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2020 BIPOC Audiobooks

Listen to audiobooks by authors who are Black, Indigenous, and People of Color.

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This Is Your Time

By Ruby Bridges
Narrated by Ruby Bridges / 

Inspired by the recent wave of activism led by young people fighting for racial justice, civil rights icon Ruby Bridges--who, at the age of six, was the first black child to integrate an all-white elementary school in New Orleans--shares her story and offers a powerful call to action with this elegant gift book.

Written as a letter from civil... Read more »

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Publication date: November 10, 2020

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Mommy's Khimar

By Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow
Narrated by Robin Eller /  10 minutes

A khimar is a flowing scarf that my mommy wears.Before she walks out the door each day, she wraps one around her head.A young girl plays dress-up with her mother’s headscarves, feeling her mother’s love with every one she tries on. Charming and vibrant, this portrait of a young Muslim American girl’s life showcases the beauty of a diverse and... Read more »

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How to Catch a Queen

Runaway Royals
By Alyssa Cole
Narrated by TBD / 

An arranged marriage leads to unexpected desire, in the first book of Alyssa Cole’s

Runaway Royals series…

When Shanti Mohapi weds the king of Njaza, her dream of becoming a queen finally comes true. But it’s nothing like she imagined. Shanti and her husband may share an immediate and powerful attraction, but her subjects see her as an outsider,... Read more »

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$31.04 USD

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Publication date: December 01, 2020

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Light for the World to See

A Thousand Words on Race and Hope
By Kwame Alexander

A collection of three powerful poems that take on racism and Black resistance in America by New York Times best-selling author Kwame Alexander.  Includes an introduction by the author. Read more »

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$13.49 USD

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Publication date: November 17, 2020

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A Promised Land

By Barack Obama
Narrated by Barack Obama / 

A riveting, deeply personal account of history in the making—from the president who inspired us to believe in the power of democracy
 
In the stirring, highly anticipated first volume of his presidential memoirs, Barack Obama tells the story of his improbable odyssey from young man searching for his identity to leader of the free world, describing... Read more »

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$45.00 USD

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Publication date: November 17, 2020

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God-Level Knowledge Darts

Life Lessons from the Bronx
By Desus & Desus & Mero
Narrated by Desus & Mero & Desus /  4 hours 55 minutes

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “Desus & Mero are smarter and funnier than everyone writing books.”—Shea Serrano
“I will never write anything as hilarious as they have. I give up.”—Malcolm Gladwell
“These motherf***ers make me laugh until I choke.”—Jia Tolentino
 
A wild, hilarious guide to life from the hosts of the hit late-night show Desus &... Read more »

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A Knock at Midnight

A Story of Hope, Justice, and Freedom
By Brittany K. Barnett
Narrated by Karen Chilton /  13 hours 20 minutes

An urgent call to free those buried alive by America’s legal system, and an inspiring true story about unwavering belief in humanity—from a gifted young lawyer and important new voice in the movement to transform the system.

“An essential book for our time . . . Brittany K. Barnett is a star.”—Van Jones, CEO of REFORM Alliance, CNN Host, and New... Read more »

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Transcendent Kingdom

A novel
By Yaa Gyasi
Narrated by Bahni Turpin /  8 hours 40 minutes

Transcendent Kingdom

“This is a flippin’ gorgeous book. The writing is exquisite, the story is moving, and the characters are rendered with the skill of a true artist. Can you tell that I enjoyed this? Transcendent Kingdom is about Gifty, a young neuroscientist studying addiction. We come into her story just as she has taken her depressed mother into her care and is wrapping up an experiment. We see how her relationships with her mother, faith, and science have brought her to this point. If you need a book that is heartfelt and honest, read this one.”

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The Purpose of Power

How We Come Together When We Fall Apart
By Alicia Garza
Narrated by Alicia Garza /  9 hours 31 minutes

An essential guide to building transformative movements to address the challenges of our time, from one of the country’s leading organizers and a co-creator of Black Lives Matter 
 
In 2013, Alicia Garza wrote what she called “a love letter to Black people” on Facebook, in the aftermath of the acquittal of the man who murdered seventeen-year-old... Read more »

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Sit, Stay, Slay

Dog Club Mystery: Book #5
By V.M. Burns
Narrated by Madison Vaughn / 

When her best friend Dixie is suspected of killing a dog show judge, Lilly must bring one sick puppy to heel . . . Tennessee transplant Lilly Echosby has two great loves: dogs and mysteries. So naturally she's named her poodles Aggie, after Agatha Christie, and Rex, for Rex Stout. Now that she has two dogs to manage, it makes sense to enter... Read more »

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Publication date: December 08, 2020

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The God Who Sees

Immigrants, the Bible, and the Journey to Belong
By Karen Gonzalez & Sandra van Opstal
Narrated by Joana Garcia / 

Meet people who have fled their homelands. Hagar. Joseph. Ruth. Jesus.

