In the blink of an eye, a partnership was born! Nearly two years ago, Learning Ally's
Mike Kinsey heard that the Screen Actor's Guild
was supporting a program called bookPALS
. In this program, professional voice actors go into schools to volunteer to read to kids. This program sparked an idea - why not ask if these same volunteers would also be willing to record books to reach kids who have print disabilities all over the nation? That idea lead to action.
Today, we have over 100 professional voice actors volunteering to read for Learning Ally!
"We're focusing on children and young adult literature with our voice actors," says Kinsey. "We really want to bring the audiobooks to life."
And that's exactly what's happening. Lisa Biggs
is a professional voice over artist whose voice can be heard in commercials, animated series, and talking toys. Now, she can add volunteer reader to that list. Her many voices bring stories to life for young readers! Check out some of Lisa's animated voices here.
In fact, Lisa is going above and beyond by offering a series of webinars
for aspiring voice actors with all donations going back to support Learning Ally!
Are you a current Learning Ally member who would like to try some of our voice actor recorded books? Check out the list below:
Louise Loves Art
This one is recorded by Lisa Biggs and is the heart-warming tale of a little girl who loves art more than anything in the world!
Download it here
Mockingjay - The Hunger Games Series
This book is appropriate for late middle school to high school age. A teenage girl becomes the symbol of freedom in a changing world.
Download it here
Check out more titles recorded by the Screen Actor's Guild performers on our Pinterest Board.
Our library of nearly 80,000 human narrated audiobooks
are just one of many services offered
by Learning Ally
, a national 501(c)(3) non-profit. We also provide free webinars
for parents, teachers, and students, as well as one-on-one parent phone consultations and a student to student mentoring program. Donations of either time or money allow us to continue to offer these services to a national audience. Please consider volunteering