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Books Come In All Colors

Curated by the Blerd & the Beautiful, the Books Comes In All Colors Collection is composed to ensure diverse voices and visions are heard, shared, and celebrated.

Big Tune

Rise of the Dancehall Prince

By: Alliah L. Agostini
Narrated by: David Monteith
Length: 6 minutes

An exuberant picture book written by Alliah L. Agostini and illustrated by Shamar Knight-Justice is about a Black boy with big dancing dreams who learns the meaning of courage and community.
It’s the weekend, first in June; speaker’s blasting out big tune!Cousins, aunties, uncles, friends pack the house, and fun begins.
Shane is shy but loves to... Read more

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The King of Kindergarten

By: Derrick Barnes
Narrated by: Sullivan Jones
Length: 5 minutes

A confident little boy takes pride in his first day of kindergarten, by the Newbery Honor-winning author of Crown.

The morning sun blares through your window like a million brass trumpets.It sits and shines behind your head--like a crown. Mommy says that today, you are going to be the King of Kindergarten!

Starting kindergarten is a big... Read more

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Saturday

By: author
Narrated by: Tracey Leigh
Length: 8 minutes

In this warm and tender story by the Caldecott Honor-winning creator of Thank You, Omu!, join a mother and daughter on an up-and-down journey that reminds them of what's best about Saturdays: precious time together.

Today would be special. Today would be splendid. It was Saturday! But sometimes, the best plans don't work out exactly the way you... Read more

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The Day You Begin

By: Jacqueline Woodson
Narrated by: Jacqueline Woodson
Length: 5 minutes

Jacqueline Woodson is the 2018-2019 National Ambassador for Young People's Literature

A #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!

National Book Award winner Jacqueline Woodson has created a poignant, yet heartening audiobook about finding courage to connect, even when you feel scared and alone.


There will be times when you walk into a room
and no one there is... Read more

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I Am Enough

By: Grace Byers
Narrated by: Grace Byers
Length: 3 minutes

I Am Enough is the audio edition of the New York Times bestseller everyone needs!This is a gorgeous, lyrical ode to loving who you are, respecting others, and being kind to one another, from Empire actor and activist Grace Byers.Perfect for mothers and daughters, baby showers, and graduation.We are all here for a purpose. We are more than... Read more

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Sulwe

By: Lupita Nyong'o
Narrated by: Lupita Nyong'o
Length: 13 minutes

New York Times bestseller!

Recipient of a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Award
Recipient of an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Children’s Literary Work

From Academy Award–winning actress Lupita Nyong’o comes a powerful, moving picture book about colorism, self-esteem, and learning that true beauty comes from within.

Sulwe has skin the... Read more

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The Story of the Saxophone

By: Lesa Cline-Ransome
Narrated by: Cary Hite
Length: 10 minutes

You may think that the story of the saxophone begins with Dexter Gordon or Charlie Parker or on a street corner in New Orleans. It really began in 1840 in Belgium with a young daydreamer named Joseph-Antoine Adolphe Sax—a boy with bad luck but great ideas. Coretta Scott King Honoree Lesa Cline-Ransome unravels the fascinating history of how... Read more

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My Name Is a Story

An Empowering First Day of School Book for Kids

By: Ashanti
Narrated by: Ashanti
Length: 8 minutes

From Grammy Award-winning singer Ashanti comes an empowering story about a girl who learns to love her unique name. First days aren’t easy for a girl with a name like Ashanti. It feels like no one can pronounce it correctly! But with some encouragement from her mom, Ashanti spells her name and learns just how special it is.A is for awesome, S is... Read more

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Call Me Miss Hamilton

One Woman's Case for Equality and Respect

By: Carole Boston Weatherford
Narrated by: Adenrele Ojo
Length: 19 minutes

Mary Hamilton grew up knowing right from wrong. She was proud to be Black, and when the chance came along to join the Civil Rights Movement and become a Freedom Rider, she was eager to fight for what she believed in. She was arrested again and again?and she did not back down when faced with insults or disrespect. In an Alabama court, a white... Read more

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A Door Made for Me

By: Tyler Merritt
Narrated by: Tyler Merritt
Length: 15 minutes

This emotional and honest book explores a racist encounter from the perspective of a young Black boy, while offering a message of unconditional love and acceptance to soothe the pain of blind prejudice. In this story based on the author's childhood, a young Black boy confronts his first experience of overt racism. In recounting the events to his... Read more

