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Poetry - American - African American
Author: Kevin Young | Narrator: Kevin Young
Release Date: September 04, 2018
James Brown. John Brown's raid. Brown v. the Topeka Board of Ed. The prize-winning author of Blue Laws meditates on all things "brown" in this powerful new collection.Divided into "Home Recordings" and "Field Recordings," Brown speaks to the way pers...
Author: Kiese Laymon and Yrsa Daley-Ward | Narrator: Kiese Laymon and Yrsa Daley-Ward
Release Date: September 26, 2017
“yrsa daley-ward’s bone is a symphony of breaking and mending. . . . she lays her hands on the pulse of the thing. . . . an expert storyteller. of the rarest. and purest kind.” —nayyirah waheed, author of salt.From the celebra...
Author: Warsan Shire | Narrator: Warsan Shire
Release Date: April 18, 2017
What elevates teaching my mother how to give birth, what gives the poems their disturbing brilliance, is Warsan Shire's ability to give simple, beautiful eloquence to the veiled world where sensuality lives in the dominant narrative of Islam; reclaim...
Author: Wes Moore and Donovan Livingston | Narrator: Donovan Livingston
Release Date: April 04, 2017
An inspirational rallying call about education, race, and the true nature of equality—the Harvard Graduate School of Education convocation speech praised as “powerful” by Hillary Rodham Clinton in Teen Vogue and “ins...
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Author: James Weldon Johnson | Narrator: Various
Release Date: September 17, 2008
Introduced by Maya Angelou, the inspiring sermon-poems of James Weldon Johnson James Weldon Johnson was a leading figure of the Harlem Renaissance, and one of the most revered African Americans of all time, whose life demonstrated the full spect...
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Author: Maya Angelou | Narrator: Maya Angelou
Release Date: October 24, 2006
Grace, dignity, and eloquence have long been hallmarks of Maya Angelou’s poetry. Her measured verses have stirred our souls, energized our minds, and healed our hearts. Whether offering hope in the darkest of nights or expressing sincere joy at...
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Author: Maya Angelou | Narrator: Maya Angelou
Release Date: December 01, 2005
This dazzling Christmas poem by Maya Angelou is powerful and inspiring for people of all faiths.In this beautiful, deeply moving poem, Maya Angelou inspires us to embrace the peace and promise of Christmas, so that hope and love can once again light...
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Author: Maya Angelou | Narrator: Maya Angelou
Release Date: November 29, 2005
Maya Angelou’s unforgettable collection of poetry lends its name to the documentary film about her life, And Still I Rise, as seen on PBS’s American Masters.   Pretty women wonder where my secret lies. I’m not cute or built to ...
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