Bahni Turpin

Bahni Turpin is an ensemble member of the Cornerstone Theater Company. Based in Los Angeles, Bahni has appeared in numerous television productions as well as films. She is also a yoga instructor, the founder of SoLA Food Co-op, and the narrator of several audiobooks.

  • Jazz Day: The Making of a Famous Photograph

    By Roxane Orgill

    Illustrated by Francis Vallejo

    Read by J.D. Jackson , Jason Linere White , Ron Butler and Bahni Turpin

    What happens when you invite as many jazz musicians as you can for a photo in 1950s Harlem?

    "...alive with the presence and skill of the musicians...Beyond being a glorious tribute to these jazz greats...[this] is also a phenomenal debut for Vallejo, whose dynamic acrylic and pastel images bring readers into the heart of the action of a day like no other." - Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

    Released Tue May 23 00:00:00 UTC 2017
    English, Unabridged

  • A Dance Like Starlight

    By Kristy Dempsey

    Illustrated by Floyd Cooper

    Read by Bahni Turpin

    One Ballerina's Dream

    The story of one little ballerina who was inspired by Janet Collins to make her own dreams come true

    “Gentle background music and the young voice and inflection of narrator Bahni Turpin capture the heartwarming message that anything is possible with hard work and determination. A quiet, slow-paced gem to inspire young dancers - School Library Journal (video review)

    Released Tue Jan 27 00:00:00 UTC 2015
    English, Unabridged

  • Back Channel

    By Stephen L. Carter

    Read by Bahni Turpin

    The outcome of the Cuban Missile Crisis depends on one woman.

    Earphones Award winner. "Carter's new suspense novel presents unusual challenges for narrator Bahni Turpin, and she rises to them expertly." - AudioFile Magazine

    Released Tue Aug 19 00:00:00 UTC 2014
    English, Unabridged

  • I Had a Favorite Dress

    By Boni Ashburn

    Illustrated by Julia Denos

    Read by Bahni Turpin

    A fresh and stylish story about growing up and keeping hold of your favorite memories.

    3 stars. "...this colorful lesson on how “not to have a cow when things go wrong” is recommended. " - Video Librarian

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

  • Ada Twist, Scientist

    By Andrea Beaty

    Illustrated by David Roberts

    Read by Bahni Turpin

    Ada is on a mission to use science to understand her world!

    #1 New York Times Bestseller; Wall Street Journal Bestseller; USA Today Bestseller - Awards

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

  • Ada Twist, Scientist

    By Andrea Beaty

    Illustrated by David Roberts

    Read by Bahni Turpin

    Ada is on a mission to use science to understand her world!

    #1 New York Times Bestseller; Wall Street Journal Bestseller; USA Today Bestseller - Awards

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

  • I Had a Favorite Dress

    By Boni Ashburn

    Read by Bahni Turpin

    A fresh and stylish story about growing up and keeping hold of your favorite memories.

    "Turpin's singsong modulations capture the lightheartedness of this story and the protagonist's cuteness. Musical accompaniment adds to the upbeat mood of this sweet story and its themes of growing up and active problem solving." - AudioFile Magazine

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

  • 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

  • Freedom Over Me: Eleven Slaves, Their Lives and Dreams Brought to Life

    By Ashley Bryan

    Illustrated by Ashley Bryan

    Read by J.D. Jackson , Robin Eller , Ron Butler , Bahni Turpin and Susie Berneis

    Fierce paintings and expansive poetry provide a unique glimpse into the lives of slaves.

    "Bryan gives voices to the voiceless and presents the dreams of slaves who went to the grave without living them. Using historical slave documents from the 1820s to the 1860s, Bryan brings to life 11 slaves who once belonged to Cado Fairchilds...Bryan makes real and palpable what chattel slavery meant and how it affected those who were enslaved; every child who studies American slavery would benefit from experiencing this historically grounded web of narratives." - Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

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