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Browse titles by African-American, LatinX, Asian, Asian-American and Native American/Indigenous authors for children, teens and young adults.

Cool. Awkward. Black.

By: Karen Strong
Narrated by: Tashi Thomas, Langston Darby & Karen Strong
Length: 12 hours 10 minutes

Real or imaginary, geekdom is where it's at in this multi-genre YA anthology that celebrates "the geek," with stories by some of today's top bestselling, critically acclaimed Black authors.

Contributors include Amerie, Kalynn Bayron, Terry J. Benton-Walker, Roseanne A. Brown, Elise Bryant, Tracy Deonn, Desiree S. Evans, Isaac Fitzsimons, Lamar... Read more

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We Are All So Good at Smiling

By: Amber McBride
Narrated by: Amber McBride
Length: 3 hours 45 minutes

"McBride brings a special gift to this production by narrating her own material." - AudioFile Magazine


This audiobook features music and special effects. Listen along and enjoy the fun that is We Are All So Good at Smiling.

This program is read by the author.

They Both Die at the End meets The Bell Jar in this haunting, beautiful young adult...
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The Door of No Return

By: Kwame Alexander
Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
Length: 3 hours 35 minutes

“Wonderful and devastating, light-hearted and heart-wrenching, this is an incredible, intense, moving story of family and tragedy. I listened to the audiobook, and it was marvelous. Read more

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The Kindred

By: Alechia Dow
Narrated by: Dominique Moore & Amin El Gamal
Length: 11 hours 28 minutes

“This sci-fi romance adventure was so fun! I loved Dow’s The Sound of Stars and this standalone sequel did not disappoint. Joy and Felix are star-crossed soulmates, aliens from different planets and social standings, but when the unthinkable happens and they launch a daring escape, they crash land on earth… in Florida! I loved everything about... Read more

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Holler of the Fireflies

By: David Barclay Moore
Narrated by: Zeno Robinson & David Barclay Moore
Length: 8 hours 3 minutes

A boy from the hood in Brooklyn travels to a STEM camp in an Appalachian holler for one epic, life-changing summer in this brilliant novel from the award-winning author of The Stars Beneath Our Feet.

Javari knew that West Virginia would be different from his home in Bushwick, Brooklyn. But his first day at STEM Camp in a little Appalachian town... Read more

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The Last Dreamwalker

By: Rita Woods
Narrated by: Nedra Marie Taylor
Length: 11 hours 44 minutes

From Hurston/Wright Legacy Award-winning author Rita Woods, The Last Dreamwalker tells the story of two women, separated by nearly two centuries yet inextricably linked by the Gullah-Geechee Islands off the coast of South Carolina—and their connection to a mysterious and extraordinary gift passed from generation to generation.

In the wake of her... Read more

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The Wrong Kind of Weird

By: James Ramos
Narrated by: André Santana
Length: 8 hours 43 minutes

“Sweet, snarky, and delightfully dorky." —Elise Bryant, author of Happily Ever Afters

Cameron Carson has a secret. A secret with the power to break apart his friend group.

Cameron Carson, member of the Geeks and Nerds United (GANU) club, has been secretly hooking up with student council president, cheerleader, theater enthusiast, and all-around... Read more

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The Black Friend

On Being a Better White Person

By: Frederick Joseph
Narrated by: Miebaka Yohannes
Length: 5 hours 9 minutes

Writing from the perspective of a friend, Frederick Joseph offers candid reflections on his own experiences with racism and conversations with prominent artists and activists about theirs—creating an essential read for white people who are committed anti-racists and those newly come to the cause of racial justice.“We don’t see color.” “I didn’t... Read more

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You Truly Assumed

By: Laila Sabreen
Narrated by: Channie Waites, Tamika Katon-Donegal & Lynette R. Freeman
Length: 9 hours 49 minutes

After a terrorist attack rocks the country and anti-Islamic sentiment stirs, three Black Muslim girls create a space where they can shatter assumptions and share truths. Sabriya has trained hard for summer ballet auditions, so she’s devastated when everything is canceled after a terrorist attack. She takes solace in writing in her private online... Read more

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For Lamb

By: Lesa Cline-Ransome
Narrated by: Tyla Collier, Kevin R. Free, Rebecca Lee, Jaime Lincoln Smith, Dion Graham & Angel Pean
Length: 8 hours 1 minute

Lamb's family strives to better their lives in Jackson, Mississippi, in the late 1930s. Lamb’s mother is a hard-working, creative seamstress who cannot reveal she's a lesbian. Lamb’s brother has a brilliant mind and has even earned a college scholarship for a black college up north—if only he could curb his impulsiveness and rebellious nature.... Read more

