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

Another Word for Love

A Memoir

By: Carvell Wallace
Narrated by: Carvell Wallace
Length: 6 hours 6 minutes

This program is read by the author.

A transformative memoir that reimagines the conventions of love and posits a radical vision for healing.


In Another Word for Love, Carvell Wallace excavates layers of his own history, situated in the struggles and beauty of growing up Black and queer in America.

Wallace is an award-winning journalist who has... Read more

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Afterlife

By: Julia Alvarez
Narrated by: Alma Cuervo
Length: 6 hours 26 minutes

From the internationally bestselling author of In the Time of the Butterflies and How the García Girls Lost Their Accents comes “a stunning work of art that reminds readers Alvarez is, and always has been, in a class of her own.” (Elizabeth Acevedo, National Book Award–winning author of the New York Times bestseller The Poet X)Antonia Vega, the... Read more

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Pages of Mourning

By: Diego Gerard Morrison
Narrated by: Andre Bellido
Length: TBA

It's 2017 and the crisis of forced disappearances has reached a tipping point after forty-three docent students disappeared and are feared dead. Aureliano Más the Second is a fledgling writer at a lucrative fellowship in Mexico City chaired by his aunt, Rose. When Aureliano was very young, his mother left without reason or trace. Aureliano is... Read more

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Down with the System

A Memoir (of Sorts)

By: Serj Tankian
Narrated by: Serj Tankian
Length: 9 hours 57 minutes

An exhilarating, thoughtful, and beautifully written memoir by musician, songwriter, and lead singer-lyricist of Grammy award-winning metal band, System Of A Down, Serj Tankian. 
 
Serj Tankian will be the first to admit that his band, System Of A Down, was “unlikely a chart-topper as had ever existed in modern music history: a band of... Read more

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Brotherless Night

A Novel

By: V. V. Ganeshananthan
Narrated by: Nirmala Rajasingam
Length: 13 hours 28 minutes

New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice • A courageous young Sri Lankan woman tries to protect her dream of becoming a doctor in this “heartbreaking exploration of a family fractured by civil war” (Brit Bennett, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Vanishing Half).

“This book, a careful, vivid exploration of what’s lost within a... Read more

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The Library Thief

A Novel

By: Kuchenga Shenjé
Narrated by: Cora Kirk
Length: 11 hours 7 minutes

A strikingly original and absorbing mystery about a white-passing bookbinder in Victorian England and the secrets lurking on the estate where we she works, for fans of Fingersmith and The Confessions of Frannie Langton

The library is under lock and key. But its secrets can't be contained.

1896. After he brought her home from Jamaica as a baby,... Read more

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Mott Street

A Chinese American Family's Story of Exclusion and Homecoming

By: Ava Chin
Narrated by: Ava Chin
Length: 11 hours 34 minutes

“Essential reading for understanding not just Chinese American history but American history—and the American present.” —Celeste Ng, #1 bestselling author of Little Fires Everywhere

* TIME 100 Must-Read Books of 2023 * San Francisco Chronicle's Favorite Nonfiction * Kirkus Best Nonfiction of 2023 * Library Journal Best Memoir and Biography of 2023...
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My Lost Freedom

A Japanese American World War II Story

By: George Takei
Narrated by: George Takei
Length: 36 minutes

A moving true story for children ages 6 to 9 about growing up in Japanese American incarceration camps during World War II—from the iconic Star Trek actor, activist, and author of the New York Times bestselling graphic memoir They Called Us Enemy.

February 19, 1942. George Takei is four years old when his world changes forever. Two months... Read more

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When I Think of You

By: Myah Ariel
Narrated by: DeWanda Wise
Length: 10 hours 47 minutes

“Myah Ariel's debut novel is an absolute beaut - and I'm not just talking about the cover. When I Think of You is a second chance story between college exes, Kaliya and Danny, as their sudden reunion quickly turns into working together on a movie. This book is funny and raw, and explores topics of grief, race and personal growth with such an... Read more

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Briefly Perfectly Human

Making an Authentic Life by Getting Real About the End

By: Alua Arthur
Narrated by: Alua Arthur
Length: 9 hours 51 minutes

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERA deeply transformative memoir that reframes how we think about death and how it can help us lead better, more fulfilling and authentic lives, from America’s most visible death doula.""A truly unique, inspiring perspective on the time we have, what we do with it, and how we let go of this world.... There is no one I'd... Read more

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Lucky Girl

Lessons on Overcoming Odds and Building a Limitless Future

By: Scout Bassett
Narrated by: Scout Bassett
Length: 5 hours 57 minutes

Sprinter, long jumper, and Paralympian Scout Bassett shares the lessons she’s learned battling the toughest challenges facing young women today.
 
