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Historical Audiobooks for Kids

Join us on a ride through history meeting a hand-picked selection of men and women who’ve made breathtaking contributions to our world. Whether it be winning gold with the ‘36 Olympic rowing team or stinging like a bee with Muhammed Ali, you won’t be disappointed with this timeless list.

Playlist Tags: genre: Children's audience: kids audience: middle grade audience: teens topic: historical fiction audience: tweens

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Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl

The Definitive Edition
By Anne Frank
Narrated by Selma Blair /  9 hours 54 minutes

Discovered in the attic in which she spent the last years of her life, Anne Frank’s remarkable diary has since become a world classic—a powerful reminder of the horrors of war and an eloquent testament to the human spirit.

“The single most compelling personal account of the Holocaust ... remains astonishing and excruciating.”—The New York Times... Read more »

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$33.60 USD

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Who Was Muhammad Ali?

Who Was?
By James Buckley, Jr.
Narrated by Dominic Hoffman /  1 hour 1 minute

Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr. won the world heavyweight championship at the age of 22, the same year he joined the Nation of Islam and changed his name to Muhammad Ali. He would go on to become the first and only three-time (in succession) World Heavyweight Champion. Nicknamed “The Greatest,” Ali was as well known for his unique boxing style,... Read more »

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The Boys in the Boat (Young Readers Adaptation)

The True Story of an American Team's Epic Journey to Win Gold at the 1936 Olympics
By Daniel James Brown
Narrated by Mark Bramhall /  5 hours 36 minutes

The #1 New York Times bestseller about the Greatest Generation freshly adapted for the next generation.
 
For readers of Unbroken, out of the depths of the Great Depression comes the astonishing tale of nine working-class boys from the American West who at the 1936 Olympics showed the world what true grit really meant. With rowers who were the... Read more »

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Hidden Figures Young Readers' Edition

By Margot Lee Shetterly
Narrated by Bahni Turpin /  4 hours 10 minutes

The uplifting, amazing true story—a New York Times bestseller!

This edition of Margot Lee Shetterly’s acclaimed book is perfect for young readers. It's the powerful story of four African-American female mathematicians at NASA who helped achieve some of the greatest moments in our space program. 

Before John Glenn orbited the earth, or Neil... Read more »

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$17.24 USD

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The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue

Montague Siblings: Book #1
By Mackenzi Lee
Narrated by Christian Coulson /  10 hours 47 minutes

The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue

“The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee was truly a pleasure to hear! A deliciously dry sense of humor pervades this tale of English landed gentry making a tour of the Continent in the 1800s. However, this is no ordinary tour and these no ordinary lords. Unrequited love among the two male protagonists, a racial twist, parental abuse, maladies with no cures and more pervade this fast paced, adventurous novel complete with highwaymen, dukes, alchemy and pirates (sort of). Impossible to stop listening and extremely entertaining!”

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