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    • Dark Sky Rising

    • Reconstruction and the Dawn of Jim Crow
    • By: Henry Louis Gates Jr., Tonya Bolden
    • Narrated by: Dion Graham
    • Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This is a story about America during and after Reconstruction, one of history's most pivotal and misunderstood chapters. In a stirring account of emancipation, the struggle for citizenship and national reunion, and the advent of racial segregation, the renowned Harvard scholar delivers a book that is illuminating and timely. Real-life accounts drive the narrative, spanning the half century between the Civil War and Birth of a Nation. 

    Regular price: $12.59

    • We Are Not Yet Equal

    • Understanding Our Racial Divide
    • By: Carol Anderson, Tonya Bolden
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Carol Anderson's White Rage took the world by storm, landing on the New York Times best seller list and best book of the year lists from New York Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe, and Chicago Review of Books. It launched her as an in-demand commentator on contemporary race issues for national print and television media and garnered her an invitation to speak to the Democratic Congressional Caucus. This compelling young adult adaptation brings her ideas to a new audience. 

    Regular price: $16.35

    • Inventing Victoria

    • By: Tonya Bolden
    • Narrated by: Joniece Abbott-Pratt
    • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In a searing historical novel, Tonya Bolden illuminates post-Reconstruction America in an intimate portrait of a determined young woman who dares to seize the opportunity of a lifetime. As a young black woman in 1880s Savannah, Essie's dreams are very much at odds with her reality. Ashamed of her beginnings, but unwilling to accept the path currently available to her, Essie is trapped between the life she has and the life she wants. Until she meets a lady named Dorcas Vashon, the richest and most cultured black woman she's ever encountered.

    Regular price: $16.35

    • Crossing Ebenezer Creek

    • By: Tonya Bolden
    • Narrated by: Robin Eller
    • Length: 5 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
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    When Mariah and her young brother, Zeke, are suddenly freed from slavery, they join Sherman's march through Georgia. Mariah wants to believe that the brutalities of slavery are behind them, but even as hope glimmers, there are many hardships yet to come. When she meets a free black named Caleb, Mariah dreams in a way she never dared...of a future worth living and the possibility of true love.

    Regular price: $15.48

    • Tell All the Children Our Story

    • Memories and Mementos of Being Young and Black in America
    • By: Tonya Bolden
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 2 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The first African men, women, and children in colonial America did not arrive with dreams of freedom or hopes of a new, better life. They arrived after a torturous 90-day journey called the Middle Passage. And they arrived as slaves. Since that time, African-Americans have suffered, triumphed, despaired,and dreamed.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Know your History and change your future.

    • By Kevin white on 10-13-18

    Regular price: $21.67

    • Facing Frederick

    • The Life of Frederick Douglass, a Monumental American Man
    • By: Tonya Bolden
    • Narrated by: Adam Lazarre-White
    • Length: 3 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Frederick Douglass (1818-1895) is best known for the telling of his own emancipation. But there is much more to Douglass' story than his time spent enslaved and his famous autobiography. Facing Frederick captures the whole complicated and, at times, perplexing person that he was. Statesman, suffragist, writer, and newspaperman, this book focuses on Douglass the man rather than the historical icon.

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Emancipation Proclamation

    • Lincoln and the Dawn of Liberty
    • By: Tonya Bolden
    • Narrated by: Michael Early
    • Length: 2 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Published on the anniversary of when President Abraham Lincoln's order went into effect, this book offers listeners a unique look at the events that led to the Emancipation Proclamation. Filled with little-known facts and fascinating details, it includes excerpts from historical sources, archival images, and new research that debunks myths about the Emancipation Proclamation and its causes. Complete with a timeline, glossary, and bibliography, Emancipation Proclamation is an engrossing new historical resource from award-winning children's book author Tonya Bolden.

    Regular price: $34.99