Current Events: From Headlines to Books

There is no shortage of harrowing news stories—whether about domestic or international issues—and they leap from the headlines to the pages of books. These five recently released audiobooks are the ones to plug into.

An American Family
Author: Khizr Khan
Read By: Khizr Khan

An American Family shows us who Khizr Khan and millions of other American immigrants are, and why—especially in these tumultuous times—we must not be afraid to step forward for what we believe in when it matters most.
Listen to an excerpt An American Family

American Radical

It’s no secret that federal agencies are waging a broad global war against terror. For the first time, in this memoir, an active Muslim American federal agent reveals his experience infiltrating and bringing down a terror cell in North America.
Listen to an excerpt American Radical

I Can't Breathe

A masterly narrative of urban America and a scathing indictment of the perverse incentives built into our penal system, I Can’t Breathe drills into the particulars of one case to confront us with the human cost of our broken approach to dispensing criminal justice.
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The Last Girl

Nadia Murad is a refugee, a Yazidi, and a survivor of the Islamic State’s brutality who has forced the world to pay attention to the ongoing genocide in Iraq. Her story is a call to action, a testament to the human will to survive, and a love letter to a lost country, a fragile community, and a family torn apart by war. With foreword by Amal Clooney.
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We Were Eight Years in Power

In this sweeping collection of new and selected essays, Ta-Nehisi Coates explores the tragic echoes of Reconstruction-era history in our own time: the unprecedented election of a black president followed by a vicious backlash that fueled the election of the man Coates argues is America’s “first white president.”
Listen to an excerpt We Were Eight Years in Power