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Inspiring audiobooks for young listeners

Kids audiobooks from Black authors to inspire and educate. 
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  • Audiobook

    Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

    Audiobook 4 - Logan Family Saga

    Unabridged

    7 hours 28 min

    Mildred D. Taylor's Newbery Award-winning masterpiece with an introduction written and read by Jacqueline Woodson, just in time for its 40th Anniversary!Set in Mississippi at the height of the Depression, this is the story of one family's struggle to maintain their integrity, pride, and independence in the face of racism and social injustice. And it is also Cassie's story--Cassie Logan, an ... Read more

    $17.00 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Ghost Boys

    Narrated by Miles Harvey ...

    Unabridged

    2 hours 51 min

    A heartbreaking and powerful story about a black boy killed by a police officer, drawing connections through history, from award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes.Only the living can make the world better. Live and make it better.Twelve-year-old Jerome is shot by a police officer who mistakes his toy gun for a real threat. As a ghost, he observes the devastation that's been unleashed on his ... Read more

    $21.98 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Firebird

    Narrated by Misty Copeland ...

    Unabridged

    6 min

    In her debut book, Misty Copeland tells the story of a young girl--an every girl--whose confidence is fragile and who is questioning her own ability to reach the heights that Misty has reached. Misty encourages this young girl's faith in herself and shows her exactly how, through hard work and dedication, she too can become Firebird.Lyrical and affecting text makes Firebird perfect for aspiring ... Read more

    $5.00 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Mo's Bows: A Young Person's Guide to Start-Up Success

    Measure, Cut, Stitch Your Way to a Great Business

    Narrated by Moziah Bridges ...

    Unabridged

    3 hours 19 min

    A Young Person's Guide to Starting Your Own Business Written by a Successful Kidpreneur!Running a successful business can be hard for anyone, but seventeen-year-old Moziah Bridges has becomes a pro at it. His company, Mo's Bow's, is what today's "kidpreneurs" dream of achieving--a successful business selling a product that one loves and is passionate about. In his book, Mo will share his BOWS of ... Read more

    $22.98 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Infinite Hope

    A Black Artist's Journey from World War II to Peace

    by Ashley Bryan ...
    Narrated by Dion Graham ...

    Unabridged

    1 hour 17 min

    Recipient of a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor AwardRecipient of a Bologna Ragazzi Non-Fiction Special Mention Honor AwardA Kirkus Reviews Best Middle Grade Book of 2019From celebrated author and illustrator Ashley Bryan comes a deeply moving picture book memoir about serving in the segregated army during World War II, and how love and the pursuit of art sustained him.In May of 1... ... Read more

    $9.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    True Definition Of Neva Beane

    Narrated by Channie Waites ...

    Unabridged

    4 hours 51 min

    Being twelve isn't easy, especially when you're Neva Beane. Neva feels beautiful wearing her new bra, but she's confused by howothers respond to the changes taking place in and out of her body. Her best friend, Jamila, is getting all the attention. Her brother,Clayton, is becoming an activist. And Mom and Dad are gone working-again. Grandad and Nana aren't much help, either, withtheir old ways and ... Read more

    $20.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    One Crazy Summer

    Narrated by Sisi Aisha Johnson ...

    Unabridged

    5 hours 9 min

    Eleven-year-old Delphine and her younger sisters Vonetta and Fern travel to Oakland to meet their mother, Cecile, who abandoned their family years earlier. But even when Cecile gets them to her house, she shows no interest and seems to view them as nothing but a nuisance. Cecile's cold, unloving attitude leaves the girls wishing for the mother-daughter connection they've never had. But Cecile acts ... Read more

    $15.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Clean Getaway

    by Nic Stone ...
    Narrated by Dion Graham ...

    Unabridged

    3 hours 56 min

    From #1 New York Times bestselling author Nic Stone comes a timely middle-grade road-trip story through landmarks of the Civil Rights movement and the map they lay for contemporary race relations.How to Go on an Unplanned Road Trip with Your Grandma:Grab a Suitcase: Prepacked from the big spring break trip that got CANCELLED.Fasten Your Seatbelt: G'ma's never conventional, so this trip won't be ... Read more

    $15.00 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Look Both Ways

    A Tale Told in Ten Blocks

    Unabridged

    3 hours 58 min

    One of AudioFile’s Best Audiobooks of 2019!Carnegie Medal winnerA National Book Award FinalistCoretta Scott King Author Honor BookAn NPR Favorite Book of 2019A New York Times Best Children’s Book of 2019A Time Best Children’s Book of 2019A Today Show Best Kids’ Book of 2019A Was... ... Read more

    $17.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    The Only Black Girls in Town

    Narrated by Jeanette Illidge ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 28 min

    From award-winning YA author Brandy Colbert comes a debut middle-grade novel about the only two Black girls in town who discover a collection of hidden journals revealing shocking secrets of the past.Beach-loving surfer Alberta has been the only Black girl in town for years. Alberta's best friend, Laramie, is the closest thing she has to a sister, but there are some things even Laramie can't ... Read more

    $24.98 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    As Brave As You

    Narrated by Guy Lockard ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 2 min

    Kirkus Award FinalistSchneider Family Book Award WinnerCoretta Scott King Author Honor BookIn this “pitch-perfect contemporary novel” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review), Coretta Scott King – John Steptoe Award-winning author Jason Reynolds explores multigenerational ideas about family love and bravery in the story of two brothers, their blind grandfather, and a dangerous rite of passage.... ... Read more

    $17.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Real-Life Tales of Black Girl Magic

