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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

    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

    $24.98 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Children of Blood and Bone

    by Tomi Adeyemi ...
    Narrated by Bahni Turpin ...

    Unabridged

    17 hours 56 min

    ***Winner of the Audie Award for Audiobook of the Year**This program is narrated by acclaimed reader Bahni Turpin, whose past work includes The Hate U Give and The Underground Railroad*"Bahni Turpin's breathtaking narration of this exhilarating novel will keep listeners rooted to their seats, listening intently...an audiobook not to be missed." — AudioFile Magazine, Earphones Award winner**In ... Read more

    $23.79 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Blood Like Magic

    Narrated by Joniece Abbott-Pratt ...

    Unabridged

    16 hours 14 min

    A rich, dark urban fantasy debut following a teen witch who is given a horrifying task: sacrificing her first love to save her family’s magic. The problem is, she’s never been in love—she’ll have to find the perfect guy before she can kill him.After years of waiting for her Calling—a trial every witch must pass in order to come into their powers—the one thing Voya Thomas didn’t expect was to fail. ... Read more

    $29.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    The Hate U Give

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

    Unabridged

    11 hours 50 min

    8 starred reviews · Goodreads Choice Awards Best of the Best · William C. Morris Award Winner · National Book Award Longlist · Printz Honor Book · Coretta Scott King Honor Book · #1 New York Times Bestseller!"Absolutely riveting!" —Jason Reynolds"Stunning." —John Green"This story is necessary. This story is important." —Kirkus (starred review)... ... Read more

    $25.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    On the Come Up

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

    Unabridged

    11 hours 43 min

    2020 Audie Awards® Finalist—Young Adult#1 New York Times bestseller · Seven starred reviews · Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honor BookDon't miss this audiobook, Audible's Young Adult Audiobook of the Year and an Audie Award finalist!**“For all the struggle in this book, Thomas rarely misses a step as a writer. Thoma... ... Read more

    $26.99 USD 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

    $23.00 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Poet X

    Narrated by Elizabeth Acevedo ...

    Unabridged

    3 hours 30 min

    **Don't miss this acclaimed audiobook, read by the author—**winner of an Odyssey Honor and an AudioFile Earphones Award winner!The Poet X is also the w**inner of the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature, the Michael L. Printz Award, and the Pura Belpré Award.**Fans of Jacqueline Woodson, Meg Medina, and Jason Reynolds will fall hard for this astonishing New York Times-bestselling ... Read more

    $15.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Legendborn

    by Tracy Deonn ...
    Narrated by Joniece Abbott-Pratt ...

    Unabridged

    18 hours 54 min

    An Instant New York Times Bestseller!Winner of the Coretta Scott King - John Steptoe for New Talent Author AwardFilled with mystery and an intriguingly rich magic system, Tracy Deonn’s YA contemporary fantasy Legendborn offers the dark allure of City of Bones with a modern-day twist on a classic legend and a lot of Southern Black Girl Magic.After her mother dies in an accident, sixteen-year... ... Read more

    $29.99 USD 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

    $19.49 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    Dread Nation

    Narrated by Bahni Turpin ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours 56 min

    New York Times bestseller * Six starred reviewsAt once provocative, terrifying, and darkly subversive, Dread Nation is Justina Ireland's stunning vision of an America both foreign and familiar—a country on the brink, at the explosive crossroads where race, humanity, and survival meet.Jane McKeene was born two days before the dead began to walk the battlefields of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania—derailing ... Read more

    $34.99 USD 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

    $13.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    Witches Steeped in Gold

    Unabridged

    15 hours 54 min

    This Jamaican-inspired fantasy debut about two enemy witches who must enter into a deadly alliance to take down a common enemy has the twisted cat-and-mouse of Killing Eve with the richly imagined fantasy world of Furyborn and Ember in the Ashes.Divided by their order. United by their vengeance.Iraya has spent her life in a cell, but every day brings her closer to freedom—and vengeance.<st... ... Read more

    $29.99 USD 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

    $24.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Blackout

    Unabridged

    6 hours 55 min

    Six critically acclaimed, bestselling, and award-winning authors bring the glowing warmth and electricity of Black teen love to this interlinked novel of charming, hilarious, and heartwarming stories that shine a bright light through the dark.A summer heatwave blankets New York City in darkness. But as the city is thrown into confusion, a different kind of electricity sparks…A first meeting.Long ... Read more

    $20.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    When They Call You a Terrorist (Young Adult Edition)

    A Story of Black Lives Matter and the Power to Change the World

    Unabridged

    6 hours 51 min

    **"The audio version adds to the authenticity even more as she narrates her own words, bringing the listener into her world." -- School Library Journal, starred reviewThis program includes a foreword read by Angela DavisPatrisse Cullors' and asha bandele's instant New York Times bestseller, When They Call You a Terrorist is now adapted for the YA audience!**A movement that started with a hashtag-- ... Read more

    $14.39 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    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

    $27.50 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Rise to the Sun (Unabridged edition)

    by Leah Johnson ...
    Narrated by Lexi Underwood, Alaska Jackson ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 33 min

    From the author of You Should See Me in a Crown, Leah Johnson delivers a stunning novel about being brave enough to be true to yourself, and learning to find joy even when times are unimaginably dark.Olivia is an expert at falling in love . . . and at being dumped. But after the fallout from her last breakup has left her an outcast at school and at home, she’s determined to turn over a new leaf. A ... Read more

    $27.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    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

    $24.99 USD 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

    $15.00 USD 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

    $18.00 USD 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

    $27.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Facing the Sun

    Unabridged

    12 hours 47 min

    Eve is the rock in her family of seven, the one they always depend on. But when her dad is diagnosed with cancer, she wants nothing more than to trade her worries for some red lipstick and a carefree night.Faith is the dancer all the boys want, but she only has eyes for the one she can’t have. The only thing is, all the flirting in the world can’t distract her from her broken home life...or the ... Read more

    $24.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    A Phoenix First Must Burn

    Sixteen Stories of Black Girl Magic, Resistance, and Hope

    Narrated by Patrice Caldwell ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 31 min

    Evoking Beyoncé’s Lemonade for a teen audience, these authors who are truly Octavia Butler’s heirs have woven worlds to create a stunning narrative that puts Black women and gender-nonconforming individuals at its center. A Phoenix First Must Burn will take you on a journey from folktales retold to futuristic societies and everything in between. Filled with stories of love and betrayal, strength ... Read more

    $24.99 USD 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

    $14.39 USD or free with audiobook trial