5 Audiobooks That Keep Learning Fun

Dive into educational audiobooks will have even the pickiest of kiddos eager to keep learning over the summer months. No matter what your young listener is interested in, these audios will keep them enthralled and help avoid the summer slide. Unless it’s a slip-n-slide. So fun.

Author: Elaine Weiss
Read By: Tavia Gilbert

This young reader’s adaptation of the book Hillary Clinton calls “a page-turning drama and an inspiration” will spark the attention of young listeners and teach them about activism, civil rights, and the fight for women’s suffrage.

“Narrator Tavia Gilbert’s portrayals of opposition activists, politicians, and proponents of universal voting rights swell with the weight of their moral convictions.”–AudioFile Magazine

In this installment of the Pocket Change Collective, Earth Guardians Youth Director and hip-hop artist Xiuhtezcatl Martinez shows us how his music feeds his environmental activism and vice versa. Martinez visualizes a future that allows us to direct our anger, fear, and passion toward creating change. See all the Pocket Change Collective titles here.

Bootleg: Murder, Moonshine, and the Lawless Years of Prohibition is fast-paced non-fiction perfect for any young listeners interested in American history, particularly the 1920s, gangsters, bootleggers, the Constitution, and American politics.

“A fast-paced, gripping narrative…An informative, insightful account of a fascinating period of American history.” ―Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Author: Sarah Fabiny and Who HQ
Read By: Robin Eller

Ida Bell Wells was freed as a result of the Emancipation Proclamation in 1865. Despite this, she could see just how unjust the world she was living in remained. This drove her to become a journalist and activist. Ida B. Wells would go on to co-own a newspaper, write several books, help cofound the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), and fight for women’s right to vote.

Who HQ is the young listener headquarters for history. Find more titles in the series to listen to here.

In this installment of the Pocket Change Collective, arts writer and co-editor of Black Futures Kimberly Drew shows us that art and protest are inextricably linked. Drawing on her personal experience through art toward activism, Drew challenges us to create space for the change that we want to see in the world. Because there really is so much more space than we think. See all the Pocket Change Collective titles here.