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Soul Food Sunday

By: Winsome Bingham
Narrated by: Winsome Bingham & Sullivan Jones
Length: 17 minutes

On Sundays, everyone gathers at Granny’s for Soul Food. But today, I don’t go to the backyard or the great room. I follow Granny instead. “You’re a big boy now,” Granny says. “Time for you to learn.” At Granny’s, Sunday isn’t Sunday without a big family gathering over a lovingly prepared meal. Old enough now, our narrator is finally invited to... Read more

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Boogie Boogie, Y’all

By: C.G. Esperanza
Narrated by: C.G. Esperanza
Length: 3 minutes

“Smiled and dance the entire time I listened to this audiobook. It is a book that NEEDS the audio version. So fun, so happy. Kids will go crazy for it, adults will want it to act like a kid. Attention teachers! This audiobook gives you three beautiful minutes for the class to get the wiggles out! Read more

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My Day With the Panye

By: Tami Charles
Narrated by: Ella Turenne
Length: 11 minutes

In the hills above Port-au-Prince, a young girl named Fallon wants more than anything to carry a large woven basket to the market, just like her Manman. As she watches her mother wrap her hair in a mouchwa, Fallon tries to twist her own braids into a scarf and balance the empty panye atop her head, but it’s much harder than she thought. BOOM! Is... Read more

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Juneteenth for Mazie

By: Floyd Cooper
Narrated by: Rhett Samuel Price & Tyla Collier
Length: 7 minutes

Mazie is ready to celebrate liberty. She is ready to celebrate freedom. She is ready to celebrate a great day in American history: the day her ancestors were no longer slaves. Mazie remembers the struggles and the triumph as she gets ready to celebrate Juneteenth. Read more

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Grandma's Purse

By: Vanessa Brantley-Newton
Narrated by: Vanessa Brantley-Newton
Length: 4 minutes

Spend the day with a grandma and granddaughter in this charming picture book, adapted for audio, about the magic found in their favorite accessory—a perfect gift this Mother's Day!

When Grandma Mimi comes to visit, she always brings warm hugs, sweet treats...and her purse. You never know what she'll have in there—fancy jewelry, tokens... Read more

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Mommy's Khimar

By: Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow
Narrated by: Robin Eller
Length: 10 minutes

A khimar is a flowing scarf that my mommy wears. Before she walks out the door each day, she wraps one around her head. A young girl plays dress-up with her mother’s headscarves, feeling her mother’s love with every one she tries on. Charming and vibrant, this portrait of a young Muslim American girl’s life showcases the beauty of a diverse and... Read more

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Fry Bread

A Native American Family Story

By: Kevin Noble Maillard
Narrated by: Kevin Noble Maillard
Length: 34 minutes

Fry bread is food. It is warm and delicious, piled high on a plate. Fry bread is time. It brings families together for meals and new memories. Fry bread is nation. It is shared by many, from coast to coast and beyond. Fry bread is us. It is a celebration of old and new, traditional and modern, similarity and difference. Told in lively and... Read more

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Welcome to the Party

By: Gabrielle Union
Narrated by: Gabrielle Union
Length: 2 minutes

Inspired by the eagerly awaited birth of her daughter, Kaavia James Union Wade, New York Times bestselling author and award-winning actress Gabrielle Union pens a festive and universal love letter from parents to little ones, perfect for welcoming a baby to the party of life!Don't miss this audiobook edition, read by the author... Read more

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Overground Railroad

By: Lesa Cline-Ransome
Narrated by: Shayna Small & Dion Graham
Length: 14 minutes

From the award-winning author and illustrator of BEFORE SHE WAS HARRIET comes an original and moving perspective of the Great Migration, as seen through the eyes of the young girl Ruth Ellen, whose family journeys from North Carolina to New York City. Read more

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The Thing About Bees

A Love Letter

By: Shabazz Larkin
Narrated by: Shabazz Larkin, Legend Larkin, Ashley Larkin & Royal Larkin
Length: 11 minutes

An exploration of the importance of bees in our world is offered through the author’s lyrical observations to his young sons, often with analogies between the insects and children, and always beautifully presented with unconditional love for them both. Read more

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