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Black voices matter

Listen to Black authors educate and advocate for change. 
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  • Audiobook

    The Light We Carry

    Overcoming In Uncertain Times

    Narrated by Michelle Obama ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 59 min

    The powerful, inspiring follow-up to the critically acclaimed, multi-million #1 bestselling memoir BecomingIn The Light We Carry, former First Lady Michelle Obama shares practical wisdom and powerful strategies for staying hopeful and balanced in today's highly uncertain world.She considers the questions many of us wrestle with: How do we build enduring and honest relationships? How can we ... Read more

    $33.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Marked for Life

    One Man's Fight for Justice from the Inside

    Unabridged

    9 hours 21 min

    **This program is read by the author, Isaac Wright Jr.An empowering memoir of courage and hope in the face of injustice—and the basis for the ABC television show, For Life—Marked for Life is the true story of Isaac Wright Jr.’s battle to win his freedom after being wrongfully imprisoned for crimes he didn’t commit, and a critical indictment of America’s judicial system.**“If I waited around for ... Read more

    $31.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Born A Crime

    Stories from a South African Childhood

    by Trevor Noah ...
    Narrated by Trevor Noah ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 44 min

    The compelling, inspiring, (often comic) coming-of-age story of Trevor Noah, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed.One of the comedy world's brightest new voices, Trevor Noah is a light-footed but sharp-minded observer of the absurdities of politics, race and identity, sharing jokes and insights drawn from the wealth of experience acquired in his ... Read more

    $26.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Year of Yes

    How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person

    by Shonda Rhimes ...
    Narrated by Shonda Rhimes ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 4 min

    2017 Audie Award Finalist for Audiobook of the YearThe instant New York Times bestseller from the creator of Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal and executive producer of How to Get Away With Murder shares how saying YES changed her life. “As fun to read as Rhimes’s TV series are to watch” (Los Angeles Times).She’s the creator and producer of some of the most groundbreaking and audacious shows on televisi. ... Read more

    $26.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Hunger

    A Memoir of (My) Body

    by Roxane Gay ...
    Narrated by Roxane Gay ...

    Unabridged

    5 hours 58 min

    'I ate and ate and ate in the hopes that if I made myself big, my body would be safe. I buried the girl I was because she ran into all kinds of trouble. I tried to erase every memory of her, but she is still there, somewhere. . . . I was trapped in my body, one that I barely recognized or understood, but at least I was safe.'New York Times bestselling author Roxane Gay has written with intimacy ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    The Audacity of Hope

    Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream

    by Barack Obama ...
    Narrated by Barack Obama ...

    Abridged

    6 hours 10 min

    In July 2004, Barack Obama electrified the Democratic National Convention with an address that spoke to Americans across the political spectrum. Now, in The Audacity of Hope, Senator Obama calls for a different brand of politics–a politics for those weary of bitter partisanship and alienated by the “endless clash of armies” we see in Congress and on the campaign trail; a politics rooted in the ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Karamo

    My Story of Embracing Purpose, Healing and Hope

    by Karamo Brown ...
    Narrated by Karamo Brown ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 39 min

    An insightful, candid, and inspiring memoir from Karamo Brown - Queer Eye’s beloved culture expert - as he shares his story for the first time, exploring how the challenges in his own life have allowed him to forever transform the lives of those in need.When Karamo Brown first auditioned for the casting directors of Netflix’s Queer Eye, he knew he wouldn’t win the role of culture expert by ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    How Europe Underdeveloped Africa

    by Walter Rodney ...
    Narrated by Mirron Willis ...

    Unabridged

    13 hours 21 min

    The classic work of political, economic, and historical analysis, powerfully introduced by Angela Davis. In his short life, the Guyanese intellectual Walter Rodney emerged as one of the leading thinkers and activists of the anticolonial revolution, leading movements in North America, South America, the African continent, and the Caribbean. In each locale, Rodney found himself a lightning rod for ... Read more

    $36.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Policing Black Lives

    State Violence in Canada from Slavery to the Present

    by Robyn Maynard ...
    Narrated by Marcia Johnson ...

