• Redemption

    Martin Luther King Jr.'s Last 31 Hours

    An intimate look at the last fateful hours of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s life.

    Available Tue Mar 27 00:00:00 UTC 2018
    English, Unabridged

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  • Neruda (Neruda)

    El llamado del poeta (The Poet's Calling)

    A compelling biographical portrait of one of the most influential figures in Latin American history

    Available Tue Mar 27 00:00:00 UTC 2018
    Spanish, Unabridged

  • Invisible

    How Young Women with Serious Health Issues Navigate Work, Relationships, and the Pressure to Seem...

    What happens when you’re starting your career but are faced with a life-altering medical condition?

    Available Tue Mar 13 00:00:00 UTC 2018
    English, Unabridged

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  • Andrew Jackson

    The Making of America

    A fresh look at of one of our most controversial presidents

    Available Tue Mar 13 00:00:00 UTC 2018
    English, Unabridged

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  • Alexander Hamilton

    The Making of America

    A fascinating and fresh account of the visionary founding father Alexander Hamilton

    "[A] lucid biography that illuminates the personality and politics of Alexander Hamilton, spotlighting his role in shaping the structure of the U.S. government and economy." - Publishers Weekly

    Available Tue Mar 06 00:00:00 UTC 2018
    English, Unabridged

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  • Mary Magdalene

    A Biography

    A magnificent biography restoring Mary Magdalene to her rightful place of importance

    "Drawing from the gospels (especially Luke 8), Gnostic writings and later Christian legends, Chilton shows the ways in which the Christian traditions have maligned Mary...a satisfactory survey of attitudes toward Mary from the Middle Ages to today." - Publishers Weekly

    Available Tue Mar 06 00:00:00 UTC 2018
    English, Unabridged

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  • Up Up, Down Down

    By Cheston Knapp

    Read by Cheston Knapp

    Essays

    Insightful, big-hearted, and entertaining, these essays are an essential appraisal of modern life.

    Available Tue Feb 06 00:00:00 UTC 2018
    English, Unabridged

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  • Finding the Edge

    My Life on the Ice

    Figure-skating icon and U.S. National Champion Karen Chen tells the story of her rise to the top.

    Available Tue Feb 06 00:00:00 UTC 2018
    English, Unabridged

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  • Molly's Game (Molly's Game)

    La historia real de la mujer de 26 años detrás del juego de póker clandestino más...

    The true story of "Hollywood's Poker Princess," who gambled everything, won big, then lost it all...

    Available Tue Feb 06 00:00:00 UTC 2018
    Spanish, Unabridged

  • Infinite Hope

    How Wrongful Conviction, Solitary Confinement and 12 Years on Death Row Failed to Kill My Soul

    Written by a wrongfully convicted man, a powerful memoir about fighting for-and winning-exoneration.

    Available Tue Jan 16 00:00:00 UTC 2018
    English, Unabridged

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  • Junk Raft

    By Marcus Eriksen

    Read by James Patrick Cronin

    An Ocean Voyage and a Rising Tide of Activism to Fight Plastic Pollution

    An exciting account of an activist's expedition across the Pacific on a home-made "junk raft"

    Available Tue Jan 16 00:00:00 UTC 2018
    English, Unabridged

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  • Facing Frederick

    By Tonya Bolden

    Read by Adam Lazarre-White

    The Life of Frederick Douglass, a Monumental American Man

    The story of one of America's most influential African Americans.

    Available Wed Jan 10 00:00:00 UTC 2018
    English, Unabridged

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  • The Eden Express

    By Mark Vonnegut

    Read by Pete Cross

    A Memoir of Insanity

    Lighthearted and moving, this revealing memoir about mental illness is soon to be adapted for film!

    "One of the best books about going crazy...required reading for those who want to understand insanity from the inside." - The New York Times Book Review

    Available Tue Dec 19 00:00:00 UTC 2017
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  • 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

  • To Sir, With Love

    By E.R. Braithwaite

    Read by Ben Onwukwe

    The inspiration for the classic film, this powerful tale is a triumph over bigotry and ignorance.

