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    • The Red Pencil

    • By: Andrea Davis Pinkney, Shane W. Evans (Illustrated by )
    • Narrated by: Andrea Davis Pinkney
    • Length: 3 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 37
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
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      4 out of 5 stars 34

    Finally, Amira is 12. Old enough to wear a toob, old enough for new responsibilities. And maybe old enough to go to school in Nyala - Amira's one true dream. But life in her peaceful Sudanese village is shattered when the Janjaweed arrive. The terrifying attackers ravage the town and unleash unspeakable horrors. After she loses nearly everything, Amira needs to dig deep within herself to find the strength to make the long journey - on foot - to safety at a refugee camp.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Poetic and Educational

    • By TeamCaba on 11-18-17

    Regular price: $25.08

    • Dear America

    • With the Might of Angels
    • By: Andrea Davis Pinkney
    • Narrated by: Channie Waites
    • Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    In the fall of 1955, twelve-year-old Dawn Rae Johnson learns she will be the only one of her friends attending a previously all-white school. However, not everyone supports integration and Dawnie must endure the realities of racism firsthand. In time, Dawnie learns that the true meaning of justice comes from remaining faithful to the integrity within oneself.

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Seven Candles For Kwanzaa

    • By: Andrea Davis Pinkney
    • Narrated by: Alfre Woodward
    • Length: 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    This unique African-American holiday commemorates the strength of family ties, respect for ancestors, commitment to the growth of community, and gratitude for life's bounties.

    Regular price: $6.99

    • Bird in a Box

    • By: Andrea Davis Pinkney
    • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin, S'Von Ringo, JB Adkins
    • Length: 4 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    Otis, Willie, and Hibernia are three children with a lot in common: they've all lost a loved one, they each have secret dreams, and they won't stop fighting for what they want. And they're also a lot like their hero, famed boxer Joe Louis. Throughout this moving novel, their lives gradually converge to form friendship, family, and love. Their trials and triumphs echo those of Joe Louis, as he fights to become the first African-American heavyweight boxing champion.

    Regular price: $21.00

    • Duke Ellington

    • The Piano Prince & His Orchestra
    • By: Andrea Davis Pinkney
    • Narrated by: Forest Whitaker
    • Length: 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 4

    This is a most fitting tribute to a great man who proudly celebrated the history of African-Americans, from slavery to civil rights struggles.

    The award-winning author/illustrator team of Andrea Davis Pinkney and Brian Pinkney - creators of the popular picture book "Alvin Ailey" - now present a swinging, vibrant audiobook about the jazz composer Edward Kennedy Ellington, better known as "Duke".

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good narration and music

    • By EmilyK on 07-16-17

    Regular price: $9.07

    • Sit-In

    • How Four Friends Stood Up by Sitting Down
    • By: Andrea Davis Pinkney
    • Narrated by: Myra Lucretia Taylor
    • Length: 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    The recipient of a Coretta Scott King Book Award Author Honor, Andrea Davis Pinkney is the popular author of numerous picture books and young adult novels. Sit-In recounts the historic events of 1960, when four black college students attempted to integrate a lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina.

    Regular price: $9.09

    • A Poem for Peter

    • The Story of Ezra Jack Keats and the Creation of the Snowy Day
    • By: Andrea Davis Pinkney
    • Narrated by: Channie Waites
    • Length: 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    With the groundbreaking Caldecott winner The Snowy Day, the first mainstream picture book to feature an African American child, Ezra Jack Keats became part of children's literature history. Keats's best-loved books are the ones that portray the neighborhood where he grew up. He was an inspiration to many artists of color, who, for the first time, saw themselves reflected in his books.

    Regular price: $2.44

    • Ella Fitzgerald

    • The Tale of a Vocal Virtuosa
    • By: Andrea Davis Pinkney
    • Narrated by: Billy Dee Williams
    • Length: 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      5 out of 5 stars 5
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      5 out of 5 stars 5

    Ella Fitzgerald began her life as a singer on the stage of the Apollo Theater when she was just 17 years old. Her rich voice and vocal innovations brought her fame and a remarkable career than spanned half a century and won her generations of fans around the world. Acclaimed author Andrea Davis Pinkney has told Ella's inspiring story in the voice of Scat Cat Monroe, a feline fan whose imagined narrative sings with the infectious rhythms of scat.

    Regular price: $9.07

    • Silent Thunder

    • A Civil War Story
    • By: Andrea Davis Pinkney
    • Narrated by: Peter Jay Fernandez
    • Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    Both 11-year-old Summer and her older brother Roscoe have a "silent thunder" roaring through their souls. Summer yearns to learn letters, so she can read. Roscoe wants to join the Union forces and fight in the Civil War. But they are slaves in Virginia, and their wishes are forbidden. Their friend Thea says that silent thunder is something slaves have to keep private, but Summer and Roscoe can't resist their feelings.

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Martin Rising

    • Requiem for a King
    • By: Andrea Davis Pinkney, Brian Pinkney
    • Narrated by: Andrea Davis Pinkney
    • Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Martin Rising is a stunning, poetic presentation of the final months of Martin Luther King Jr.’s life - told in a rich embroidery of visions, color, musical cadence, deep emotion, and multiple layers of meaning. Against a backdrop of the sanitation workers’ strike in Memphis, Tennessee, the book builds to its rousing crescendo as King delivers his “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” speech - where his life’s commitment to peaceful activism and his dream of equality ascend to their highest peak.   

    Regular price: $4.89