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Let Us Descend

A Novel

By: Jesmyn Ward
Narrated by: Jesmyn Ward
Length: 8 hours 12 minutes

“When Jesmyn Ward speaks you listen. Her voice in this new novel is so powerful. This novel should be in everyone's hands as it walks you through the life of a young slave girl before the Civil War. Will make a great book club book! Read more

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The Darkest Child

By: Delores Phillips
Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
Length: 15 hours 22 minutes

A new edition of this award-winning modern classic, with a new introduction In 1958 Georgia, the shade of a 13-year-old black girl's skin can make the difference in her fate. Tangy Mae is the smartest of her mother's ten children, but she is also the darkest-complected. The Quinns-all different skin shades, all with unknown fathers-live with... Read more

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Nightcrawling

A Novel (Oprah's Book Club)

By: Leila Mottley
Narrated by: Joniece Abbott-Pratt
Length: 10 hours 48 minutes

“At 17, Kiara has had more difficulties than most. Forced to drop out of high school to find work to avoid eviction, she finds getting a job next to impossible. She falls into sex work, which leads her to a sex trafficking ring run by the Oakland police. Mottley presents these circumstances without flinching or hand wringing. Her astute... Read more

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The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois

An Oprah’s Book Club Novel

By: Honoree Fanonne Jeffers
Narrated by: Adenrele Ojo, Karen Chilton & Prentice Onayemi
Length: 29 hours 48 minutes

“This is the best book I’ve read this year. An ambitious debut novel tracing the history of one family against the backdrop of American history and showing the stories that are remembered and the ones that are forgotten. Read more

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That Bird Has My Wings

The Autobiography of an Innocent Man on Death Row

By: Jarvis Jay Masters
Narrated by: Korey Jackson
Length: 9 hours 48 minutes

The New York Times Bestseller Oprah's Book Club Pick 2022 That Bird Has My Wings is a moving memoir of a Death Row inmate who discovers Buddhism and becomes an inspirational role model for fellow inmates, guards, and a growing public.""When I think about the fact that society, a nation, has sentenced me to death, all I can do is turn inside... Read more

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The Covenant of Water

By: Abraham Verghese
Narrated by: Abraham Verghese
Length: 31 hours 16 minutes

“The book is beautiful, but the way Abraham Verghese narrates it, is superb. 31 hours and 16 minutes of pure bliss (and sadness and happiness and beauty). Read more

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Black Roses

Odes Celebrating Powerful Black Women

By: Harold Green III
Narrated by: Harold Green III
Length: 1 hour 25 minutes

The poet and founder of the music collective Flowers for the Living pays tribute to all Black women by focusing on visionaries and leaders who are making history right now, including Ava DuVernay, Janelle Monae, Kamala Harris, Misty Copeland, Nikole Hannah-Jones, Robin Roberts, Roxane Gay, and Simone Biles—with this compilation of celebratory... Read more

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Reading Black Books

How African American Literature Can Make Our Faith More Whole and Just

By: Claude Atcho
Narrated by: Amir Abdullah
Length: 8 hours 32 minutes

Learning from Black voices means listening to more than snippets. It means attending to Black stories. Reading Black Books helps Christians hear and learn from enduring Black voices and stories as captured in classic African American literature.

Pastor and teacher Claude Atcho offers a theological approach to ten seminal texts of... Read more

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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

By: Maya Angelou
Narrated by: Maya Angelou
Length: 10 hours 10 minutes

Maya Angelou’s debut memoir is a modern American classic beloved worldwide. Her life story is told in the documentary film And Still I Rise, as seen on PBS’s American Masters.

Here is a book as joyous and painful, as mysterious and memorable, as childhood itself. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings captures the longing of lonely children, the brute... Read more

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The Wounded World

W. E. B. Du Bois and the First World War

By: Chad L. Williams
Narrated by: Cary Hite
Length: 17 hours 21 minutes

The dramatic story of W. E. B. Du Bois’s reckoning with the betrayal of Black soldiers during World War I―and a new understanding of one of the great twentieth-century writersWhen W. E. B. Du Bois, believing in the possibility of full citizenship and democratic change, encouraged African Americans to “close ranks” and support the Allied cause in... Read more

