Ordinary People Change the World
Black History Month Essay Collections
8 Collections by Black Authors to Listen to Now

Whether you’ve been following these writers for years or are discovering their work for the first time, check out these eight short story and essay collections written or curated by bestselling, award-winning, and debut black authors. Read more

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Raymond Arroyo, Padma Venkatraman, and Julie Bogart This Is the Author
S4 E07: Raymond Arroyo, Padma Venkatraman, and Julie Bogart

In this episode of This Is the Author, meet Raymond Arroyo, author of Will Wilder #3: The Amulet of Power; Padma Venkatraman, author of The Bridge Home; and Julie Bogart, author of The Brave Learner. Drawing on inspiration from childhood memories, travel adventures, and insights in education, hear why each of these authors are excited to share their stories with listeners. Plus, discover how one author used her high school acting experience to help her narrate.

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Rick Riordan Presents on Audio
Adventure Awaits in Rick Riordan Presents on Audio

As big Rick Riordan fans, we’re always looking for another audiobook that will be full of humor, adventure, and a little magic. (Have you listened to all of his books? Not sure? Take a look and see.)

Luckily for us (and you!), there are plenty of fantastical new listens from Rick Riordan Presents; these fun middle-grade stories are based on mythology from around the world that listeners may or may not be familiar with. Read more

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Max and the Midknights Meet the Cast
Meet the Cast: Max and the Midknights

There’s a new adventure from the New York Times bestselling author of the Big Nate series: Max and the Midknights. It’s an illustrated novel, peppered with graphic novel panels throughout, so the audiobook production was exciting to adapt and create. Max’s quest to become a knight is now an original audio performance with a full cast, music, and special effects. Read more

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Adib Khorram Darius the Great is Not Okay
DARIUS THE GREAT IS NOT OKAY Author Adib Khorram on Language and Identity

Darius Kellner has never fit in. His mom is Iranian, and his dad is white. He doesn’t really speak Farsi, but his little sister, Laleh, does. He’s into Star Trek, Lord of the Rings, and tea. Not many people at his high school in Portland, Oregon, share those interests. He also has depression, which doesn’t make anything easier. Read more

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Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls Narrators