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Middle Grade & YA Audiobooks by Black Authors

A list of audiobooks for middle graders and young adults, featuring Black authors.

Promposal

By: RaeChell Garrett
Narrated by: Henriette Zoutomou
Length: 8 hours 17 minutes

An overachiever must decide if risking her heart by working with her former crush turned enemy is worth the reward in this snappy rom-com, perfect for fans of Tweet Cute and Excuse Me While I Ugly Cry

High school senior Autumn Reeves has been waitlisted at her dream school. Determined to move to the top of the list, she must find a way to... Read more

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When It All Syncs Up

By: Maya Ameyaw
Narrated by: Max Amani
Length: 8 hours 52 minutes

“Beautifully dark and moving.” — Joya Goffney, author of Excuse Me While I Ugly Cry and Confessions of an Alleged Good Girl A Black teen dancer with dreams of landing a spot in a prestigious ballet company must learn to dance on her own terms in this explosive debut about the healing power of art and friendship, perfect for fans of... Read more

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I Feed Her to the Beast and the Beast Is Me

By: Jamison Shea
Narrated by: Kristolyn Lloyd
Length: 12 hours 1 minute

From debut author Jamison Shea comes this slow-burn horror novel that lifts a veil on the institutions that profit from exclusion and the toll of giving everything to a world that will never love you back. This program is read by Grammy- and Emmy-award-winning-actor Kristolyn Lloyd.

There will be blood.


Ace of Spades
meets House of Hollow in this... Read more

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My Dear Henry: A Jekyll & Hyde Remix

Remixed Classics: Book #6

By: Kalynn Bayron
Narrated by: Clifford Samuel
Length: 7 hours 49 minutes

“Kalynn Bayron never fails to deliver incredible stories with beautifully developed characters. I absolutely loved the audio edition of this book. Read more

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Promise Boys

By: Nick Brooks
Narrated by: Alfred Vines, Anthony Lopez, Brad Sanders, Christopher Hampton, Eliana Marianes, Hannah Church, Henriette Zoutomou, Jaime Lincoln Smith, Maria Liatis, Renier Cortes, Suehyla El-Attar & Xenia Willacey
Length: 6 hours 29 minutes

“Just listened to Promise Boys and WOW! There is a murder at Promise Prep School in Washington DC and 3 students are accused. Heart rending on its own, but when they get together to solve the crime, it becomes a whole other story. I was hanging on until the very end and rooting for JB, Trey, and Ramon. Read more

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16 & Pregnant

A Novel

By: LaLa Thomas
Narrated by: Angel Pean & Bahni Turpin
Length: 7 hours 40 minutes

The bond between two best friends is put to the test when one of them gets pregnant in this “powerful and timely” (award-winning author Angela Johnson) contemporary young adult novel for fans of Angie Thomas and Elizabeth Acevedo.

Erykah was looking forward to junior year at East Prep High. She has a cute boyfriend, gets good grades, and has the... Read more

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Thieves' Gambit

By: Kayvion Lewis
Narrated by: Jade Wheeler
Length: 10 hours 20 minutes

The Inheritance Games meets Ocean’s Eleven in this cinematic heist thriller where a cutthroat competition brings together the world’s best thieves and one thief is playing for the highest stakes of all: her mother's life.

At only seventeen years old, Ross Quest is already a master thief, especially adept at escape plans. Until her plan to run... Read more

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Abeni's Song

Abeni's Song: Book #1

By: P. Djèlí Clark
Narrated by: Funmi James
Length: 15 hours 38 minutes

IN DARKNESS, A SONG CAN LEAD THE WAY. BEWARE WHICH ONE YOU LISTEN TO.

Abeni's Song
by award-winning author P. Djèlí Clark is the enchanting beginning of an epic West African and African Diaspora-inspired fantasy adventure for middle-grade listeners about a reluctant apprentice to magic and the stolen villagers she sets out to save.

“Lush and... Read more

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Stella by Starlight

By: Sharon M. Draper
Narrated by: Heather Alicia Simms
Length: 6 hours 45 minutes

2016 Audie Award Finalist for Middle Grade

Sharon M. Draper presents “storytelling at its finest” (School Library Journal, starred review) in this New York Times bestselling Depression-era novel about a young girl who must learn to be brave in the face of violent prejudice when the Ku Klux Klan reappears in her segregated southern town.

