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This Is Your Time, Ruby Bridges

This Is Your Time

by Ruby Bridges

Rent: $5.79

Inspired by the recent wave of activism led by young people fighting for racial justice, ...

Unabridged: 13 min
Narrator: Ruby Bridges
Published: 11/10/2020
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The 1619 Project: Born on the Water, Nikole Hannah-Jones

The 1619 Project: Born on the Wat...

by Nikole Hannah-Jones

Rent: $3.99

The 1619 Project’s lyrical picture book in verse, adapted for audio, chronicles the...

Unabridged: 23 min
Narrator: Nikole Hannah-Jone...
Published: 11/16/2021
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Geronimo Stilton Books #13: The Phantom of the Subway & #14: The Temple of the Ruby of Fire, Geronimo Stilton

Geronimo Stilton Books #13: The P...

by Geronimo Stilton

Rent: $4.90

I'm Geronimo Stilton. I run a newspaper, but my true passion is writing adventure stories...

Unabridged: 4 hr 50 min
Narrator: Bill Lobley
Published: 12/01/2007
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Heart and Soul, Kadir Nelson

Heart and Soul

by Kadir Nelson

Rent: $7.49

The story of America and African Americans is a story of hope and inspiration and unwave...

Unabridged: 1 hr 38 min
Narrator: Debbie Allen
Published: 09/27/2011
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Who Was Harriet Tubman?, Yona Zeldis McDonough

Who Was Harriet Tubman?

by Yona Zeldis McDonough

Rent: $5.18

Born a slave in Maryland, Harriet Tubman knew first-hand what it meant to be someone's pr...

Unabridged: 55 min
Who Was...?
Narrator: Kevin Pariseau
Published: 09/03/2019
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Glory Be, Augusta Scattergood

Glory Be

by Augusta Scattergood

Rent: $6.47

A Mississippi town in 1964 gets riled when tempers flare at the segregated public pool. ...

Unabridged: 4 hr 27 min
Narrator: Cassandra Morris
Published: 01/01/2015
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Superman versus The Ku Klux Klan The True Story of How the Iconic Superhero Battled The Men of Hate, Rick Bowers

Superman versus The Ku Klux Klan

by Rick Bowers

Rent: $6.49

Journalist Rick Bowers has contributed to Time, the Washington Post, and USA Today, and ...

Unabridged: 3 hr 36 min
Narrator: Johnny Heller
Published: 03/23/2012
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Who Was Mark Twain?, April Jones Prince

Who Was Mark Twain?

by April Jones Prince

Rent: $5.18

A humorist, narrator, and social observer, Mark Twain is unsurpassed in American literatu...

Unabridged: 57 min
Who Was...?
Narrator: Kevin Pariseau
Published: 03/26/2019
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Queen of the Falls, Chris Van Allsburg

Queen of the Falls

by Chris Van Allsburg

Rent: $4.99

The New York Times best-selling author of Jumanji and The Polar Express, Chris Van Allsb...

Unabridged: 27 min
Narrator: Angela Goethals
Published: 04/25/2014
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Schomburg: The Man Who Built a Library, Carole Boston Weatherford

Schomburg: The Man Who Built a Li...

by Carole Boston Weatherfo...

Rent: $5.99

Amid the scholars, poets, authors, and artists of the Harlem Renaissance stood an Afro-Pu...

Unabridged: 46 min
Narrator: Ron Butler
Published: 12/12/2017
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A Boy Called Slow, Joseph Bruchac

A Boy Called Slow

by Joseph Bruchac

Rent: $3.99

The True Story of Sitting Bull from multi-award-winning author Joseph Bruchac.Anxious to ...

Unabridged: 11 min
Narrator: Scott Peterson
Published: 02/06/2018
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What Was the Harlem Renaissance?, Sherri L. Smith

What Was the Harlem Renaissance?

by Sherri L. Smith

Rent: $5.18

In this book from the #1 New York Times bestselling series, learn how this vibrant Black ...

Unabridged: 1 hr 4 min
What Was?
Narrator: Tashi Thomas
Published: 12/28/2021
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Round is a Tortilla A Book of Shapes, Roseanne Thong

Round is a Tortilla

by Roseanne Thong

Rent: $4.99

In this lively picture book, children discover a world of shapes all around them: rectang...

