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Titles released in the last three years

Summary, Analysis, and Review of Ta-Nehisi Coates's Between the World and Me

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Narrated by Michael Gilboe /  30 minutes

Summary, Analysis, and Review of Ta-Nehisi Coates's Between the World and Me PLEASE NOTE: This is a key takeaways and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Start Publishing Notes' Summary, Analysis, and Review of Ta-Nehisi Coates's Between the World and Me includes a summary of the book, review, analysis & key takeaways, and... Read More »

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Black Reconstruction in America

By David Levering Lewis & W. E. B. Du Bois
Narrated by Mirron Willis /  37 hours 25 minutes

This pioneering work was the first full-length study of the role black Americans played in the crucial period after the Civil War, when the slaves had been freed and the attempt was made to reconstruct American society. Hailed at the time, Black Reconstruction in America has justly been called a classic. Read More »

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Another Day in the Death of America

A Chronicle of Ten Short Lives
By Gary Younge
Narrated by Mirron Willis /  10 hours 27 minutes

On an average day in America, seven young people aged nineteen or under will be shot dead. In Another Day in the Death of America, award-winning Guardian journalist Gary Younge tells the stories of the lives lost during the course of a single day in the United States. It could have been any day, but Younge has chosen November 23, 2013. From... Read More »

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The Souls of Black Folk

By W. E. B. Du Bois
Narrated by Mirron Willis /  8 hours 32 minutes

"The problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the color line," writes Du Bois, in one of the most prophetic works in all of American literature. First published in 1903, this collection of fifteen essays dared to describe the racism that prevailed at that time in America-and to demand an end to it. Du Bois' writing draws on his early... Read More »

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We Were Eight Years in Power

An American Tragedy
By Ta-Nehisi Coates
Narrated by Beresford Bennett /  13 hours 37 minutes

In these “urgently relevant essays,”* the National Book Award–winning author of Between the World and Me “reflects on race, Barack Obama’s presidency and its jarring aftermath”*—including the election of Donald Trump.

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Bestseller • Finalist for the PEN/Jean Stein Book Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and the Dayton...
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Between the World and Me

By Ta-Nehisi Coates
Narrated by Ta-Nehisi Coates /  3 hours 35 minutes

Hailed by Toni Morrison as “required reading,” a bold and personal literary exploration of America’s racial history by “the single best writer on the subject of race in the United States” (The New York Observer)

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER | NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER | NAACP IMAGE AWARD WINNER | PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST | NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS...
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Green

A Novel
By Sam Graham-Felsen
Narrated by Prentice Onayemi /  9 hours 5 minutes

Green

“Please read Green. You will fall in love with Graham-Felsen's David from his first utterances on page one of this original, thought-provoking twist on an important subject - race relations. Thank God David has such a great voice and there are so many humorous moments, or else I may have felt extremely sad about his experiences of being such an outsider. A truly memorable moment-in-time novel and a great read.”

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Flying Home And Other Stories

By Ralph Ellison & John F. Callahan
Narrated by Dominic Hoffman & Arthur Morey /  6 hours 29 minutes

These 13 stories by the author of The Invisible Man "approach the elegance of Chekhov" (Washington Post) and provide "early explorations of (Ellison's) lifelong fascination with the 'complex fate' and 'beautiful absurdity' of American identity" (John Callahan). First serial to The New Yorker. NPR sponsorship. Read More »

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The Middle Sister

By Bonnie Glover
Narrated by Susan Spain /  5 hours 13 minutes

In this powerful debut novel set in New York City in the 1970s, Bonnie J. Glover explores the meaning of loss and family. Pamela is the middle of three sisters who are trying to keep their lives together after their mother kicks their father out of the house. Pamela only has an imaginary guide, a character from the television show Kung Fu,... Read More »

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Bad Behavior

By Kiki Swinson & Noire
Narrated by Dylan Ford, Mercedes Gold & Diana Luke /  6 hours 50 minutes

NINE LIVES by KIKI SWINSON: Wild-card Aiden. Dead-shot Ava. Efficient, fast, and brutal, this notorious brother-sister hit team grew up abused, unwanted-and in lethal tune with each other. Killing nine targets in ten days will be their biggest score yet. But as Ava sets up their final target, she falls hard for him and a chance at a normal life.... Read More »

