Six Audiobooks Celebrating Black History Month

February is Black History Month and Amazing Audiobooks presents six highly-rated audiobooks dedicated to this timely topic. All of the audiobooks below are available at Amazon.com for $15 or less.

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Sounder

Sounder

Set in the Deep South, this Newbery Medal-winning novel tells the story of the great coon dog, Sounder, and the poor sharecroppers who own him. Celebrating 30 years! During the difficult years of the nineteenth century South, an African American boy and his poor family rarely have enough to eat. Eac... read more »
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The Marines of Montford Point: America’s First Black Marines

The Marines of Montford Point: America’s First Black Marines

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Genre: History
With an executive order from President Franklin Roosevelt in 1941, the United States Marine Corps - the last all-white branch of the U.S. military - was forced to begin recruiting and enlisting African Americans. The first black recruits received basic training at the segregated Camp Montford Point,... read more »
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Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

Harriet Jacobs' autobiography, written under the pseudonym Linda Brent, details her experiences as a slave in North Carolina, her escape to freedom in the north, and her ensuing struggles to free her children. The narrative was partly serialized in the New York Tribune, but was discontinued because ... read more »

 

A Call to Conscience: The Landmark Speeches of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

A Call to Conscience: The Landmark Speeches of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is known for being one of the greatest orators of the twentieth century, and perhaps in all of American history. In the 1950s and 1960s, his words led the Civil Rights Movement and helped change society. He is best known for helping achieve civil equality for African Ame... read more »
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The Color Purple

The Color Purple

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Genre: General Fiction
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, this novel about a resilient and courageous woman has become a Broadway show and a cultural phenomenon.   Celie has grown up poor in rural Georgia, despised by the society around her and abused by her own family. She strives to protect her s... read more »
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There Are No Children Here: The Story of Two Boys Growing Up in the Other America

There Are No Children Here: The Story of Two Boys Growing Up in the Other America

This is the moving and powerful account of two  remarkable boys struggling to survive in Chicago's  Henry Horner Homes, a public housing complex  disfigured by crime and neglect. read more »
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