• Schomburg: The Man Who Built a Library

    By Carole Boston Weatherford

    Read by Ron Butler

    Where is our historian to give us our side? Arturo asked.

    "All of the book's details paint Schomburg as an admirable, flawed, likable, passionate man whose lasting legacy, Harlem's Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, opens its doors to all who would learn more about the people its founder knew had been left out of the written record. A must-read for a deeper understanding of a well-connected genius who enriched the cultural road map for African-Americans and books about them." - Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

    Available Tue Dec 12 00:00:00 UTC 2017
    English, Unabridged

  • Queen Hustlaz

    By Falicia Love

    Read by Zuzu Robinson

    They're your typical hood chicks-always on the prowl and dead set on making it out of the hood.

    Available Fri Nov 10 00:00:00 UTC 2017
    English, Unabridged

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  • The World in Flames

    By Jerald Walker

    Read by C.S. Treadway

    A Black Boyhood in a White Supremacist Doomsday Cult

    A memoir of growing up in a segregated cult preaching the imminent end of the world

    "The key to the memoir's cumulative power is Walker's narrative command; the rite of passage is rockier than most, making the redemption well-earned." - Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

    Available Thu Nov 09 00:00:00 UTC 2017
    English, Unabridged

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  • A Surprised Queenhood in the New Black Sun

    By Angela Jackson

    Read by Janina Edwards

    The Life & Legacy of Gwendolyn Brooks

    A look at the cultural and political force of Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Gwendolyn Brooks.

    "Jackson's sensitive portrait of this 'quiet genius' and her finely calibrated insights into her writing celebrate Brooks's warmth, her 'bitter bite, her slicing sarcasm,' and the revolutionary provocation and power of her courageous, caring, intricately faceted poems, poems to read and reread for their emotional, social, and moral repercussions-and for their expounding beauty." - Booklist, Starred Review

    Available Wed Nov 08 00:00:00 UTC 2017
    English, Unabridged

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  • Loving

    By Sheryll Cashin

    Read by Trei Taylor

    Interracial Intimacy in America and the Threat to White Supremacy

    How interracial love and marriage changed history and may soon alter American politics.

    "A concise, powerful reflection on the 50th anniversary of the landmark case." - Kirkus Reviews

    Available Tue Oct 24 00:00:00 UTC 2017
    English, Unabridged

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  • Stay Until Dawn

    By Jamie Pope

    Read by Angel Cochrane

    A Redemption Novel

    A heartrending and seductive revelation of the power of love to redeem and transform burdened hearts

    Released Tue Aug 15 00:00:00 UTC 2017
    English, Unabridged

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  • Freedom in Congo Square

    By Carole Boston Weatherford

    Read by J.D. Jackson

    Six more days to Congo Square.

    "...Unique in its subject and artistic expression, this beautiful book belongs in most collections." - School Library Journal, Starred Review

    Released Tue Jul 25 00:00:00 UTC 2017
    English, Unabridged

  • Stay for Me

    By Jamie Pope

    Read by Angel Cochrane

    A Redemption Novel

    A poignant and romantic story of longing, secrets, and second chances.

    Released Tue Jun 27 00:00:00 UTC 2017
    English, Unabridged

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  • Boss

    By Tracy Brown

    Read by Cami Darian

    Empire meets Scandal meets Romeo and Juliet!

    Released Tue Jun 20 00:00:00 UTC 2017
    English, Unabridged

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  • Talentos ocultas (Hidden Figures)

    By Margot Lee Shetterly

    Read by Hayley Cresswell

    El sueño americano y la historia jamás contada de las mujeres matemáticas afroamericanas que ayudaron a ganar la carrera espacial (The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematic

    The true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA in the turbulent 1950’s.

    "Much as Tom Wolfe did in 'The Right Stuff', Shetterly moves gracefully between the women’s lives and the broader sweep of history...Shetterly, who grew up in Hampton, blends impressive research with an enormous amount of heart in telling these stories..." - Boston Globe

    Released Tue Feb 28 00:00:00 UTC 2017
    Spanish, Unabridged

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  • The Blood of Emmett Till

    By Timothy B. Tyson

    Read by Rhett Samuel Price

    The event that launched the civil rights movement is redefined in light of new information.

    "...[Price's] reading thrusts listeners into the horror of 14-year-old Emmett Till's murder..." - Publishers Weekly

    Released Tue Feb 07 00:00:00 UTC 2017
    English, Unabridged

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  • Loving vs. Virginia

    By Patricia Hruby Powell

    Read by Adenrele Ojo and MacLeod Andrews

    A Documentary Novel of the Landmark Civil Rights Case

    The story of a landmark civil rights case, told in spare and gorgeous verse.

    "Both narrators inhabit their characters with empathy and grit. Listeners hear the love Millie and Richard maintain for each other in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds, join in their frustration at the slow pace of justice, and rejoice at their final triumph." - AudioFile

    Released Tue Jan 31 00:00:00 UTC 2017
    English, Unabridged

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  • A Spy Called James

    By Anne Rockwell

    Read by Rodney Gardiner and Qarie Marshall

    The True Story of James Lafayette, Revolutionary War Double Agent

    The true story of a slave who helped America earn its freedom & must now fight to gain his own!

    "Perfect for young listeners wanting to know about the Revolutionary War and African American History." - School Library Journal, Starred Review

    Released Tue Jan 31 00:00:00 UTC 2017
    English, Unabridged

  • Because They Marched

    By Russell Freedman

    Read by Rodney Gardiner

    The People's Campaign for Voting Rights That Changed America

    A riveting account of the march for voting rights from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama.