Unabridged: 7 min
Narrator: Maria Cabezas
Published: 12/20/2013
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The Way to Stay in Destiny, Augusta Scattergood

The Way to Stay in Destiny

by Augusta Scattergood

Rent: $6.47

From the author of the acclaimed GLORY BE, a novel that celebrates baseball, fast piano, ...

Unabridged: 4 hr 2 min
Narrator: Michael Crouch
Published: 01/06/2015
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Curse of the Pharaohs  My Adventures with Mummies, Zahi Hawass

Curse of the Pharaohs

by Zahi Hawass

Rent: $6.49

Under Egypt's wind-swept sands, mummies and breathtaking treasure await those savvy and d...

Unabridged: 2 hr 23 min
Narrator: Firdous Bamji
Published: 03/08/2013
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Sit-In  How Four Friends Stood up by Sitting Down, Andrea Davis Pinkney

Sit-In

by Andrea Davis Pinkney

Rent: $4.99

The recipient of a Coretta Scott King Book Award Author Honor, Andrea Davis Pinkney is th...

Unabridged: 22 min
Narrator: Myra Lucretia Tayl...
Published: 04/05/2013
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Who Were the Tuskegee Airmen?, Sherri L. Smith

Who Were the Tuskegee Airmen?

by Sherri L. Smith

Rent: $5.18

It's up, up, and away with the Tuskegee Airmen, a heroic group of African American milita...

Unabridged: 1 hr 2 min
Who Was...?
Narrator: Larry Herron
Published: 08/07/2018
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Martin Rising: Requiem for a King, Andrea Davis Pinkney

Martin Rising: Requiem for a King...

by Andrea Davis Pinkney

Rent: $2.45

With imagination and power, the award-winning Pinkney duo celebrates MLK's nonviolent str...

Unabridged: 1 hr 12 min
Narrator: Andrea Davis Pinkn...
Published: 08/28/2018
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From Slave Ship to Freedom Road, Julius Lester

From Slave Ship to Freedom Road

by Julius Lester

Rent: $5.79

Rod Brown and Julius Lester bring history to life in this profoundly moving exploration o...

Unabridged: 23 min
Narrator: Cary Hite
Published: 11/20/2018
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I am Sacagawea, Brad Meltzer

I am Sacagawea

by Brad Meltzer

Rent: $3.99

Sacagawea, the only Native American included in Lewis and Clark’s historic expediti...

Unabridged: 19 min
Ordinary People Change the World
Narrator: Tanis Parenteau
Published: 02/05/2019
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I am Sonia Sotomayor, Brad Meltzer

I am Sonia Sotomayor

by Brad Meltzer

Rent: $3.99

Sonia Sotomayor, the first Latina Supreme Court Justice, is the subject of the sixteenth ...

Unabridged: 25 min
Ordinary People Change the World
Narrator: Rebecca Soler
Published: 02/05/2019
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Who Was Eleanor Roosevelt?, Gare Thompson

Who Was Eleanor Roosevelt?

by Gare Thompson

Rent: $5.18

For a long time, the main role of First Ladies was to act as hostesses of the White House...

Unabridged: 59 min
Who Was...?
Narrator: Kevin Pariseau
Published: 03/26/2019
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What Is the Civil Rights Movement?, Sherri L. Smith

What Is the Civil Rights Movement...

by Sherri L. Smith

Rent: $5.18

Relive the moments when African Americans fought for equal rights, and made history.Even ...

Unabridged: 1 hr 5 min
What Was?
Narrator: David Sadzin
Published: 12/29/2020
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Not My Girl, Christy Jordan-Fenton

Not My Girl

by Christy Jordan-Fenton

Rent: $6.99

Margaret can’t wait to see her family, but her homecoming is not what she expected....

Unabridged: 14 min
Narrator: Lisa Nasson
Published: 03/15/2021
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When I Was Eight, Christy Jordan-Fenton

When I Was Eight

by Christy Jordan-Fenton

Rent: $6.99

Bestselling memoir Fatty Legs for younger readers. Olemaun is eight and knows a lot of t...

