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    • Coming of Age in Mississippi

    • By: Anne Moody
    • Narrated by: Lisa Reneé Pitts
    • Length: 15 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 282
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 247
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 243

    Born to a poor couple who were tenant farmers on a plantation in Mississippi, Anne Moody lived through some of the most dangerous days of the pre-civil rights era in the South. The week before she began high school came the news of Emmet Till's lynching. Before then, she had "known the fear of hunger, hell, and the Devil. But now there was…the fear of being killed just because I was black." In that moment was born the passion for freedom and justice that would change her life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Gripping, Visceral Account of 1960's Reality

    • By Philomena on 01-03-13

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Warriors Don't Cry

    • A Searing Memoir of the Battle to Integrate Little Rock's Central High
    • By: Melba Pattillo Beals
    • Narrated by: Lisa Reneé Pitts
    • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 255
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 224
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 221

    The landmark 1954 Supreme Court ruling, Brown v. Board of Education, brought the promise of integration to Little Rock, Arkansas, but it was hard-won for the nine black teenagers chosen to integrate Central High School in 1957. They ran a gauntlet flanked by a rampaging mob and a heavily armed Arkansas National Guard-opposition so intense that soldiers from the elite 101st Airborne Division were called in to restore order.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Proud of My Race? Well, Proud of Shared Humanity!

    • By Gillian on 01-18-16

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Successful Women Speak Differently

    • 9 Habits That Build Confidence, Courage, and Influence
    • By: Valorie Burton
    • Narrated by: Lisa Renee Pitts
    • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 325
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 276
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 275

    The most successful women are often not the most talented, the most gifted, or even the most experienced. What these women have is a knack for communicating that opens doors and gives them influence. Gleaning from powerful research, best-selling author and life strategist Valorie Burton unearths practical insights you can put to work in your life immediately.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Time tested advice for women

    • By Roni Garrison-Joyner on 06-21-17

    Regular price: $22.74

    • Left to Tell

    • Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust
    • By: Immaculee Ilibagiza, Steve Erwin
    • Narrated by: Lisa Renee Pitts
    • Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 839
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 625
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      5 out of 5 stars 626

    In 1994, Immaculee Ilibagiza's world was ripped apart when her native country of Rwanda descended into a bloody genocide. Her family was brutally murdered during a killing spree that lasted three months and claimed the lives of nearly a million Rwandans. Miraculously, Immaculee survived the slaughter.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What a triumphant spirit

    • By Kim on 01-22-07

    Regular price: $16.77

    • God Is Able

    • By: Priscilla Shirer
    • Narrated by: Lisa Renee-Pitts
    • Length: 4 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      5 out of 5 stars 6
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      5 out of 5 stars 6

     Got an impossible situation? The anxiety it brings can wake you in the middle of a needed night’s sleep and then stalk you in the middle of broad daylight. It can sneak up on you and cast a cloak of fear and concern over your shoulders that you can’t seem to shake no matter how hard you try. It can take you down. Squash all hope. Stop you in your tracks.   Impossible. Impenetrable. Unchangeable. Maybe so...until God gets involved. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Life-changing content!

    • By Knittin' Kim on 04-06-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Color of Money

    • Black Banks and the Racial Wealth Gap
    • By: Mehrsa Baradaran
    • Narrated by: Lisa Reneé Pitts
    • Length: 15 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 79
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
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      5 out of 5 stars 69

    When the Emancipation Proclamation was signed in 1863, the black community owned less than one percent of the United States' total wealth. More than 150 years later, that number has barely budged. The Color of Money pursues the persistence of this racial wealth gap by focusing on the generators of wealth in the black community: black banks. The catch-22 of black banking is that the very institutions needed to help communities escape the deep poverty caused by discrimination and segregation inevitably became victims of that same poverty.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Both a Bridge and a Battle Cry

    • By Darwin8u on 09-26-17

    Regular price: $31.49

    • One in a Million

    • Journey to Your Promised Land
    • By: Priscilla Shirer
    • Narrated by: Lisa Renee Pitts
    • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    The Egyptians in Exodus 1 were intent on enslaving the Israelites, wearing them down so that God's chosen people would become disillusioned and not live up to their destiny. Of the original two million Israelites who received God's invitation to enter the Promised Land, only two actually entered it! Similarly, modern day Christians often hear and understand the promises of God each Sunday morning at church but then rarely choose to experience them in everyday life. In One in a Million, Bible teacher Priscilla Shirer invites us to change that pattern for good.