Here is a riveting story of seeking safety in another land. Here is a gripping journey of loss, alienation, and belonging. In The God Who Sees, immigration advocate Karen González recounts her family's migration from the instability of Guatemala to making a new life in Los... Read more »

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Publication date: November 10, 2020

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Hands Up, Don't Shoot

Why the Protests in Ferguson and Baltimore Matter, and How They Changed America
By Jennifer E. Cobbina
Narrated by Joniece Abbott-Pratt / 

Understanding the explosive protests over police killings and the legacy of racism Following the high-profile deaths of eighteen-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and twenty-five-year-old Freddie Gray in Baltimore, Maryland, both cities erupted in protest over the unjustified homicides of unarmed black males at the hands of police... Read more »

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Publication date: November 10, 2020

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Just Medicine

A Cure for Racial Inequality in American Health Care
By Dayna Bowen Matthew
Narrated by Diana Blue / 

Health disparities have remained stubbornly entrenched in the American health care system—and in Just Medicine Dayna Bowen Matthew finds that they principally arise from unconscious racial and ethnic biases held by physicians, institutional providers, and their patients. Implicit bias is the single most important determinant of health and health... Read more »

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Publication date: November 17, 2020

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The Dead are Arising

The Life of Malcolm X
By Les Payne & Tamara Payne
Narrated by Dion Graham /  18 hours 6 minutes

An epic biography of Malcolm X finally emerges, drawing on hundreds of hours of the authors interviews, rewriting much of the known narrative. Les Payne, the renowned Pulitzer Prizewinning investigative journalist, embarked in 1990 on a nearly thirty-year-long quest to interview anyone he could find who had actually known Malcolm X?all living... Read more »

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Make Me Rain

Poems & Prose
By Nikki Giovanni
Narrated by Nikki Giovanni /  1 hour 40 minutes

One of America’s most celebrated poets challenges us with this powerful and deeply personal collection of verse that speaks to the injustices of society while illuminating the depths of her own heart.

For more than thirty years, Nikki Giovanni’s poetry has inspired, enlightened, and dazzled readers. As sharp and outspoken as ever, this artist... Read more »

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Reclaiming Her Time

The Power of Maxine Waters
By Helena Andrews-Dyer & R. Eric Thomas
Narrated by Kim Staunton /  7 hours 9 minutes

In the tradition of Notorious RBG, a lively celebration of the life, wisdom, wit, legacy, and fearless style of iconic American Congresswoman Maxine Waters.

“Let me just say this: I’m a strong black woman, and I cannot be intimidated. I cannot be undermined. I cannot be thought to be afraid of Bill O’Reilly or anyone.”—Maxine Waters 

To millions... Read more »

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Snapped

The Playbook: Book #4
By Alexa Martin
Narrated by Soneela Nankani & Cary Hite /  11 hours 21 minutes

One of PopSugar's Best Romances of October

With the stakes this high, it’s no longer just a game for the Mustang’s quarterback in this
 romance by the author of Blitzed.


Elliot Reed is living her best life—or pretending to. She owes it to her dad’s memory to be happy and make the most of her new job as Strategic Communications Manager for the... Read more »

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Someone Like Me

How One Undocumented Girl Fought for Her American Dream
By Julissa Arce
Narrated by Julissa Arce /  4 hours

A remarkable true story from social justice advocate and national bestselling author Julissa Arce about her journey to belong in America while growing up undocumented in Texas.

Born in the picturesque town of Taxco, Mexico, Julissa Arce was left behind for months at a time with her two sisters, a nanny, and her grandma while her parents worked... Read more »

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Nights When Nothing Happened

A Novel
By Simon Han
Narrated by James Chen / 

Named a Most Anticipated book for Fall by USA TodayHarper’s BazaarEsquireThe Millions, and more.

A tender, spiky family saga about love in all its mysterious incarnations. —Lorrie Moore, author of A Gate at the Stairs and Birds of America

“Absolutely luminous… Weaves the transience of suburbia between the highs and lows of a family saga. ....
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Publication date: November 17, 2020

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The Office of Historical Corrections

A Novella and Stories
By Danielle Evans
Narrated by Joniece Abbott-Pratt, Nicole Lewis, Brittany Pressley, Shayna Small, January LaVoy, Adenrele Ojo & Janina Edwards /  7 hours 13 minutes

“Danielle Evans demonstrates, once again, that she is the finest short story writer working today.”—Roxane Gay, New York Times-bestselling author of Difficult Women and Bad Feminist

"Danielle Evans is a stone-cold genius." —Rebecca Makkai, National Book Award finalist for The Great Believers

The award-winning author of Before You Suffocate Your...
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$24.50 USD

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Publication date: November 10, 2020

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