    "Moving and inspiring.... A book that the reader devours quickly, ponders slowly, and forgets not at all." - The New York Times Book Review

    Available Tue Dec 05 00:00:00 UTC 2017
    English, Unabridged

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  • Cielo de octubre (Rocket Boys)

    By Homer Hickam

    Read by Alberto Santillán

    The endearing coming-to-age memoir that inspired the film October Sky

    "[T]horoughly charming....Hickam builds a story of overcoming obstacles that is worthy of Frank Capra...[in its]...eloquent evocation of a lost time and place." - Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, New York Times

    Available Tue Dec 05 00:00:00 UTC 2017
    Spanish, Unabridged

  • Guerrera del amor (Love Warrior)

    By Glennon Doyle

    Read by Erika Robledo

    Una memoria (A Memoir)

    The true story of one woman's journey of self-discovery after the implosion of her marriage

    "A testament to the power of vulnerability. Glennon shows us the clearest meaning of 'To thine own self be true.' It's as if she reached into her heart, captured the raw emotions there, and translated them into words that anyone who's ever known pain or shame-in other words, every human on the planet-can relate to. She's bravely put everything on the table for the whole world to see." - Oprah Winfrey

    Available Wed Nov 29 00:00:00 UTC 2017
    Spanish, Unabridged

  • The Bayou Strangler

    By Fred Rosen

    Read by Keith Foster

    Louisiana's Most Gruesome Serial Killer

    The terrifyingly true story of a serial killer's brutal ten-year killing spree

    Available Tue Nov 28 00:00:00 UTC 2017
    English, Unabridged

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  • The Newcomers

    By Helen Thorpe

    Read by Kate Handford

    Finding Refuge, Friendship, and Hope in an American Classroom

    Twenty-two teenaged refugees adapt to life in America with the help of their English teacher.

    "Thorpe writes with great compassion...Her story will entertain and enlighten readers, creating a wider, more sympathetic view of the world and its inhabitants-certainly something we need right now." - Kirkus Reviews

    Released Tue Nov 14 00:00:00 UTC 2017
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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

    Released Thu Nov 09 00:00:00 UTC 2017
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  • Soul Serenade

    By Rashod Ollison

    Read by C.S. Treadway

    Rhythm, Blues & Coming of Age Through Vinyl

    A memoir about a boy in Arkansas who searches for himself and his distant father through soul music.

    "An elegiac look at a childhood marked by violence, dysfunction, poverty, sorrow-and plenty of good music." - Kirkus Reviews

    Released Wed Nov 08 00:00:00 UTC 2017
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  • Water Tossing Boulders

    By Adrienne Berard

    Read by Moe Egan

    How a Family of Chinese Immigrants Led the First Fight to Desegregate Schools in the Jim Crowe South

    A vital, forgotten chapter of America's past that uncovers a powerful journey of an oppressed people

    "In an engaging bit of social history, Berard rescues a forgotten part of Southern history and brings it to light, offering readers a rare glimpse into Chinese immigrant life and the way segregation affected so many for decades. Flush with telling details and backed by meticulous research, a piece of near-forgotten Chinese-American history is retold." - Kirkus Reviews

    Released Wed Nov 08 00:00:00 UTC 2017
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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

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

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  • Victoria

    By Catherine Reef

    Read by Penelope Rawlins

    Portrait of a Queen

    History vividly comes to life in this account of a confident, strong-minded, and influential woman.

    "A vividly written, richly layered portrait of a fascinating woman whose life and work influenced and inspired many." - Kirkus, Starred Review

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

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  • Ma Speaks Up

    By Marianne Leone

    Read by Marianne Leone

    And a First-Generation Daughter Talks Back

    An admired actress tells the story of her outspoken, frequently outrageous Italian immigrant mother.

    Released Mon Nov 06 00:00:00 UTC 2017
    English, Unabridged

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  • Life as Jamie Knows It

    By Michael Bérubé

    Read by Brian Roberts

    An Exceptional Child Grows Up

    The story of Jamie Bérubé's journey to adulthood and a meditation on disability in American life.

