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Young voices to help shape a better future

Audiobooks that navigate major social justice issues and amplify Black voices from the perspective of young kids and teens.
  • Audiobook

    The Hate U Give

    by Angie Thomas ...
    Narrated by Bahni Turpin ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours 41 min

    Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, this is a powerful and gripping YA novel about one girl's struggle for justice. Sixteen-year-old Starr lives in two worlds: the poor neighbourhood where she was born and raised and her posh high school in the suburbs. The uneasy balance between them is shattered when Starr is the only witness to the fatal shooting of her unarmed best friend, Khalil, by ... Read more

    $27.84 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    The Sun is Also a Star

    Unabridged

    8 hours 4 min

    **The #1 New York Times bestseller and National Book Award Finalist from the bestselling author of Everything, Everything will have you falling in love with Natasha and Daniel as they fall in love with each other.Natasha:** I’m a girl who believes in science and facts. Not fate. Not destiny. Or dreams that will never come true. I’m definitely not the kind of girl who meets a cute boy on a crowded ... Read more

    $32.79 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    You Should See Me in a Crown

    by Leah Johnson ...
    Narrated by Alaska Jackson ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 18 min

    Liz Lighty has always believed she’s too black, too poor, too awkward to shine in her small, rich, prom-obsessed midwestern town. But it’s okay -- Liz has a plan that will get her out of Campbell, Indiana, forever: attend the uber-elite Pennington College, play in their world-famous orchestra, and become a doctor.But when the financial aid she was counting on unexpectedly falls through, Liz’s ... Read more

    $35.63 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    A Song Below Water

    A Novel

    Unabridged

    9 hours 23 min

    Bethany C. Morrow's A Song Below Water is the story for today’s listeners — a captivating modern fantasy about black mermaids, friendship, and self-discovery set against the challenges of today's racism and sexism.In a society determined to keep her under lock and key, Tavia must hide her siren powers.Meanwhile, Effie is fighting her own family struggles, pitted against literal demons from her ... Read more

    $30.79 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You

    A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning

    Narrated by Jason Reynolds ...

    Unabridged

    4 hours 11 min

    The #1 New York Times bestseller and a USAToday bestseller!A timely, crucial, and empowering exploration of racism--and antiracism--in AmericaThis is NOT a history book.This is a book about the here and now.A book to help us better understand why we are where we are.A book about race.The construct of race has always been used to gain and keep power, to create dynamics that se... ... Read more

    $35.61 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    A Chorus Rises

    A Song Below Water novel

    Unabridged

    10 hours 1 min

    THE LATEST NOVEL FROM YA SENSATION BETHANY C. MORROWMeet Naema Bradshaw: a beautiful Eloko, once Portland-famous, now infamous, as she navigates a personal and public reckoning where confronting the limits of her privilege will show Naema what her magic really is, and who it makes her.Teen influencer Naema Bradshaw has it all: she’s famous, stylish, gorgeous--and she’s an Eloko, a charismatic ... Read more

    $30.79 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Excuse Me While I Ugly Cry

    The most anticipated YA romcom debut of 2021

    by Joya Goffney ...
    Narrated by Jordan Cobb ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 39 min

    A passionate, hilarious and heartfelt YA romcom debut full of juicy secrets and leap-off-the-page chemistry about how we choose to live our lives and what it means to live your truth. For fans of To All the Boys I've Loved Before and The Sun is Also a Star.Quinn keeps lists of everything - from the days she's ugly cried, to "Things That I Would Never Admit Out Loud," to all the boys she'd like to ... Read more

    $62.75 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    New Kid

    Unabridged

    1 hour 58 min

    2020 Audie Awards® Finalist—Middle GradeWinner of the Newbery Medal, Coretta Scott King Author Award, and Kirkus Prize for Young Readers’ Literature, and an Audie Award finalist!An original full-cast audio adaptation of the graphic novel from award-winning author-illustrator Jerry Craft, performed by the author with Jesus Del Orden, Nile Bullock, Robin Miles, Guy Lockard, Peyton Lusk, Rebecca ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    War Girls

    Narrated by Adepero Oduye ...

    Unabridged

    12 hours 57 min

    Two sisters are torn apart by war and must fight their way back to each other in a futuristic, Black Panther-inspired Nigeria.The year is 2172. Climate change and nuclear disasters have rendered much of earth unlivable. Only the lucky ones have escaped to space colonies in the sky.In a war-torn Nigeria, battles are fought using flying, deadly mechs and soldiers are outfitted with bionic limbs and ... Read more

    $39.21 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Saving Savannah

    by Tonya Bolden ...
    Narrated by Robin Eller ...

    Unabridged

    5 hours 36 min

    Savannah is lucky. The daughter of upper-class African-American parents in Washington D.C. in 1919, she lives luxuriously, with an elite education and her pick of the young men in her set. But lately the structure of her society—the croquet games, the Sunday teas, the pretentiousness—has felt suffocating. When she meets a young man from the working class named Lloyd, Savannah has a chance to see ... Read more

    $35.63 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Fresh Ink

    An Anthology

    Unabridged

    5 hours 4 min

    **All it takes to rewrite the rules is a little fresh ink in this remarkable YA anthology from thirteen of the most recognizable, diverse authors writing today including Nicola Yoon, Jason Reynolds, Melissa de la Cruz, and many more, and published in partnership with We Need Diverse Books. This collection features ten short stories, a graphic short story, and a one-act play from Walter Dean Myers ... Read more

