Celebrate Black History Month with Audiobooks

Celebrate Black History Month with these powerful listens.

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Author: Justin Sayre | Narrator: Adenrele Ojo
Grades: 7-8
Release Date: July 04, 2017
Pretty isn't everything. Trapped by the limitations of her high-school adjective, the realities of her mother's alcohol addiction, and a racially fraught America, Sophie's perspective on what being pretty really means changes drastically in the second adjective-busting novel by the author of Husky, Justin Sayre.
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Author: Tamara Bundy
Grades: 7-8
Release Date: July 04, 2017
A poignant middle grade debut about the friendship between a white girl and an elderly black woman in the 1960s South
 
Alice is angry at having to move to Rainbow, Georgia—a too small, too hot, dried-up place she’s sure will never feel like home.
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Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Grades: N/A
Release Date: May 02, 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.
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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: 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: 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.

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.
$22.50
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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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Author: | Narrator: Ellen Oh, Various, Meg Medina 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: Nicola Yoon | Narrator: Bahni Turpin, Raymond Lee and Dominic Hoffman
Grades: 9-12
Release Date: November 01, 2016

The #1 New York Times Bestseller 
A National Book Award Finalist
A 2017 Michael L. Printz Honor Book

The dazzling new novel from Nicola Yoon, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Everything, Everything (in theaters May 19 2017.

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Author: Jodi Picoult | Narrator: Audra McDonald, Cassandra Campbell and Ari Fliakos
Grades: N/A
Release Date: October 11, 2016

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • With richly layered characters and a gripping moral dilemma that will lead readers to question everything they know about privilege, power, and race, Small Great Things is the stunning new page-turner from Jodi Picoult.

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Author: Brit Bennett | Narrator: Adenrele Ojo
Grades: N/A
Release Date: October 11, 2016
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 
NBCC John Leonard First Novel Prize Finalist
PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction Finalist
An NPR Best Book of 2016
An Entertainment Weekly Best Book of 2016
A Vogue Magazine Best Book of the Year
A Goodreads Choice Award Finalist
One of Elle.
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