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If Only For One Night

By ReShonda Tate Billingsley & Victoria Christopher Murray
Narrated by Mia Ellis /  7 hours 23 minutes

Her husband is a workaholic, more concerned with his family's financial situation than emotional stability, and he doesn't understand why his wife is unhappy. He doesn't understand why the house and the credit cards and the fabulousness of what he's given her isn't enough. So when Angelique meets someone new, she does something she never thought... Read More »

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Halsey Street

By Naima Coster
Narrated by Bahni Turpin /  12 hours 5 minutes

“A masterful tale of family failures and forgiveness.” —People

A modern-day story of family, loss, and renewal, Halsey Street captures the deeply human need to belong—not only to a place but to one another.

Penelope Grand has scrapped her failed career as an artist in Pittsburgh and moved back to Brooklyn to keep an eye on her ailing father. She’s... Read More »

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Around the Way Girls 7

The Around the Way Girls Series: Book #7
By Buck 50 Productions, B.L.U.N.T., Karen Williams & Chunichi
Narrated by Ida Belle /  10 hours 25 minutes

There's a saying that if you're from my part of town, you're from around the way.Following in the footsteps of its successful predecessors, Around the Way Girls 7 showcases three popular Urban Books authors and their versions of some very tough, street-smart girls. Nina and Mouse are a couple just trying to survive the hater nation. Only problem... Read More »

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Flint, Book 2

Working Girls
The Flint Series: Book #2
By Treasure Hernandez & Buck 50 Productions
Narrated by L. Steven Taylor /  4 hours 12 minutes

Walk with Halleigh and Malek as they introduce you to a new struggle in a new city ... a place called Flint, Michigan, one of the roughest little cities in America. It's a place where the good die young, loyalty is a rarity, and everybody has a hustle.In Choosing Sides, Malek became affiliated with the North Side's biggest kingpin, and Halleigh... Read More »

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Girls from da Hood 5

The Girls from da Hood Series: Book #5
By Brenda Hampton, Buck 50 Productions, Edd McNair & Keisha Ervin
Narrated by Mishi LaChappelle /  9 hours 23 minutes

You've seen them in print before, and their books are hot, hot, hot! Now see what Edd McNair, Keisha Ervin, and Brenda Hampton can do when they join forces to bring you three stories in the latest installment of Girls from da Hood.Being married to notorious gangsta rapper Sean Pynn isn't as glamorous as it appears to be. Behind closed doors,... Read More »

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Girls from da Hood 6

The Girls from da Hood Series: Book #6
By Amaleka McCall, Buck 50 Productions & Ashley & JaQuavis
Narrated by iiKane /  9 hours 14 minutes

This collection is full of gritty stories of strong, spirited women who deal with everything from homicide and drugs to all sorts of turmoil-all while showing the men of the streets of Brooklyn that they are not afraid of anything. Perhaps the edgiest of all the Girls from da Hood books, this drama-filled installment follows a drug fueled crime... Read More »

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Mama, I'm In Love With a Gangsta

By Buck 50 Productions & Joy
Narrated by Ida Belle /  9 hours 40 minutes

Baby Girl McCoy was given her name when her mother couldn't even be bothered to give her another one in the hospital after she gave birth. Baby Girl was the product of rape, and she spends her life in a quest for a father figure. Never in a million years did she imagine that she'd find it in the man that she does.With a good head on her... Read More »

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Grand Opening 2

A Family Business Novel
The Family Business Series: Book #2
By Carl Weber, La Jill Hunt & Buck 50 Productions
Narrated by L. Steven, iiKane, Stevie Washington & Mishi LaChappelle /  9 hours 16 minutes

The year is 1978. The Duncan brothers and their tough-as-nails women have vanquished their rivals and taken their place as the leaders of Waycross, Georgia's criminal enterprises. However, their rise to power has not gone unnoticed, and the family is rocked when their mother, Miss Bettie, is kidnapped and her body is found in a swamp. No one... Read More »

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Nowhere Is a Place

By Bernice L. McFadden
Narrated by Myra Lucretia Taylor /  9 hours 4 minutes

Sherry has struggled all her life to understand who she is, where she comes from, and, most importantly, why her mother slapped her cheek one summer afternoon. The incident has haunted Sherry, and it causes her to dig into her family's past. Like many family histories, it is fractured and reluctant to reveal its secrets; but Sherry remains... Read More »

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