    Unabridged

    12 hours 16 min

    Delving behind Canada’s veneer of multiculturalism and tolerance, Policing Black Lives traces the violent realities of anti-blackness from the slave ships to prisons, classrooms and beyond. Robyn Maynard provides readers with the first comprehensive account of nearly four hundred years of state-sanctioned surveillance, criminalization and punishment of Black lives in Canada.While highlighting the ... Read more

    $28.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Stamped from the Beginning: A Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America

    Unabridged

    19 hours 8 min

    WINNER OF THE 2016 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR NONFICTIONA NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER IN RACE AND CIVIL RIGHTSFINALIST FOR THE 2016 NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FOR NONFICTIONTHE MOST AMBITIOUS BOOK OF 2016 —The Washington PostA BOSTON GLOBE BEST BOOK OF 2016A WASHINGTON POST NOTABLE BOOK OF 2016A CHICAGO REVIEW OF BOOKS BEST NONFICTION BOOK OF 2016A ROOT BEST BOOK OF 2016A BUZZFEED BEST ... Read more

    $39.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Brit(ish)

    On Race, Identity and Belonging

    by Afua Hirsch ...
    Narrated by Afua Hirsch ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours 27 min

    Random House presents the audiobook edition of Brit(ish): Why We Need to Talk About Race written and read by Afua Hirsch.Afua Hirsch is British. Her parents are British. She was raised, educated and socialised in Britain. Her partner, daughter, sister and the vast majority of her friends are British. So why is her identity and sense of belonging a subject of debate? The reason is simply because of ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    The Skin We're In

    A Year of Black Resistance and Power

    by Desmond Cole ...
    Narrated by Desmond Cole ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 14 min

    **NATIONAL BESTSELLERWINNER OF THE 2020 TORONTO BOOK AWARDA bracing, provocative, and perspective-shifting book from one of Canada's most celebrated and uncompromising writers, Desmond Cole. The Skin We're In will spark a national conversation, influence policy, and inspire activists.**In his 2015 cover story for Toronto Life magazine, Desmond Cole exposed the racist actions of the Toronto police ... Read more

    $33.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    The Pretty One

    On Life, Pop Culture, Disability, and Other Reasons to Fall in Love with Me

    by Keah Brown ...
    Narrated by Keah Brown ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 27 min

    From the disability rights advocate and creator of the #DisabledAndCute viral campaign, a thoughtful, inspiring, and charming collection of essays exploring what it means to be black and disabled in a mostly able-bodied white America.Keah Brown loves herself, but that hadn’t always been the case. Born with cerebral palsy, her greatest desire used to be normalcy and refuge from the steady stream of ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    An Improbable Life

    The Autobiography

    Narrated by Trevor McDonald ...

    Unabridged

    12 hours 56 min

    Sir Trevor McDonald is an extraordinary man - and he has led an improbable life. Now in his 80th year, he is known and loved by people the world over for his humility, charm and natural ease. As a natural storyteller and communicator, he has few equals.In An Improbable Life, Sir Trevor recounts his personal experience of world events and interviews with globally famous - or notorious - figures. He ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Devil in the Grove

    Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America

    by Gilbert King ...
    Narrated by Peter Francis James ...

    Unabridged

    17 hours 53 min

    Winner of the Pulitzer Prize“A must-read, cannot-put-down history.” — Thomas Friedman, New York TimesArguably the most important American lawyer of the twentieth century, Thurgood Marshall was on the verge of bringing the landmark suit Brown v. Board of Education before the U.S. Supreme Court when he became embroiled in a case that threatened to change the course of the civil rights movement and ... Read more

    $52.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    We Speak for Ourselves

    A Word from Forgotten Black America

    by D. Watkins ...
    Narrated by D. Watkins ...

