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  • A Mighty Long Way: My Journey to Justice at Little Rock Central High School | Carlotta Walls Lanier

    A Mighty Long Way: My Journey to Justice at Little Rock Central High School

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Carlotta Walls Lanier
    • Narrated By Lizan Mitchell, Peter Fernandez
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    In 1951, Carlotta Walls Lanier was one of the nine African-American students to integrate Little Rock High School, and the first to earn a diploma. Here she provides a firsthand account of her experiences - including the bombing that rocked her home, the constant threats she and her classmates faced, and the pressure and bullying her parents endured.

    ayodele higgs says: "Beautifully told story"
  • Arc of Justice: A Saga of Race, Civil Rights, and Murder in the Jazz Age | Kevin Boyle

    Arc of Justice: A Saga of Race, Civil Rights, and Murder in the Jazz Age

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Kevin Boyle
    • Narrated By Lizan Mitchell
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    The grandson of a slave, Dr. Ossian Sweet moved his family to an all-white Detroit neighborhood in 1925. When his neighbors attempted to drive him out, Sweet defended himself, resulting in the death of a white man and a murder trial for Sweet. There followed one of the most important (and shockingly unknown) cases in Civil Rights history. Also caught up in the intense courtroom drama were legal giant Clarence Darrow and the newly formed National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

    Anthony Freyberg says: "Defending Your Life"
  • Last Stop on Market Street | Matt De La Pena

    Last Stop on Market Street

    • UNABRIDGED (7 mins)
    • By Matt De La Pena
    • Narrated By Lizan Mitchell
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    Every Sunday after church, CJ and his grandma ride the bus across town. But today, CJ wonders why they don't own a car like his friend Colby. Why doesn't he have an iPod like the boys on the bus? How come they always have to get off in the dirty part of town? Each question is met with an encouraging answer from grandma, who helps him see the beauty - and fun - in their routine and the world around them.

    Olwyn W. says: "Good book for the family!"
  • My Soul to Take | Tananarive Due

    My Soul to Take

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Tananarive Due
    • Narrated By Lizan Mitchell
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    Essence and New York Times best-selling author Tananarive Due has established herself as a premier figure in paranormal suspense - with champions including horror master Stephen King. My Soul to Take continues the saga of a line of immortals destined to save the world from the apocalypse. Telepath Fana and the Life Brothers are attempting to prevent the spread of a devastating plague, but their efforts are challenged by an unlikely opponent - Fana’s fiancé, Michel.

    Xoterik says: "Amazing Story Telling"
  • Day of Tears: A Novel in Dialogue | Julius Lester

    Day of Tears: A Novel in Dialogue

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Julius Lester
    • Narrated By Sisi Aisha Johnson, Lizan Mitchell, Marc D. Johnson, and others
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    As did his father before him, Pierce Butler treats his plantation slaves like family. But massive gambling debts force him to sell 429 “family” members. When the auction begins, torrential rain falls - not stopping until the final slave is sold the next day. The ominous rainfall prompts these words: “This ain’t rain. This is God’s tears.” Based on the largest slave auction in U.S. history, this poignant montage is the fictionalized account of that 1859 Georgia tragedy.

    K. Burger says: "Great book"
  • Open Wide the Freedom Gates: A Memoir | Dorothy Height

    Open Wide the Freedom Gates: A Memoir

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Dorothy Height
    • Narrated By Lizan Mitchell
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    Recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and president emerita of the National Council of Negro Women, Dorothy Height is a heroine of the Civil Rights movement. At age 91 she takes listeners back through 70 explosive years in search of equality as a black and as a woman.

  • Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker | Patricia Hruby Powell

    Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker

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    • By Patricia Hruby Powell
    • Narrated By Lizan Mitchell
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    In exuberant verse, Patricia Hruby Powell creates an extraordinary portrait of the passionate performer and civil rights advocate Josephine Baker, the woman who worked her way from the slums of St. Louis to the grandest stages in the world. Meticulously researched by the author, Josephine's powerful story of struggle and triumph is an inspiration and a spectacle, just like the legend herself

  • Gonna Lay Down My Burdens  | Mary Monroe

    Gonna Lay Down My Burdens

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Mary Monroe
    • Narrated By Lizan Mitchell
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    Mary Monroe is the author of Essence best-sellers including The Upper Room. Here, she examines the emotional webs that are woven between friends, lovers, and families. Carmen Taylor is absolutely dependable; she feels responsible for everyone she knows. It will take one reckless night to make Carmen realize that she might be able to lay her burdens down and take a chance on real happiness.

