Black Voices in Social Justice on Audio

Hear from the voices leading the fight for equality and justice in genre-spanning audiobooks that inform, empower, and inspire. And for additional powerful listens, visit the Penguin Random House Audio Amplify Black Voices page.

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Author: Caleb Gayle | Narrator: Caleb Gayle
Release Date: June 07, 2022
“An important part of American history told with a clear-eyed and forceful brilliance.” —National Book Award winner Jacqueline Woodson “We Refuse to Forget reminds readers, on damn near every page, that we are collectively ex...
Under the Skin Cover
Author: Linda Villarosa | Narrator: Karen Chilton
Release Date: June 14, 2022
"A stunning exposé of why Black people in our society 'live sicker and die quicker'—an eye-opening game changer."—Oprah DailyFrom an award-winning writer at the New York Times Magazine and a contributor to the 1619 Project comes a ...
Under the Skin Cover
Author: Robert Samuels and Toluse Olorunnipa | Narrator: Dion Graham, Robert Samuels and Toluse Olorunnipa
Release Date: May 17, 2022
A landmark biography by two prizewinning Washington Post reporters that reveals how systemic racism shaped George Floyd's life and legacy—from his family’s roots in the tobacco fields of North Carolina, to ongoing inequality in housing, e...
Author: Christina Edmondson, Michelle Higgins and Ekemini Uwan | Narrator: Christina Edmondson, Michelle Higgins and Ekemini Uwan
Release Date: April 26, 2022
A collection of essays and stories documenting the lived theology and spirituality we need to hear in order to lean into a more freeing, loving, and liberating faith—from the hosts of the beloved Truth’s Table podcast“The liberating...
Author: Charles Booker | Narrator: Charles Booker
Release Date: April 26, 2022
Kentucky State Representative Charles Booker tells the improbable story of his journey from one of the poorest neighborhoods in the country to a political career forging new alliances among forgotten communities across the New South and beyond.&ldquo...
Author: NoViolet Bulawayo | Narrator: Chipo Chung
Release Date: March 08, 2022
“Manifoldly clever…brilliant… ‘Glory’ is its own vivid world, drawn from its own folklore. This is a satire with sharper teeth, angrier, and also very, very funny.” —Violet Kupersmith, The New Yor...
Author: Y-Vonne Hutchinson | Narrator: Y-Vonne Hutchinson
Release Date: February 01, 2022
An indispensable practical toolkit for dismantling racism in the workplace without fearReporting and personal testimonials have exposed racism in every institution in this country. But knowing that racism exists isn’t nearly enough. Social medi...
Author: Blair Imani | Narrator: Blair Imani
Release Date: October 26, 2021
An approachable guide to being an informed, compassionate, and socially conscious person today—from discussions of race, gender, and sexual orientation to disability, class, and beyond—from critically-acclaimed historian, e...
Narrator: Full Cast and Nikole Hannah-Jones
Release Date: November 16, 2021
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A dramatic expansion of a groundbreaking work of journalism, The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story offers a profoundly revealing vision of the American past and present.NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The...
Author: Michael Phillips | Narrator: Michael Phillips
Release Date: January 25, 2022
The unforgettable true story of one man’s escape from the school-to-prison pipeline, how he reinvented himself as a pastor and education reform advocate, and what his journey can teach us about turning the collateral damage in the lives of our ...
Author: Nikole Hannah-Jones and Renée Watson | Narrator: Nikole Hannah-Jones
Release Date: November 16, 2021
The 1619 Project’s lyrical picture book in verse, adapted for audio, chronicles the consequences of slavery and the history of Black resistance in the United States, thoughtfully rendered by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones...
Author: Kristin Henning | Narrator: Karen Chilton
Release Date: September 28, 2021
A brilliant analysis of the foundations of racist policing in America: the day-to-day brutalities, largely hidden from public view, endured by Black youth growing up under constant police surveillance and the persistent threat of physical and psychol...