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Temple Grandin How the Girl Who Loved Cows Embraced Autism and Changed the World, Sy Montgomery

Temple Grandin

by Sy Montgomery

Rent: $8.46

When Temple Grandin was born, her parents knew that she was different. It wasn't until ye...

Unabridged: 2 hr 48 min
Narrator: Meredith Mitchell
Published: 05/01/2012
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Chasing King's Killer: The Hunt for Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Assassin, James L. Swanson

Chasing King's Killer: The Hunt f...

by James L. Swanson

Rent: $7.35

An astonishing account of the assassination of America's most beloved and celebrated civi...

Unabridged: 5 hr 40 min
Narrator: Kim Staunton
Published: 01/02/2018
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Who Was Nelson Mandela?, Meg Belviso

Who Was Nelson Mandela?

by Meg Belviso

Rent: $5.18

As a child he dreamt of changing South Africa; as a man he changed the world.  Nelso...

Unabridged: 1 hr 2 min
Who Was...?
Narrator: Mark Bramhall
Published: 04/05/2016
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Who Was Martin Luther King, Jr.?, Bonnie Bader

Who Was Martin Luther King, Jr.?

by Bonnie Bader

Rent: $5.18

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was only 25 when he helped organize the Montgomery Bus Boycot...

Unabridged: 1 hr 13 min
Who Was...?
Narrator: Peter Jay Fernande...
Published: 01/29/2019
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I am Martin Luther King, Jr., Brad Meltzer

I am Martin Luther King, Jr.

by Brad Meltzer

Rent: $3.99

We can all be heroes. That’s the inspiring message of this New York Times ...

Unabridged: 21 min
Ordinary People Change the World
Narrator: Donte Bonner
Published: 02/05/2019
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My Daddy, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Martin Luther King, III

My Daddy, Dr. Martin Luther King,...

by Martin Luther King, III...

Rent: $1.98

What was it like growing up as a son of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.? This memoir by Mart...

Unabridged: 12 min
Narrator: Martin Luther King...
Published: 01/09/2018
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Who Was Gandhi?, Dana Meachen Rau

Who Was Gandhi?

by Dana Meachen Rau

Rent: $5.18

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born in 1869 in British-occupied India. Though he studied ...

Unabridged: 1 hr 1 min
Who Was...?
Narrator: Vikas Adam
Published: 06/05/2018
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I am Gandhi, Brad Meltzer

I am Gandhi

by Brad Meltzer

Rent: $3.99

Gandhi's peaceful revolution is the focus of this audiobook, part of the inspiring N...

Unabridged: 27 min
Ordinary People Change the World
Narrator: Rajiv Surendra
Published: 02/05/2019
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Frederick Douglass The Lion Who Wrote History, Walter Dean Myers

Frederick Douglass

by Walter Dean Myers

Rent: $4.99

Frederick Douglass was a self-educated slave in the South who grew up to become an icon. ...

Unabridged: 18 min
Narrator: Corey Allen
Published: 09/24/2019
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Emmanuel's Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah, Laurie Ann Thompson

Emmanuel's Dream: The True Story ...

by Laurie Ann Thompson

Rent: $3.99

Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah's inspiring true story—which was turned into a film, Emmanuel...

Unabridged: 11 min
Narrator: Adjoa Andoh
Published: 01/26/2021
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How Women Won the Vote Alice Paul, Lucy Burns, and Their Big Idea, Susan Campbell Bartoletti

How Women Won the Vote

by Susan Campbell Bartolet...

Rent: $6.49

This is how history should be told to kids!From Newbery Honor medalist Susan Campbell Bar...

Unabridged: 53 min
Narrator: Sandy Rustin
Published: 05/19/2020
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Who Was Frederick Douglass?, April Jones Prince

Who Was Frederick Douglass?

by April Jones Prince

Rent: $5.18

Born into slavery in Maryland in 1818, Frederick Douglass was determined to gain freedom-...

Unabridged: 1 hr 4 min
Who Was...?
Narrator: John H. Mayer
Published: 04/05/2016
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Saving American Beach The Biography of African American Environmentalist MaVynee Betsch, Heidi Tyline King

Saving American Beach

by Heidi Tyline King

Rent: $3.99

This heartfelt picture book biography illustrated by the Caldecott Honoree Ekua Holmes, t...

