Ada Twist, Scientist
By Andrea Beaty
Narrated by Bahni Turpin / 9 minutes
Like her classmates, builder Iggy and inventor Rosie, scientist Ada, a character of color, has a boundless imagination and has always been hopelessly curious. Why are there pointy things stuck to a rose? Why are there hairs growing inside your nose? When her house fills with a horrific, toe-curling smell, Ada knows it's up to her to find the... Read more »
Just Mercy (Movie Tie-In Edition)
A Story of Justice and Redemption
Narrated by Bryan Stevenson / 11 hours 10 minutes
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING MICHAEL B. JORDAN AND JAMIE FOXX • A powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice—from one of the most brilliant and influential lawyers of our time.
“[Bryan Stevenson’s] dedication to fighting for justice... Read more »
Across That Bridge
A Vision for Change and the Future of America
By John Lewis
Narrated by Keith David / 5 hours 27 minutes
“John Lewis narrating his insightful words pulls the reader into his experiences as a civil rights icon. Across that Bridge was an incredibly compelling and encouraging narrative of why the civil rights protests worked and how we can apply the same principles to today's continuing fight for equal rights and justice. I highly, highly recommend this book for readers of all ages.”Mary, Anderson's Bookshop
Narrated by Reginald Dwayne Betts / 1 hour 21 minutes
A searing volume by a poet whose work conveys “the visceral effect that prison has on identity” (New York Times).
Felon tells the story of one man in fierce, dazzling poems― canvassing his wide range of emotions and experiences through homelessness, underemployment, love, drug abuse, domestic violence, fatherhood, and grace― and, in doing so,... Read more »
The Poet X
Narrated by Elizabeth Acevedo / 3 hours 30 minutes
“Getting to listen to the author herself read her poetry, which are clearly a testament to the spoken word and the art of slam, is absolutely the best way to devour this novel-in-verse. Acevedo puts everything into her words, and no one else could do them justice the way she does herself. Despite possible age/cultural/religious differences, any listener will immediately relate to this teenage girl desperately trying to both find herself and her voice, and live up to her family's expectations.”Amber, Quail Ridge Books
Track: Book #3
Narrated by Guy Lockard / 3 hours 7 minutes
Sunny tries to shine despite his troubled past in this third novel in the critically acclaimed Track series from National Book Award finalist Jason Reynolds.
Ghost. Patina. Sunny. Lu. Four kids from wildly different backgrounds, with personalities that are explosive when they clash. But they are also four kids chosen for an elite middle school... Read more »
Track: Book #4
Narrated by Guy Lockard / 4 hours 50 minutes
“Pure gold.” —School Library Journal (starred review)
“The perfect anchor leg for a well-run literary relay.” —Kirkus Reviews
SELECTED AS ONE OF THE YOUNG ADULT LIBRARY SERVICES ASSOCIATION’S 2019 TOP TEN AMAZING AUDIOBOOKS FOR YOUNG ADULTS!
Lu must learn to leave his ego on the sidelines if he wants to finally connect with others in the climax... Read more »
An Ode to the Fresh Cut
Narrated by Corey Allen / 5 minutes
The barbershop is where the magic happens. Boys go in as lumps of clay and, with princely robes draped around their shoulders, a dab of cool shaving cream on their foreheads, and a slow, steady cut, they become royalty. That crisp yet subtle line makes boys sharper, more visible, more aware of every great thing that could happen to them when... Read more »
I Am Every Good Thing
Narrated by Joshua David Scarlett / 4 minutes
An upbeat, empowering, important audiobook from the team that created the award-winning Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut
a nonstop ball of energy.
Powerful and full of light.
I am a go-getter. A difference maker. A leader.
The confident Black narrator of this book is proud of everything that makes him who he is. He's got big plans, and no doubt... Read more »
Black Girl Unlimited
The Remarkable Story of a Teenage Wizard
By Echo Brown
Narrated by Echo Brown / 8 hours 29 minutes
This program is read by the author
"Just brilliant."—Kirkus Reviews
Heavily autobiographical and infused with magical realism, Black Girl Unlimited fearlessly explores the intersections of poverty, sexual violence, depression, racism, and sexism—all through the arc of a transcendent coming-of-age story for fans of Renee Watson's Piecing Me... Read more »
Well-Read Black Girl
Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves
By Glory Edim
Narrated by Glory Edim / 5 hours 6 minutes
An inspiring collection of essays by black women writers, curated by the founder of the popular book club Well-Read Black Girl, on the importance of recognizing ourselves in literature.
