U.S. . . .  ”—Publishers Weekly, starred review

“It sheds welcome light on a subject that deserves greater coverage in YA literature.”—Booklist

Enlightening, inspiring, and moving.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Powerful, well-researched work… an essential purchase.”—School Library Journal, starred review

Age 12 and up