Unabridged: 13 min
Narrator: Lynnette R. Freema...
Published: 12/14/2021
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Opal Lee and What It Means to Be Free The True Story of the Grandmother of Juneteenth, Alice Faye Duncan

Opal Lee and What It Means to Be ...

by Alice Faye Duncan

Rent: $6.49

Booklist starred reviewBlack activist Opal Lee had a vision of Juneteenth as a holiday f...

Unabridged: 18 min
Narrator: Bahni Turpin
Published: 01/11/2022
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Preaching to the Chickens The Story of Young John Lewis, Jabari Asim

Preaching to the Chickens

by Jabari Asim

Rent: $4.99

Critically acclaimed author Jabari Asim and Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator E. B. Lew...

Unabridged: 10 min
Narrator: Kevin R. Free
Published: 12/23/2016
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Marley Dias Gets It Done - And So Can You!, Marley Dias

Marley Dias Gets It Done - And So...

by Marley Dias

Rent: $6.30

Marley Dias, the powerhouse girl-wonder who started the #1000blackgirlbooks campaign, spe...

Unabridged: 2 hr 49 min
Narrator: Damaras Obi
Published: 01/30/2018
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Malala Activist for Girls' Education, Rapha?le Frier

Malala

by Rapha?le Frier

Rent: $5.99

Despite an attempt on her life by the Taliban, Malala Yousafzai has continued to fight fo...

Unabridged: 19 min
Narrator: Caroline McLaughli...
Published: 01/22/2019
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Around America to Win the Vote Two Suffragists, a Kitten, and 10,000 Miles, Mara Rockliff

Around America to Win the Vote

by Mara Rockliff

Rent: $5.99

In April 1916, Nell Richardson and Alice Burke set out from New York City in a little yel...

Unabridged: 23 min
Narrator: Marge Sudheimer
Published: 04/01/2019
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I am Malala Yousafzai, Brad Meltzer

I am Malala Yousafzai

by Brad Meltzer

Rent: $3.99

The youngest ever Nobel Prize laureate, Pakistani women’s rights activist Malala Yo...

Unabridged: 17 min
Ordinary People Change the World
Narrator: Zehra Fazal
Published: 02/08/2022
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Because Claudette, Tracey Baptiste

Because Claudette

by Tracey Baptiste

Rent: $3.99

From NYT bestselling author Tracey Baptiste comes a singular picture book, adapted for au...

Unabridged: 6 min
Narrator: Joniece Abbott-Pra...
Published: 02/01/2022
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Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me 'Round My Story of the Making of Martin Luther King Day, Kathlyn J. Kirkwood

Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me 'R...

by Kathlyn J. Kirkwood

Rent: $7.03

This brilliant memoir-in-verse tells the moving story of how a nation learned to celebrat...

Unabridged: 53 min
Narrator: Shayna Small
Published: 01/04/2022
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DK Life Stories: Nelson Mandela, Stephen Krensky

DK Life Stories: Nelson Mandela

by Stephen Krensky

Rent: $5.49

In this kids biography, discover the inspiring story of Nelson Mandela, who became the fi...

Unabridged: 1 hr 38 min
DK Life Stories
Narrator: Joeseph Balderrama...
Published: 06/22/2021
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Above the Rim How Elgin Baylor Changed Basketball, Jen Bryant

Above the Rim

by Jen Bryant

Rent: $5.99

Hall-of-famer Elgin Baylor was one of basketballs all-time-greatest playersan innovative ...

Unabridged: 25 min
Narrator: Cary Hite
Published: 04/20/2021
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Youngest Marcher, The The Story of Audrey Faye Hendricks, a Young Civil Rights Activist, Cynthia Levinson

Youngest Marcher, The

by Cynthia Levinson

Rent: $5.99

Nine-year-old Audrey Faye Hendricks intended to go places and do things like anybody else...

Unabridged: 21 min
Narrator: Tyla Collier
Published: 04/29/2021
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The Unknown History of Black Newspapers in America, Julius Kane

The Unknown History of Black News...

by Julius Kane

Rent: $3.49

The Black Press made a huge difference when it came to reporting to black Americans what ...

Unabridged: 9 min
Narrator: Rosie O Toole
Published: 05/09/2021
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What Is Black Lives Matter?, Lakita Wilson

What Is Black Lives Matter?

by Lakita Wilson

Rent: $5.18

From the #1 New York Times bestselling series comes the latest title in the Who HQ Now fo...