    Amazon Customer says: "Great Ending"
  • Joplin's Ghost  | Tananarive Due

    Joplin's Ghost

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Tananarive Due
    • Narrated By Lizan Mitchell
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    Bram Stoker Award finalist Tananarive Due crafts chilling tales of suspense.

    In Joplin's Ghost, 24-year-old R&B phenomenon Phoenix Smalls is on the cusp of fame and fortune. But she is haunted by the spirit of Jazz legend Scott Joplin. After a series of sultry, erotic encounters with the ghost, and with the pressures of stardom closing in on her, Phoenix begins to fear for her life and career.

    Audrey says: "Sweeping--a fabulous read"
  • Sister Betty Says I Do | Pat G'Orge-Walker

    Sister Betty Says I Do

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Pat G'Orge-Walker
    • Narrated By Lizan Mitchell
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    For Sister Betty, the marriage proposal from trustee Freddie Noel is a once-in-a-lifetime surprise blessing. Unfortunately, she knows the chances of having a peaceful ceremony in their beloved Crossing Over Sanctuary Church are slim to none. But she’s armed with enough sense and scripture to keep contentious church busybodies Bea Blister and Sasha Pray Onn from sowing even more chaos amid the congregation - until a rehearsal disaster and an unexpected secret causes Freddie to break off the engagement without explanation.…

    C. L Madison says: "Nice story"
  • Chasing Freedom: The Life Journeys of Harriet Tubman and Susan B. Anthony, Inspired by Historical Facts | Nikki Grimes

    Chasing Freedom: The Life Journeys of Harriet Tubman and Susan B. Anthony, Inspired by Historical Facts

    • UNABRIDGED (56 mins)
    • By Nikki Grimes
    • Narrated By Lizan Mitchell
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    What if Harriet Tubman and Susan B. Anthony sat down over tea to reminisce about their extraordinary lives? What would they recall of their triumphs and struggles as they fought to achieve civil rights for African Americans and equal rights for women? And what other historical figures played parts in their stories?

  • Jim and Louella's Homemade Heart-Fix Remedy  | Bertice Berry

    Jim and Louella's Homemade Heart-Fix Remedy

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Bertice Berry
    • Narrated By Lizan Mitchell
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    Blackboard best-selling author Bertice Berry breaks all the rules of romantic comedy with this funny, sexy novel about an older couple rediscovering their passion for living and loving. Jim and Louella's love life has gone a bit chilly after 26 years of marriage. But then Louella's ancestors visit her dreams, and a sexual reawakening quickly follows. Soon after, Jim and Louella realize they can read the thoughts of other people, so they begin a quest to heal the community around them.

    Pamela G. Russell says: "Makes your ♥ Love for what your Believing For. "
  • On the Right Side of a Dream: A Novel | Sheila Williams

    On the Right Side of a Dream: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Sheila Williams
    • Narrated By Lizan Mitchell
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    Having escaped her urban existence, middle-aged Juanita Lewis enjoys her new life in Paper Moon, Montana - but she still has a long list of places she wants to visit. With her true love's blessing, she embarks on a journey of American exploration. When her eccentric friend Millie suddenly dies, however, she rushes home and learns she has inherited Millie's bed-and-breakfast. At last Juanita has it all - true love and financial independence! But does this diner cook turned entrepreneur have too much on her plate? This novel overflows with gentle, self-effacing humor.

