National Bestsellers by Black Authors on Audio

Listen to the lists: The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Publisher’s Weekly, and other national bestselling works of fiction and non-fiction by Black authors. These are the audiobooks everyone is talking about—and soon you will be, too. Looking for more recommendations? Visit the Penguin Random House Audio Amplify Black Voices page.

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Author: Amanda Gorman | Narrator: Amanda Gorman
Release Date: December 07, 2021
The instant #1 New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestsellerThe breakout poetry collection by #1 New York Times bestselling author and presidential inaugural poet Amanda GormanFormerly titled The Hill We Climb and Other Poem...
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: Will Smith | Narrator: Will Smith
Release Date: November 09, 2021
One of the most dynamic and globally recognized entertainment forces of our time opens up fully about his life, in a brave and inspiring book that traces his learning curve to a place where outer success, inner happiness, and human connection are ali...
Author: John McWhorter | Narrator: John McWhorter
Release Date: October 26, 2021
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER New York Times bestselling author and acclaimed linguist John McWhorter argues that an illiberal neoracism, disguised as antiracism, is hurting Black communities and weakening the American social fabric.Americans of goo...
Author: Colson Whitehead | Narrator: Dion Graham
Release Date: September 14, 2021
A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR • NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • From the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Underground Railroad and The Nickel Boys, a gloriously entertaining novel of heists, shakedowns, and rip-offs se...
Author: Jasmine Guillory | Narrator: Janina Edwards
Release Date: July 13, 2021
An instant New York Times bestseller!One of TIME Magazine's 100 Must-Reads of 2021!Two people realize that it’s no longer an act when they veer off-script in this sizzling romantic comedy by New York Times bestselling author Jasmine Guillory.Be...
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Tarana Burke and Dr. Brené Brown bring together a dynamic group of Black writers, organizers, artists, academics, and cultural figures to discuss the topics the two have dedicated ...
Author: Heather McGhee | Narrator: Heather McGhee
Release Date: February 16, 2021
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD • One of today’s most insightful and influential thinkers offers a powerful exploration of inequality and the lesson that generations of Americans have failed to learn...
Author: Robert Jones, Jr. | Narrator: Karen Chilton
Release Date: January 05, 2021
Best Book of the YearNPR • The Washington Post • Boston Globe • TIME • USA Today • Entertainment Weekly • Real Simple • Parade • Buzzfeed • Electric Literature • LitHub •...
Author: Barack Obama | Narrator: Barack Obama
Release Date: November 17, 2020
A riveting, deeply personal account of history in the making—from the president who inspired us to believe in the power of democracy#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAACP IMAGE AWARD NOMINEE • NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR...
Author: Asha Lemmie | Narrator: Robin Eller, Katharine Lee McEwan, Jeena Yi, Siho Ellsmore, Louis Ozawa and Sarah Skaer
Release Date: September 01, 2020
A Good Morning America Book Club Pick and New York Times Bestseller!   From debut author Asha Lemmie, “a lovely, heartrending story about love and loss, prejudice and pain, and the sometimes dangerous, always durable ties that li...
Author: Yaa Gyasi | Narrator: Bahni Turpin
Release Date: September 01, 2020
NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • A TODAY SHOW #ReadWithJenna BOOK CLUB PICK! • Finalist for the WOMEN'S PRIZEYaa Gyasi's stunning follow-up to her acclaimed national best seller Homegoing is a powerful, raw, intimate, deeply layered novel about...