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  1. 5.7 hrs • 9/20/2016 • Unabridged

    Did you know that many of America’s Founding Fathers―who fought for liberty and justice for all―were slave owners?Through the powerful stories of five enslaved people who were “owned” by four of our greatest presidents, this book helps set the record straight about the role slavery played in the founding of America. From Billy Lee, valet to George Washington, to Alfred Jackson, faithful servant of Andrew Jackson, these dramatic narratives explore our country’s great tragedy―that a nation “conceived in liberty” was also born in shackles.These stories help us know the real people who were essential to the birth of this nation but traditionally have been left out of the history books. Their stories are true―and they should be heard.

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    In the Shadow of Liberty

    5.7 hrs • 9/20/16 • Unabridged
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  2. 0.9 hrs • 8/2/2016 • Unabridged

    At the 1936 Berlin Summer Olympics, track and field star Jesse Owens ran himself straight into international glory by winning four gold medals. But the life of Jesse Owens is much more than a sports story. Born in rural Alabama under the oppressive Jim Crow laws, Owens’s family suffered many hardships. As a boy he worked several jobs like delivering groceries and working in a shoe repair shop to make ends meet. But Owens defied the odds to become a sensational student athlete, eventually running track for Ohio State. He was chosen to compete in the Summer Olympics in Nazi Germany where Adolf Hitler was promoting the idea of “Aryan superiority.” Owens’s winning streak at the games humiliated Hitler and crushed the myth of racial supremacy once and for all.

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    Who Was Jesse Owens?

    0.9 hrs • 8/2/16 • Unabridged
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  3. 4.1 hrs • 7/8/2016 • Unabridged

    Twelve-year-old Pascal can hardly believe his ears. His older, run-away brother has returned to the plantation with an amazing story: President Lincoln has freed the slaves. Not only that, each newly-freed family can have forty acres of land and maybe a mule, just for the asking. Now all Pascal and his brother have to do is sneak away from their angry master—and find out where the government is giving away farmland. But as they search, they still must hide from men who would force them back to slavery. Will Pascal ever know true freedom? The granddaughter of slaves on Robert E. Lee’s Virginia estate, Harriette Gillem Robinet bases this story on research and oral stories of slavery. Forty Acres and Maybe a Mule sheds new light on the little understood time of Reconstruction in the South. Narrator Andrea Johnson vividly brings to life the adventures that could have happened to one small group of African Americans.

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    Forty Acres and Maybe a Mule

    4.1 hrs • 7/8/16 • Unabridged
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  4. 1.2 hrs • 4/5/2016 • Unabridged
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  5. 1.1 hrs • 4/5/2016 • Unabridged

    In 1955, Rosa Parks refused to give her up bus seat to a white passenger in Montgomery, Alabama. This seemingly small act triggered civil rights protests across America and earned Rosa Parks the title “Mother of the Civil Rights Movement.”

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  6. 1.0 hrs • 2/2/2016 • Unabridged
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  7. 0.2 hrs • 8/20/2015 • Unabridged

    Laban Carrick Hill, the bestselling author of the National Book Award Finalist Harlem Stomp, here delivers an inspiring and lyrical story of a gifted craftsman who lived in South Carolina two centuries ago. Dave’s superb artistry and the deeply observant poetry he carved onto his pots reveal how he transcended the limitations he faced as a slave.

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    Dave the Potter

    0.2 hrs • 8/20/15 • Unabridged
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  8. 0.1 hrs • 6/29/2015 • Unabridged

    Walking many miles to school in the dusty road, young Coretta knew, too well, the unfairness of life in the segregated south. A yearning for equality began to grow. Together with Martin Luther King, Jr., she gave birth to a vision and a journey—with dreams of freedom for all. This extraordinary poetic text by Ntozake Shange captures the movement for civil rights in the United States and honors its most elegant inspiration, Coretta Scott.

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    Coretta Scott

    0.1 hrs • 6/29/15 • Unabridged
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  9. 0.1 hrs • 6/29/2015 • Unabridged

    Through sublime landscapes and warm images of a boy and his family, this adaptation of the beloved folk song creates a dazzling, intimate interpretation that rejoices in the connectedness of people and nature.

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    He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands

    0.1 hrs • 6/29/15 • Unabridged
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  10. 0.2 hrs • 6/29/2015 • Unabridged

    For more than twenty-five years, African American families have celebrated Kwanzaa—a holiday, inspired by their ancestors, that celebrates the harvest season. With a rich, informative text, this book will help young children to begin their own Kwanzaa celebration.

