Whether you’re preparing your little one for school, introducing affirmations into your daily routine, or looking for imaginative bedtime stories that delight, nurture, and build self-esteem, press play on audio picture books written and read by best-selling, award-winning Black authors and narrators.
In Change Sings by presidential inaugural poet and activist Amanda Gorman, anything is possible when our voices join together.
“Who better to read her first children’s picture book than poet-activist Amanda Gorman? Gorman’s lyrical voice features the strong sense of rhythm, rhyming, and laudable phrasing that she has quickly become known for…Gorman’s pitch-perfect emotional tone captures the poem’s message of building bridges, not walls.”—AudioFile
I Am Every Good Thing is an upbeat, empowering audiobook from the team that created the award-winning Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut.
“In a text brimming with imagination and Black-boy joy, Barnes lays the foundation for young Black readers to go forth into the world filled with confidence and self-assurance.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review
From prima ballerina and New York Times bestselling author Misty Copeland comes the story of a young Misty, who discovers her love of dance through the ballet CoppĂ©lia—a story about a toymaker who devises a villainous plan to bring a doll to life. Bunheads is the first in a series of books inspired by Mistyâ€™s own early experiences in ballet.
Be sure to also check out Firebird, also written and read by Misty.
Parents who play GRAMMY-winner Lil Nas X’s 12-times platinum single Old Town Road on repeat will want to take their kids and ride on over to this audiobook written and narrated by the music mega-star. With plenty of hidden surprises for Nas’s biggest fans, C Is for Country is a celebration of song and the power inside us all.
With thoughtful yet playful text, Antiracist Baby introduces the youngest listeners and the grown-ups in their lives to the concept and power of antiracism. Providing the language necessary to begin critical conversations at the earliest age, Antiracist Baby is the perfect gift for listeners of all ages dedicated to forming a just society.
Looking for more audiobooks that amplify Black authors, narrators, and stories? Browse our Amplify Black Voices collection.