Celebrate Black History Month with Audiobooks

Celebrate Black History Month with these powerful listens.

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Author: Toni Morrison | Narrator: Toni Morrison
Grades: N/A
Release Date: November 14, 2017
"Rumors had been whispered for more than a year. Outrages that had been accumulating all along took shape as evidence. A mother was knocked down the stairs by her cold-eyed daughter. Four damaged infants were born in one family. Daughters refuse...
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Author: Nic Stone | Narrator: Dion Graham
Grades: 9-12
Release Date: October 17, 2017
"Powerful, wrenching.” –JOHN GREEN, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Turtles All the Way Down"Raw and gripping." –JASON REYNOLDS, New York Times bestselling coauthor of All American Boys"A must-read!” &nd...
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Author: Ta-Nehisi Coates | Narrator: Beresford Bennett
Grades: N/A
Release Date: October 03, 2017
In this “urgently relevant”* collection featuring the landmark essay “The Case for Reparations,” the National Book Award–winning author of Between the World and Me “reflects on race, Barack Obama&rsq...
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Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie | Narrator: Zainab Jah
Grades: N/A
Release Date: September 19, 2017
A haunting story of love and war from “one of the world’s great contemporary writers” (Barack Obama), the best-selling author of Americanah and We Should All Be Feminists.With effortless grace, celebrated author Chimamanda...
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Author: Ernest J. Gaines | Narrator: Danny Campbell and JD Jackson
Grades: N/A
Release Date: August 29, 2017
Ernest J. Gaines's new novella revolves around a courthouse shooting that leads a young reporter to uncover the long story of race and power in his small town and the relationship between the white sheriff and the black man who "whipped children...
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Author: Zinzi Clemmons | Narrator: Nicole Lewis
Grades: N/A
Release Date: July 11, 2017
A National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 HonoreeNBCC John Leonard First Book Prize FinalistAspen Words Literary Prize FinalistCalifornia Book Award First Fiction FinalistHurston/Wright Legacy Award Debut Novel NomineeLonglisted for the Andrew Carnegie M...
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Author: W. Kamau Bell | Narrator: W. Kamau Bell
Grades: N/A
Release Date: May 02, 2017
You may know W. Kamau Bell from his new, Emmy-nominated hit show on CNN, United Shades of America. Or maybe you’ve read about him in the New York Times, which called him “the most promising new talent in political comedy in many years.&rd...
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Author: Lynda Blackmon Lowery, Elspeth Leacock and Susan Buckley | Narrator: Damaras Obi
Grades: 9-12
Release Date: May 02, 2017
A memoir of the Civil Rights Movement from one of its youngest heroes A Sibert Informational Book Medal Honor BookKirkus Best Books of 2015Booklist Editors' Choice 2015BCCB Blue Ribbon 2015As the youngest marcher in the 1965 voting rig...
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Author: Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin | Narrator: Adenrele Ojo and J. D. Jackson
Grades: N/A
Release Date: January 31, 2017
Trayvon Martin’s parents take readers beyond the news cycle with an account only they could give: the intimate story of a tragically foreshortened life and the rise of a movement.Now a docuseries on the Paramount Network produced by Shawn Carte...
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Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie | Narrator: Adjoa Andoh
Grades: N/A
Release Date: January 31, 2017
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie burst onto the literary scene with her remarkable debut novel, Purple Hibiscus, which critics hailed as “one of the best novels to come out of Africa in years” (Baltimore Sun), with “prose as lush as the Nig...
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Author: Ellen Oh | Narrator: Various, Meg Medina, Ellen Oh and Kwame Alexander
Grades: 7-8
Release Date: January 03, 2017
Whether it is basketball dreams, family fiascos, first crushes, or new neighborhoods, this bold anthology—written by the best children’s authors—celebrates the uniqueness and universality in all of us.   In a partnership with W...
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Author: Randi Pink | Narrator: Adenrele Ojo
Grades: 9-12
Release Date: January 03, 2017
LaToya Williams lives in Montgomery, Alabama, and attends a mostly white high school. It seems as if her only friend is her older brother, Alex. Toya doesn’t know where she fits in, but after a run-in with another student, she wonders if life w...
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