Remember that moment when you first encountered a character who seemed to be written just for you? That feeling of belonging remains with readers the rest of... Read more »
Children of Blood and Bone
Legacy of Orisha: Book #1
By Tomi Adeyemi
Narrated by Bahni Turpin / 17 hours 44 minutes
“A sprawling fantasy teeming with deep and meaningful magic. One of the things I like most about this debut is that it raises very real and important issues of our time through multiple character's perspectives. No character is one-dimensional, and every character must learn from failure and introspection to become who they were meant to be.”Kelly, Mysterious Galaxy Books
The Last Black Unicorn
Narrated by Tiffany Haddish / 6 hours 29 minutes
Grammy Award Nominee for Best Spoken Word Album!
From stand-up comedian, actress, and breakout star of Girls Trip, Tiffany Haddish, comes The Last Black Unicorn, a sidesplitting, hysterical, edgy, and unflinching collection of (extremely) personal essays, as fearless as the author herself.
Growing up in one of the poorest neighborhoods of South... Read more »
The Business of Lovers
Narrated by Dominic Hoffman & Amir Abdullah / 12 hours 22 minutes
All is fair in love and lust in New York Times bestselling author Eric Jerome Dickey’s tale of two brothers, four women, and the business of desire.
Unlike their younger brother, André, whose star as a comedian is rising, neither Dwayne nor Brick Duquesne is having luck with his career—and they’re unluckier still in love. Former child star... Read more »
The Truths We Hold
An American Journey (Young Readers Edition)
Narrated by Robin Miles / 6 hours 43 minutes
Now adapted for young readers, Senator Kamala Harris's empowering memoir about the values and inspirations that guided her life.
With her nomination for vice president, her election to the U.S. Senate, and her position as Attorney General of California, Kamala Harris has blazed trails throughout her entire political career. But how did she... Read more »
By Nic Stone
Narrated by Dion Graham / 4 hours 32 minutes
"Powerful, wrenching.” –JOHN GREEN, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Turtles All the Way Down
"Raw and gripping." –JASON REYNOLDS, New York Times bestselling coauthor of All American Boys
"A must-read!” –ANGIE THOMAS, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Hate U Give
Raw, captivating, and undeniably real, Nic Stone joins industry... Read more »
Such a Fun Age
By Kiley Reid
Narrated by Nicole Lewis / 9 hours 58 minutes
“When I attempted to write a review for Such a Fun Age, I was at a loss for words. How could I encapsulate how Kiley Reid’s startling debut perfectly captured what it means to be a woman? The societal pressure, the self-doubt, the perseverance, the constant comparison — all of it was perfectly represented through Reid’s two wonderfully flawed and captivating leads. Follow Emira and Alix, two women on seemingly incongruous paths who find themselves searching for purpose and an authentic sense of self. Such a Fun Age tackles complex issues — race, gender, economic status, and the intersection of them all — yet remains accessible. You will not want to put this book down; when you do, you’ll be itching to pick it back up again.”Gennifer Eccles, Flyleaf Books
Year of Yes
How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person
Narrated by Shonda Rhimes / 7 hours 4 minutes
2017 Audie Award Finalist for Audiobook of the Year
The instant New York Times bestseller from the creator of Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal and executive producer of How to Get Away With Murder shares how saying YES changed her life. “As fun to read as Rhimes’s TV series are to watch” (Los Angeles Times).
She’s the creator and producer of some of the... Read more »
Narrated by Desiree Coleman / 11 hours 25 minutes
Ravishingly beautiful and emotionally incendiary, Tar Baby is Toni Morrison’s reinvention of the love story.
Jadine Childs is a black fashion model with a white patron, a white boyfriend, and a coat made out of ninety perfect sealskins. Son is a black fugitive who embodies everything she loathes and desires. As Morrison follows their ... Read more »
The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools
Narrated by Kristyl Dawn Tift / 8 hours 54 minutes
Fifteen-year-old Diamond stopped going to school the day she was expelled for lashing out at peers who constantly harassed and teased her for something everyone on the staff had missed: she was being trafficked for sex. After months on the run, she was arrested and sent to a detention center for violating a court order to attend school. Just... Read more »