By: B. B. Alston
Narrated by: Imani Parks
Length: 11 hours 11 minutes
Artemis Fowl meets Men in Black in this exhilarating debut middle grade fantasy, the first in a trilogy filled with #blackgirlmagic. Perfect for fans of Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky, the Percy Jackson series, and Nevermoor.
Amari Peters has never stopped believing her missing brother, Quinton, is alive. Not even when the police told...Read more » Learn more
By: Marcia Chatelain
Narrated by: Machelle Williams
Length: 10 hours 37 minutes
From civil rights to Ferguson, Franchise reveals the untold history of how fast food became one of the greatest generators of black wealth in America.
Often blamed for the rising rates of obesity and diabetes among black Americans, fast food restaurants like McDonald's have long symbolized capitalism's villainous effects on our nation's most... Read more »
By: Chanda Prescod-Weinstein
Narrated by: Joniece Abbott-Pratt
Length: 10 hours 55 minutes
From a star theoretical physicist, a journey into the world of particle physics and the cosmos -- and a call for a more just practice of science.
In The Disordered Cosmos, Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein shares her love for physics, from the Standard Model of Particle Physics and what lies beyond it, to the physics of melanin in skin, to the latest... Read more »
By: Charlene Carruthers
Narrated by: Charlene Carruthers
Length: 5 hours 49 minutes
This 21st-century activist's guide to upending mainstream ideas about race, class, and gender carves out a path to collective liberation.
Drawing on Black intellectual and grassroots organizing traditions, including the Haitian Revolution, the US civil rights movement, and LGBTQ rights and feminist movements, Unapologetic challenges all of us... Read more »
By: Nella Larsen
Narrated by: Robin Miles
Length: 4 hours 5 minutes
First published in 1929, Passing is a remarkable exploration of the shifting racial and sexual boundaries in America. Larsen, a premier writer of the Harlem Renaissance, captures the rewards and dangers faced by two negro women who pass for white in a deeply segregated world. Read more »Learn more
By: Vicky Osterweil
Narrated by: Caroline Hewitt
Length: 9 hours 52 minutes
A fresh argument for rioting and looting as our most powerful tools for dismantling white supremacy.
Looting -- a crowd of people publicly, openly, and directly seizing goods -- is one of the more extreme actions that can take place in the midst of social unrest. Even self-identified radicals distance themselves from looters, fearing that violent... Read more »
By: Ladee Hubbard
Narrated by: Korey Jackson & Adenrele Ojo
Length: 10 hours 8 minutes
“Ladee Hubbard’s voice is a welcome original.” —Mary Gaitskill
Upstairs, Downstairs meets Parasite: The acclaimed author of The Talented Ribkins deconstructs painful African American stereotypes and offers a fresh and searing critique on race, class, privilege, ambition, exploitation, and the seeds of rage in America in this intricately woven and...Read more » Learn more
By: Brandon Taylor
Narrated by: Kevin R. Free, Nicole Lewis & TL Thompson
Length: 7 hours 42 minutes
INSTANT NATIONAL BESTSELLER
BRANDON TAYLOR IS:
“A powerhouse.” —Newsweek
“An extraordinary cartographer.” —Esquire
“A striking new voice with a vital perspective.” —Harper’s Bazaar
“A brilliant writer.” —Garth Greenwell
Named a Most Anticipated Book of the Year by Time, Elle, Enterntainment Weekly, Cosmopolitan, O: The Oprah Magazine, Harper’s... Read more »
By: Tiphanie Yanique
Narrated by: Cherise Boothe, Korey Jackson, Rachel Leslie & Myra Lucretia Taylor
Length: 14 hours 42 minutes
A major debut from an award-winning writer-- an epic family saga set against the magic and the rhythms of the Virgin Islands. In the early 1900s an important ship sinks into the Caribbean Sea, just as the Virgin Islands are transferred from Danish to American rule. Orphaned by the sunk vessel are two sisters and their half-brother, now faced... Read more »Learn more
By: Zetta Elliott
Narrated by: Ron Butler & Zetta Elliott
Length: 3 hours 25 minutes
The dragon's out of the bag in this diverse, young urban fantasy from an award-winning author!