    Regular price: $22.74

    • Every Woman's Dream

    • By: Mary Monroe
    • Narrated by: Sean Crisden, Robin Eller, Lisa Renee Pitts
    • Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 173
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 155
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      3 out of 5 stars 156

    He's successful, kind, and sensitive - the type of man every woman wants. And truck driver Calvin Ramsey just loves women - especially the lonely, unappreciated ones he meets online, like Lola Poole. His deceitful ex-wife taught him that women really appreciate someone who cares about their deepest feelings and problems.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing

    • By LaFaye on 07-30-16

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Successful Women Think Differently

    • 9 Habits to Make You Happier, Healthier, and More Resilient
    • By: Valorie Burton
    • Narrated by: Lisa Renee Pitts
    • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 95
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94

    Popular author and professional certified coach Valorie Burton knows that successful women think differently. They make decisions differently. They set goals differently and bounce back from failure differently. Valorie is dedicated to help women create new thought processes that empower them to succeed in their relationships, finances, work, health, and spiritual life. In this powerful and practical guide, Valorie provides a woman with insight into who she really is and gives her the tools, knowledge, and understanding to succeed.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Chestnut

    • By Estella Chestnut on 02-05-17

    Regular price: $22.74

    • Never Trust a Stranger

    • By: Mary Monroe
    • Narrated by: Robin Eller, Lisa Reneé Pitts, Sean Crisden
    • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 92
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 78
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 80

    New York Times best-selling author Mary Monroe takes you on the ultimate twist-filled ride with her Lonely Heart, Deadly Heart series. For two restless women looking for satisfaction, too much of a good thing is never enough - even as a lethal passion closes in. Best friends Lola Poole and Joan Proctor-Riley have finally found the love and excitement they've always longed for. Online-dating an endless line of wealthy, no-strings-attached lovers is the perfect escape from their unfulfilling lives.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Very Dissapointed

    • By Shakahn on 03-31-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • How We Get Free

    • Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective
    • By: Keeanga -Yamahtta Taylor
    • Narrated by: Lisa Reneé Pitts
    • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 3

    The Combahee River Collective, a path-breaking group of radical black feminists, was one of the most important organizations to develop out of the antiracist and women's liberation movements of the 1960s and 70s. In this collection of essays and interviews edited by activist-scholar Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, founding members of the organization and contemporary activists reflect on the legacy of its contributions to black feminism and its impact on today's struggles.

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Every Little Step

    • My Story
    • By: Bobby Brown
    • Narrated by: Bobby Brown, Lisa Renee Pitts, T. J. Storm
    • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 769
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      4 out of 5 stars 675
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 676

    Bobby Brown has been one of the most compelling American artists of the past 30 years, a magnetic and talented figure who successfully crossed over many musical genres, including R&B and hip-hop as well as the mainstream. In the late 1980s, the former front man of New Edition had a wildly successful solo career - especially with the launch of Don't Be Cruel - garnering multiple hits on the Billboard top 10 list as well as several Grammy, American Music, and Soul Train awards.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • FINALLY...

    • By Orsayor Simmons on 06-17-16

    Regular price: $27.37

    • Grace

    • A Novel
    • By: Natashia Deón
    • Narrated by: Lisa Reneé Pitts
    • Length: 13 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 762
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 711
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 712

    For a runaway slave in the 1840s South, life on the run can be just as dangerous as life under a sadistic master. That's what 15-year-old Naomi learns after she escapes the brutal confines of life on an Alabama plantation. Striking out on her own, she leaves behind her beloved Momma and sister, Hazel, and takes refuge in a Georgia brothel run by a freewheeling, gun-toting Jewish madam named Cynthia.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent story of several women's journey

    • By Lillian Rodriguez on 11-19-16

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Other People's Children

    • Cultural Conflict in the Classroom
    • By: Lisa Delpit
    • Narrated by: Lisa Reneé Pitts
    • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 35

    In a radical analysis of contemporary classrooms, MacArthur Award-winning author Lisa Delpit develops ideas about ways teachers can be better "cultural transmitters" in the classroom, where prejudice, stereotypes, and cultural assumptions breed ineffective education. Delpit suggests that many academic problems attributed to children of color are actually the result of miscommunication, as primarily white teachers and "other people's children" struggle with the imbalance of power and the dynamics plaguing our system.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A blessing to teachers, students & families.

