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100+ Audiobooks that Honour & Empower Girls

Carefully selected fiction and non-fiction works that honour and empower girls, with an emphasis on personal power, inspiration, and care, for ourselves and each other.

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Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Immigrant Women Who Changed the World

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: Book #3

By Elena Favilli
Narrated by: Annie Q, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Deepti Gupta, Diane Guerrero, Gisela Chípe, Ifrah Mansour, Lorraine Toussaint, Mirirai Sithole, Patricia Velásquez & Yvonne Orji
Length: 3 hours 46 minutes

A continuation of the New York Times bestselling series, Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Immigrant Women Who Changed the World is packed with 100 bedtime stories about the lives of 100 extraordinary women from the past and the present. This volume recognizes women who leave their homeland to seek refuge, to realize their dreams, and to... Read more »

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Wonder Women

25 Innovators, Inventors, and Trailblazers Who Changed History

By Sam Maggs
Narrated by: Jodelle Ferland
Length: 6 hours 33 minutes

Wonder Women

“In this delightful book, Maggs introduces readers to amazing women who changed history through their creativity, inventions, and remarkable paths of service in areas overwhelmed by men. From Huang Daopo, Chinese textile pioneer, to Brita Tott, Danish spy and forger, and from Elizabeth and Emily Blackwell, American doctors and hospital administrators, to Bessie Coleman, African-American aviatrix, the intelligence and stamina of these women is amazing. In many cases they had to apply for patents under the names of men or retreat into the background so that men could take credit for their work. In each article, Maggs highlights the dichotomy of what these women did and how they were acknowledged for their work.”

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Heart Berries

A Memoir

By Terese Marie Mailhot
Narrated by: Rainy Fields
Length: 3 hours 45 minutes

*Canada Reads 2019 Longlist

*National Bestseller

*New York Times Bestseller

*Finalist for the 2018 Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction
*Finalist for the 2018 Governor General's Literary Awards
*Longlisted for the 2019 RBC Taylor Prize
*Winner of the Blue Metropolis First Peoples Prize
*Winner of the Spalding Prize for the Promotion of...
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The Source of Self-Regard

Selected Essays, Speeches, and Meditations

By Toni Morrison
Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
Length: 16 hours 1 minutes

Arguably the most celebrated and revered writer of our time now gives us a new nonfiction collection—a rich gathering of her essays, speeches, and meditations on society, culture, and art, spanning four decades.

The Source of Self-Regard is brimming with all the elegance of mind and style, the literary prowess and moral compass that are Toni... Read more »

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Sister Outsider

Essays and Speeches
Crossing Press Feminist: Book #1

By Audre Lorde
Narrated by: Robin Eller
Length: 7 hours 31 minutes

Presenting the essential writings of black lesbian poet and feminist writer Audre Lorde, Sister Outsider celebrates an influential voice in twentieth-century literature. In this charged collection of fifteen essays and speeches, Lorde takes on sexism, racism, ageism, homophobia, and class, and propounds social difference as a vehicle for action... Read more »

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We Should All Be Feminists

By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Narrated by: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Length: 45 minutes

The highly acclaimed, provocative New York Times bestseller from the award-winning, bestselling author of Americanah

In this personal, eloquently-argued essay—adapted from the much-admired TEDx talk of the same name—Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie offers readers a unique definition of feminism for the twenty-first century, one rooted in inclusion and... Read more »

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Count Girls In

Empowering Girls to Combine Any Interests with STEM to Open Up a World of Opportunity

By Karen Panetta & PhD
Narrated by: Nan McNamara
Length: 9 hours 8 minutes

To succeed in science and tech fields today, girls don't have to change who they are. A girl who combines her natural talents, interests, and dreams with STEM skills has a greater shot at a career she loves and a salary she deserves. The authors present compelling research in a conversational, accessible style and provide specific advice and... Read more »

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Girls Resist!

A Guide to Activism, Leadership, and Starting a Revolution

By KaeLyn Rich
Narrated by: Soneela Nankani
Length: 5 hours 48 minutes

An activism handbook for teen girls ready to fight for change, social justice, and equality

Take on the world and make some serious change with this handbook to everything activism, social justice, and resistance. With in-depth guides to everything from picking a cause, planning a protest, and raising money to running dispute-free meetings,... Read more »

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No More Mean Girls

The Secret to Raising Strong, Confident, and Compassionate Girls

By Katie Hurley
Narrated by: Katie Hurley
Length: 8 hours 15 minutes

In this Queen Bees and Wannabes for the elementary and middle school set, child and adolescent psychotherapist Katie Hurley shows parents of young girls how to nip mean girl behavior in the bud.

Once upon a time, mean girls primarily existed in high school, while elementary school-aged girls spent hours at play and enjoyed friendships without... Read more »

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What is a Feeling?

