Audiobooks for Kids & Teens that Amplify Black Voices and Stories

Discover new worlds and find yourself in fantasy, adventure, and coming-of-age audiobooks for kids & teens. Looking for more audiobook recommendations that center on Black authors, narrators, and narratives? Visit the Penguin Random House Audio Amplify Black Voices page. And don’t miss our picks for little listeners—browse Picture Books on Audio that Amplify Black Voices.

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Author: Kevin Hart | Narrator: Kevin Hart
Release Date: June 01, 2021
Stand-up comedian and Hollywood box-office hit Kevin Hart keeps the laughs coming in a middle-grade novel about a boy who has big dreams of making a blockbuster superhero film. Perfect for readers of James Patterson's Middle School series and Lincoln...
Narrator: Amir Abdullah and Taj Leahy
Release Date: August 03, 2021
Celebrate the joys of Black boyhood with stories from seventeen bestselling, critically acclaimed Black authors--including Jason Reynolds (the Track series), Jerry Craft (New Kid), and Kwame Mbalia (the Tristan Strong series)!Black boy joy is…...
Author: Nic Stone | Narrator: Nic Stone
Release Date: August 31, 2021
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Nic Stone comes a challenging and heartwarming coming-of-age story about a softball player looking to prove herself on and off the field.Shenice Lockwood, captain of the Fulton Firebirds, is hyper-focused whe...
Author: Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich | Narrator: Kristen Ariza
Release Date: January 04, 2022
Fans of the Netflix reboot of The Babysitters Club will delight as four new sisters band together in the heart of New York City. Discover this jubilant novel about the difficulties of change, the loyalty of sisters, and the love of family from a prol...
Chronicling the story of the last Africans brought illegally to America in 1860, African Town is a powerful and stunning novel-in-verse.In 1860, long after the United States outlawed the importation of enslaved laborers, 110 men, women and children f...
Author: J. Dillard | Narrator: Tivia Lynnell
Release Date: November 16, 2021
Eight-year-old kid barber J.D. takes his talent to an Atlanta hair show in this chapter-book series.At only eight years old, J.D. the Kid Barber has already won a barber battle and appeared on local TV. Now he’s the youngest barber to be invite...
Author: Namina Forna | Narrator: Imani Jade Powers
Release Date: May 31, 2022
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The epic, hotly anticipated sequel to the instant bestseller The Gilded Ones about a girl with the power to remake her world—or destroy it.“Fans of Children of Blood and Bone, Mulan,...
Author: Ibi Zoboi | Narrator: Robin Miles and Ibi Zoboi
Release Date: January 25, 2022
From the New York Times bestselling author and National Book Award finalist, a biography in verse and prose of science fiction visionary Octavia Butler.Acclaimed novelist Ibi Zoboi illuminates the young life of the visionary storyteller Octavia E. Bu...
Author: Darryl "DMC" McDaniels, Shawnee Warfield, Johnny Warfield and Adam Padilla | Narrator: Darryl "DMC" McDaniels
Release Date: January 04, 2022
From hip-hop pioneer Darryl “DMC” McDaniels comes Darryl’s Dream, a new book about creativity, confidence, and finding your voice.Meet Darryl, a quiet third grader with big hopes and dreams. He loves writing and wants to share his t...
Author: Ayana Gray | Narrator: Keylor Leigh, Ronald Peet and Tovah Ott
Release Date: September 28, 2021
In this blockbuster fantasy series, perfect for fans of Kingdom of the Wicked and Iron Widow, fate binds two Black teenagers together as they journey into a magical jungle to hunt down a vicious monster.“Rich in magic and mythos, Beasts of Prey...
Author: Tina Wells | Narrator: Tyla Collier
Release Date: December 28, 2021
Middle school is hard—but it's way harder when a fairy godmother puts you under a truth-telling spell!June has always been a people-pleaser, telling harmless little lies to make her friends and family happy. She's convinced being hone...
Author: R. Eric Thomas | Narrator: Torian Brackett
Release Date: May 31, 2022
"Infused with all the joy of the best teen movies, Kings of B'more is sure to be a big hit." —BuzzFeed  Two Black queer best friends face their last day together with an epic journey through Baltimore in this magnetic YA debut by bes...