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AkooBooks Audio Black/African Innovators:Women in Science

This list celebrates the achievements of black/African women in the sciences.

Hidden Figures

The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race
By Margot Lee Shetterly
Narrated by Robin Miles /  10 hours 47 minutes

The phenomenal true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA whose calculations helped fuel some of America’s greatest achievements in space. Soon to be a major motion picture starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, Kirsten Dunst, and Kevin Costner.

Before John Glenn orbited the earth, or Neil Armstrong walked on the... Read More »

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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

By Rebecca Skloot
Narrated by Cassandra Campbell & Bahni Turpin /  12 hours 30 minutes

Now a major motion picture from HBO® starring Oprah Winfrey and Rose Byrne.

Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells—taken without her knowledge—became one of the most important tools in medicine. The first “immortal” human... Read More »

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It's Not Rocket Science

7 Game-Changing Traits for Uncommon Success
By Mary Spio
Narrated by Mary Spio /  7 hours 7 minutes

Rocket scientist, internet entrepreneur, and popular speaker Mary Spio presents practical advice for beating the odds, breaking the mold, and charting your own path to achieve true success

Mary Spio went from being a barefoot girl in Ghana to a rocket scientist with major patents with Boeing. Mary is also an internet entrepreneur who speaks... Read More »

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Headstrong

52 Women Who Changed Science-and the World
By Rachel Swaby
Narrated by Lauren Fortgang /  7 hours

Fifty-two inspiring and insightful profiles of history’s brightest female scientists.

In 2013, the New York Times published an obituary for Yvonne Brill. It began: “She made a mean beef stroganoff, followed her husband from job to job, and took eight years off from work to raise three children.” It wasn’t until the second paragraph that readers... Read More »

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Unbowed

By Wangari Maathai
Narrated by Chinasa Ogbuagu /  11 hours 53 minutes

Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004, Wangari Maathai has been fighting for environmental responsibility and democracy in her native Kenya for over 35 years. Unbowed recounts the incredible journey that culminated in her appointment to Parliament in 2002. Despite repeated jailings, beatings, and other obstacles along the way, Maathai created... Read More »

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Women of Hope

African Americans Who Made a Difference
By Joyce Hansen
Narrated by Myra Lucretia Taylor /  49 minutes

Award-winning author Joyce Hansen gives voice to 13 amazing African American women who have overcome adversity to make their mark in history. Each of these women will capture your heart and mind as you listen to their inspiring life stories. Hear about the life of acclaimed actress Ruby Dee and 1983 Pulitzer Prize winner Alice Walker. Meet the... Read More »

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Rise of the Rocket Girls

The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars
By Nathalia Holt
Narrated by Erin Bennett /  9 hours 45 minutes

A New York Times bestseller
A Los Angeles Times bestseller
An Amazon Best Book of 2016
An Entertainment Weekly "10 Books You Have to Read in April"

An Elle "8 Books by Women for Bill Gates to Read This Summer"
2016 Goodreads Choice Awards finalist
11 Books to Read If You Loved Hidden Figures -- Entertainment Weekly

The riveting true story of the women...
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Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History

Vashti Harrison
By Vashti Harrison
Narrated by Robin Miles /  1 hour 38 minutes

A NEW YORK TIMES INSTANT BESTSELLER! A USA TODAY BESTSELLER!
This beautifully illustrated New York Times bestseller introduces readers of all ages to 40 women who changed the world.

An important book for all ages, Little Leaders educates and inspires as it relates true stories of forty trailblazing black women in American history.... Read More »

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Summary, Analysis, and Review of Margot Lee Shetterly's Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race

Start Publishing Notes
By Start Publishing Notes
Narrated by Michael Gilboe /  31 minutes

Summary, Analysis, and Review of Margot Lee Shetterly's Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race 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 Margot Lee Shetterly's... Read More »

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Little Dreamers: Visionary Women Around the World

Vashti Harrison
By Vashti Harrison
Narrated by Bahni Turpin & Adenrele Ojo /  1 hour 46 minutes

The instant New York Times bestseller!
From the author of Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History comes the highly anticipated follow-up, a beautifully illustrated collectible detailing the lives of women creators around the world.


Featuring the true stories of 35 women creators, ranging from writers to inventors, artists to scientists,... Read More »

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