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DIVA 2.0

12 Life Lessons from Me for You

By: Sheryl Lee Ralph
Narrated by: Sheryl Lee Ralph
Length: 4 hours 51 minutes

Emmy, Tony, and Spirit Award–winning actress Sheryl Lee Ralph knows a thing or two about staying power in the capricious world of Hollywood. A seasoned professional who has taken the best lessons learned and used them to move her stellar career forward, she now shares them with you. If you are an aspiring DIVA in training, regardless of your... Read more

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The Secret Diaries of Charles Ignatius Sancho

A Novel

By: Paterson Joseph
Narrated by: Paterson Joseph
Length: 10 hours 50 minutes

“ If I had minor complaints about the chosen structure for this story, I had none whatsoever about the outstanding performance by the author, or about the incredible amount of historical research put into bringing the story to life. Sancho was one of the most vibrant narrators I've encountered, no less because of his shortcomings than his... Read more

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Black Girls Must Have It All

A Novel

Black Girls Must Die Exhausted: Book #3

By: Jayne Allen
Narrated by: Marcella Cox
Length: 7 hours 52 minutes

In this final installment in the acclaimed Black Girls Must Die Exhausted trilogy, Tabitha is juggling work, relationships, and a newborn baby—but will she find the happy ending she’s always wanted?After a whirlwind year, Tabitha Walker’s carefully organized plan to achieve the life she wanted—perfect job, dream husband, and stylish home—has... Read more

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Seen, Loved and Heard

A Guided Journal for Feeding the Soul

A Feeding the Soul Book

By: Tabitha Brown
Narrated by: Tabitha Brown
Length: 56 minutes

In Feeding the Soul (Because It’s My Business), Tabitha Brown made readers feel seen, loved and heard, sharing the knowledge she gained from her own journey in life. Now, in this gorgeous journal, Tabitha invites readers to think more deeply about their own life paths, and how to bring more love and happiness into them. Readers will be drawn to... Read more

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Black on Black

On Our Resilience and Brilliance in America

By: Daniel Black
Narrated by: JD Jackson
Length: 6 hours 45 minutes

*A Zibby's Most Anticipated Book of 2023*
*A "Next Big Idea Club" Must-Read Book for January*

*An Essence "Books by Black Authors to Read This Winter" Pick​*

A piercing collection of essays on racial tension in America and the ongoing fight for visibility, change, and lasting hope

“There are stories that must be told.”

Acclaimed novelist and... Read more

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Bet on Black

The Good News about Being Black in America Today

By: Eboni K. Williams
Narrated by: Eboni K. Williams
Length: 6 hours 7 minutes

Journalist, attorney, and star of Bravo's The Real Housewives of New York reshapes the cultural landscape of achievement by showing why Black unity is crucial to individual and collective success.

When The Real Housewives of New York City hired its first black cast member after more than 13 years on the air, attorney, speaker, and journalist... Read more

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The Light We Carry

Overcoming in Uncertain Times

By: Michelle Obama
Narrated by: Michelle Obama
Length: 9 hours 58 minutes

“Michelle Obama is back with more words of wisdom, pillars of humility, and just simply Michelle. The Light We Carry is an uplighting book that will help you deal with the emotions and isolation that we have had to deal with during and after the pandemic. But more than that, she has compiled questions that she has been asked again and again, and... Read more

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Finding Me

A Memoir

By: Viola Davis
Narrated by: Viola Davis
Length: 9 hours 15 minutes

“A powerful story about self-understanding and determination to seizing the life you want. Read more

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Someday, Maybe

By: Onyi Nwabineli
Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh
Length: 11 hours 7 minutes

A GOOD MORNING AMERICA BOOK CLUB PICK • A BOOK OF THE MONTH CLUB PICK • A LIBRARYREADS PICK

“If you are someone who gravitates toward emotional gut punch reads, allow me to introduce you to this spectacular debut…”—BuzzFeed


Here are three things you should know about my husband: He was the great love of my life despite his penchant for going... Read more

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Cooking from the Spirit

Easy, Delicious, and Joyful Plant-Based Inspirations

A Feeding the Soul Book

By: Tabitha Brown
Narrated by: Tabitha Brown
Length: 3 hours 37 minutes

Tabitha Brown, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Feeding the Soul, presents her first cookbook—full of easy, family-friendly vegan recipes and stories from the spirit, inspired by her health journey and love of delicious food.Narrated by Tabitha Brown, with a special appearance by Queston Brown.Sometimes people say to Tabitha Brown,... Read more

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