For Immediate Release:
PRINCETON, NJ., November 25, 2019— Learning Ally, a leading nonprofit education solutions organization producing human-read, high-quality audiobooks, is celebrating Dave Fennoy, a prominent voice artist and the win of a Society Of Voice Arts And Sciences™ (SOVAS™ ) Award.
At the 2019 Voice Arts® Awards Gala at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, CA, Fennoy received the prestigious recognition for ‘Best Voiceover Audiobook Narration-History’ of “March Book III,” a graphic novel written by Congressman John Lewis, a central figure in American history for the civil rights movement.
Dave Fennoy is an iconic voice artist in Los Angeles. He has one of the most versatile voices in the industry narrating globally-recognized commercials, TV programs, games and educational programs for companies like Lexus, McDonalds, The Disney Channel, Time Life Music R&B, National Geographic and the Science Channel.
For years, Dave has volunteered his time and unique voices to Learning Ally to narrate historic and popular titles in audiobook format so that students with reading based learning differences can better understand information and enjoy books their peers are reading.
Lewis’ trilogy, coauthored by Andrew Aydin and artist Nate Powell, is a New York Times Bestseller and one of YALSA's Great Graphic Novels for Teens. It was inspired by the 1950’s comic book to bring historic lessons to life for all generations, and is especially relevant for today's youth.
Cynthia Hamburger, Chief Operating Officer for Learning Ally said, “Dave Fennoy has done an extraordinary job of narrating Congressman Lewis’ series, and we congratulate him and our production team on this outstanding achievement. Human-narration can have a powerful effect on students who struggle to read, which makes the SOVAS award extremely meaningful to our organization. This recognition is a testament to the high standards of our audiobooks, and why tens of thousands of students enjoy stories told the way the authors intended – with passion, veracity, and authenticity.”
The March Book I, II and III series can be downloaded from the Learning Ally audiobook library, which holds more than 80,000 titles narrated by subject experts, volunteers, and professional voice artists.
The mission of the Society Of Voice Arts And Sciences™ (SOVAS™) is to bring training, education, mentoring and employment opportunities to create and sustain a successful career in the voiceover industry with diversity and inclusion through educational events, financial scholarships, job placement, and awards recognition.
About Learning Ally
Learning Ally is a leading nonprofit education solutions organization dedicated to transforming the lives of struggling learners. The Learning Ally Audiobook Solution is a proven multisensory reading accommodation for students with a reading deficit, composed of high-quality, human-read audiobooks, student-centric features and a suite of teacher resources to monitor and support student success. Used in more than 17,500 schools, this essential solution, along with its catalog of Professional Learning, bridges the gap between a student’s reading ability and their cognitive capability, empowering them to become engaged learners and reach their academic potential.