When Jaxon is sent to spend the day with a mean old lady his mother calls Ma, he finds out she's not his grandmother--but she is a witch! She needs his help delivering baby dragons to a magical world where they'll be safe. There are two rules when it... Read more »
By: Derrick Bell
Narrated by: Brad Raymond
Length: 8 hours 22 minutes
The classic work on American racism and the struggle for racial justice
In Faces at the Bottom of the Well, civil rights activist and legal scholar Derrick Bell uses allegory and historical example to argue that racism is an integral and permanent part of American society. African American struggles for equality are doomed to fail so long as the... Read more »
By: Rivers Solomon
Narrated by: Karen Chilton
Length: 12 hours 1 minutes
"Narrator Karen Chilton gives a riveting performance in this genre-defying masterpiece...The echoes of Chilton's haunting and beautiful narration will reverberate long after this powerful audiobook is over." -- AudioFile Magazine
A triumphant, genre-bending breakout novel from one of the boldest new voices in contemporary fiction
By: Kwame Alexander
Narrated by: Kwame Alexander
Length: 2 hours 26 minutes
In this middle grade novel-in-verse by the Newbery Medal-winning and Coretta Scott King Honor Award-winning author of "The Crossover," soccer, family, love, and friendship take center stage as twelve-year-old Nick learns the power of words as he wrestles with problems at home, stands up to a bully, and tries to impress the girl of his dreams. Read more »Learn more
By: Sarah Bird
Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
Length: 16 hours 31 minutes
This program includes a bonus conversation with the author and is read by acclaimed narrator Bahni Turpin, whose voice listeners will recognize from The Hate U Give, Children of Blood and Bone, and The Underground Railroad.
From author Sarah Bird comes the compelling, hidden story of Cathy Williams, a former slave and the only woman to ever serve...Read more » Learn more
By: Nicky Drayden
Narrated by: Cherise Boothe & Adenrele Ojo
Length: 10 hours 7 minutes
"Don't be alarmed - that dizzy pleasurable sensation you're experiencing is just your brain slowly exploding from all the wild magnificent worldbuilding in Nicky Drayden's Escaping Exodus. I loved these characters and this story, and so will you."
- Sam J. Miller, Nebula-Award-winning author of The Art of Starving and Blackfish City
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By: Toni Morrison
Narrated by: Toni Morrison
Length: 12 hours 2 minutes
Staring unflinchingly into the abyss of slavery, this spellbinding New York Times bestseller transforms history into a story as powerful as Exodus and as intimate as a lullaby.
Sethe, its protagonist, was born a slave and escaped to Ohio, but eighteen years later she is still not free. She has too many memories of Sweet Home, the beautiful... Read more »
By: Nikki Giovanni
Narrated by: Nikki Giovanni
Length: 2 hours 42 minutes
The poetry of Nikki Giovanni has spurred movements, turned hearts and informed generations. She’s been hailed as a firebrand, a radical, a healer, and a sage; a wise and courageous voice who has spoken out on the sensitive issues, including race and gender, that touch our national consciousness.
Love Poems: Nikki reads a stunning collection of...Read more » Learn more
By: Steve Sheinkin
Narrated by: Dominic Hoffman
Length: 3 hours 49 minutes
An astonishing civil rights story from Newbery Honor winner and National Book Award finalist Steve Sheinkin.
On July 17, 1944, a massive explosion rocked the segregated Navy base at Port Chicago, California, killing more than 300 sailors who were at the docks, critically injuring off-duty men in their bunks, and shattering windows up to a mile... Read more »
By: Julie Dash
Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
Length: 15 hours 20 minutes
Drawing from the magical world of her iconic Sundance award-winning film, Julie Dash’s stand-alone novel tells another rich, historical tale of the Gullah-Geechee people: a multigenerational story about a Brooklyn College anthropology student who finds an unexpected homecoming when she heads to the South Carolina Sea Islands to study her... Read more »Learn more
By: Eve L. Ewing
Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
Length: 4 hours 42 minutes
From award-winning author Eve L. Ewing comes a middle grade novel about a forgotten homemade robot who comes to life just when aspiring fifth-grade scientist Maya needs a friend -- and a science fair project.
Maya's nervous about fifth grade. She tries to keep calm by reminding herself she knows what to expect. But then she learns that this year... Read more »
By: Kristen Green
Narrated by: Karen White
Length: 10 hours 31 minutes
In the wake of the Supreme Court's unanimous Brown v. Board of Education decision, Virginia's Prince Edward County refused to obey the law. Rather than desegregate, the county closed its public schools, locking and chaining the doors. The community's white leaders quickly established a private academy, commandeering supplies from the shuttered... Read more »Learn more
By: Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé
Narrated by: Tapiwa Mugweni & Jeanette Illidge
Length: 13 hours 48 minutes
This program includes an author's note read by the author.
Gossip Girl meets Get Out in Ace of Spades, a YA contemporary thriller by debut author Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé about two students, Devon & Chiamaka, and their struggles against an anonymous bully.
All you need to know is . . . I’m here to divide and conquer. Like all great tyrants do....
By: Colson Whitehead
Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
Length: 10 hours 43 minutes
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, the #1 New York Times bestseller from Colson Whitehead, a magnificent tour de force chronicling a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South. Now an original Amazon Prime Video series directed by Barry Jenkins.
Cora is a slave on a cotton... Read more »
By: Angie Thomas
Narrated by: Dion Graham
Length: 8 hours 17 minutes
International phenomenon Angie Thomas revisits Garden Heights seventeen years before the events of The Hate U Give in this searing and poignant exploration of Black boyhood and manhood.
If there’s one thing seventeen-year-old Maverick Carter knows, it’s that a real man takes care of his family. As the son of a former gang legend, Mav does that...Read more » Learn more