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Juvenile Nonfiction - Biography & Autobiography - Social Activists
Author: Laurie Ann Thompson | Narrator: Adjoa Andoh
Release Date: January 26, 2021
Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah's inspiring true story—which was turned into a film, Emmanuel's Gift, narrated by Oprah Winfrey—is nothing short of remarkable. Born in Ghana, West Africa, with one deformed leg, he was dismissed by most people&mdash...
Author: Irene Latham and Karim Shamsi-Basha | Narrator: Ramsey Faragallah
Release Date: December 08, 2020
The Caldecott Honor-winning true story of Mohammad Alaa Aljaleel, who in the midst of the Syrian Civil War courageously offered safe haven to Aleppo's abandoned cats. Aleppo's city center no longer echoes with the rich, exciting sounds of copper...
Author: Ruby Bridges | Narrator: Ruby Bridges
Release Date: November 10, 2020
Inspired by the recent wave of activism led by young people fighting for racial justice, civil rights icon Ruby Bridges--who, at the age of six, was the first black child to integrate an all-white elementary school in New Orleans--shares her story an...
Author: Elaine Weiss | Narrator: Tavia Gilbert
Release Date: June 02, 2020
This adaptation of the book Hillary Clinton calls "a page-turning drama and an inspiration" will spark the attention of young readers and teach them about activism, civil rights, and the fight for women's suffrage--just in time for the 100th annivers...
Author: Sarah Fabiny and Who HQ | Narrator: Robin Eller
Release Date: June 02, 2020
The story of how a girl born into slavery became an early leader in the civil rights movement and the most famous black female journalist in nineteenth-century America. Born into slavery in 1862, Ida Bell Wells was freed as a result of the Emancipati...
Author: Dinah Brown and Who HQ | Narrator: Soneela Nankani
Release Date: December 03, 2019
Malala Yousafzai was a girl who loved to learn but was told that girls would no longer be allowed to go to school. She wrote a blog that called attention to what was happening in her beautiful corner of Pakistan and realized that words can bring abou...
Author: Gail Herman and Who HQ | Narrator: Adenrele Ojo
Release Date: December 03, 2019
The wife of Martin Luther King Jr., Coretta Scott King was a civil rights leader in her own right, playing a prominent role in the African American struggle for racial equality in the 1960s.Here's a gripping portrait of a smart, remarkable woman. Gro...
Author: Skai Jackson | Narrator: Skai Jackson
Release Date: October 01, 2019
Actress, activist, and now Danicing with the Stars competitor Skai Jackson shares her lessons on life and her rise to stardom in this vibrant memoir about self-acceptance, girl empowerment, and the classy clapback.Actress and activist Skai Jackson is...
Author: Gare Thompson | Narrator: Kevin Pariseau
Release Date: March 26, 2019
At age two, Helen Keller became deaf and blind. She lived in a world of silence and darkness and she spent the rest of her life struggling to break through it. But with the help of teacher Annie Sullivan, Helen learned to read, write, and do many ama...
Author: Brad Meltzer | Narrator: Various and Robin Miles
Release Date: February 05, 2019
"We can all be heroes" is the message entertainingly told in this biography series from #1 New York Times Bestselling author Brad Meltzer.“Kids always search for heroes, so we might as well have a say in it,” Brad Meltzer realized, and so...
Author: Brad Meltzer | Narrator: Various and Saskia Maarleveld
Release Date: February 05, 2019
We can all be heroes. That’s the inspiring message of this New York Times Bestselling biography series from historian and author Brad Meltzer When Helen Keller was very young, she got a rare disease that made her deaf and blind. Suddenly, she c...
Author: Brad Meltzer | Narrator: Various and Donte Bonner
Release Date: February 05, 2019
We can all be heroes. That’s the inspiring message of this New York Times Bestselling biography series from historian and author Brad Meltzer.  Even as a child, Martin Luther King, Jr. was shocked by the terrible and unfair way A...