    "While the author clearly paints the life of an adult with Down syndrome as one hinging on the compassion and understanding of others, he also paints Jamie's experience and immersion into the world as a story of triumph, bravery, independence, and great self-awareness. An inspiring family scrapbook offering hopeful reinforcement for parents in similar situations." - Kirkus Reviews

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

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  • How to Be a Muslim

    By Haroon Moghul

    Read by Kamran R. Khan

    An American Story

    A young Muslim leader’s memoir of his struggles to forge an American Muslim identity

    "In sometimes heartbreaking and staggering prose laced with subtle and sardonic humor, Moghul (The Order of Light) shares what it looks like to hammer out an American Muslim identity...Highly recommended for its candor and relatability, this book will invite readers to fathom what it means to grasp Islam-and religion and spirituality in general." - Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

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

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  • All the Rage

    By Martin Moran

    Read by Martin Moran

    A Quest

    A moving and surprisingly funny memoir about finding the right balance between anger and compassion

    "Moran's personal history is beautifully intertwined with his work as an interpreter for Siba, an African refugee seeking asylum in America after being imprisoned and tortured...A courageous release from the pain, guilt, and fury of sexual abuse." - Kirkus Reviews

    Released Tue Oct 24 00:00:00 UTC 2017
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  • The Shattered Lens

    By Jonathan Alpeyrie , Bonnie Timmermann and Stash Luczkiw

    Read by Qarie Marshall

    A War Photographer's True Story of Captivity and Survival in Syria

    Discover a gripping and harrowing tale of war and torture from the man who lived through it.

    "A keen photojournalist's eye serves Alpeyrie well as he painstakingly recounts his capture in 2013 by rebels during Syria's civil war. In this harrowing story, Alpeyrie offers insights that deserve attention." - Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

    Released Tue Oct 10 00:00:00 UTC 2017
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  • A Futile and Stupid Gesture

    By Josh Karp

    Read by Chris Lutkin

    How Doug Kenney and National Lampoon Changed Comedy Forever

    A hilarious and moving story that's now a highly anticipated Netflix film

    "...an iridescent, polychromatic portrait of the humorist, framed within an amusing anecdotal history of National Lampoon." - Publishers Weekly

    Released Tue Oct 03 00:00:00 UTC 2017
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  • The Third Reconstruction

    By Dr. William J. Barber, II and Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove

    Read by Chase Bradley

    How a Moral Movement Is Overcoming the Politics of Division and Fear

    A civil-rights activist offers up a plan for bridging America's racial and economic divide.

    "A battle-hardened pastor calls for a faith-based, grass-roots movement for social justice...It's the religious component that makes his story particularly interesting. Fully aware of the suspicion Bible-speak arouses in modern progressive circles, the author still insists on viewing the justice struggle through a moral prism, one always backstopped by 'a Higher Power.'...A heartfelt dose of old-time religion mixed with modern-day activism." - Kirkus Reviews

    Released Tue Sep 26 00:00:00 UTC 2017
    English, Unabridged

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  • La niña inquebrantable (Girl Unbroken)

    By Regina Calcaterra and Rosie Maloney

    Read by Hayley Cresswell

    Una historia desgarradora de supervivencia de una hermana desde las calles de Long Island a las granjas de Idaho (A Sister's Harrowing Story of Survival from the Streets of Long Island to the Farms of

    A harrowing, yet ultimately triumphant story of childhood abuse and survival.

    "As engrossing as Etched in Sand, this book is a testament to Maloney's remarkable resilience and a moving tribute to the unbreakable bond of love she shared with her siblings. Courageous and emotionally intense." - Kirkus Reviews

    Released Tue Aug 22 00:00:00 UTC 2017
    Spanish, Unabridged

  • Play Like a Girl

    By Ellie Roscher

    Read by Katherine Fenton

    How a Soccer School in Kenya's Slums Started a Revolution

    Discover what happens when soccer, academics, and advocacy are brought together!

    Released Tue Aug 08 00:00:00 UTC 2017
    English, Unabridged

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  • La búsqueda de Gobi (Finding Gobi)

    By Dion Leonard

    Read by Alejandro Vargas-Lugo

    Un perrita con un gran corazón (A Little Dog with a Very Big Heart)

    The amazing true story of a man, a dog, and the lengths to which companions will go for each other.