    • By Scott on 09-22-16

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Nappily Ever After

    • A Novel
    • By: Trisha R. Thomas
    • Narrated by: Lisa Reneé Pitts
    • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 94
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 81

    Venus Johnston has a great job and a long-term, live-in boyfriend who happens to be a drop-dead gorgeous doctor. She also has a weekly beauty-parlor date to keep her long, nappy hair slick and straight. But the tedious hours and harsh chemicals in the salon have long grated on Venus. One frustrating day, she trades in the long hair for a dramatically short, natural cut and sends her commitment-balking boyfriend packing. It's a bold declaration of independence and one that has effects she never could have imagined.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great

    • By Laura K. on 08-21-09

    Regular price: $18.16

    • Life in Motion

    • An Unlikely Ballerina
    • By: Misty Copeland
    • Narrated by: Lisa Reneé Pitts
    • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 319
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      4 out of 5 stars 288
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 290

    As the only African-American soloist dancing with the prestigious American Ballet Theatre, Misty Copeland has made history. But when she first placed her hands on the barre at an after-school community center, no one expected the undersized, anxious 13-year-old to become a ground­breaking ballerina. Life in Motion is a story of passion and grace for anyone who has dared to dream of a different life.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great Story, Terrible Narrator

    • By Kimberly on 06-16-14

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Better Than I Know Myself

    • By: Virginia DeBerry, Donna Grant
    • Narrated by: Lisa Renee Pitts
    • Length: 19 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 681
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 411
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 417

    The beloved #1 Essence best-selling authors of Tryin' to Sleep in the Bed You Made now deliver a novel in which you'll meet their most unforgettable characters yet. Carmen, Jewel, and Regina could not be more different. When they meet as freshmen at Columbia University, they're pretty confident that a friendship among them isn't in the cards.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I loved it

    • By Valerie on 03-13-05

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The Hero Two Doors Down

    • Based on the True Story of Friendship Between a Boy and a Baseball Legend
    • By: Sharon Robinson
    • Narrated by: Chris Andrew Ciulla, Lisa Reneé Pitts
    • Length: 2 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
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      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Stephen Satlow is an eight-year-old boy living in Brooklyn, New York, which means he only cares about one thing - the Dodgers. Steve and his father spend hours reading the sports pages and listening to games on the radio. Aside from an occasional run-in with his teacher, life is pretty simple for Steve. But then Steve hears a rumor that an African-American family is moving to his all-Jewish neighborhood. It's 1948 and some of his neighbors are against it. Steve knows this is wrong. His hero, Jackie Robinson, broke the color barrier in baseball the year before.

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Sister Citizen

    • Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America
    • By: Melissa V. Harris-Perry
    • Narrated by: Lisa Reneé Pitts
    • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 204
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 177
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 177

    In this groundbreaking book, Melissa V. Harris-Perry uses multiple methods of inquiry, including literary analysis, political theory, focus groups, surveys, and experimental research, to understand more deeply black women's political and emotional responses to pervasive negative race and gender images. Not a traditional political science work concerned with office-seeking, voting, or ideology, Sister Citizen is an examination of how African American women understand themselves as citizens and what they expect from political organizing.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • On the money

    • By Carol Shifflett on 04-11-15

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Children of the Self-Absorbed

    • A Grown-Up's Guide to Getting Over Narcissistic Parents
    • By: Nina W. Brown
    • Narrated by: Lisa Reneé Pitts
    • Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 73
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 62

    Being a parent is usually all about giving of yourself to foster your child's growth and development. But what happens when this isn't the case? Some parents dismiss the needs of their children, asserting their own instead, demanding attention and reassurance from even very young children. This may especially be the case when a parent has narcissistic tendencies or narcissistic personality disorder.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • content good

    • By sarah on 11-18-11

    Regular price: $24.49

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