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#MarginsBookselling Month

#MarginsBookselling Month

#MarginsBookselling Month is about celebrating BIPOC, LGBTQIA2S+, Disabled, & Neurodiverse Booksellers! This playlist features the #MarginsBookselling team's favorite audiobooks.

Community booksellers play a key role in creating safe homes for the stories and truths from the communities who are most targeted in this time of an alarming high rate of book bans. Bookselling is a skilled, labor intensive, community-centering practice and #MarginsBookselling Month is a time to promote the voices of booksellers who work tirelessly advocating for diverse stories in spite of facing adversity and injustice.

Follow along for book recommendations, upcoming events, ways to get involved, and more via #MarginsBookselling.

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Fruit of the Drunken Tree

A Novel

By Ingrid Rojas Contreras
Narrated by: Marisol Ramirez, Almarie Guerra & Ingrid Rojas Contreras
Length: 12 hours 25 minutes

Fruit of the Drunken Tree

Fruit of the Drunken Tree made me cry at the airport. I was impressed by the small kingdom of women Contreras builds, with violence always threatening to creep in, all seen through the eyes of Chula, the youngest daughter. Contreras made her perspective believably cloistered while masterfully writing all the people around Chula in ways that made them feel real. Also masterful was the way Contreras used Petrona’s narrative throughout and the restraint she showed in dipping into her thoughts; she always left me wanting more. What Contreras chooses not to write has as big an effect as what she does. This novel is a dynamic exploration of what is known and, sometimes willfully, what is left unknown.”

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The Proposal

By Jasmine Guillory
Narrated by: Janina Edwards
Length: 8 hours 58 minutes

The Proposal

The Proposal is a smile in book form. When I realized it was about Carlos, the best friend from Guillory’s The Wedding Date, I smiled. Carlos is fun, smart, and loves to cook — he’s also not perfect, not horrible, just the normal quirks. Nikole has some issues too. The two meet, enjoy each other’s company, and try to make their quirks fit together.Guillory writes these wonderful, engaging romance stories that are totally realistic and charming — think of the best cocktail party story you’ve heard about how a couple met, and this book will be better. Funny, uplifting, and lighthearted, The Proposal is a perfect Friday night date.”

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The Prophets

By Robert Jones, Jr.
Narrated by: Karen Chilton
Length: 14 hours 52 minutes

The Prophets

“I am at a loss for words. How can I even begin to describe the breathtaking language Robert Jones, Jr. has gifted us in his debut novel, The Prophets? How can I begin to explain how he achieves a feat so marvelous it almost seems impossible? Well, that’s the key word: almost. From his innovative restructuring of the Bible through the lens of America’s history with slavery to characters that leap off the page with colorful grace and dignity, Jones masterfully weaves a narrative that serves as a warning from the past, a prophecy for the future, and a testament to the present. His writing defies all great American novels that have come before, and in doing so becomes one of the greatest I’ve ever had the pleasure of reading. I can’t wait for everyone to be as spellbound by this book as I am; it will stay with me forever.”

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Payback's a Witch

The Witches of Thistle Grove: Book #1

By Lana Harper
Narrated by: Jeremy Carlisle Parker
Length: 10 hours 13 minutes

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina meets The L Word in this fresh, sizzling New York Times bestselling rom-com by Lana Harper.

Emmy Harlow is a witch but not a very powerful one—in part because she hasn't been home to the magical town of Thistle Grove in years. Her self-imposed exile has a lot to do with a complicated family history and a desire to... Read more »

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From Bad to Cursed

The Witches of Thistle Grove: Book #2

By Lana Harper
Narrated by: Meg Price
Length: 10 hours 22 minutes

Opposites attract in this wickedly charming rom-com by Lana Harper, New York Times bestselling author of Payback’s a Witch.

Wild child Isidora Avramov is a thrill chaser, adept demon summoner, and—despite the whole sexy-evil-sorceress vibe—also a cuddly animal lover. When she’s not designing costumes and new storylines for the Arcane Emporium’s... Read more »

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Reading for Our Lives

A Literacy Action Plan from Birth to Six

By Maya Payne Smart
Narrated by: Maya Payne Smart
Length: 5 hours 15 minutes

An award-winning journalist and literacy advocate provides a clear, step-by-step guide to helping your child thrive as a reader and a learner.

