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    • Congo Stories

    • Battling Five Centuries of Exploitation and Greed
    • By: John Prendergast, Fidel Bafilemba, Ryan Gosling - photographer, and others
    • Narrated by: John Prendergast, Channie Waites, Jerome Butler, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    From the author of the New York Times best-selling and award-winning Not on Our Watch, John Prendergast co-writes a compelling book with Fidel Bafilemba - with stunning photographs by Ryan Gosling - revealing the way in which the people and resources of the Democratic Republic of Congo have been used throughout the last five centuries to build, develop, advance, and safeguard the United States and Europe. The book highlights the devastating price Congo has paid for that support. 

    Non-member price: $39.71

    • Liar

    • By: Justine Larbalestier
    • Narrated by: Channie Waites
    • Length: 9 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    A compelling psychological thriller set in New York City told from the point of view of a compulsive liar. Written by one of the most ingenious writers of Young Adult fiction today.

    Non-member price: $30.42

    • So Tall Within

    • Sojourner Truth's Long Walk Toward Freedom
    • By: Gary D. Schmidt
    • Narrated by: Channie Waites
    • Length: 29 mins
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    Sojourner Truth was born into slavery but possessed a mind and a vision that knew no bounds. So Tall Within traces her life from her painful childhood through her remarkable emancipation to her incredible leadership in the movement for rights for both women and African Americans. Her story is told with lyricism and pathos by Gary D. Schmidt, one of the most celebrated writers for children in the 21st century. This audiobook is just right for introducing this legendary figure to a new generation of children.

    Non-member price: $3.40

    • Like Vanessa

    • By: Tami Charles
    • Narrated by: Channie Waites
    • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
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    In this semiautobiographical debut novel set in 1983, Vanessa Martin's real-life reality of living with family in public housing in Newark, New Jersey, is a far cry from the glamorous Miss America stage. She struggles with an incarcerated mother she barely remembers, a grandfather dealing with addiction, and her own battle with self-confidence. But when a new teacher at school coordinates a beauty pageant and convinces Vanessa to enter, Vanessa's view of her own world begins to change. 

    Non-member price: $29.24

    • Claudette Colvin

    • Twice Toward Justice
    • By: Phillip Hoose
    • Narrated by: Channie Waites
    • Length: 3 hrs and 38 mins
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    On March 2, 1955, a slim, bespectacled teenager refused to give up her seat to a white woman on a segregated bus in Mont-gomery, Alabama. Shouting "It's my constitutional right!" as police dragged her off to jail, Claudette Colvin decided she'd had enough of the Jim Crow segregation laws that had angered and puzzled her since she was a young child.

    Non-member price: $20.49

    • Dear America

    • With the Might of Angels
    • By: Andrea Davis Pinkney
    • Narrated by: Channie Waites
    • Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
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    In the fall of 1955, twelve-year-old Dawn Rae Johnson learns she will be the only one of her friends attending a previously all-white school. However, not everyone supports integration and Dawnie must endure the realities of racism firsthand. In time, Dawnie learns that the true meaning of justice comes from remaining faithful to the integrity within oneself.

    Non-member price: $30.45

    • The Black God's Drums

    • By: P. Djeli Clark
    • Narrated by: Channie Waites
    • Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
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    In an alternate New Orleans caught in the tangle of the American Civil War, the wall-scaling girl named Creeper yearns to escape the streets for the air - in particular, by earning a spot onboard the airship Midnight Robber. Creeper plans to earn Captain Ann-Marie's trust with information she discovers about a Haitian scientist and a mysterious weapon he calls "The Black God's Drums". But Creeper also has a secret herself: Oya, the African orisha of the wind and storms, speaks inside her head and may have her own ulterior motivations.  

    Non-member price: $19.49

    • Dactyl Hill Squad

    • By: Daniel Jose Older
    • Narrated by: Channie Waites
    • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
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    It's 1863, and dinosaurs roam the streets of New York as the Civil War rages between raptor-mounted armies down South. Magdalys Roca and her friends from the Colored Orphan Asylum are on a field trip when the Draft Riots break out, and a number of their fellow orphans are kidnapped by an evil magistrate, Richard Riker. Magdalys and her friends flee to Brooklyn and settle in the Dactyl Hill neighborhood. Together with the Vigilance Committee, they train to fly on dactylback, discover new friends and amazing dinosaurs, and plot to take down Riker.    

    Non-member price: $29.24

    • Zora and Me: The Cursed Ground

    • By: T. R. Simon
    • Narrated by: Channie Waites
    • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
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    When Zora Neale Hurston and her best friend, Carrie Brown, discover that the town mute can speak after all, they think they’ve uncovered a big secret. But Mr. Polk’s silence is just one piece of a larger puzzle that stretches back half a century to the tragic story of an enslaved girl named Lucia. As Zora’s curiosity leads a reluctant Carrie deeper into the mystery, the story unfolds through alternating narratives. Lucia’s struggle for freedom resonates through the years, threatening the future of America’s first incorporated black township.

    Non-member price: $34.82