Black History Month Classic Authors
Black History Month YA listens
5 Must-Listen Audiobooks by Black Writers for Teens and Young Readers

Each of these five audiobooks explores important topics like race, belonging, and truth in a way that is both beautiful and honest. Read more

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Black History Month Contemporary Authors
8 Audiobooks From Black Writers You Should Know

Whether you are in the mood for literary fiction, romantic fiction, gritty mysteries, or serious nonfiction, there are great audiobooks waiting for you from some of the best-known and up-and-coming black writers. Read more

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TURNING 15 ON THE ROAD TO FREEDOM Q&A with narrator Damaras Obi and director Ally Sheedy

by Emily Parliman, Editor at Listening Library

TURNING 15 ON THE ROAD TO FREEDOM is an award-winning memoir by Lynda Blackmon Lowery who, at age 15, was the youngest person to walk all the way from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, as part of the 1965 Selma Rights Voting March. The book was adapted for stage by director Ally Sheedy (The Breakfast Club, St. Elmo’s Fire) and actress Damaras Obi. Lynda told WMAC Northeast Public Radio: “The first time I saw [Damaras] I was in awe. This girl is awesome.” We were lucky enough to have Damaras narrate the audiobook, with Ally directing. Here they discuss what it was like to adapt the memoir into a play, and then collaborate on the audiobook: Read more

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black history month listens
10 Listens for Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, we’ve collected ten fantastic audiobooks to listen to this month. From award-winning fiction and nonfiction to books from legendary authors, this list has something for everyone. Read more

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Hear History IN THE SHADOW OF LIBERTY by Kenneth C. Davis, read by a Full Cast (Audiobook Trailer)

Did you know that many of America’s Founding Fathers—who fought for liberty and justice for all—were slave owners?

Through the powerful stories of five enslaved people who were “owned” by four of our greatest presidents, this audiobook helps set the record straight about the role slavery played in the founding of America. Read more

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Celebrate Black History Month with Audiobooks

Share powerful stories with young listeners, including essential non-fiction and historical listens, biographies of notable black heroes, and award-winning stories from bestselling authors. Plus, request two FREE CD samplers and learn how you can further diversify your audio collection at HearDiversity.com. Read more

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