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 refused to get out of bed.
$22.50
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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.
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Author: Ta-Nehisi Coates | Narrator: Beresford Bennett
Grades: N/A
Release Date: October 03, 2017
In these “urgently relevant essays,”. the National Book Award–winning author of Between the World and Me “reflects on race, Barack Obama’s presidency and its jarring aftermath”.—including the election of Donald Trump.
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Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie | Narrator: Zainab Jah
Grades: N/A
Release Date: September 19, 2017
With effortless grace, celebrated author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie illuminates a seminal moment in modern African history. Biafra's impassioned struggle to establish an independent republic in southeastern Nigeria during the late 1960s. We experience this tumultuous decade alongside five unforgettable characters.
$27.50
ISBN: 9781524781705
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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" to keep order.
$12.50
ISBN: 9780525587743
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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 Honoree
NBCC John Leonard First Book Prize Finalist
Aspen Words Literary Prize Finalist
California Book Award First Fiction Finalist
Longlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction
Named a Best Book of the Year by Vogue, NPR, Elle, Esquire, BuzzfeedSan Francisco Chronicle, Cosmopolitan, The Huffington Post, The A.
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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.
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Author: Lynda Blackmon Lowery | 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 Book
Kirkus 
Best Books of 2015

Booklist Editors' Choice 2015
BCCB Blue Ribbon 2015

As the youngest marcher in the 1965 voting rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Albama, Lynda Blackmon Lowery proved that young adults can be heroes.
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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.

Soon to be a docuseries on the Paramount Network produced by Shawn Carter

On a February evening in 2012, in a small town in central Florida, seventeen-year-old Trayvon Martin was walking home with candy and a can of juice in hand and talking on the phone with a friend when a fatal encounter with a gun-wielding neighborhood watchman ended his young life.
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ISBN: 9781524750381
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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 Nigerian landscape that it powerfully evokes” (The Boston Globe); The Washington Post called her “the twenty-first-century daughter of Chinua Achebe.
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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 We Need Diverse Books, industry giants Kwame Alexander, Soman Chainani, Matt de la Peña, Tim Federle, Grace Lin, Meg Medina, Walter Dean Myers, Tim Tingle, and Jacqueline Woodson join newcomer Kelly J.
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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 would be different if she were .
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