Anti-Racist Audiobook Listening List

This list of Penguin Random House audiobooks is not exhaustive; it is only a place to start. Click here to find anti-racist audiobook listening recommendations for children and teens.

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Author: Jon Kabat-Zinn and Rhonda V. Magee | Narrator: Jon Kabat-Zinn and Rhonda V. Magee
Release Date: September 17, 2019
“Illuminates the very heart of social justice and how it might be approached and nurtured through mindfulness practices in community and through the discernment and new degrees of freedom these practices entrain.” --from the foreword by J...
Author: Colson Whitehead | Narrator: Colson Whitehead and JD Jackson
Release Date: July 16, 2019
In this Pulitzer Prize-winning, New York Times bestselling follow-up to The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead brilliantly dramatizes another strand of American history through the story of two boys unjustly sentenced to a hellish reform school i...
Author: Winona Guo and Priya Vulchi | Narrator: Dominic Hoffman, Elizabeth Liang, Winona Guo and Priya Vulchi
Release Date: June 04, 2019
An eye-opening exploration of race in AmericaIn this deeply inspiring audiobook, Winona Guo and Priya Vulchi recount their experiences talking to people from all walks of life about race and identity on a cross-country tour of America. Spurred by the...
Author: Bill Clinton, Carlotta Walls LaNier and Lisa Frazier Page | Narrator: Carlotta Walls LaNier
Release Date: April 16, 2019
When fourteen-year-old Carlotta Walls walked up the stairs of Little Rock Central High School on September 25, 1957, she and eight other black students only wanted to make it to class. But the journey of the “Little Rock Nine,” as they ...
Author: Henry Louis Gates, Jr. | Narrator: Dominic Hoffman
Release Date: April 02, 2019
A profound new rendering of the struggle by African-Americans for equality after the Civil War and the violent counter-revolution that resubjugated them, as seen through the prism of the war of images and ideas that have left an enduring racist stain...
Author: Jennifer L. Eberhardt, PhD | Narrator: Jennifer L. Eberhardt, PhD
Release Date: March 26, 2019
"Poignant....important and illuminating."—The New York Times Book Review"Groundbreaking."—Bryan Stevenson, New York Times bestselling author of Just MercyFrom one of the world’s leading experts on unconscious racial bias come storie...
Author: Mira Jacob | Narrator: Full Cast, Mira Jacob and Kivlighan de Montebello
Release Date: March 26, 2019
A bold, wry, and intimate graphic memoir about American identity, interracial families, and the realities that divide us, from the acclaimed author of The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing.“By turns hilarious and heart-rending, it&rsquo...
Author: Toni Morrison | Narrator: Bahni Turpin
Release Date: February 12, 2019
Arguably the most celebrated and revered writer of our time now gives us a new nonfiction collection--a rich gathering of her essays, speeches, and meditations on society, culture, and art, spanning four decades.The Source of Self-Regard is brimming ...
Author: Emily Bernard | Narrator: Emily Bernard
Release Date: January 29, 2019
“Blackness is an art, not a science. It is a paradox: intangible and visceral; a situation and a story. It is the thread that connects these essays, but its significance as an experience emerges randomly, unpredictably. . . . Race is the s...
Author: Glory Edim | Narrator: Glory Edim
Release Date: October 30, 2018
An inspiring collection of essays by black women writers, curated by the founder of the popular book club Well-Read Black Girl, on the importance of recognizing ourselves in literature. Remember that moment when you first encountered a character who ...
Author: Casey Gerald | Narrator: Casey Gerald
Release Date: October 02, 2018
NAMED A BEST BOOK OF 2018 BY NPR AND THE NEW YORK TIMESA PBS NEWSHOUR-NEW YORK TIMES BOOK CLUB PICK"Somehow Casey Gerald has pulled off the most urgently political, most deeply personal, and most engagingly spiritual statemen...
Author: Shane Bauer | Narrator: Shane Bauer and James Fouhey
Release Date: September 18, 2018
An enraging, necessary look at the private prison system, and a convincing clarion call for prison reform.” —NPR.orgNew York Times Book Review 10 Best Books of 2018 * One of President Barack Obama’s favorite books of 2018 ...