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    • A Child's Introduction to African American History

    • The Experiences, People, and Events That Shaped Our Country
    • By: Jabari Asim
    • Narrated by: Dion Graham
    • Length: 2 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Jabari Asim goes beyond what's taught in the classroom and tells a fact-filled history of African Americans through politics, activism, sports, entertainment, music, and much more. You'll follow the road to freedom beginning with the slave trade and the middle passage through the abolitionist movement and the Civil War where many African Americans fought as soldiers. You'll learn how slave songs often contained hidden messages and how a 15-year-old Jamaican-born young man named Clive Campbell helped to create hip-hop in the early 1970's.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Intro to African American History

    • By Caleb on 02-25-18

    Regular price: $22.80

    • The N Word

    • Who Can Say It, Who Shouldn't, and Why
    • By: Jabari Asim
    • Narrated by: Mirron Willis
    • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 17

    In 2003, the book Nigger started an intense conversation about the uses and implications of that epithet. The N Word moves beyond that short, provocative book by revealing how the word has both reflected and spread the scourge of bigotry in America.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Deeply insightful

    • By JaMarrJ on 01-05-15
    • Who Can Say It, Who Shouldn't, and Why
    • By: Jabari Asim
    • Narrated by: Mirron Willis
    • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
    • Release date: 04-26-07
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 30 ratings

    Regular price: $19.57

    • Preaching to the Chickens

    • The Story of Young John Lewis
    • By: Jabari Asim
    • Narrated by: Kevin R. Free
    • Length: 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    Critically acclaimed author Jabari Asim gives listeners a fascinating glimpse into the boyhood of civil rights leader John Lewis. Even as a very young boy, John Lewis knew he wanted to be a preacher when he grew up. He wanted to be the kind of leader who could use his passionate speeches to stir hearts to change, minds to think, and bodies to take action. But why wait to grow up? At five years old, when he became the official caretaker of the 60 chickens on his family's farm, he realized he had a wonderful audience to practice on.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • For young reader.

    • By Rhonda Burgess on 06-18-18

    Regular price: $1.88

    • Only the Strong

    • By: Jabari Asim
    • Narrated by: J. D. Jackson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Moved by the death of Martin Luther King, Jr., Lorenzo "Guts" Tolliver decides to abandon his career as a professional leg breaker and pursue a life of quiet moments and generous helpings of banana pudding in the company of his new, sensuous lover.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great Insight into Black Life in Mid-Century

    • By C. Melcher on 01-24-16

    Regular price: $26.59