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Bloodmarked

The Legendborn Cycle

By: Tracy Deonn
Narrated by: Joniece Abbott-Pratt
Length: 22 hours 19 minutes

An instant #1 New York Times bestseller!
“Deonn expertly weaves together a universe that both shines a light on the pervasive nature of racism and also harnesses the complexity of Black identity within this space. Deonn writes so much more than simple fantasies or Arthurian retellings.” —Booklist (starred review)

The “worthy successor to an... Read more

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Witchlings

By: Claribel A. Ortega
Narrated by: Cyrina Fiallo
Length: 7 hours 44 minutes

A magical adventure for fans of Amari and the Night Brothers and Nevermoor, about three witchlings who must worktogether to do the impossible if they have any hope of earning their full powers.Every year, in the magical town of Ravenskill, Witchlings who participate in the Black Moon Ceremony are placed into covens andcome into their... Read more

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Thirst

By: Varsha Bajaj
Narrated by: Reena Dutt
Length: 4 hours 9 minutes

A New York Times Bestseller

The riveting story of a heroic girl who fights for her belief that water should be for everyone.


Minni lives in the poorest part of Mumbai, where access to water is limited to a few hours a day and the communal taps have long lines. Lately, though, even that access is threatened by severe water shortages and thieves who... Read more

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The Royal Trials (Last Gate of the Emperor #2)

By: Kwame Mbalia & Prince Joel Makonnen
Narrated by: Prince Araya Mengesha
Length: 5 hours 48 minutes

From Kwame Mbalia and Prince Joel David Makonnen comes an Afrofuturist adventure about a mythical Ethiopian empire. Sci-fi and fantasy combine in this epic journey to the stars.Yared has traveled a long way to find his place in the universe. Light years, even. Though the battle of Addis Prime is over, the spacefaring Axum Empire is still... Read more

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Last Gate of the Emperor

By: Kwame Mbalia & Prince Joel Makonnen
Narrated by: Prince Araya Mengesha
Length: 6 hours 22 minutes

From Kwame Mbalia and Prince Joel David Makonnen comes an Afrofuturist adventure about a mythical Ethiopian empire. Sci-fi and fantasy combine in this epic journey to the stars.Yared Heywat lives an isolated life in Addis Prime -- a hardscrabble city with rundown tech, lots of rules, and not much to do. His worrywart Uncle Moti and bionic... Read more

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Sugar Plum Ballerinas: Toeshoe Trouble

Sugar Plum Ballerinas: Book #2

By: Whoopi Goldberg & Deborah Underwood
Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
Length: 2 hours 13 minutes

The second book of the award-winning and bestselling Sugar Plum Ballerinas series by Whoopi Goldberg—now featuring brand-new illustrations! At the Nutcracker School of Ballet in Harlem, young dancers learn to chassé, plié, and jeté with their Sugar Plum Sisters—but things don't always go to plan! As the girls encounter challenges both on and off... Read more

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Sugar Plum Ballerinas: Plum Fantastic

Sugar Plum Ballerinas: Book #1

By: Whoopi Goldberg & Deborah Underwood
Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
Length: 2 hours 28 minutes

The first book of the award-winning and bestselling Sugar Plum Ballerinas series by Whoopi Goldberg—now featuring brand-new illustrations!  At the Nutcracker School of Ballet in Harlem, young dancers learn to chassé, plié, and jeté with their Sugar Plum Sisters—but things don't always go to plan! As the girls encounter challenges both on and off... Read more

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Blackout

A Novel

By: Dhonielle Clayton, Tiffany D. Jackson, Nic Stone, Angie Thomas, Ashley Woodfolk & Nicola Yoon
Narrated by: Joniece Abbott-Pratt, Dion Graham, Imani Parks, Jordan Cobb, Shayna Small, A.J Beckles & Bahni Turpin
Length: 6 hours 55 minutes

“Six YA superstars collaborate on this delightful collection of short love stories about black teenagers falling in love during a city-wide blackout. With such a diverse lineup of voices and romance tropes, there is a love story in here for every reader. Read more

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The 1619 Project

A New Origin Story

By: Caitlin Roper, Ilena Silverman & Jake Silverstein
Narrated by: Nikole Hannah-Jones & Full Cast
Length: 18 hours 56 minutes

“This book was a true education, even coming after many recent books I’ve read on race in America. It details the history of African Americans, making clear not only how central it is to the history of the United States, but how revealing it is of our national character, past and present. Chapters of historical events alternate with poetry and... Read more

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The 1619 Project: Born on the Water

By: Nikole Hannah-Jones & Renée Watson
Narrated by: Nikole Hannah-Jones
Length: 23 minutes

The 1619 Project’s lyrical picture book in verse, adapted for audio, chronicles the consequences of slavery and the history of Black resistance in the United States, thoughtfully rendered by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones and Newbery honor-winning author Renée Watson.


A young student receives a family tree assignment in... Read more

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