Unabridged: 13 min
Narrator: Lisa Nasson
Published: 03/15/2021
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I am Muhammad Ali, Brad Meltzer

I am Muhammad Ali

by Brad Meltzer

Rent: $3.99

The American boxing champ and vocal civil rights activist Muhammad Ali is the 27th hero i...

Unabridged: 20 min
Ordinary People Change the World
Narrator: Damian Thompson
Published: 02/08/2022
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Who Was Maria Tallchief?, Catherine Gourley

Who Was Maria Tallchief?

by Catherine Gourley

Rent: $5.18

Born in 1925, Maria Tallchief spent part of her childhood on an Osage reservation in Okla...

Unabridged: 1 hr 13 min
Who Was...?
Narrator: Hillary Huber
Published: 08/02/2016
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American Anthem A Song of Our Nation, Gene Scheer

American Anthem

by Gene Scheer

Rent: $3.99

Based on the song that President Joe Biden quoted in his inaugural address, this picture ...

Unabridged: 3 min
Narrator: Ken Burns
Published: 08/10/2021
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Child of the Civil Rights Movement, Raul Colon

Child of the Civil Rights Movemen...

by Raul Colon

Rent: $4.99

In this Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Book of the Year, Paula Young Sh...

Unabridged: 25 min
Narrator: Paula Young Shelto...
Published: 07/27/2021
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The People Remember, Ibi Zoboi

The People Remember

by Ibi Zoboi

Rent: $1.98

From award-winning, New York Times bestselling author Ibi Zoboi comes her debut book&mdas...

Unabridged: 24 min
Narrator: Ibi Zoboi
Published: 09/28/2021
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Who Were the Navajo Code Talkers?, James Buckley, Jr.

Who Were the Navajo Code Talkers?...

by James Buckley, Jr.

Rent: $5.18

Learn how this heroic group of American Indian men created a secret, unbreakable code and...

Unabridged: 1 hr 1 min
Who Was...?
Narrator: Charley Flyte
Published: 10/26/2021
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Flying Free How Bessie Coleman's Dreams Took Flight, Karyn Parsons

Flying Free

by Karyn Parsons

Rent: $3.48

Based on Karyn Parson's critically acclaimed Sweet Blackberry video series comes the stor...

Unabridged: 16 min
Narrator: Karyn Parsons
Published: 12/07/2021
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Ride to Remember, A, Sharon Langley

Ride to Remember, A

by Sharon Langley

Rent: $5.99

When Sharon Langley was born in the early 1960s, many amusement parks were segregated, an...

Unabridged: 24 min
Narrator: Sharon Langley
Published: 01/13/2020
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Blue Sky, White Stars, Sarvinder Naberhaus

Blue Sky, White Stars

by Sarvinder Naberhaus

Rent: $4.99

A poetic and inspiring tribute to the beauty and wonder of America's history, landscape, ...

Unabridged: 4 min
Narrator: Soneela Nankani
Published: 10/06/2017
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Lifting as We Climb Black Women's Battle for the Ballot Box, Evette Dionne

Lifting as We Climb

by Evette Dionne

Rent: $7.49

For African American women, the fight for the right to vote was only one battle. An eye-...

Unabridged: 4 hr 51 min
Narrator: Karen Chilton
Published: 04/21/2020
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Himno americano Una cancion para nuestra nacion, Gene Scheer

Himno americano

by Gene Scheer

Rent: $3.99

En mi corazón quiero saberQue cuando terminen mis díasEstados UnidosEstados...

Unabridged: 4 min
Narrator: Alberto Santillan
Published: 03/08/2022
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Juneteenth: Our Day of Freedom, Sharon Dennis Wyeth

Juneteenth: Our Day of Freedom

by Sharon Dennis Wyeth

Rent: $3.99

Some call it Freedom Day; some call it Emancipation Day; some call it Juneteenth. Learn m...

Unabridged: 11 min
Narrator: Sharon Dennis Wyet...
Published: 05/10/2022
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Mae Makes a Way The True Story of Mae Reeves, Hat & History Maker, Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich

Mae Makes a Way

by Olugbemisola Rhuday-Per...

