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A curated list of Afrocentric children's audiobooks, that is intended to stimulate the listening skills, and imagination of children, in a fun-loving environment.

Little Black Boy

Oh, the Things You Will Do!

By: Kirby Howell-Baptiste & Larry C. Fields III
Narrated by: Larry C. Fields III
Length: 3 minutes

A little Black boy finds the courage to go after his dreams in this empowering and inspirational picture book by actress Kirby Howell-Baptiste (The Sandman) with actor Larry Fields, adapted for audio.

This encouraging and hopeful audiobook celebrates the joy of being a little Black boy and their bright futures.

Fascinated by marine wildlife, a... Read more

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Little Black Girl

Oh, the Things You Can Do!

By: Kirby Howell-Baptiste
Narrated by: Kirby Howell-Baptiste
Length: 3 minutes

An empowering and joyous picture book by actress Kirby Howell-Baptiste (The Sandman) that instills confidence and encourages little Black girls to reach for their wildest dreams, adapted for audio.

This inspiring audiobook celebrates all little Black girls, the power of community, and the joy and hope of being a child.

In beautiful, lyrical text... Read more

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Money Plan

By: Monica Eaton
Narrated by: Alexia Symone Eaton
Length: 3 minutes

I leap from bed on Saturdays.I get to help my mommy shop.We leave early in the morning.The grocer is our first stop.Money Plan offers a clever approach to teaching young readers about money, saving, budgeting, and working hard. Told in rhyming verse, the story follows Mia and her mommy on their Saturday morning trip to the grocery store. When... 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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A Story, A Story

An African Tale Retold

By: Gail Haley
Narrated by: Nyambi Nyambi
Length: 13 minutes

This Caldecott Medal winner from prolific children's book author and illustrator Gail E. Haley is steeped in colorful African and Caribbean language and folklore. It is the legendary tale of Kwaku Ananse-the spider man-and how he bargained with Nyame the Sky God to give his treasure of stories to the world. Read more

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All Rise: The Story of Ketanji Brown Jackson

By: Carole Boston Weatherford
Narrated by: Carole Boston Weatherford
Length: 14 minutes

Multi award-winning author Carole Boston Weatherford delivers a message of perseverance, dignity, and honor in this audiobook biography of Ketanji Brown Jackson, the first Black woman to serve on the Supreme Court.

Whatever she did, wherever she was, Ketanji Brown Jackson rose to the top.

From the time their daughter was born, Ketanji Brown’s... Read more

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I Am Ruby Bridges

By: Ruby Bridges
Narrated by: Grace Capeless
Length: 28 minutes

Ruby Bridges tells her story as never before and shares the events of the momentous day in 1960 when Ruby became the first Black child to integrate the all-white William Franz Elementary as a six year old little girl -- a personal and intimate look through a child's lens at a landmark moment in our Civil Rights history.My work will be precious.I... Read more

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How to Read a Book

By: Kwame Alexander
Narrated by: Kwame Alexander
Length: 5 minutes

2020 Audie Awards® Finalist - Young Reader Newbery Medalist Kwame Alexander narrates the audiobook version of his How to Read a Book, a poetic journey about the experience of reading.Find a tree—ablack tupelo ordawn redwood will do—andplant yourself.(It’s okay if you prefer a stoop, like Langston Hughes.)With these words, an adventure begins.... Read more

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Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters

By: John Steptoe
Narrated by: Terry Alexander
Length: 13 minutes

Mufaro's daughters are tested unknowingly to reveal which one is worthy enough to marry the king in this award-winning production, lush with Steptoe's magnificent paintings and a rich musical score. Read more

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Sit-In

How Four Friends Stood up by Sitting Down

By: Andrea Davis Pinkney
Narrated by: Myra Lucretia Taylor
Length: 22 minutes

The recipient of a Coretta Scott King Book Award Author Honor, Andrea Davis Pinkney is the popular author of numerous picture books and young adult novels. Sit-In recounts the historic events of 1960, when four black college students attempted to integrate a lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina. ". powerful, elemental, and historic story... 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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Visiting Day

By: Jacqueline Woodson
Narrated by: Jacqueline Woodson
Length: 3 minutes

In this moving picture book from multi-award winning author Jacqueline Woodson, a young girl and her grandmother prepare for a very special day--the one day a month they get to visit the girl's father in prison. "Only on visiting day is there chicken frying in the kitchen at 6 a.m, and Grandma in her Sunday dress, humming soft and low." As the... 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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J.D. and the Family Business

J.D. the Kid Barber: Book #2

By: J. Dillard
Narrated by: Tivia Lynnell
Length: 2 hours 38 minutes

Eight-year-old kid barber J.D. joins forces with his sister, who has beauty shop dreams, in this hilarious chapter book series.

J.D. is a barber battle champion. He's graduated from home haircuts to having a regular chair at the neighborhood shop, Hart and Son, and he's making enough money to keep his candy jar stocked and his comic book... Read more

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Marley and the Family Band

By: Cedella Marley
Narrated by: Cedella Marley
Length: 7 minutes

A picture book that celebrates music, love, and family from author Cedella Marley. A poetic story about a young girl who moves to a new country and learns to make friends—inspired by a childhood growing up with the musician Bob Marley as a father.

When Marley and her family move from Jamaica to Delaware, she knows life is about to change in big... 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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Stacey’s Extraordinary Words

The Stacey Stories

By: Stacey Abrams
Narrated by: Stacey Abrams
Length: 14 minutes

The debut picture book from iconic voting rights advocate and #1 New York Times bestselling author Stacey Abrams is an inspiring tale of determination, based on her own childhood. Stacey is a little girl who loves words more than anything. She loves reading them, sounding them out, and finding comfort in them when things are hard. But when her... Read more

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Stacey's Remarkable Books

The Stacey Stories

By: Stacey Abrams
Narrated by: Stacey Abrams
Length: 11 minutes

The companion to the #1 New York Times bestseller and NAACP Image Award winner Stacey's Extraordinary Words, from political leader Stacey Abrams.Stacey’s favorite day of the week is Thursday, when the whole class goes to the library and she gets to lose herself in her beloved books.On one of these special days, Stacey discovers that a new... 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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I Promise

By: LeBron James
Narrated by: Gloria James
Length: 4 minutes

An Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller! An Instant Indie Bestseller! *An Amazon Best Book of the Year * A B&N Best Book of the Year*A great gift for tiny go-getters and big dreamers, including for back to school!NBA champion and superstar LeBron James pens a slam-dunk book inspired by his foundation’s I PROMISE program that motivates... Read more

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