Listens for Raising an Antiracist

It’s not enough to just be an ally yourself. You need to make sure that you’re doing the work to raise anti-racists, too. If you’re not sure where to begin, here are some listens that can act as conversation starters for the youngest members of your family.

An extended list is available here.

The Proudest Blue

The Proudest Blue

A powerful, vibrant story about the first day of school - and two sisters on one's first day of hijab - by Olympic medalist and social justice activist Ibtihaj Muhammad....

What Lane?

What Lane?

Anything his friends can do, Stephen should be able to do too, right? So when they dare each other to sneak into an abandoned building, he doesn't think it's his lane, but he goes. Here's the thing, though: Can he do everything his friends can? Lately, he's not so sure....

Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Boy

Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Boy

Adapted from Emmanuel Acho's New York Times best seller Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man, comes an essential young listeners edition aimed at opening a dialogue about systemic racism with our youngest generation....

The Day You Begin

The Day You Begin

National Book Award winner Jacqueline Woodson has created a poignant, yet heartening book about finding courage to connect, even when you feel scared and alone. Woodson's audiobook reminds us that we all feel like outsiders sometimes - and how brave it is that we go forth anyway....

Something Happened in Our Town

Something Happened in Our Town

Following a police shooting, two families - one White and one Black - discuss the event, its aftermath, and what they can do to help....

Voice of Freedom

Voice of Freedom

Despite fierce prejudice and abuse, even being beaten to within an inch of her life, Fannie Lou Hamer was a champion of civil rights from the 1950s until her death in 1977....

Sit-In

Sit-In

Sit-In recounts the historic events of 1960, when four black college students attempted to integrate a lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina....

Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History

Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History

Little Leaders tells the story of 40 groundbreaking Black women who have broken barriers and changed the world in the process. Among some of these incredible women are abolitionist Sojourner Truth, pilot Bessie Coleman, chemist Alice Ball, politician Shirley Chisholm, mathematician Katherine Johnson, poet Maya Angelou, and filmmaker Julie Dash. If you aim to educate and inspire the young ones in your life, this audiobook chock-full of real-life role models is a great choice.

Bedtime Inspirational Stories

Bedtime Inspirational Stories

Bedtime Inspirational Stories celebrates the achievements of amazing black heroes who've paved the way for future generations. Today, it can be a challenge to raise positive kids. Parents need to create a positive atmosphere for our kids in order to help them believe in themselves....

Let the Children March

Let the Children March

In 1963, Birmingham, Alabama, thousands of African American children volunteered to march for their civil rights after hearing Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. speak. They protested the laws that kept black people separate from white people....

Rosa

Rosa

On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks boarded a Montgomery, Alabama city bus and refused to give up her seat to a white man, an act that ignited a movement that changed modern history....

Heart and Soul

Heart and Soul

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

A Child's Introduction to African American History

A Child's Introduction to African American History

Jabari Asim goes beyond what's taught in the classroom and tells a fact-filled history of African Americans through politics, activism, sports, music, and much more....

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Exceptional Tween Fiction by Black Writers and Narrators

Part of making this a more equitable world is ensuring that young readers and listeners can see themselves represented in stories, though for too long people of color have been underrepresented in publishing. If you’re looking for captivating listens for you or your kids about Black experiences, these are some of the incredible listens that have won our hearts.