Rent: $3.99

Tip your hat to fashion designer and civil rights icon Mae Reeves in this picture book bi...

Unabridged: 22 min
Narrator: Olugbemisola Rhuda...
Published: 05/24/2022
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Barbed Wire Baseball, Yuko Shimizu

Barbed Wire Baseball

by Yuko Shimizu

Rent: $4.99

Barbed Wire Baseball tells the awe-inspiring tale of Kenichi “Zeni” Zenimura,...

Unabridged: 17 min
Narrator: Brian Nishii
Published: 05/10/2022
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The ABCs of Black History, Rio Cortez

The ABCs of Black History

by Rio Cortez

Rent: $8.46

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER“In rhyming couplets, Cortez leads readers on ...

Unabridged: 55 min
Narrator: Bahni Turpin
Published: 02/15/2022
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Finding My Dance, Ria Thundercloud

Finding My Dance

by Ria Thundercloud

Rent: $3.99

In her debut picture book, professional Indigenous dancer Ria Thundercloud tells the true...

Unabridged: 7 min
Narrator: Ria Thundercloud
Published: 09/13/2022
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She Persisted: Wilma Mankiller, Traci Sorell

She Persisted: Wilma Mankiller

by Traci Sorell

Rent: $6.99

Inspired by the #1 New York Times bestseller She Persisted by Chelsea Clinton and Alexand...

Unabridged: 39 min
She Persisted
Narrator: Tanis Parenteau
Published: 10/04/2022
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Who Is Stacey Abrams?, Shelia P. Moses

Who Is Stacey Abrams?

by Shelia P. Moses

Rent: $7.59

Discover how a young girl who loved to read and write became a voting rights activist, a ...

Unabridged: 31 min
Who HQ Now
Narrator: Kamali Minter
Published: 09/13/2022
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The Capitol Building, Janet Piehl

The Capitol Building

by Janet Piehl

Rent: $4.83

The Capitol Building is a busy place in Washington, D.C.! Government leaders meet there t...

Unabridged: 6 min
Lightning Bolt Books
Narrator: Lerner Publishing
Published: 01/01/2010
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A Visit to the Police Station, Amanda Doering Tourville

A Visit to the Police Station

by Amanda Doering Tourvill...

Rent: $4.49

What happens at a police station? From booking suspects to answering 9-1-1 calls, the pol...

Unabridged: 5 min
Narrator: Various Narrators
Published: 03/01/2013
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People in Spring, Martha Rustad

People in Spring

by Martha Rustad

Rent: $2.74

In spring, people plant seeds in gardens. Students have their last weeks of school. See h...

Unabridged: 1 min
All about Spring
Narrator: Various Narrators
Published: 03/01/2013
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Under the Lights Exploring the Secrets of a Sports Stadium, Tammy Enz

Under the Lights

by Tammy Enz

Rent: $2.99

Where do the players go when they’re not on the field? And where do the vendors coo...

Unabridged: 6 min
Hidden Worlds
Narrator: Various Narrators
Published: 03/01/2013
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Beyond the Bars Exploring the Secrets of a Police Station, Tammy Enz

Beyond the Bars

by Tammy Enz

Rent: $2.99

Where do the police keep their weapons? And where do the criminals go once they’re ...

Unabridged: 6 min
Hidden Worlds
Narrator: Various Narrators
Published: 03/01/2013
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Behind the Double Doors Exploring the Secrets of a Hospital, Tammy Enz

Behind the Double Doors

by Tammy Enz

Rent: $2.99

Where do the doctor’s tools get cleaned? And where do they put patients who are dan...

Unabridged: 6 min
Hidden Worlds
Narrator: Various Narrators
Published: 03/01/2013
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Behind the Racks Exploring the Secrets of a Shopping Mall, Tammy Enz

Behind the Racks

by Tammy Enz

Rent: $2.99

Where does all the trash at the mall go? And where do they keep all the stuff for the sto...

Unabridged: 5 min
Hidden Worlds
Narrator: Various Narrators
Published: 03/01/2013