Words in the Dust

by Trent Reedy, read by Ariana Delawari. Scholastic Audiobooks, 2011. 8 hours, 28 mins; 7 discs


Delwari’s narration transports readers into the world of Zulaikha, an Afghani girl with a cleft palate. This thoughtful production includes culturally appropriate music, a narrator with family and personal connections to Afghanistan, and interviews that explore the inspiration for and creation of this story and recording.




Awards Won

Title Year
Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults
To select, annotate, and present for publication an annual list of notable audio recordings significant to young adults from those released in the past two years. Full list can be found here.
2013 - Selection(s)