Picture Books on Audio that Amplify Black Voices

Snuggle up with little listeners and press play on audio picture books that delight and empower, written and read by Black authors and narrators. Looking for more audiobook recommendations that center on Black authors, narrators, and narratives? Visit the Penguin Random House Audio Amplify Black Voices page.

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Author: Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich | Narrator: Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich
Release Date: May 24, 2022
Tip your hat to fashion designer and civil rights icon Mae Reeves in this picture book biography written in collaboration with the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture!"A fine introduction to a determined trailblazer." ...
Author: Jazmyn Simon | Narrator: Jazmyn Simon
Release Date: May 03, 2022
Jazmyn Simon's debut is a moving love letter to children struggling to accept themselves inside and out—exactly as they are. This book was inspired by a conversation between the author and her daughter.I was shown all the smiles ...
Author: Kelly Rowland and Jessica McKay | Narrator: Kelly Rowland
Release Date: April 26, 2022
An instant New York Times bestseller!  A loving ode to modern motherhood by Kelly Rowland and Jessica McKay.Grammy Award–winning artist Kelly Rowland and educator Jessica McKay have crafted a lyrical celebration of working moms everyw...
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Author: Russell Wilson and Ciara | Narrator: Russell Wilson and Ciara
Release Date: March 01, 2022
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From Grammy-winning pop star Ciara and Super Bowl champion quarterback Russell Wilson comes a picture book to inspire young readers to see the value in themselves, be brave, and go after their biggest dreams!   W...
Author: Dorena Williamson | Narrator: Bahni Turpin
Release Date: February 08, 2022
An ode to Black hair and Black girl joy, this joy-filled rhyming picture book invites young readers into the world of a young Black girl as she rocks her God-given beauty.Hello, world! I’m a gift from above.I already know that I am loved.G...
Author: Cedella Marley | Narrator: Cedella Marley
Release Date: February 01, 2022
A picture book that celebrates music, love, and family from author Cedella Marley. A poetic story about a young girl who moves to a new country and learns to make friends—inspired by a childhood growing up with the musician Bob Marley as a fath...
Author: Nancy Redd | Narrator: Nancy Redd
Release Date: January 04, 2022
This joyous and loving celebration of family is the first-ever picture book to highlight Black nighttime hair traditions--and is perfect for every little girl who knows what it's like to lose her bonnet just before bedtime.In my family, when the sun ...
Author: Leah Henderson | Narrator: Leah Henderson
Release Date: January 04, 2022
A moving tribute to the joy and grounding that fathers bring to their children's lives.What does a daddy do? From day one, this daddy speaks love to his little one. And along with that love, his words and actions speak many other things, too: like tr...
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: Tricia Elam Walker | Narrator: Justin Nicholas-Elam Ruff
Release Date: November 16, 2021
Caldecott Honor, three time Coretta Scott King Award winner, and New York Times bestselling illustrator and her author cousin pay gorgeous homage to the street they grew up on and the loving community that made their childhood special.Welcome to Drea...
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: Robert Samuel White III and Robert Samuel White II | Narrator: Robert Samuel White III and Robert Samuel White II
Release Date: November 09, 2021
Based on the empowering and beloved viral video rap by six-year-old Sam White and his dad, Bobby, as seen on The Ellen Show and more, comes a book about the many careers kids can aspire to, from A to Z!You can be an A--an architect, a B--a biochemist...