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Blended

By: Sharon M. Draper
Narrated by: Sharon M. Draper
Length: 5 hours 41 minutes

“Not only is the book itself amazing, but the narration by the author Sharon M. Draper is beyond stellar. The story deals with tough issues surrounding both family and social strife. The author superbly writes about these issues with wit and wisdom, and with candor and honesty. Aside from the "written" brilliance of Blended, the author delivers... Read more

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The Black Queen

By: Jumata Emill
Narrated by: Angel Pean & Erin Spencer
Length: 10 hours 53 minutes

“Fans of One of Us Is Lying and the Good Girl's Guide to Murder series will love this fast paced murder mystery where two unlikely allies (the victim's best friends and the number one murder suspect - the school's IT girl that would have been homecoming queen had the school not recently instated a new policy to make the queen selection more... Read more

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Blood Debts

By: Terry J. Benton-Walker
Narrated by: Bahni Turpin, Joniece Abbott-Pratt, Torian Brackett & Zeno Robinson
Length: 14 hours 30 minutes

Blood Debts is driven by a richly crafted slow burn mystery steeped in magic and secrets held so tightly their imprint can never be removed completely. Twins Christina and Clement can testify to that. The grand children of the disgraced queen of the Gen Magic Council, Chris and Clem are each struggling with their own demons. After their father’s... Read more

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Wildblood

A Novel

By: Lauren Blackwood
Narrated by: Kerri McLean
Length: 10 hours 7 minutes

"This YA fantasy is delightfully narrated by Kerri McLean."- AudioFile Magazine

"McLean's lyrical performance and steady pacing keep the reader engaged in Victoria's story; she deftly narrates the many characters and makes them easily distinguishable to the listener." - Booklist


A thrilling new fantasy from New York Times bestselling author Lauren...
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There Goes the Neighborhood

By: Jade Adia
Narrated by: Mela Lee
Length: 11 hours 54 minutes

A raised fist against the destructive forces of gentrification and a love letter to communities of color everywhere, Jade Adia's unforgettable debut tells the darkly hilarious story of three best friends willing to do whatever it takes to stay together. The gang is fake, but the fear is real. Rhea's neighborhood is fading away—the mom-and-pop... Read more

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Delicious Monsters

By: Liselle Sambury
Narrated by: Sandra Okuboyejo
Length: 15 hours 11 minutes

“A haunted house thriller packed with cryptic mystery, dark humor, and bone-chilling twists.” —Ryan Douglass, New York Times bestselling author of The Taking of Jake Livingston

The Haunting of Hill House meets Sadie in this “genuinely terrifying” (School Library Journal, starred review) psychological thriller following two teen girls navigating... Read more

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Wildseed Witch

Wildseed Witch: Book #1

By: Marti Dumas
Narrated by: Channie Waites
Length: 8 hours 53 minutes

A fun middle-grade contemporary fantasy with an all-BIPOC cast, about a social-media-loving tween who gets sent to an ultra-private witch camp

Hasani’s post-seventh-grade summer to-do list is pretty simple: get a bigger following for her makeup YouTube channel and figure out how to get her parents back together. What she does NOT expect is that... Read more

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Love Radio

By: Ebony LaDelle
Narrated by: Joniece Abbott-Pratt & JaQwan J. Kelly
Length: 8 hours 49 minutes

“Readers won’t be able to get enough of these dope-ass characters.” —Elizabeth Acevedo, author of Clap When You Land

Hitch meets The Sun Is Also a Star in this “mega swoon-worthy, effortlessly cool” (Casey McQuiston, New York Times bestselling author) novel about a self-professed teen love doctor with a popular radio segment who believes he can... Read more

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Onyeka and the Academy of the Sun

Onyeka

By: Tolá Okogwu
Narrated by: Nneka Okoye
Length: 7 hours 37 minutes

NAMED A 2023 ALA NOTABLE CHILDREN’S RECORDING!

Black Panther meets X-Men in this “fast-paced, action-packed, and empowering” (A. F. Steadman, New York Times bestselling author of Skandar and the Unicorn Thief) middle grade adventure about a British Nigerian girl who learns that her Afro hair has psychokinetic powers—perfect for fans of Amari and... Read more

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The Weight of Blood

By: Tiffany D. Jackson
Narrated by: JD Jackson, Sarah Mollo-Christensen, Joy Nash, Christopher Salazar & Karen Malina White
Length: 10 hours 55 minutes

“A massacre happens at a high school prom leaving few survivors. This book incorporates podcasts episodes and news reports of the events leading up to the massacre. The producers of this audio book took great care in crafting an immersive experience. By giving the different characters their own voice actors the story comes to life and the... Read more

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Eden's Everdark

By: Karen Strong
Narrated by: Tovah Ott
Length: 6 hours 48 minutes

Hailed by Newbery winner Kelly Barnhill as “stunning, moving, and marvelously strange,” this tale of a young girl who stumbles into a magical realm ruled by a wicked witch is a haunting and ultimately uplifting middle grade novel about grief, family, and decades-old magic.

Still grieving the loss of her mother, Eden visits Safina Island, her... Read more

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