By: Alex Gino
Narrated by: Jamie Clayton
Length: 3 hours 16 minutes
BE WHO YOU ARE.When people look at Melissa, they think they see a boy named George. But she knows she's not a boy. She knows she's a girl.Melissa thinks she'll have to keep this a secret forever. Then her teacher announces that their class play is going to be Charlotte's Web. Melissa really, really, REALLY wants to play Charlotte. But the... Read moreView audiobook
By: Angie Thomas
Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
Length: 11 hours 50 minutes
8 starred reviews · Goodreads Choice Awards Best of the Best · William C. Morris Award Winner · National Book Award Longlist · Printz Honor Book · Coretta Scott King Honor Book · #1 New York Times Bestseller!"Absolutely riveting!" —Jason Reynolds"Stunning." —John Green"This story is necessary. This story is important." —Kirkus (starred... Read moreView audiobook
By: Jonathan Safran Foer
Narrated by: Barbara Caruso, Jeff Woodman & Richard Ferrone
Length: 10 hours 56 minutes
Jonathan Safran Foer emerged as one of the most original writers of his generation with his best-selling debut novel, Everything Is Illuminated. Now, with humor, tenderness, and awe, he confronts the traumas of our recent history. Nine-year-old Oskar Schell has embarked on an urgent, secret mission that will take him through the five boroughs of... Read moreView audiobook
By: Jason Reynolds & Ibram X. Kendi
Narrated by: Jason Reynolds
Length: 4 hours 11 minutes
The #1 New York Times bestseller and a USAToday bestseller!
A timely, crucial, and empowering exploration of racism--and antiracism--in America
This is NOT a history book.
This is a book about the here and now.
A book to help us better understand why we are where we are.
A book about race.
The construct of race has always been used to gain and keep... Read more
By: Toni Morrison
Narrated by: Toni Morrison
Length: 7 hours 5 minutes
The Bluest Eye, published in 1970, is the first novel written by Toni Morrison, winner of the 1993 Nobel Prize in Literature.
It is the story of eleven-year-old Pecola Breedlove--a black girl in an America whose love for its blond, blue-eyed children can devastate all others--who prays for her eyes to turn blue: so that she will be beautiful, so... Read more
By: Elana K. Arnold
Narrated by: Carlotta Brentan
Length: 12 hours 39 minutes
From Michael L. Printz honoree & National Book Award finalist Elana K. Arnold comes the harrowing story of a young girl's struggle to survive the Holocaust in Romania.Frederieke Teitler and her older sister, Astra, live in a house, in a city, in a world divided. Their father ran out on them when Rieke was only six, leaving their mother a... Read moreView audiobook
By: Jesse Andrews
Narrated by: Thomas Mann, RJ Cyler, Keith Szarabajka, Hillar...
Length: 6 hours 8 minutes
THE BOOK THAT INSPIRED THE HIT FILM!
Up until senior year, Greg has maintained total social invisibility. He only has one friend, Earl, and together they spend their time—when not playing video games and avoiding Earl’s terrifying brothers— making movies, their own versions of Coppola and Herzog cult classics. Greg would be the first one to tell... Read more
By: Elizabeth Acevedo
Narrated by: Elizabeth Acevedo
Length: 3 hours 30 minutes
Don't miss this acclaimed audiobook, read by the author—winner of an Odyssey Honor and an AudioFile Earphones Award winner!The Poet X is also the winner of the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature, the Michael L. Printz Award, and the Pura Belpré Award.Fans of Jacqueline Woodson, Meg Medina, and Jason Reynolds will fall hard for... Read moreView audiobook
By: Malala Yousafzai
Narrated by: Archie Panjabi
Length: 9 hours 54 minutes
A MEMOIR BY THE YOUNGEST RECIPIENT OF THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE
As seen on Netflix with David Letterman
"I come from a country that was created at midnight. When I almost died it was just after midday."
When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to... Read more
By: Anne Frank
Narrated by: Selma Blair
Length: 9 hours 54 minutes
THE DEFINITIVE EDITION • Discovered in the attic in which she spent the last years of her life, the remarkable diary that has become a world classic—a powerful reminder of the horrors of war and an eloquent testament to the human spirit.
Updated for the 75th Anniversary of the Diary’s first publication with a new introduction by Nobel... Read more
By: George Orwell
Narrated by: Ralph Cosham
Length: 3 hours 11 minutes
George Orwell’s classic satire of the Russian Revolution has become an intimate part of our contemporary culture, with its treatment of democratic, fascist, and socialist ideals through an animal fable.The animals of Mr. Jones’s Manor Farm are overworked, mistreated, and desperately seeking a reprieve. In their quest to create an idyllic society... Read moreView audiobook
By: Caitlin Roper, Ilena Silverman & Jake Silverstein
Narrated by: Nikole Hannah-Jones & Full Cast
Length: 18 hours 56 minutes
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A dramatic expansion of a groundbreaking work of journalism, The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story offers a profoundly revealing vision of the American past and present.
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post • NPR • Marie Claire
In late August 1619, a ship arrived in the British colony of... Read more
Banned Books: A Conversation
Most challenged books of 2022
In 2022, the ALA documented 1,269 demands to censor library books and resources, the highest number of attempted book bans since they began compiling data about censorship in libraries more than 20 years ago.
Audiobooks on censorship
From fiction to nonfiction, plenty of books examine censorship and banning books.
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