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    Seven Candles for Kwanzaa

    0.2 hrs • 6/29/15 • Unabridged
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  11. 4.7 hrs • 11/1/2013 • Unabridged

    At age six the sharp bite of a whip taught Harriet Tubman (1820-1913) what it meant to be a slave. The other slaves scoffed when Harriet resolved to escape north someday. Little did they know that this girl would one day lead hundreds of slaves to freedom on the Underground Railroad. Even huge rewards for her capture—dead or alive—did not stop Harriet from risking her life again and again in the fight for liberty as the nation spiraled into the Civil War. Whether running from slave hunters, advising generals, or improving condition in war hospitals, remarkable Harriet Tubman would not be satisfied until every person could experience true freedom.

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  12. 4.0 hrs • 6/11/2013 • Unabridged

    Through the telling of events from his own life, New York Times bestselling author Wes Moore explores the issues that separate success and failure. He also counterpoints his story with another man, someone who shared the same name, was almost the same age, grew up fatherless in a similar Baltimore neighborhood, but is serving a life sentence for murder. Compelled to write to the other Wes, the author was surprised to receive a reply. And so began a friendship, as letters turned into visits and the two men got to know one another. This compelling story about the challenges of growing up and the responsibility for the choices we make, is sure to inspire. 

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    Discovering Wes Moore

    Read by Wes Moore
    4.0 hrs • 6/11/13 • Unabridged
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  13. 2.2 hrs • 1/1/2013 • Unabridged

    In early 1968 the grisly on-the-job deaths of two African American sanitation workers in Memphis, Tennessee, prompted an extended strike by that city’s segregated force of trash collectors. Workers sought union protection, higher wages, improved safety, and the integration of their work force. Their work stoppage became a part of the larger civil rights movement and drew an impressive array of national movement leaders to Memphis, including, on more than one occasion, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. King added his voice to the struggle in what became the final speech of his life. His assassination in Memphis on April 4 sparked protests and violence throughout America and helped force the acceptance of worker demands in Memphis. The sanitation strike ended eight days after King’s death. Marching to the Mountaintop explores how the media, politics, the civil rights movement, and labor protests all converged to set the scene for one of King’s greatest speeches—and for his tragic death.

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    Marching to the Mountaintop

    2.2 hrs • 1/1/13 • Unabridged
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  14. 4.3 hrs • 12/1/2012 • Unabridged

    As a fourteen-year-old, he was Malcolm Little, the president of his class and a top student. At sixteen, he was hustling tips at a Boston nightclub. In Harlem, he was known as Detroit Red, a slick street operator. At nineteen, he was back in Boston, leading a gang of burglars. At twenty, he was in prison. It was in prison that Malcolm Little started the journey that would lead him to adopt the name Malcolm X, and there he developed his beliefs about what being black means in America—beliefs that shook America then and still shake America today. Walter Dean Myers’ classic biography sheds light on a black man whose beliefs changed America.

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    Malcolm X by Walter Dean Myers

    Malcolm X

    4.3 hrs • 12/1/12 • Unabridged
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  15. 1.6 hrs • 7/15/2012 • Unabridged

    The story of America and African Americans is a story of hope and inspiration and unwavering courage. But it is also the story of injustice; of a country divided by law, education, and wealth; of a people whose struggles and achievements helped define their country. Kadir Nelson, one of this generation’s most accomplished, award-winning artists, has created an epic yet intimate introduction to the history of America and African Americans, from colonial days through the civil rights movement. Written in the voice of an “Everywoman,” an unnamed narrator whose forebears came to this country on slave ships and who lived to cast her vote for the first African American president, Heart and Soul touches on some of the great transformative events and small victories of that history. This inspiring book demonstrates that in gaining their freedom and equal rights, African Americans helped our country achieve its promise of liberty and justice—the true heart and soul of our nation. 

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    Heart and Soul

    1.6 hrs • 7/15/12 • Unabridged
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  16. 9.5 hrs • 6/3/2008 • Unabridged

    Winner of two NAACP awards for his writing, bestselling author Hill Harper is an acclaimed actor known for his role on CSI: NY. A Brown University and Harvard Law School alum, Harper is also a passionate public servant. In this book he offers comforting advice for today’s youth through his own wisdom as well as that of such luminaries as Michelle Obama and Angela Bassett.

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    Letters to a Young Sister

    Foreword by Gabriel Union
    9.5 hrs • 6/3/08 • Unabridged
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