When her child went off to school, Maya Smart was shocked to discover that a good education in America is a long shot, in ways that few parents fully appreciate. Our current approach to literacy offers too... Read more »

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The Man Who Could Move Clouds

A Memoir

By Ingrid Rojas Contreras
Narrated by: Marisol Ramirez
Length: 10 hours 58 minutes

A TIME BEST BOOK OF THE SUMMER  

From the author of the “original, politically daring and passionately written” (Vogue) novel Fruit of the Drunken Tree, comes a dazzling, kaleidoscopic memoir reclaiming her family's otherworldly legacy.

For Ingrid Rojas Contreras, magic runs in the family. Raised amid the political violence of 1980s and '90s... Read more »

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All This Could Be Different

A Novel

By Sarah Thankam Mathews
Narrated by: Reena Dutt
Length: 10 hours 36 minutes

2022 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST

A New York Times Editors' Choice Pick

One of the buzziest, most human novels of the year…breathless, dizzying, and completely beautiful.” Vogue

“Dazzling and wholly original...[written] with such mordant wit, insight, and specificity, it feels like watching a new literary star being born in real time.”... Read more »

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Drunk on Love

By Jasmine Guillory
Narrated by: Heidi Franklin & Ryan Vincent Anderson
Length: 11 hours 15 minutes

An intoxicating and sparkling new romance by New York Times bestselling author Jasmine Guillory.

Margot Noble needs some relief from the stress of running the family winery with her brother. Enter Luke: sexy, charming, and best of all in the too-small world of Napa, a stranger. The chemistry between them is undeniable, and Margot is delighted... Read more »

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Sweet, Soft, Plenty Rhythm

A Novel

By Laura Warrell
Narrated by: Nicole Lewis
Length: 13 hours 8 minutes

GMA BUZZ PICK Passion and risk, fathers and daughters, wives and single women, jazz and soul: a "gorgeously written debut" (Celeste Ng, best-selling author of Little Fires Everywhere) about the perennial temptations of dangerous love, told by the women who love Circus Palmer—trumpet player and old-school ladies’ man—as they ultimately discover... Read more »

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Firekeeper's Daughter

By Angeline Boulley
Narrated by: Isabella Star LaBlanc
Length: 14 hours 13 minutes

Firekeeper's Daughter

“Daunis Fontaine, a bi-racial Ojibwe-Italian-American girl has just graduated high school and has deferred enrollment at the University of Michigan to attend the local state school. She plans to spend more time with her best friend Lily, her ailing Grandmother, and her mom who was recently rocked by the sudden death of her brother, Daunis’ uncle. But then tragedy strikes, and Daunis is the eyewitness. And she is thrown headfirst into an FBI investigation of meth addiction and distribution within the reservation her family lives on and the greater Upper Peninsula area. A nuanced and compassionate look at addiction and the justice system and the risks one girl takes to help her friends, her community, and herself. The truth is a tangled web that it seems only Daunis is willing to carefully pick apart to not only expose the criminals but heal the victims as well. A little bit of romance, a little bit thriller, a whole bunch of hockey, STEM nerds, Firekeeper’s Daughter was engaging and gripping. PS I desperately need an Auntie spin-off.”

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Warrior Girl Unearthed

By Angeline Boulley
Length: TBA

From the New York Times bestselling author of Firekeeper’s Daughter comes a thrilling YA mystery about a Native teen who must find a way to bring an ancestor home to her tribe.

Perry Firekeeper-Birch was ready for her Summer of Slack but instead, after a fender bender that was entirely not her fault, she’s stuck working to pay back her Auntie...

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A Cuban Girl's Guide to Tea and Tomorrow

By Laura Taylor Namey
Narrated by: Frankie Corzo
Length: 8 hours 33 minutes

SELECTED AS A YALSA 2022 AMAZING AUDIO FOR YOUNG ADULTS!

A New York Times bestseller
A Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club YA Pick

Love & Gelato meets Don’t Date Rosa Santos in this charming, heartfelt story following a Miami girl who unexpectedly finds love—and herself—in a small English town.

For Lila Reyes, a summer in England was... Read more »

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When We Were Them

By Laura Taylor Namey
Narrated by: Gail Shalan
Length: 10 hours 27 minutes

From New York Times bestselling author Laura Taylor Namey comes a “lyrical and tender, authentic” (Kirkus Reviews) novel about friendship and the bittersweetness of growing up and growing apart.

When they were fifteen, Willa, Luz, and Britton’s friendship was everything.
When they were sixteen, they stood by each other no matter what.
When they... Read more »

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