Adriana Sananes

Adriana Sananes is an award-winning actress who performed as a lead with New York's Repertorio Espanol for ten years. Now also a voiceover artist, she narrated the documentary Children of Fate, which won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance and was nominated for an Academy Award, and she has recorded over one hundred audiobooks, including the Spanish version of Pulitzer Prize winner Enrique's Journey, for which she won an Audie.

  • Nino Wrestles the World

    By Yuyi Morales

    Illustrated by Yuyi Morales

    Read by Adriana Sananes

    Senoras y Senores, put your hands together for the fantastic, spectacular, one of a kind...Nino!

    Starred review. "This exuberant romp by Yuyi Morales receives a first-class treatment in this video presentation...a fantastic and energetic production that merits a place in any collection serving children." - School Library Journal (video review)

    Released Tue Apr 07 00:00:00 UTC 2015
    English, Unabridged

  • Separate is Never Equal

    By Duncan Tonatiuh

    Read by Adriana Sananes

    Sylvia Mendez and Her Family's Fight for Desegregation

    A touching account of one family’s quest for equality in America.

    Starred review. “An extremely important story that should be widely known. Highly recommended for all libraries.” - School Library Journal (audio review)

    Released Tue May 27 00:00:00 UTC 2014
    English, Unabridged

  • Maybe Something Beautiful

    By F. Isabel Campoy and Theresa Howell

    Illustrated by Rafael López

    Read by Adriana Sananes

    How Art Transformed a Neighborhood

    What good can a splash of color do in a community of gray?

    "An inspiring and wistful message wrapped up in a subtle, thoughtful narrative and lively, beautiful art: simply superb." - Kirkus, Starred Review

    Released Tue Dec 20 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Unabridged

  • Drum Dream Girl

    By Margarita Engle

    Illustrated by Rafael López

    Read by Adriana Sananes

    How One Girl's Courage Changed Music

    A young girl fulfills her dreams in this video treatment of the acclaimed Pura Belpré Award winner.

    Winner of the 2017 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Children's Video; Pura Belpré Illustrator Award and Author Award; Official Selection for the San Diego Latino Film Festival 2017 - Awards

    Released Tue May 24 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Unabridged

  • Maybe Something Beautiful

    By F. Isabel Campoy and Theresa Howell

    Illustrated by Rafael López

    Read by Adriana Sananes

    How Art Transformed a Neighborhood

    What good can a splash of color do in a community of gray?

    "An inspiring and wistful message wrapped up in a subtle, thoughtful narrative and lively, beautiful art: simply superb." - Kirkus, Starred Review

    Released Tue Dec 20 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Unabridged

  • Nino Wrestles the World

    By Yuyi Morales

    Read by Adriana Sananes

    Senoras y Senores, put your hands together for the fantastic, spectacular, one of a kind...Nino!

    "This is a treat to listen to and will be well loved by Latino and non-Latino families alike who are looking to add a bit of fun and culture to their day." - School Library Journal (audio review)

    Released Tue Apr 07 00:00:00 UTC 2015
    English, Unabridged

  • Viva Frida

    By Yuyi Morales

    Illustrated by Yuyi Morales

    Read by Adriana Sananes

    The Caldecott Honor Book and the 2015 Pura Belpre Award winner is now on video.

    "[A] breathtaking visual feast..." - American Library Association (video review)

    Released Tue May 26 00:00:00 UTC 2015
    English, Unabridged

  • Separate is Never Equal

    By Duncan Tonatiuh

    Illustrated by Duncan Tonatiuh

    Read by Adriana Sananes

    Sylvia Mendez and Her Family's Fight for Desegregation

    A touching account of one family’s quest for equality in America.

    3 stars. “…this inspirational program reminds viewers that “when you fight for justice, others will follow. Recommended.” - Video Librarian

    Released Tue May 27 00:00:00 UTC 2014
    English, Unabridged

  • Ve y pon un centinela (Go Set a Watchman - Spanish Edition)

    By Harper Lee

    Read by Adriana Sananes

    Harper Lee's new novel set 20 years after Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece, To Kill a Mockingbird.

    "Don't let 'Go Set a Watchman' change the way you think about Atticus Finch...the hard truth is that a man such as Atticus, born barely a decade after Reconstruction to a family of Southern gentry, would have had a complicated and tortuous history with race." - Los Angeles Times

    Released Tue Sep 15 00:00:00 UTC 2015
    Spanish, Unabridged

  • Viva Frida

    By Yuyi Morales

    Read by Adriana Sananes

    The Caldecott Honor Book and the 2015 Pura Belpre Award winner is now on audiobook.

    Starred review. "...an ingenious tour de force." - The Horn Book

    Released Tue May 26 00:00:00 UTC 2015
    English, Unabridged

  • I'm New Here

    By Anne Sibley O'Brien

    Illustrated by Anne Sibley O'Brien

    Read by Adriana Sananes and Tim Andres Pabon

    Readers walk in the shoes of three students struggling after immigrating to the United States.

    "O'Brien's watercolor-and-digital illustrations masterfully use perspective, white space, and the contrast between the children 'back home' and in their new settings to highlight the transition from outsider to friend. Other diverse students fill the classrooms, including a child in a wheelchair. An author's note tells O'Brien's own immigrant story, how difficult the transition is, the reasons families might emigrate, and how readers might help. Whether readers are new themselves or meeting those who are new, there are lessons to be learned here about perseverance, bravery, and inclusion, and O'Brien's lessons are heartfelt and poetically rendered." - Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

    Available Tue Aug 15 00:00:00 UTC 2017
    English, Unabridged

  • Drum Dream Girl

    By Margarita Engle

    Read by Adriana Sananes

    How One Girl's Courage Changed Music

    A young girl fulfills her dreams in this audio treatment of the acclaimed Pura Belpre Award winner.

    "A beautiful account of a young girl's bravery and her important contribution toward gender equality in the creative arts." - Kirkus, starred review

    Released Tue May 24 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Unabridged

  • Danza!: Amalia Hernández and El Ballet Folklórico de México

    By Duncan Tonatiuh

    Illustrated by Duncan Tonatiuh

    Read by Adriana Sananes

    A celebration of Amalia Hernández and the rich history of dance in Mexico.

    "Tonatiuh tells Hernandez's story with careful attention to detail and with obvious admiration for the subject...His digitized, hand-drawn illustrations are striking. They showcase, in his signature style based on Mixtec art, the beauty and grace of many different dance styles." - Kirkus, Starred Review

    Available Tue Sep 19 00:00:00 UTC 2017
    English, Unabridged