Rodney Gardiner

Rodney Gardiner is an actor and writer who has performed on many occasions with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and dozens of stage plays Off-Broadway.

  • 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

  • When We Was Fierce

    By e.E. Charlton-Trujillo

    Read by Rodney Gardiner

    In an endless cycle of street violence and retribution, how can a teenager escape?

    "Charlton-Trujillo has created a world of outsiders that reads like a Beat-generation West Side Story; it sizzles and snaps with an inventive poetry all its own. This story is fierce, fine, and full of moxie." - G. Neri, author of the Coretta Scott King Honor Book Yummy

    Released Tue Aug 09 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    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

  • A Spy Called James

    By Anne Rockwell

    Illustrated by Floyd Cooper

    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!

    "Rockwell's detailed yet accessible text is perfectly matched with Cooper's exceptional oil paintings...A profoundly successful work...will inform and inspire students to uncover the hidden stories of American history. An outstanding resource for young historians." - School Library Journal, Starred Review

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

  • A Spy Called James

    By Anne Rockwell

    Illustrated by Floyd Cooper

    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