This summer as you pack your bags for a get away or head to the beach for the day, we want to suggest some amazing stories for you to listen to. All school year we at Listenwise curate the best public radio stories for your classroom. But we know you are busy and probably miss many of our suggestions. Summer is the time to catch up! We’ve devised this list to be interesting, inspiring and thought provoking.

Plus, we’re giving you free access to PREMIUM this summer. We’re calling it the Summer of Listening. Go sign in and check out our interactive transcripts, listening guides, and more.

If you have favorite stories you don’t see here and would like to suggest, please do! Click here to send us the link.

The Best

Story about an author:
Lois Lowery and the Giver

Story about a scientist:
A Scientist’s Discovery about the Universe

Story about a significant person in history:
Marian Anderson and Segregation

Story that will make you think about the world:
Unrest in Baltimore

Voices from the past:
Japanese Internment During World War II
The Dust Bowl

Debate worthy stories:
Should College Athletes Get Paid?
Are Models Too Thin?

Stories that make you want to cry:
Giving Away a Kidney
Kindness: A New Mother 


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Share these stories with your young children:

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