    “One of the most decorated nonfiction writers in the field brings his style to a well-told story of the struggle for voting rights in the American South...Freedman's meticulous research and elegant prose brings freshness to [this] story…” - Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

    Released Tue Jan 17 00:00:00 UTC 2017
    English, Unabridged

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  • Murder in G Major

    By Alexia Gordon

    Read by Jessica Carroll

    A musician stranded in the Irish countryside becomes a reluctant P.I. with a ghost for her client!

    "Charming debut." - Kirkus Reviews

    Released Tue Jan 10 00:00:00 UTC 2017
    English, Unabridged

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  • The Souls of Black Folk

    By W.E.B. DuBois

    Read by Rodney Gardiner

    A collection of essays on race and equality that laid the groundwork for the field of sociology.

    "...narrator Rodney Gardinar captures listeners' attention...His ability to emphasize the most important elements...carries listeners through the production, making this a power experience..." - AudioFile

    Released Tue Dec 06 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Unabridged

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  • Just a Lucky So and So

    By Lesa Cline-Ransome

    Read by Arnell Powell

    This tribute to Louis Armstrong tells the story of a virtuoso musician who personified jazz.

    "A solid choice for school libraries and collections looking to freshen up biography collections." - School Library Journal

    Released Tue Aug 16 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Unabridged

  • Marching to Zion

    By Mary Glickman

    Read by Laurel Lefkow

    A tale of passion and redemption during an era when interracial love could not go unpunished.

    "This moving novel...handled with credibility by the talented Glickman...is sustained by the rich period detail and by strong and fully realized characters." - Booklist

    Released Tue Jul 12 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Unabridged

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  • Voice of Freedom

    By Carole Boston Weatherford

    Read by Janina Edwards

    Fannie Lou Hamer - Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement

    Stirring poems and stunning illustrations combine in this acclaimed biography of Fannie Lou Hamer.

    “Bold, honest, informative, and unforgettable.” - Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)

    Released Tue Jul 12 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Unabridged

  • The Perfect Mistress

    By ReShonda Tate Billingsley

    Read by Janina Edwards

    An emotional story about family and marriage by bestselling author ReShonda Tate Billingsley.

    "...Edwards creates authentic voices for all the characters in this emotionally driven romance." - Booklist

    Released Tue Jul 05 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Unabridged

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  • A Free State

    By Tom Piazza

    Read by John Pruden

    A powerful novel of race, violence, and identity set on the eve of the Civil War.

    Released Tue Sep 15 00:00:00 UTC 2015
    English, Unabridged

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  • Spectacle

    By Pamela Newkirk

    Read by Bahni Turpin

    The Astonishing Life of Ota Benga

    An award-winning journalist reveals a little-known and shameful episode in American history.

    Best Audio 2015 List. Top 10 Nonfiction - Library Journal

    Released Tue Jun 02 00:00:00 UTC 2015
    English, Unabridged

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  • The Class of '65

    By Jim Auchmutey

    Read by Adam Verner

    A Student, a Divided Town, and the Long Road to Forgiveness

    In the midst of racial strife, one young man showed courage and empathy.

    Released Tue Apr 14 00:00:00 UTC 2015
    English, Unabridged

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  • Mumbet's Declaration of Independence

    By Gretchen Woelfle

    Read by Susie Berneis

    One woman’s brave actions set a milestone on the road toward ending slavery in the United States.

    “This deceptively simple story is an excellent introduction to the powerful and noble liberties outlined in our state and national constitutions.” - School Library Journal (audiobook)

    Released Tue Feb 10 00:00:00 UTC 2015
    English, Unabridged

  • Benny Goodman and Teddy Wilson

    By Lesa Cline-Ransome

    Read by Sean Crisden

    Taking the Stage As the First Black-and-White Jazz Band in History

    "A solid exploration of a...historically significant moment in American music." - Kirkus Reviews.

    "This is a story that deserves to be heard and experienced by all." - School Library Journal (audio review)

    Released Tue Dec 30 00:00:00 UTC 2014
    English, Unabridged

  • Team Seven

    By Marcus Burke

    Read by Arnell Powell , Simone Cook and James Shippy

    Marcus Burke offers a literarily accomplished, authentic urban drama.

    “This is a book about people engulfed from childhood in complexities that would baffle any wisdom... Team Seven achieves a rare degree of mature and compassionate insight. It is a remarkable first novel.” - Marilynne Robinson, author of Housekeeping and Gilead

    Released Tue May 27 00:00:00 UTC 2014
    English, Unabridged

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  • Clotel

    By William Wells Brown

    Read by J.D. Jackson

    The harrowing fictional account of slave fathered by President Thomas Jefferson.

    "JD Jackson's narration is unwavering and profoundly impactful...Jackson presents Clotel in a manner that grips the listener." - AudioFile Magazine

    Released Tue Jan 28 00:00:00 UTC 2014
    English, Unabridged
    Sales Rank 179
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  • Cane

    By Jean Toomer

    Read by Sean Crisden

    "This book should be on all readers' and writers' desks and in their minds." - Maya Angelou

    "By far the most impressive product of the Negro Renaissance, Cane ranks with Richard Wright's Native Son and Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man as a measure of the Negro novelist's highest achievement. Jean Toomer belongs to that first rank of writers who use words almost as a plastic medium, shaping new meanings from an original and highly personal style." - Robert A. Bone, The Negro Novel in America (1965)

    Released Tue Jan 08 00:00:00 UTC 2013
    English, Unabridged
    Sales Rank 816
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