    "Leonard and Gobi's story represents the power of people working together and the profound depth of feeling possible between a man and his dog." - Publishers Weekly

    Released Thu Aug 03 00:00:00 UTC 2017
    Spanish, Unabridged

  • Honor Girl

    By Maggie Thrash

    Read by Ensemble Cast

    A Graphic Memoir

    All-girl camp. First love. First heartbreak.

    "In this graphic memoir, Thrash writes with confidence and skill remarkable for a debut." - The New York Times

    Released Tue May 30 00:00:00 UTC 2017
    English, Unabridged

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  • Alive

    By Piers Paul Read

    Read by Paul Ansdell

    The Story of the Andes Survivors

    The gripping true story of courage, adventure, endurance, and sacrifice.

    "A classic in the literature of survival." - Newsweek

    Released Tue May 16 00:00:00 UTC 2017
    English, Unabridged

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  • Presenting Buffalo Bill

    By Candace Fleming

    Read by Eric G. Dove

    The Man Who Invented the Wild West

    A compelling biography of the "hardscrabble frontiersman who became America's legendary showman."

    "Fleming's even-handed biography of William Cody, the 'hardscrabble frontiersman who became America's legendary showman,' is more than just the story of a larger-than-life figure." - Publisher's Weekly, Starred Review

    Released Tue May 09 00:00:00 UTC 2017
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  • Iris Grace

    By Arabella Carter-Johnson

    Read by Anna Bentinck

    How Thula the Cat Saved a Little Girl and Her Family

    The unexpected tale of a cat who helps a family with an autistic daughter learn how to connect.

    "Iris' story, as told and photographed by her mother, beautifully deciphers the way a child with autism sees and approaches the world, with a deft touch that makes for compelling reading." - Booklist, Starred Review

    Released Tue Apr 25 00:00:00 UTC 2017
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  • Vincent and Theo

    By Deborah Heiligman

    Read by Phil Fox

    The Van Gogh Brothers

    An incredible story about brotherly love and the famous artist who was shaped by it.

    "A remarkably insightful, profoundly moving story of fraternal interdependence and unconditional love." - Kirkus, Starred Review

    Released Tue Apr 25 00:00:00 UTC 2017
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  • Lucky Jim

    By James Hart

    Read by Pete Cross

    The memoir of writer Jim Hart, detailing his personal struggles and eventual successes.

    "In this searching, honest, and emotionally nuanced narrative, Hart navigates the struggle with his personal demons and the celebrity world with which he unexpectedly became enmeshed with elegance, grit, and artistry. The result is memoir that makes for exceptionally poignant, lyrical reading. A finely written, painful, but profound book." - Kirkus Reviews

    Released Tue Apr 11 00:00:00 UTC 2017
    English, Unabridged

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  • Grace, Gold & Glory

    By Gabrielle Douglas and Michelle Burford

    Read by Haleakala Wilson

    My Leap of Faith

    Gabrielle Douglas overcame tremendous odds to bring glory to her team, her country, and her Creator.

    "This inspiring autobiography will be enjoyed by young fitness enthusiasts, dedicated gymnasts, or Christian adolescents..." - School Library Journal

    Released Tue Apr 11 00:00:00 UTC 2017
    English, Unabridged

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  • H.H. Holmes

    By Adam Selzer

    Read by David Bendena

    The True History of the White City Devil

    Discover the truth behind the killing spree that peaked during the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago.

    "...comprehensive, compelling, and surprising." - Booklist, Starred Review

    Released Tue Apr 04 00:00:00 UTC 2017
    English, Unabridged

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  • The Yellow Envelope

    By Kim Dinan

    Read by Laurence Bouvard

    One Gift, Three Rules, and A Life-Changing Journey Around the World

    What Would You Do with a Yellow Envelope?

    "This is a capably narrated, decidedly introspective, soul-searching travel memoir of the Eat, Pray, Love variety and will likely draw the same audience." - Booklist

    Released Sat Apr 01 00:00:00 UTC 2017
    English, Unabridged

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  • Bonhoeffer Student Edition

    By Eric Metaxas

    Read by Stu Gray

    Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy

    What would you do if your faith could cost you your life?