As an infant in China, Scout Bassett survived a fire that took her right leg. She spent the next seven years in an orphanage before being adopted and whisked away to the United States, where she felt... Read more

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The Stone Home

A Novel

By: Crystal Hana Kim
Narrated by: Jennifer Sun Bell, Sue Jean Kim, Intae Kim & Greta Jung
Length: 10 hours 7 minutes

“It is a privilege to read Crystal Hana Kim’s fiction, which both edifies and enlightens.” —Min Jin LeeA hauntingly poetic family drama and coming-of-age story that reveals a dark corner of South Korean history through the eyes of a small community living in a reformatory center—a stunning work of great emotional power from the critically... Read more

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The Cemetery of Untold Stories

By: Julia Alvarez
Narrated by: Alma Cuervo
Length: 8 hours 56 minutes

“Author Julia Alvarez takes us into a magical world where a writer's untold stories are entombed in a cemetery, but still have voices. A profound examination of the creative mind, a peek into the culture of the Dominican Republic, and a heartfelt look at familial bonds, The Cemetery of Untold Stories breaks new ground. Perfect for anyone who... Read more

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A Great Country

A Novel

By: Shilpi Somaya Gowda
Narrated by: Vikas Adam
Length: 8 hours 8 minutes

Named an ELLE BEST BOOK OF 2024Named a BEST or MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK OF THE YEAR by Readers’ Digest, Elle Magazine, CondeNast Traveler, Publishers’ Weekly, Indigo, ZibbyMag, Goodreads, BookBub & more “A deeply moving, layered portrait of the hopes, dreams and fears a family carries as ‘other’ in the face of the modern American Dream."" --... Read more

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Magnolia Wu Unfolds It All

By: Chanel Miller
Narrated by: Chanel Miller
Length: 2 hours 34 minutes

An instant New York Times bestseller!

Award-winning author and artist Chanel Miller tells a fun, funny, and poignant story of friendship and community starring Magnolia Wu, a ten-year-old sock detective bent on returning all the lonely only socks left behind in her parents' NYC laundromat.


Down at the bottom of the tall buildings of New York City,... Read more

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Safiyyah's War

By: Hiba Noor Khan
Narrated by: Shala Nyx
Length: 8 hours 15 minutes

Inspired by the true story of how the Grand Mosque of Paris saved the lives of hundreds of Jews during World War II, Hiba Noor Khan weaves a breathtaking tale of suspense, compassion, and courage, starring an extraordinary young heroine readers will never forget. Safiyyah loathes the brutal Nazi occupation of Paris, even though her Muslim... Read more

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The Black Girl Survives in This One

Horror Stories

By: Desiree S. Evans & Saraciea J. Fennell
Narrated by: Shayna Small & Tananarive Due
Length: 10 hours 43 minutes

This program includes a foreword by author, educator, and Jordan Peele collaborator, Tananarive Due.

A YA anthology of horror stories centering Black girls who battle monsters, both human and supernatural, and who survive to the end

Be warned, dear reader: The Black girls survive in this one.

Celebrating a new generation of bestselling and... Read more

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Blood at the Root

Blood at the Root: Book #1

By: LaDarrion Williams
Narrated by: Jalyn Hall & LaDarrion Williams
Length: 14 hours 54 minutes

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A teenager on the run from his past finds the family he never knew existed and the community he never knew he needed at an HBCU for the young, Black, and magical. Enroll in this fresh fantasy debut unlike anything you've seen before.

Ten years ago, Malik's life changed forever the night his mother mysteriously... Read more

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What's Eating Jackie Oh?

By: Patricia Park
Narrated by: Ami Park
Length: 6 hours 53 minutes

A Korean American teen tries to balance her dream to become a chef with the cultural expectations of her family when she enters the competitive world of a TV cooking show. A hilarious and heartfelt YA novel from the award-winning author of Imposter Syndrome and Other Confessions of Alejandra Kim and Re Jane.

"Park’s novel delivers authentic... Read more

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Organ Meats

A Novel

By: K-Ming Chang
Narrated by: Jen Zhao & Annie Q
Length: 8 hours 11 minutes

“In the phenomenal Organ Meats, two friends are bound by a red string, dog bloodlines, and the violence that is being a girl” (Ms. magazine)—from the National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 honoree and author of Gods of Want.

Organ Meats possesses something of the febrile intensity of Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan novels, their laser focus on female...
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