Run: Book One by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, L. Fury, and Nate Powell Abrams ComicArts / Abrams Books Publication Date: August 3, 2021 ISBN: 9781419730696
The song “We Shall Overcome” comes to mind as you read the graphic novel memoir of the great John Lewis. His memoir centers on illuminating the reality of our country’s battle with racism. From sharing the history of the Vietnam War to showing the challenges of voting as Black Americans—and the brutal treatment that Black people endure just to advocate for equality—each moment can be felt, seen, and heard as you turn the pages of this memoir. This nonfiction graphic novel is a great tool to supplement textbooks.
This month, as we honor and celebrate Black History, we also recognize that Black History is not a box to be checked during the month of February alone. Black History is American History, and these resources are critical to the conversation, this month and every month of the year.
This Coretta Scott King honoree focuses on the vital and often overlooked role of Black Women in the Suffrage Movement and connects the dots from the abolition of slavery to women’s suffrage, on to the civil rights movement and today’s activism, where women were and continue to be necessary and significant leaders.
The Library of Congress Born in Slavery collection offers digitized narratives collected as part of the Federal Writers’ Project (FWP) in the New Deal-era Work Projects Administration (WPA). These oral histories and photographs preserve the first person accounts of formerly enslaved people.
Click here to see all of the current Amazing Audiobooks nominees along with more information about the list and past years’ selections.
Fireborne by Rosaria Munda; Narrated by Christian Coulson, Candice Moll, and Steve West G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers / Listening Library Publication Date: October 15, 2019 ISBN: 978-0525518211
Coming from vastly different class backgrounds, Annie and Lee have been close friends since meeting at the orphanage nine years ago. Both were orphaned: Annie losing her family at the hands of Lee’s father in an act of oppression, and Lee’s family of dragonborn rulers slaughtered in a bloody revolution that overthrew the aristocracy.