  • No Choirboy: Murder, Violence, and Teenagers on Death Row | Susan Kuklin

    No Choirboy: Murder, Violence, and Teenagers on Death Row

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Susan Kuklin
    • Narrated By Ty Jones, Lizan Mitchell, Peter Jay Fernandez, and others
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    Imagine having everything taken away from you - permanently - with no hope of resuming a normal life. This is the case for many teenagers in America who are tried and convicted as adults for the crime of murder. Here Susan Kuklin takes you behind bars for frank interviews with a collection of young men who will spend the better part of their lives in jail. She lets them speak for themselves, providing the raw details of their incarceration and the anger, despair, and surprising hope they experience every day. Kuklin also provides an in-depth look at the American penal system, highlighting its many intricacies and inequities while focusing on capital cases involving juveniles.

  • Thomas Jefferson Dreams of Sally Hemings | Stephen O'Connor

    Thomas Jefferson Dreams of Sally Hemings

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Stephen O'Connor
    • Narrated By Edoardo Ballerini, Lizan Mitchell, Michael Early
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    A bold, deeply moving, and highly imaginative debut novel about Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings, in whose story the conflict between the American ideal of equality and the realities of slavery and racism played out in the most tragic of terms.

    Melinda Jean Snelson says: "Confusing"
  • Cover Girls | T.D. Jakes

    Cover Girls

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By T.D. Jakes
    • Narrated By Lizan Mitchell
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    T.D. Jakes is an internationally beloved pastor and a best-selling author. In Cover Girls, he delivers the story of four women who, though from very different backgrounds, are all struggling with their faith. Michelle wants control, Tonya wants to be able to trust, and Mrs. Judson wants to let down her guard. Through Miz Ida's wisdom, and each other's support, these women discover that friendship may be the answer to their prayers.

    Deborah says: "Lovely Book"
  • Wings of Grace  | Vanessa Davis Griggs

    Wings of Grace

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Vanessa Davis Griggs
    • Narrated By Lizan Mitchell
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    Pastor George Landris and his one true love Johnnie Mae have faced many obstacles on their journey to the altar, and now they are finally about to be married. But while Landris is planning the wedding, his fiancée gets wrapped up in the mystery of a valuable necklace and a mix-up in a hospital nursery that occurred more than 50 years ago. Johnnie Mae knows that it all has something to do with the enigmatic Sarah Flemming, an elderly woman she met in Alabama.

    MrsTNesbitt says: "This book has changed my life!!"
  • Sister Betty! God's Calling You, Again! | Pat G’orge-Walker

    Sister Betty! God's Calling You, Again!

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Pat G’orge-Walker
    • Narrated By Lizan Mitchell
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    Gospel comedy queen Pat G'orge-Walker regales listeners with the hilarious antics of Sister Betty and her South Carolina friends, big-hearted Ma Cile and redhaired Sister Connie Fuse. But things don't really start shakin' until on-the-make Deacon Laid Handz, manhungry Sister Carrie Onn, and conniving Reverend Knott Enuff Money get into the act. And yet for all of its rollicking humor, this book is brimming with profound and, at times, pointed truths about church life.

    Hameyo says: "The funniest book ever"
  • Holy Mayhem | Pat G'Orge-Walker

    Holy Mayhem

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Pat G'Orge-Walker
    • Narrated By Lizan Mitchell
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    Pat G’Orge-Walker injects healthy doses of humor into her faith-based fiction tales of church-going folks and their many adventures. Holy Mayhem stars down-on-their-luck cousins Patience Kash and Joy Karry as they attempt to turn themselves into crime-solving, miracle-working private detectives. Their first cases are doozies - someone’s stolen a precious family Bible, and church funds have disappeared without a trace. And as these two amateurs work to solve these mysteries, they manage to stir up all manner of trouble in the congregation.

    Mechelle says: "Love it!"
  • Friends for Freedom: The Story of Susan B. Anthony & Frederick Douglass | Suzanne Slade

    Friends for Freedom: The Story of Susan B. Anthony & Frederick Douglass

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    • By Suzanne Slade
    • Narrated By Lizan Mitchell
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    No one thought Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass would ever become friends. The former slave and the outspoken woman came from two different worlds. But they shared deep-seated beliefs in equality and the need to fight for it. Despite naysayers, hecklers, and even arsonists, Susan and Frederick became fast friends and worked together to change America.

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