    "This is a unique, informative biographical story of one of the lesser known individuals of the Resistance movement, but one who is unmistakably important." - School Library Journal

    Released Tue Mar 28 00:00:00 UTC 2017
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  • Lenin on the Train

    By Catherine Merridale

    Read by Gordon Griffin

    A gripping account of how Lenin’s 1917 train ride to Petrograd ignited the Russian Revolution.

    "A superbly written narrative history that draws together and makes sense of scattered data, anecdotes, and minor episodes, affording us a bigger picture of events that we now understand to be transformative." - Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

    Released Tue Mar 28 00:00:00 UTC 2017
    English, Unabridged

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  • This Long Pursuit

    By Sir Richard Holmes

    Read by Charles Armstrong

    Reflections of a Romantic Biographer

    The biographer’s own story fused with a history of the genre, somehow telling both fiction and fact.

    "Riveting...The author's focus remains sharp throughout...Unparalleled research, transparent prose, and wide eyes can serve as a model for other biographers-indeed, for all other writers." - Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

    Released Tue Mar 28 00:00:00 UTC 2017
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  • Isaac the Alchemist

    By Mary Losure

    Read by Steven Crossley

    Secrets of Isaac Newton, Reveal'd

    A true story of Isaac Newton’s boyhood suggests an education owing as much to magic as science.

    "...the author adds details from history and from her understanding of human behavior that make this splendid story both convincing and accessible to her readers...Narrative nonfiction at its best and most convincing." - Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

    Released Tue Feb 14 00:00:00 UTC 2017
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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

  • Ten Days in a Mad-House

    By Nellie Bly

    Read by Rebecca Gibel

    In 1887, Nellie Bly went undercover to investigate the deplorable conditions of insane asylums.

    "Rebecca Gibbel's narration is filled with tension and fervor..." - Library Journal

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

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  • The Revolution Where You Live

    By Sarah van Gelder

    Read by Natalie Hoyt

    Stories from a 12,000-Mile Journey Through a New America

    YES! Magazine cofounder van Gelder uncovers the local heroes in our country’s diverse communities.

    "Narrator Natalie Hoyt injects energy and enthusiasm into this hope-filled look at local solutions...An inspiring and thought-provoking series of stories of hope." - Library Journal

    Released Mon Jan 09 00:00:00 UTC 2017
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  • Pride Over Pity

    By Kailyn Lowry

    Read by Renee Chambliss

    An inspiring account of Teen Mom Kaily Lowry’s resolve not only to survive but to succeed.

    "...Kailyn Lowry reveals heartbreaking details about the traumatic years before she became a 'Teen Mom.'" - HollywoodLife.com

    Released Tue Dec 13 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Unabridged

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  • Sachiko

    By Caren B. Stelson

    Read by Katherine Fenton

    A Nagasaki Bomb Survivor's Story

    The true story of six-year-old Sachiko Yasui's survival of the Nagasaki atomic bomb and aftermath.

    Longlisted for the 2016 National Book Award for Young People's Literature; 2017 Parents’ Choice Award Winner - Awards

    Released Tue Dec 06 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    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
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  • Secret Formula

    By Frederick Allen

    Read by Kevin Stillwell

    The Inside Story of How Coca-Cola Became the Best-Known Brand in the World

    The story of how a Victorian-era medicine spawned one of the nation's richest companies.

    "A clear, convincing, anecdotal, often fascinating portrayal not just of Coca-Cola's corporate brilliance, but of how it inveighed its way into the center of American, and world, consciousness." - Financial Times

    Released Tue Nov 29 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Unabridged

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  • The Last Madam

    By Christine Wiltz

    Read by Donna Postel

    A Life in the New Orleans Underworld

    Witness Norma Wallace’s shocking rise from teenage streetwalker to legendary madam of The Big Easy.

    "Wonderful...Admirably re-creates a little slice of a life otherwise devoured by time." - New York Times Book Review

    Released Tue Nov 22 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Unabridged

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  • Ada's Ideas

    By Fiona Robinson

    Read by Rosalyn Landor

    The Story of Ada Lovelace, the World's First Computer Programmer

    A compelling portrait of a woman who saw the potential for numbers to make art!