    Unabridged

    4 hours 11 min

    From the row houses of Baltimore to the stoops of Brooklyn, the New York Times bestselling author of The Cook Up lays bare the voices of the most vulnerable and allows their stories to uncover the systematic injustice threaded within our society. Honest and eye-opening, the pages of We Speak for Ourselves “are abundant with wisdom and wit; integrity and love, not to mention enough laughs for a ... Read more

    $26.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    No Win Race: A Story of Belonging, Britishness and Sport

    Narrated by Derek A. Bardowell ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 10 min

    A SUNDAY TIMES SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEARA FINANCIAL TIMES SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEARLONGLISTED FOR THE WILLIAM HILL SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR‘Personal, political, powerful and about so much more than race and sport.’Bernadine EvaristoIn the eighties, black footballers emerged from the dressing room to find bananas being hurled from the stands. But the abuse... ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    The Clapback

    Your Guide to Calling out Racist Stereotypes

    by Elijah Lawal ...
    Narrated by Michael Obiora ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 40 min

    A definitive guide to calling out racial stereotypes and understanding the meaning behind them___________Clapback: [Noun / Verb] Responding to a (often ignorant) notion with a withering comeback; with the aim of shutting. it. down.___________In order to have an honest and open conversation about race, we need to identify areas where things are not right.... ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Self-Care for Black Women

    150 Ways to Radically Accept & Prioritize Your Mind, Body, & Soul

    Narrated by Angel Pean ...

    Unabridged

    5 hours 13 min

    Prioritize your wellbeing with these 150 self-care exercises designed specifically to help Black women revitalize their outlook on life, improve their mental health, eliminate stress, and self-advocate.Between micro- and macro-aggressions at school, at work, and everywhere in between, it’s tough to prioritize physical and mental wellness as a Black woman, especially with a constant news cycle ... Read more

    $26.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Unashamed

    Musings of a Fat, Black Muslim

    by Leah Vernon ...
    Narrated by Sisi Aisha Johnson ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 42 min

    A Muslim woman’s searingly honest memoir of her journey toward self-acceptance as she comes to see her body as a symbol of rebellion and hope—and chooses to live her life unapologeticallyEver since she was little, Leah Vernon was told what to believe and how to act. There wasn’t any room for imperfection. ‘Good’ Muslim girls listened more than they spoke. They didn’t have a missing father or a ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    She Came to Slay

    The Life and Times of Harriet Tubman

    Unabridged

    3 hours 53 min

    In the bestselling tradition of The Notorious RBG comes a lively, informative, and illustrated tribute to one of the most exceptional women in American history—Harriet Tubman—a heroine whose fearlessness and activism still resonates today.Harriet Tubman is best known as one of the most famous conductors on the Underground Railroad. As a leading abolitionist, her bravery and selflessness has ... Read more

    $26.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Self-Portrait in Black and White

    Unlearning Race

    Unabridged

    4 hours 35 min

    A reckoning with the way we choose to see and define ourselves, Self-Portrait in Black and White is the searching story of one American family's multi-generational transformation from what is called black to what is assumed to be white. Thomas Chatterton Williams, the son of a 'black' father from the segregated South and a 'white' mother from the West, spent his whole life believing the dictum ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    All the Dreams We’ve Dreamed

    A Story of Hoops and Handguns on Chicago’s West Side

    by Rus Bradburd ...
    Narrated by Donald Corren ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 39 min

    Shawn Harrington returned to Marshall High School as an assistant coach years after appearing as a player in the iconic basketball documentary film Hoop Dreams. In January of 2014, Marshall’s struggling team was about to improve after the addition of a charismatic but troubled player. Everything changed, however, when two young men opened fired on Harrington’s car as he drove his daughter to ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    The World's Fastest Man

    The Extraordinary Life of Cyclist Major Taylor, America's First Black Sports Hero

    Narrated by David Sadzin ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours 48 min

    In this “sharp-eyed account of a nearly forgotten African-American sports legend” (Publishers Weekly)—the remarkable Major Taylor who became the world’s fastest bicyclist at the height of the Jim Crow era—“Kranish has done historians and fans a service by reminding us that such immortals as Joe Louis, Jesse Owens, Serena Williams and Tiger Woods all followed in Major Taylor’s wake” (The Washington ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial