History comes alive in the bestselling Who Was? series

These educational and entertaining audiobooks offer kid-friendly accounts of important events and famous figures. The Who Was? series delivers fascinating facts while keeping young listeners engaged through short chapters and captivating narration.

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Author: Yona Zeldis McDonough
Grades: 7-8
Release Date: September 03, 2019
Born a slave in Maryland, Harriet Tubman knew first-hand what it meant to be someone's property; she was whipped by owners and almost killed by an overseer. It was from other field hands that she first heard about the Underground Railroad which she t...
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Author: Janet Pascal | Narrator: Kevin Pariseau
Grades: 7-8
Release Date: June 25, 2019
Born to a family of farmers, Lincoln stood out from an early age—literally! (He was six feet four inches tall.) As sixteenth President of the United States, he guided the nation through the Civil War and saw the abolition of slavery. But Lincol...
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Author: Geoff Edgers | Narrator: Kevin Pariseau
Grades: 7-8
Release Date: June 25, 2019
Almost everyone can sing along with the Beatles, but how many young readers know their whole story?  Geoff Edgers, a Boston Globe reporter and hard-core Beatles fan, brings the Fab Four to life in this Who Was...? book. ...
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Author: Jess Brallier | Narrator: Kevin Pariseau
Grades: 7-8
Release Date: March 26, 2019
Everyone has heard of Albert Einstein-but what exactly did he do? How much do kids really know about Albert Einstein besides the funny hair and genius label? For instance, do they know that he was expelled from school as a kid? Finally, here's the st...
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Author: Kate Boehm Jerome | Narrator: Kevin Pariseau
Grades: 7-8
Release Date: March 26, 2019
Amelia Earhart was a woman of many "firsts." In 1932, she became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. In 1935, she also became the first woman to fly across the Pacific. From her early years to her mysterious 1937 disappearance whil...
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Author: Ann Abramson | Narrator: Kevin Pariseau
Grades: 7-8
Release Date: March 26, 2019
In her amazing diary, Anne Frank revealed the challenges and dreams common for any young girl. But Hitler brought her childhood to an end and forced her and her family into hiding. Who Was Anne Frank? looks closely at Anne’s life befo...
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Author: Stephanie Spinner | Narrator: Kevin Pariseau
Grades: 7-8
Release Date: March 26, 2019
You want girl power? Meet Annie Oakley! Born in 1860, she became one of the best-loved and most famous women of her generation. She amazed audiences all over the world with her sharpshooting, horse-riding, action-packed performances. In an age when m...
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Author: Deborah Hopkinson | Narrator: Kevin Pariseau
Grades: 7-8
Release Date: March 26, 2019
As a young boy, Charles Darwin hated school and was often scolded for conducting “useless” experiments. Yet his passion for the natural world was so strong that he suffered through terrible seasickness during his five-year voyage aboard T...
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Author: Sydelle Kramer | Narrator: Kevin Pariseau
Grades: 7-8
Release Date: March 26, 2019
Called the "Great Pathfinder", Daniel Boone is most famous for opening up the West to settlers through Kentucky. A symbol of America's pioneering spirit Boone was a skilled outdoorsman and an avid reader although he never attended school. Sydelle Kra...
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Author: Gare Thompson | Narrator: Kevin Pariseau
Grades: 7-8
Release Date: March 26, 2019
For a long time, the main role of First Ladies was to act as hostesses of the White House...until Eleanor Roosevelt.  Born in 1884, Eleanor was not satisfied to just be a glorified hostess for her husband, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt....
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Author: Geoff Edgers | Narrator: Kevin Pariseau
Grades: 7-8
Release Date: March 26, 2019
Put on your blue suede shoes and get ready for another addition to the Who Was…? series! The King could not have come from humbler origins: Born in Tupelo, Mississippi, during the Depression, he grew up with the blues music of the rural South,...
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Author: S. A. Kramer | Narrator: Kevin Pariseau
Grades: 7-8
Release Date: March 26, 2019
When Portuguese sailor Ferdinand Magellan set sail from Spain in 1519, he believed he could get to the Spice Islands by sailing west through or around the New World. He was right, but what he didn't know was that the treacherous voyage would take him...
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