    $21.39 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America

    Unabridged

    11 hours 17 min

    Edited by National Book Award finalist Ibi Zoboi, Black Enough is an essential collection of captivating stories about what it’s like to be young and black.“A powerful collection that opens the reader’s eyes to the breadth and diversity of contemporary experience in America” June Sarpong, author of DIVERSIFYBlack is male, Black is female, Black is straight, Black is gay, <... ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    For Black Girls Like Me

    Narrated by Imani Parks ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 35 min

    I am a girl but most days I feel like a question mark.Makeda June Kirkland is eleven-years-old, adopted, and black. Her parents and big sister are white, and even though she loves her family very much, Makeda often feels left out. When Makeda's family moves from Maryland to New Mexico, she leaves behind her best friend, Lena- the only other adopted black girl she knows- for a new life. In New ... Read more

    $25.66 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Spin

    Unabridged

    10 hours 50 min

    Lamar Giles is back with another nonstop, addictive, edge-of-your-seat thriller about best friends, murder, and music.When rising star Paris Secord (aka DJ ParSec) is found dead on her turntables, it sends the local music scene reeling. No one is feeling that grief more than her shunned pre-fame best friend, Kya, and ParSec's chief groupie, Fuse -- two sworn enemies who happened to be the ones who ... Read more

    $39.90 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Black Girl Unlimited

    The Remarkable Story of a Teenage Wizard

    by Echo Brown ...
    Narrated by Echo Brown ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 29 min

    This program is read by the author**"Just brilliant."—Kirkus ReviewsHeavily autobiographical and infused with magical realism, Black Girl Unlimited fearlessly explores the intersections of poverty, sexual violence, depression, racism, and sexism—all through the arc of a transcendent coming-of-age story for fans of Renee Watson's Piecing Me Together and Ibi Zoboi's American Street.**Echo Brown is a ... Read more

    $22.87 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Tyler Johnson Was Here

    by Jay Coles ...
    Narrated by JaQwan J. Kelly ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 45 min

    A young man searches for answers after the death of his brother at the hands of police in this striking debut novel, for readers of The Hate U Give.When Marvin Johnson's twin, Tyler, goes to a party, Marvin decides to tag along to keep an eye on his brother. But what starts as harmless fun turns into a shooting, followed by a police raid.The next day, Tyler has gone missing, and it's up to Marvin ... Read more

    $35.61 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Stolen Justice

    The Struggle for African American Voting Rights

    Narrated by James Shippy ...

    Unabridged

    5 hours 10 min

    A thrilling and incisive examination of the post-Reconstruction era struggle for and suppression of African American voting rights in the United States.Following the Civil War, the Reconstruction era raised a new question to those in power in the US: Should African Americans, so many of them former slaves, be granted the right to vote?In a bitter partisan fight over the legislature and ... Read more

    $35.63 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Finding Yvonne

    Narrated by Maya Barton ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 9 min

    For fans of Nicola Yoon and Nina LaCour comes a striking novel about difficult choices from acclaimed author Brandy Colbert.Since she was seven years old, Yvonne has had her trusted violin to keep her company, especially in those lonely days after her mother walked out on their family. But with graduation just around the corner, she is forced to face the hard truth that she just might not be good ... Read more

    $35.61 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Genesis Begins Again

    Narrated by Alicia D. Williams ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 48 min

    “Reminiscent of Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye.” —The New York Times“One of the best books I have ever read…will live in the hearts of readers for the rest of their lives.” —Colby Sharp, founder of Nerdy Book Club“An emotional, painful, yet still hopeful adolescent journey…one that needed telling.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)“I really loved this.” —Sharon M. Draper, author of ... ... Read more

    $28.50 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Black Kids

    Narrated by Kiersey Clemons ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 55 min

    Perfect for fans of The Hate U Give, this unforgettable coming-of-age debut novel is a unflinching exploration of race, class, and violence as well as the importance of being true to yourself.Los Angeles, 1992Ashley Bennett and her friends are living the charmed life. It’s the end of high school and they’re spending more time at the beach than in the classroom. They can already feel the sunny days ... Read more

    $19.95 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    And the Stars Were Burning Brightly

    Unabridged

    9 hours 40 min

    An extraordinary novel about loss, understanding and the importance of speaking up when all you want to do is shut down. From an incredible new talent, perfect for fans of A****ngie Thomas, Gayle Foreman, Jennifer Niven and Nikesh Shukla.Shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book PrizeShortlisted for the YA Book PrizeShortlisted for the Jhalak Children’s & YA PrizeShortlis... ... Read more

    $19.95 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    The Boy in the Black Suit

    Narrated by Corey Allen ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 48 min

    Just when seventeen-year-old Matt thinks he can't handle one more piece of terrible news, he meets a girl who's dealt with a lot more-and who just might be able to clue him in on how to rise up when life keeps knocking him down-in this wry, gritty novel from the author of When I Was the Greatest. Matt wears a black suit every day. No, not because his mom died-although she did, and it sucks. But he ... Read more

    $28.50 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    I'm Not Dying with You Tonight

    Unabridged

    5 hours 20 min

    Over the course of one night, two girls with two very different backgrounds must rely on each other to get through the violent race riot that has enveloped their city. Lena has her killer style, her awesome boyfriend, and a plan. She knows she's going to make it big. Campbell, on the other hand, is just trying to keep her head down and get through the year at her new school. When both girls attend ... Read more

    $22.80 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    On the Come Up

    by Angie Thomas ...
    Narrated by Bahni Turpin ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours 41 min

    The award-winning author of The Hate U Give returns with a powerful story about hip hop, freedom of speech – and fighting for your dreams, even as the odds are stacked against you. Bri wants to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. As the daughter of an underground hip hop legend who died right before he hit big, Bri’s got massive shoes to fill. But when her first song goes viral for all the ... Read more

    $27.84 AUD or free with audiobook trial