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    • The Street

    • A Novel
    • By: Ann Petry
    • Narrated by: Shayna Small
    • Length: 12 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 166
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 145

    As much a historical document as it is a novel, this 1946 winner of the Houghton Mifflin Literary Fellowship Award is the poignant and unblinkingly honest story of Lutie Johnson, a young black woman, and her spirited struggle to live and raise her son by herself amid the violence, poverty, and racial dissonance of Harlem in the late 1940s. Originally published in 1946 and hailed by critics as a masterwork, The Street was Ann Petry’s first novel, a beloved best seller with more than a million copies in print. Its haunting tale still resonates today.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant book. Superb narrator. Tacky sound effects

    • By Chiwiz on 11-13-17

    Regular price: $20.76

    • Harriet Tubman

    • The Road to Freedom
    • By: Catherine Clinton
    • Narrated by: Shayna Small
    • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
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      5 out of 5 stars 28

    Celebrated for her courageous exploits as a conductor on the Underground Railroad, Harriet Tubman has entered history as one of 19th-century America's most enduring and important figures. But just who was this remarkable woman?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • very informative!

    • By Brandi S. Garner on 08-22-17

    Regular price: $28.50

    • Algorithms of Oppression

    • How Search Engines Reinforce Racism
    • By: Safiya Umoja Noble
    • Narrated by: Shayna Small
    • Length: 6 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Run a Google search for “black girls” - what will you find? “Big Booty” and other sexually explicit terms are likely to come up as top search terms. But, if you type in “white girls”, the results are radically different. The suggested porn sites and un-moderated discussions about “why black women are so sassy” or “why black women are so angry” presents a disturbing portrait of black womanhood in modern society. In Algorithms of Oppression, Safiya Umoja Noble challenges the idea that search engines like Google offer an equal playing field for all forms of ideas, identities, and activities.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Plot Against Hip Hop

    • The D Hunter Mysteries, Book 1
    • By: Nelson George
    • Narrated by: Shayna Small
    • Length: 5 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    D Hunter's investigation into his mentor's murder leads into a parallel history of hip hop, a place where renegade government agents, behind-the-scenes power brokers, and paranoid journalists know a truth that only a few hard-core fans suspect. This rewrite of hip-hop history mixes real-life figures with characters pulled from the culture's hidden world, including Jay Z, Kanye West, and Russell Simmons.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Nice story

    • By tilanderson on 02-18-16

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Lost Treasures of R&B

    • The D Hunter Mysteries, Book 3
    • By: Nelson George
    • Narrated by: Shayna Small
    • Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Professional bodyguard D Hunter takes a gig protecting rapper Asya Roc at an underground fight club in poverty-stricken Brownsville, Brooklyn. Unknown to D, the rapper has arranged to purchase illegal guns at the event. An acquaintance of D's from the streets, Ice, turns out to be the courier. During the exchange, a robbery is attempted and Ice is wounded. D gets Asya Roc to safety but, now in possession of the illicit merchandise, finds himself being chased by two gunmen.

    Regular price: $20.97