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Browse titles by African-American, LatinX, Asian, Asian-American and Native American/Indigenous authors for children, teens and young adults.

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Thirst

By Varsha Bajaj
Narrated by: Reena Dutt
Length: 4 hours 9 minutes

A New York Times Bestseller

The riveting story of a heroic girl who fights for her belief that water should be for everyone.


Minni lives in the poorest part of Mumbai, where access to water is limited to a few hours a day and the communal taps have long lines. Lately, though, even that access is threatened by severe water shortages and thieves who... Read more »

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The Royal Trials (Late Gate of the Emperor #2)

By Kwame Mbalia & Prince Joel Makonnen
Narrated by: Prince Araya Mengesha
Length: 5 hours 48 minutes

Yared has traveled a long way to find his place in the universe. Light years, even. Though the battle of Addis Prime is over, the spacefaring Axum Empire is still fractured. The kingdom once gave their technology away free of charge, to better humankind. Now, having been missing for over a decade, they’re returning to the planet where their... Read more »

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Last Gate of the Emperor

By Kwame Mbalia & Prince Joel Makonnen
Narrated by: Prince Araya Mengesha
Length: 6 hours 22 minutes

From Kwame Mbalia and Prince Joel David Makonnen comes an Afrofuturist adventure about a mythical Ethiopian empire. Sci-fi and fantasy combine in this epic journey to the stars.

Yared Heywat lives an isolated life in Addis Prime -- a hardscrabble city with rundown tech, lots of rules, and not much to do. His worrywart Uncle Moti and bionic...

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Sugar Plum Ballerinas: Toeshoe Trouble

Sugar Plum Ballerinas: Book #2

By Whoopi Goldberg & Deborah Underwood
Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
Length: 2 hours 13 minutes

The second book of the award-winning and bestselling Sugar Plum Ballerinas series by Whoopi Goldberg—now featuring brand-new illustrations! At the Nutcracker School of Ballet in Harlem, young dancers learn to chassé, plié, and jeté with their Sugar Plum Sisters—but things don't always go to plan! As the girls encounter challenges both on and off... Read more »

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Sugar Plum Ballerinas: Plum Fantastic

Sugar Plum Ballerinas: Book #1

By Whoopi Goldberg & Deborah Underwood
Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
Length: 2 hours 28 minutes

The first book of the award-winning and bestselling Sugar Plum Ballerinas series by Whoopi Goldberg—now featuring brand-new illustrations!  At the Nutcracker School of Ballet in Harlem, young dancers learn to chassé, plié, and jeté with their Sugar Plum Sisters—but things don't always go to plan! As the girls encounter challenges both on and off... Read more »

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Blackout

A Novel

By Dhonielle Clayton, Tiffany D. Jackson, Nic Stone, Angie Thomas, Ashley Woodfolk & Nicola Yoon
Narrated by: Joniece Abbott-Pratt, Dion Graham, Imani Parks, Jordan Cobb, Shayna Small, A.J Beckles & Bahni Turpin
Length: 6 hours 55 minutes

Blackout

“From six of the most incredible YA writers in the game comes a unique set of intertwining stories that exemplify the beauty of young black love. A heatwave has caused a major blackout in New York City and six unlikely couples find themselves stuck together in different parts of the city. With six distinctive voices, they all managed to harmoniously come together to create a single story that is altogether breathtaking. This is the young adult romance book that I never knew I needed. ”

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The 1619 Project

A New Origin Story

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 »

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The 1619 Project: Born on the Water

By Nikole Hannah-Jones & Renée Watson
Narrated by: Nikole Hannah-Jones
Length: 23 minutes

The 1619 Project’s lyrical picture book in verse, adapted for audio, chronicles the consequences of slavery and the history of Black resistance in the United States, thoughtfully rendered by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones and Newbery honor-winning author Renée Watson.


A young student receives a family tree assignment in... Read more »

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500 Words or Less

By Juleah del Rosario
Narrated by: Annie Q
Length: 3 hours 13 minutes

A high school senior attempts to salvage her reputation among her Ivy League-obsessed classmates by writing their college admissions essays and in the process learns big truths about herself in this mesmerizing debut novel-in-verse, perfect for fans of Gayle Forman and Sonya Sones.

Nic Chen refuses to spend her senior year branded as the girl who... Read more »

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Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me 'Round

My Story of the Making of Martin Luther King Day

By Kathlyn J. Kirkwood
Narrated by: Shayna Small
Length: 53 minutes

This brilliant memoir-in-verse tells the moving story of how a nation learned to celebrate a hero. Through years of protests and petition, Kathlyn's story highlights the foot soldiers who fought to make Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday a national holiday.

Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me ’Round is a deeply moving middle grade memoir about what it... Read more »

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The Girl in the Lake

By India Hill Brown
Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
Length: 4 hours 33 minutes

In the tradition of Wait Till Helen Comes, another truly chilling (and historically inspired) ghost story from the talentedauthor of The Forgotten Girl.

Celeste knows she should be excited to spend two weeks at her grandparents' lake house with her brother, Owen, and theircousins Capri and Daisy, but she's not.Bugs, bad cell reception, and... Read more »

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Skin of the Sea

Of Mermaids and Orisa: Book #1

By Natasha Bowen
Narrated by: Yetide Badaki
Length: 11 hours 28 minutes

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The must-read Black mermaid fantasy series that #1 NYT bestselling author Nicola Yoon calls “epic and original,” in which one mermaid takes on the gods themselves. Perfect for fans of Children of Blood and Bone and anyone who can't wait for the live-action The Little Mermaid.

“Riveting.” —NPR
“Evocative.”...
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Symbiosis (Shuri: A Black Panther Novel #3)

By Nic Stone
Narrated by: Anika Noni Rose
Length: 5 hours 41 minutes

New York Times bestselling author Nic Stone takes Shuri to uncharted parts of Wakanda in this original adventure

The royal palace of Wakanda is one of, if not the most, secure facilities on this planet—or any other. So the anxiety Shuri feels when she’s jolted out of sleep by the queen mother with the news that someone attempted to break into the...

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A Chorus Rises

A Song Below Water novel

By Bethany C. Morrow
Narrated by: Cherise Boothe & Eboni Flowers
Length: 10 hours 1 minutes

"Narrator Eboni Flowers creates the perfect voice for the charismatic Naema in this thoughtful story meshing magic and media." -- AudioFile Magazine

THE LATEST NOVEL FROM YA SENSATION BETHANY C. MORROW

Meet Naema Bradshaw: a beautiful Eloko, once Portland-famous, now infamous, as she navigates a personal and public reckoning where confronting the...

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A Song Below Water

A Novel

By Bethany C. Morrow
Narrated by: Andrea Laing & Jennifer Haralson
Length: 9 hours 23 minutes

A Song Below Water

“Accessible examination of social justice issues, in a wrapper of modern fantasy. Thought-provoking and a real pleasure. Particularly excellent as an audiobook!”

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Ace of Spades

By Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé
Narrated by: Jeanette Illidge & Tapiwa Mugweni
Length: 13 hours 48 minutes

Ace of Spades

“This thriller (think Get Out) had me on the edge of my seat.”

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Amari and the Night Brothers

Supernatural Investigations: Book #1

By B. B. Alston
Narrated by: Imani Parks
Length: 11 hours 11 minutes

Amari and the Night Brothers

“WOW!! This is my new favorite Middle Reader book, hands down!! Amari Peters is a fantastic character full of spunk and determination. She is on a mission to find her brother when she dives headfirst into a brilliant, brutal world of imagination and magic, a world of supernatural affairs. But in this world of supernaturals, magicians are illegal and the worst criminal masterminds. When Amari joins the school at the Supernatural Bureau, her dormant magical powers are unleashed. She must fight to prove herself to all those who fear her as a magician. Amari stands strong and true to herself in the face of controversy–she is a great role model to all. This is a fun, addictive book, filled with many twists and turns.”

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Amira & Hamza: The War to Save the Worlds

By Samira Ahmed
Narrated by: Soneela Nankani
Length: 8 hours 12 minutes

From bestselling author Samira Ahmed comes a thrilling fantasy adventure intertwining Islamic legend and history, perfect for fans of Aru Shah and the Land of Stories.
 
On the day of a rare super blue blood moon eclipse, twelve-year-old Amira and her little brother, Hamza, can’t stop their bickering while attending a special exhibit on medieval... Read more »

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Ancestor Approved: Intertribal Stories for Kids

By Cynthia Leitich Smith
Narrated by: Kenny Ramos & DeLanna Studi
Length: 6 hours 11 minutes

Edited by award-winning and bestselling author Cynthia Leitich Smith, this collection of intersecting stories by both new and veteran Native writers bursts with hope, joy, resilience, the strength of community, and Native pride.

Native families from Nations across the continent gather at the Dance for Mother Earth Powwow in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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Anya and the Nightingale

Anya and the Dragon: Book #2

By Sofiya Pasternack
Narrated by: Laura Knight Keating
Length: 9 hours 27 minutes

It’s been over a year since Anya, Ivan, and Håkon saved their village from a power-hungry Viking bent on devouring dragon magic for his own greed. Now life in Zmeyreka is peaceful … until Anya discovers that her papa still isn’t coming back from a war he was never meant to fight in. When the trio decide to bring him home on their own, they’re... Read more »

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