    "The text's lilting quality will stick with aural learners long after the book is over...Robinson celebrates Lovelace for her powerful analytical mind in spite of an overbearing mother, an absent father, and a restrictive social position...VERDICT A fascinating and uplifting STEAM selection, highly recommended for biography collections." - School Library Journal

    Released Tue Nov 22 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Unabridged

  • Inga

    By Scott Farris

    Read by Scott Farris

    Kennedy's Great Love, Hitler's Perfect Beauty, and J. Edgar Hoover's Prime Suspect

    She was an actress, a journalist, an explorer, a MGM screenwriter, and also a suspected Nazi spy.

    "A little-known great beauty who led an intriguing life is brought to life..." - AudioFile

    Released Sun Oct 30 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Unabridged

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  • Human Heart, Cosmic Heart

    By Dr. Thomas Cowan

    Read by David Drummond

    A Doctor's Quest to Understand, Treat, and Prevent Cardiovascular Disease

    Dr. Thomas Cowan presents a new way of understanding the body’s most central organ.

    “This book blew my mind. I will admit...I thought I was simply going to be reading an interesting memoir of a good physician. Instead, I discovered the most groundbreaking, unorthodox, outside-the-box treatise on the heart I have ever stumbled upon. If you have a heart and you want to live a long time, you must, must read this book.” - Ben Greenfield, author of the New York Times bestseller, Beyond Training

    Released Fri Oct 28 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Unabridged

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  • Daring & Disruptive

    By Lisa Messenger

    Read by Laurence Bouvard

    Unleashing the Entrepreneur

    This practical guide can help you dig deep and stay true to your ideas in challenging times.

    "Full of stirring wisdom that's particularly relevant to entrepreneurs but also to anyone chasing success." - Publishers Weekly

    Released Tue Oct 25 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Unabridged

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  • UnSlut

    By Emily Lindin

    Read by Erin Yuen and Elizabeth Cottle

    A Diary and a Memoir

    Emily Lindns published version of The "Unslut Project", which helps bullied girls around the world.

    "[A] sometimes tender, sometimes painful look at the stigmas that surround girls growing up in modern society." - Booklist

    Released Tue Oct 11 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Unabridged

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  • Washington and Hamilton

    By Stephen F. Knott and Tony Williams

    Read by Ron Butler

    The Alliance That Forged America

    This unlikely duo set the United States on the path to becoming a superpower.

    "An elegant dual study resurrects Alexander Hamilton as one of George Washington's most valued advisers...Knott and Williams expertly show how Hamilton was often attacked because Washington was untouchable. " - Kirkus Reviews

    Released Tue Oct 11 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Unabridged

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  • Sacagawea

    By Peter Roop and Connie Roop

    Read by Christina Moore

    Girl of the Shining Mountains

    Sacagawea, the Shoshoni woman who helped guide Lewis and Clark, tells her life story.

    "[Sacagawea] provide[s] insight into the discoveries and tribulations of both settlers and Native Americans." - Publishers Weekly

    Released Tue Oct 11 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Unabridged

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  • What It Takes

    By Mark Herzlich

    Read by Mark Herzlich

    Fighting For My Life and My Love of the Game

    Herzlich’s story embodies powerful lessons achieved through persistence and belief.

    I truly believe Mark's story will motivate and inspire anyone who reads it. - Former New York Giants Head Coach Tom Coughlin

    Released Tue Sep 20 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Unabridged

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  • Elizabeth and Michael

    By Donald Bogle

    Read by Michael Early

    The Queen of Hollywood and The King of Pop - A Love Story

    An eye-opening biography of two larger-than-life legends and their unlikely yet enduring friendship.

    "Exhaustively researched...with a fresh and fair-minded perspective...Devoted fans of either star may be familiar with much of this material, but they will appreciate the balance and compassion underscoring Bogle's treatment. A grounded and consistently absorbing biography." - Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

    Released Tue Sep 20 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Unabridged

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  • Danger Close

    By Amber Smith

    Read by Rachel Fulginiti

    My Epic Journey As a Combat Helicopter Pilot in Iraq and Afghanistan

    A riveting first-ever memoir of active combat by a female helicopter pilot in Iraq and Afghanistan.

