Today, Albert was in the studio recording the audiobook for Five Stories by Ellen Weinstein, produced by Live Oak Media.

Ellen Weinstein, who was present during the session, blogged, “I had the pleasure of hearing Albert M. Chan beautifully narrate the story of Wei Ye from Fuzhou, China… It will be a fantastic production with stellar actors, original music, and sound effects from this award-winning studio. It is coming in May 2024!”

Set to be published by Holiday House on April 23, 2024, Five Stories is about five children, from five different cultures and in five different decades, growing up in the same building on the Lower East Side of New York City.

Jenny Epstein and her family arrive on a steamship from Russia in the 1910s. Jenny writes letters in Yiddish to her grandmother, while practicing her English in her new neighborhood. By the 1930s, when Anna Cozzi and her Italian family move into the building, Jenny has become a teacher in Anna’s school. Then José Marte moves in during the 1960s, Maria Torres in the 1980s, and Wei Yei in the Lower East Side of today.