    Audiobook 4 - Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls

    Unabridged

    3 hours 32 min

    Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Real-Life Tales of Black Girl Magic, edited by award-winning journalist Lilly Workneh with a foreword by #BlackGirlMagic originator CaShawn Thompson, is dedicated to amplifying and celebrating the stories of Black women and girls from around the world; features the work of over 60 Black female and non-binary authors, illustrators, and editors; is designed to ... Read more

    $28.00 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Hey Black Child

    Unabridged

    5 min

    Six-time Coretta Scott King Award winner and four-time Caldecott Honor recipient Bryan Collier brings this classic, inspirational poem to life, written by poet Useni Eugene Perkins.Hey black child,Do you know who you are?*Who really are?*Do you know you can beWhat you want to beIf you try to beWhat you can be?This lyrical, empowering poem celebrates black children ... ... Read more

    $1.98 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Bunheads

    Narrated by Misty Copeland ...

    Unabridged

    8 min

    The first in a series of books inspired by premier ballerina and author Misty Copeland's own early experiences in ballet.From prima ballerina and New York Times bestselling author Misty Copeland comes the story of a young Misty, who discovers her love of dance through the ballet Coppélia--a story about a toymaker who devises a villainous plan to bring a doll to life.Misty is so captivated by the ... Read more

    $5.00 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Radiant Child

    The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat

    Narrated by Ron Butler ...

    Unabridged

    19 min

    Winner of the Randolph Caldecott Medal and the Coretta Scott King Illustrator AwardJean-Michel Basquiat and his unique, collage-style paintings rocketed to fame in the 1980s as a cultural phenomenon unlike anything the art world had ever seen. But before that, he was a little boy who saw art everywhere: in poetry books and museums, in games and in the words that we speak, and in the pulsing energy ... Read more

    $3.98 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    This is the Rope

    Narrated by Channie Waites ...

    Unabridged

    5 min

    The story of one family's journey north during the Great Migration starts with a little girl in South Carolina who finds a rope under a tree one summer. She has no idea the rope will become part of her family's history. But for three generations, that rope is passed down, used for everything from jump rope games to tying suitcases onto a car for the big move north to New York City, and even for a ... Read more

    $9.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Blended

    Narrated by Sharon M. Draper ...

    Unabridged

    5 hours 42 min

    Eleven-year-old Isabella’s blended family is more divided than ever in this thoughtful story about divorce and racial identity from the award-winning and New York Times bestselling author of Out of My Mind, Sharon M. Draper.Eleven-year-old Isabella’s parents are divorced, so she has to switch lives every week: One week she’s Isabella with her dad, his girlfriend Anastasia, and her son Darren ... Read more

    $17.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    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

    $19.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Crown

    An Ode to the Fresh Cut

    Narrated by Corey Allen ...

    Unabridged

    5 min

    The barbershop is where the magic happens. Boys go in as lumps of clay and, with princely robes draped around their shoulders, a dab of cool shaving cream on their foreheads, and a slow, steady cut, they become royalty. That crisp yet subtle line makes boys sharper, more visible, more aware of every great thing that could happen to them when they look good: lesser grades turn into As; girls take ... Read more

    $7.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Loretta Little Looks Back

    Three Voices Go Tell It

    Unabridged

    4 hours 52 min

    From a bestselling and award-winning husband and wife team comes an innovative, beautifully illustrated novel that delivers a front-row seat to the groundbreaking moments in history that led to African Americans earning the right to vote."Right here, I'm sharing the honest-to-goodness." -- Loretta"I'm gon' reach back, and tell how it all went. I'm gon' speak on it. My way." -- Roly"I got more ... Read more

    $24.98 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    The Mighty Miss Malone

    Narrated by Bahni Turpin ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 54 min

    In the Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott King Award–winning Bud, Not Buddy, Bud met a girl named Deza Malone in a Hooverville. This is her story.“We are a family on a journey to a place called wonderful" is the motto of Deza Malone's family. Deza is the smartest girl in her class in Gary, Indiana, singled out by teachers for a special path in life. But the Great Depression has hit Gary hard, and ... Read more

    $22.00 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    The Crossover

    Narrated by Corey Allen ...
    Audiobook 1 - Crossover

    Unabridged

    2 hours 16 min

    Fourteen-year-old twin basketball stars Josh and Jordan wrestle with highs and lows on and off the court as their father ignores his declining health. Review Quotes: "This novel in verse is rich in character and relationships. . . . Poet Alexander deftly reveals the power of the format to pack an emotional punch." --"Kirkus, " starred review "Alexander fully captures Josh's athletic finesse and ... Read more

    $10.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    The Last Last-Day-of-Summer

    by Lamar Giles ...
    Narrated by Ruffin Prentiss ...
    Audiobook 1 - Legendary Alston Boys

    Unabridged

    6 hours 47 min

    Otto and Sheed are the local sleuths in their zany Virginia town, masters of unraveling mischief using their unmatched powers of deduction. And as the summer winds down and the first day of school looms, the boys are craving just a little bit more time for fun, even as they bicker over what kind of fun they want to have. That is, until a mysterious man appears with a camera that literally freezes ... Read more

    $19.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Black Brother, Black Brother

    Narrated by Barrie Buckner ...

    Unabridged

    4 hours 36 min

    From award-winning and bestselling author, Jewell Parker Rhodes comes a powerful coming-of-age story about two brothers, one who presents as white, the other as black, and the complex ways in which they are forced to navigate the world, all while training for a fencing competition.Framed. Bullied. Disliked. But I know I can still be the best.Sometimes, 12-year-old Donte wishes he were invisible. ... Read more

    $24.98 USD or free with audiobook trial