    "Covers each mission with edge-of-your-seat detail and a coolness that demonstrates how she gained the respect of fellow pilots and soldiers on the ground... A rare outlook in a field of wartime memoirs, Smith's account is a must-read." - Library Journal

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

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  • I, Columbus

    By Peter Roop and Connie Roop

    Read by Pat Grimes

    My Journal 1492-1493

    A firsthand account of Columbus's famous voyage to the East, taken from his journal entries.

    "These excerpts make for engrossing reading...direct and surprisingly accessible text...delicate but fresh flavor of the ink drawings." - Publishers Weekly

    Released Tue Aug 30 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Unabridged

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  • Assignment to Hell

    By Timothy M. Gay

    Read by Walter Dixon

    The War Against Nazi Germany with Correspondents Walter Cronkite, Andy Rooney, A.J. Liebling, Homer Bigart, and Hal Boyle

    Their work on the front lines made headlines.

    "The stories are so vivid and alive all these years later that I felt I was there with the legendary correspondents of World War II as they wrote their way from France to Germany." - David Maraniss, Pulitzer Prize-winning author

    Released Tue Aug 23 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Unabridged

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  • Menachem Begin

    By Daniel Gordis

    Read by Walter Dixon

    The Battle for Israel's Soul

    Daniel Gordis's biography about a figure whose influence continues to be felt throughout the world.

    "The story of Menachem Begin is an inspiring story of Israel, and his legacy is one that lives with us still. Daniel Gordis expertly recreates that epic and passionately passes that tradition on to his listeners. Anyone wishing to understand Israel-its past as well as it current affairs-must turn to Gordis' Begin." - Michael Oren, author of Six Days of War

    Released Tue Aug 23 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Unabridged

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  • Maimonides

    By Joel L. Kraemer

    Read by Sean Pratt

    The Life and World of One of Civilization's Greatest Minds

    A definitive biography of Moses Maimonides, one of the most influential intellects in history.

    "...a definitive biography of medieval Judaism's chief intellectual sage..." - Publishers Weekly

    Released Tue Aug 23 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Unabridged

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  • Confucius

    By Michael Schuman

    Read by Steven Menasche

    And the World He Created

    This is the story of an enigmatic philosopher, told by philosophy, history, and current affairs.

    "Part biography, part history, and part analysis of Chinese current affairs, this remarkable book...traces the lasting influence of Confucianism in China, despite enormous political and social changes in Chinese society." - Publishers Weekly

    Released Tue Aug 23 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

  • Housebroken

    By Laurie Notaro

    Read by Laurie Notaro

    Notaro recounts her best efforts and failures in the domestic arts like cooking and cleaning.

    “Notaro is a scream, the freak-magnet of a girlfriend you can’t wait to meet for a drink to hear her latest story.” - The Plain Dealer

    Released Tue Jul 26 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Unabridged

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  • The Book of Joe

    By Vincent Price

    Read by Victoria Price

    About a Dog and His Man

    Actor Vincent Price shares a heartwarming tale about his mischievous yet endearing mutt Joe.

    "For the omnivorous reader of dog stories, this is sure to please." - Kirkus Reviews

    Released Tue Jul 26 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Unabridged

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  • Fragments of Isabella

    By Isabella Leitner

    Read by Lesa Lockford

    A Memoir of Auschwitz

    The true account of a young Jewish woman’s imprisonment at the Auschwitz death camp. 

    “Profoundly moving...Leitner writes with a searing sensitivity that can move one to tears.” - Publishers Weekly

    Released Tue Jul 26 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Unabridged

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  • Fragments of Isabella (ABR)

    By Isabella Leitner

    Read by Isabella Leitner

    A Memoir of Auschwitz

    The true account of a young Jewish woman’s imprisonment at the Auschwitz death camp.

    "Profoundly moving...Leitner writes with a searing sensitivity that can move one to tears." - Publishers Weekly

    Released Tue Jul 26 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Abridged

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  • Girls Against Girls

    By Bonnie Burton

    Read by Christina Morales Hemenway

    Why We Are Mean to Each Other and How We Can Change

    Girls Against Girls is a must-read for today's strong, smart, and capable generation of young women.