Unabridged: 34 min
Who HQ Now
Narrator: Karen Murray
Published: 09/21/2021
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Call Me Miss Hamilton One Woman's Case for Equality and Respect, Carole Boston Weatherford

Call Me Miss Hamilton

by Carole Boston Weatherfo...

Rent: $5.99

Mary Hamilton grew up knowing right from wrong. She was proud to be Black, and when the c...

Unabridged: 19 min
Narrator: Adenrele Ojo
Published: 04/26/2022
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Who Is Colin Kaepernick?, Lakita Wilson

Who Is Colin Kaepernick?

by Lakita Wilson

Rent: $5.79

Learn about the inspiring life and career of professional football player and activist Co...

Unabridged: 30 min
Who HQ Now
Narrator: Cary Hite
Published: 05/03/2022
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Who Is Malala Yousafzai?, Dinah Brown

Who Is Malala Yousafzai?

by Dinah Brown

Rent: $5.18

Malala Yousafzai was a girl who loved to learn but was told that girls would no longer be...

Unabridged: 59 min
Who Was...?
Narrator: Soneela Nankani
Published: 12/03/2019
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Cesar Chavez Fighting for Farmworkers, Eric Braun

Cesar Chavez

by Eric Braun

Rent: $4.99

A biography telling the life of labor leader Cesar Chavez and the boycotts that he led to...

Unabridged: 19 min
Narrator: Various Narrators
Published: 03/01/2013
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For the Right to Learn Malala Yousafzai's Story, Rebecca Langston-George

For the Right to Learn

by Rebecca Langston-George...

Rent: $3.24

She grew up in a world where women were supposed to be quiet. But Malala Yousafzai refuse...

Unabridged: 14 min
Encounter: Narrative Nonfiction Picture Books
Narrator: Various Narrators
Published: 08/10/2017
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Hector P. Garcia, Christine Juarez

Hector P. Garcia

by Christine Juarez

Rent: $2.74

Engaging text, authentic photographs, and a timeline illustrate the life of civil rights ...

Unabridged: 2 min
Great Hispanic and Latino Americans
Narrator: Various Narrators
Published: 08/10/2017
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Kid Trailblazers True Tales of Childhood from Changemakers and Leaders , Robin Stevenson

Kid Trailblazers

by Robin Stevenson

Rent: $8.46

Inspiring, relatable, and totally true biographies tell the childhood stories of a divers...

Unabridged: 3 hr
Narrator: Erin Bennett
Published: 08/23/2022
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Overground Railroad, Lesa Cline-Ransome

Overground Railroad

by Lesa Cline-Ransome

Rent: $8.11

From the award-winning author and illustrator of BEFORE SHE WAS HARRIET comes an original...

Unabridged: 14 min
Narrator: Shayna Small
Published: 07/31/2020
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A Place to Land Martin Luther King Jr. and the Speech That Inspired a Nation, Barry Wittenstein

A Place to Land

by Barry Wittenstein

Rent: $5.93

As a new generation of activists demands an end to racism, A Place to Land reflects on Ma...

Unabridged: 38 min
Narrator: Rhett Samuel Price...
Published: 12/28/2021
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Above the Rim, Jen Bryant

Above the Rim

by Jen Bryant

Rent: $5.99

Hall-of-famer Elgin Baylor was one of basketball’s all-time-greatest players—...

Unabridged: 25 min
Narrator: Cary Hite
Published: 04/20/2021
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Hidden Heroes in Medicine, Dionna L. Mann

Hidden Heroes in Medicine

by Dionna L. Mann

Rent: $4.83

Uncover the stories of hidden heroes who transformed the medical field. Direct quotes fro...

Unabridged: 18 min
Who Else in History? (Alternator Books)
Narrator: Book Buddy Digital...
Published: 01/01/2023
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Hidden Heroes in the Civil War, Elliott Smith

Hidden Heroes in the Civil War

by Elliott Smith

Rent: $4.83

The Civil War (1861–1865) was a pivotal time in US history. During the war, the nat...

Unabridged: 15 min
Who Else in History? (Alternator Books)
Narrator: Book Buddy Digital...
Published: 01/01/2023
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Hidden Heroes in the Revolutionary War, Elliott Smith

Hidden Heroes in the Revolutionar...

by Elliott Smith

Rent: $4.83

The Revolutionary War is one of the most important events in US history, but many people'...

Unabridged: 15 min
Who Else in History? (Alternator Books)
Narrator: Book Buddy Digital...
Published: 01/01/2023