By Etan Boritzer
Narrated by: Julie Julin
Length: 12 minutes

What is a Feeling? is the 13th title in Etan Boritzer’s best selling children’s book series on character education and difficult topics. What is a Feeling? examines how we can understand feelings and where they come from, while at the same time learning the best ways to express our feelings without hurting ourselves and others. The importance of... Read more »

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The Beloved World of Sonia Sotomayor

By Sonia Sotomayor
Narrated by: Jaina Lee Ortiz & Sonia Sotomayor
Length: 9 hours 8 minutes

In this adaptation for middle graders based on her bestselling adult memoir, My Beloved World, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Sonia Sotomayor's extraordinary life inspires. Her achievement serves as a true testament to the fact that no matter the obstacles, dreams can come true. 

Sonia Sotomayor, the first Hispanic and third woman... Read more »

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How to Win Friends and Influence People for Teen Girls

By Donna Dale Carnegie
Narrated by: Jennifer Jill Araya
Length: 4 hours 7 minutes

Based on the bestselling, timeless classic, How to Win Friends and Influence People for Teen Girls is the essential guide for a new generation of teenage girls on their way to becoming empowered, savvy, and self-confident young women.

How to Win Friends and Influence People for Teen Girls, based on the beloved classic by Dale Carnegie, has become... Read more »

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Making Friends: The Ultimate Guide To Win Friends and Influence People for Socially Challenged Teens and Adults

By Maxwell W. Northern
Narrated by: John Hays
Length: 22 minutes

Do you find it difficult to meet people and make new friends?
Are you shy, introverted or just don’t have the opportunities to get out and socialize?
Would you like to change this and build a wide circle of friends to have fun with?
We all need friends. Some of us need a large circle of them while others need just one or two, but we all need... Read more »

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Making Friends

The Essential Guide on How to Improve Your Social Skills and Make Friends in Any Setting

By Ollie Hank
Narrated by: Jesse Gross & Marcus Mulenga
Length: 18 minutes

Making Friends: The Essential Guide on How to Improve Your Social Skills and Make Friends in Any Setting


We all need friends. 

Friends are those people we are comfortable with. Those we can chat with and hang-out a lot. They are the ones whom we get to relax with when we are so stressed from school and work. They are those who offer help when we... Read more »

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Alicia Alonso Takes the Stage

Rebel Girls Chapter Books

By Rebel Girls
Narrated by: Frankie Corzo
Length: 1 hours 29 minutes

From the world of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls comes the historical novel based on the life of Alicia Alonso, a world-renowned prima ballerina from Cuba.

Alicia Alonso was born to dance. Her first big role came when she was only ten years old, and she knew right then that she was going to be a ballerina one day. Only a few years later, she... Read more »

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Junko Tabei Masters the Mountains

Rebel Girls Chapter Books

By Rebel Girls
Narrated by: Traci Kato-Kiriyama
Length: 1 hours 14 minutes

From the world of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls comes a historical novel based on the life of Junko Tabei, the first female climber to summit Mount Everest.

Junko is bad at athletics. Really bad. She struggles in gym class and on short hikes. Other students laugh because they think she is small and weak. In fourth grade, her teacher... Read more »

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Ada Lovelace Cracks the Code

Rebel Girls Chapter Books

By Rebel Girls
Narrated by: Fiona Hardingham
Length: 1 hours 13 minutes

From the world of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls comes the historical fiction novel about the exciting life and adventures of Ada Lovelace.

In Ada Lovelace Cracks the Code, Ada uses her incredible imagination to dream up technology that could have jump started the digital age nearly two hundred years ago. In fact, she writes what will become... Read more »

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Dr. Wangari Maathai Plants a Forest

Rebel Girls Chapter Books

By Rebel Girls
Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
Length: 1 hours 25 minutes

From the world of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls comes the historical novel based on the life of Dr. Wangari Maathai, the Nobel Peace Prize-winning activist from Kenya.

Wangari lives in a magical place in rural Kenya where the soil is rich for planting, the trees abundant, and the nearby pond full of mysterious creatures. She drinks from... Read more »

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Madam C.J. Walker Builds a Business

Rebel Girls Chapter Books

By Rebel Girls
Narrated by: Adenrele Ojo
Length: 1 hours 27 minutes

From the world of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls comes the historical novel based on the life of Madam C.J. Walker: America's first self-made millionaire

In Madam C.J. Walker Builds a Business, Sarah Breedlove (AKA Madam C.J. Walker) reinvents and rebrands herself as a forceful entrepreneur whose products still dominate the black hair care... Read more »

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Galaxy Girls

50 Amazing Stories of Women in Space

By Libby Jackson
Narrated by: Michelle Ford
Length: 3 hours 7 minutes

A groundbreaking compendium honoring the amazing true stories of fifty inspirational women who helped fuel some of the greatest achievements in space exploration from the nineteenth century to today—including Hidden Figure’s Mary Jackson and Katherine Johnson as well as former NASA Chief Astronaut Peggy Whitson, the record-holding American... Read more »

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