    "Burton never talks down to her readers, nor does she pull her punches. Readers will respond to the author's clear respect for the painful nature of the problem...A great addition for teen collections." - Booklist

    Released Tue Jul 19 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Unabridged

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  • ARIK

    By David Landau

    Read by Walter Dixon

    The Life of Ariel Sharon

    An in-depth biography of Ariel Sharon, the most dramatic Israeli leader of the last forty years.

    A thorough, extremely candid description and assessment of the military and political lives of the controversial Sharon, who has been in a vegetative state since a massive stroke in 2006. The author...displays a deep familiarity with the details and contexts of Sharon’s career....[and] is also adept in the descriptions of the labyrinthine political world of Israel during Sharon’s era. Splendid reporting, comprehensive research and probing analysis inform this unblinking view of a complicated man and a sanguinary geography. - Kirkus (starred review)

    Released Tue Jun 21 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Unabridged

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  • Flawless

    By Scott Andrew Selby

    Read by Don Hagen

    Inside the Largest Diamond Heist in History

    The heist of the century!

    ...a fascinating chronicle...Like a finely cut gem, this well-polished, multifaceted book sparkles. - Publishers Weekly

    Released Tue Jun 21 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Unabridged

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  • Louis D. Brandeis

    By Melvin I. Urofsky

    Read by Sean Pratt

    A Life

    A huge and galvanizing biography, a revelation of one man's effect on American society.

    [A] monumental, authoritative and appreciative biography of the man Franklin D. Roosevelt called Isaiah . . . [Urofsky] demonstrates, deploying a Brandeisan array of factual material, why Brandeis still matters, nearly 70 years after his death. - New York Times

    Released Tue Jun 21 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Unabridged

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  • Funny Bones

    By Duncan Tonatiuh

    Read by Armando Duran

    Posada and His Day of the dead Calaveras

    Discover the little-known story of Mexican artist José Guadalupe Posada, in this 2016 Sibert winner.

    "Playful but informative... a fascinating introduction to the artist and his work." - Booklist

    Released Tue Apr 19 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Unabridged

  • 14 Days

    By Lisa Goich

    Read by Lisa Goich

    A Mother, A Daughter, A Two Week Goodbye

    How do you let go of a hand you've held your whole life?

    "...an intimate, sacred pilgrimage into the soul-bond between a mother and daughter who genuinely lived the meaning of unconditional love. Written with honesty, humor, and above all, great love and respect, Lisa Goich-Andreadis offers us a memoir that lights up the experience of loss with a comforting grace." - Michael Bernard Beckwith, author of Life Visioning

    Released Tue Apr 19 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Unabridged

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  • Our Auntie Rosa

    By Sheila McCauley Keys and Eddie B. Allen Jr.

    Read by Robin Eller

    The Family of Rosa Parks Remembers Her Life and Lessons

    The family of Rosa Parks tells stories of growing up with the mother of the civil rights movement.

    "...listeners will be rewarded with insights about both the continuing work and the private life of this Civil Rights hero." - AudioFile Magazine

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

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  • En busca de la felycidad (Pursuit of Happiness - Spanish edition)

    By Chris Gardner

    Read by Bob Borquez

    A man and his son become homeless in a tough economy as the father pursues a challenging career.

    "Gardner's inspiring rags-to-riches memoir of his transformation from homeless single father to philanthropic owner of a multimillion-dollar brokerage house... Blake has an excellent, manly voice, perfect intonation and excellent streetwise cursing abilities (a crucial part of Gardner's account of his relationship with his stepfather). - Publishers Weekly

    Released Tue Feb 16 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    Spanish, Unabridged

  • Always Too Much and Never Enough

    By Jasmin Singer

    Read by Jasmin Singer

    A woman's journey to find herself goes from feeding her emotions to feeding her soul.

    “You will read this treasure and be so much richer from it.” - Kathy Freston, New York Times bestselling author of The Lean, Veganist, and Quantum Wellness

    Released Tue Feb 02 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Unabridged

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  • The Marriage Test

    By Brook Silva-Braga and Jill Andres

    Read by Nick Podehl and Amy McFadden

    A crash course in commitment: forty dates that could make or break a couple's relationship.

    "A 240-page love letter... Someone, somewhere is going to option this as a romantic comedy." - The Washington Post

    Released Tue Feb 02 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Unabridged

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