LoveReading

Becoming a member of the LoveReading community is free.

No catches, no fine print just unadulterated book loving, with your favourite books saved to your own digital bookshelf.

New members get entered into our monthly draw to win £100 to spend in your local bookshop Plus lots lots more…

Find out more

Biography & Memoir Audiobooks in Kids

Browse Biography & Memoir audiobooks, listen to samples and when you're ready head over to Audiobooks.com where you can get 3 FREE audiobooks on us

LoveReading Top 10

  1. How to Own the Room: Women and the Art of Brilliant Speaking Audiobook How to Own the Room: Women and the Art of Brilliant Speaking
    1
  2. Between the World and Me Audiobook Between the World and Me
    2
  3. The Gates of Athens: Book One of Athenian Audiobook The Gates of Athens: Book One of Athenian
    3
  4. Written in Blood Audiobook Written in Blood
    4
  5. The Giver of Stars: Fall in love with the enchanting Sunday Times bestseller from the author of Me B Audiobook The Giver of Stars: Fall in love with the enchanting Sunday Times bestseller from the author of Me B
    5
  6. The Last Widow Audiobook The Last Widow
    6
  7. Daughters of Cornwall Audiobook Daughters of Cornwall
    7
  8. How Do We Know We're Doing It Right?: Essays on Modern Life Audiobook How Do We Know We're Doing It Right?: Essays on Modern Life
    8
  9. The Facilitator Audiobook The Facilitator
    9
  10. The Lying Life of Adults Audiobook The Lying Life of Adults
    10
Filter
Beyond the Gender Binary Audiobook

Beyond the Gender Binary

Author: Alok Vaid-Menon Narrator: Alok Vaid-Menon Release Date: June 2020

Pocket Change Collective was born out of a need for space. Space to think. Space to connect. Space to be yourself. And this is your invitation to join us. 'Thank God we have Alok. And I'm learning a thing or two myself.'--Billy Porter, Emmy award-winning actor, singer, and Broadway theater performer 'When reading this book, all I feel is kindness.'--Sam Smith, Grammy and Oscar award-winning singer and songwriter 'Beyond the Gender Binary will give readers everywhere the feeling that anything is possible within themselves'--Princess Nokia, musician and co-founder of the Smart Girl Club 'A fierce, penetrating, and empowering call for change.'-- Kirkus Reviews, starred review In Beyond the Gender Binary, poet, artist, and LGBTQIA+ rights advocate Alok Vaid-Menon deconstructs, demystifies, and reimagines the gender binary. Pocket Change Collective is a series of small books with big ideas from today's leading activists and artists. In this installment, Beyond the Gender Binary, Alok Vaid-Menon challenges the world to see gender not in black and white, but in full color. Taking from their own experiences as a gender-nonconforming artist, they show us that gender is a malleable and creative form of expression. The only limit is your imagination.

Show more
The New Queer Conscience Audiobook

The New Queer Conscience

Author: Adam Eli Narrator: Adam Eli Release Date: June 2020

Pocket Change Collective was born out of a need for space. Space to think. Space to connect. Space to be yourself. And this is your invitation to join us. 'The new manifesto for how we as queer people could and should navigate the world. It's the holding hand I never had--but wish I did.'--Troye Sivan, Golden Globe nominated-singer, songwriter, and actor 'With the persistence of queerphobia all around the world, this book is absolutely necessary, even vital.'--Édouard Louis, internationally bestselling author of History of Violence 'To Eli's credit, all of the rules are rooted in considerations of conscience and kindness and, if observed, will make a better world--as will this book.'--Booklist, starred review 'Small but mighty necessary reading.'-- Kirkus Reviews In The New Queer Conscience, LGBTQIA+ activist Adam Eli argues the urgent need for queer responsibility -- that queers anywhere are responsible for queers everywhere. Pocket Change Collective is a series of small books with big ideas from today's leading activists and artists. In this installment, The New Queer Conscience, Voices4 Founder and LGBTQIA+ activist Adam Eli offers a candid and compassionate introduction to queer responsibility. Eli calls on his Jewish faith to underline how kindness and support within the queer community can lead to a stronger global consciousness. More importantly, he reassures us that we're not alone. In fact, we never were. Because if you mess with one queer, you mess with us all.

Show more
Imaginary Borders Audiobook

Imaginary Borders

Author: Xiuhtezcatl Martinez Narrator: Xiuhtezcatl Martinez Release Date: June 2020

Pocket Change Collective was born out of a need for space. Space to think. Space to connect. Space to be yourself. And this is your invitation to join us. 'It won't take you long to read this book, but it will linger in your heart and head for quite a while, and perhaps inspire you to join in the creative, blossoming movement to make this world work.' -- Bill McKibben, environmentalist, New York Times bestselling author of The End of Nature, journalist, and founder of 350.org 'An inspiring story that will change the way all of us think about the climate crisis - and how we can solve it.' -- Van Jones, New York Times bestselling author of The Green Collar Economy and Rebuild the Dream, and co-founder of Dream Corps 'A hopeful, well-argued book on climate change written in a refreshing new voice.'-- Kirkus Reviews, starred review In this personal, moving essay, environmental activist and hip-hop artist Xiuhtezcatl Martinez uses his art and his activism to show that climate change is a human issue that can't be ignored. Pocket Change Collective is a series of small books with big ideas from today's leading activists and artists. In this installment, Earth Guardians Youth Director and hip-hop artist Xiuhtezcatl Martinez shows us how his music feeds his environmental activism and vice versa. Martinez visualizes a future that allows us to direct our anger, fear, and passion toward creating change. Because, at the end of the day, we all have a part to play.

Show more
This Is What I Know About Art Audiobook

This Is What I Know About Art

Author: Kimberly Drew Narrator: Kimberly Drew Release Date: June 2020

Pocket Change Collective was born out of a need for space. Space to think. Space to connect. Space to be yourself. And this is your invitation to join us. 'Drew's experience teaches us to embrace what we are afraid of and be true to ourselves. She uses her passion to change the art world and invites us to join her.'--Janelle Monáe, award-winning singer, actress, and producer 'Powerful and compelling, this book gives us the courage to discover our own journeys into art.'--Hans Ulrich Obrist, artistic director of the Serpentine Galleries in Kensington Gardens, and co-editor of the Cahiers d'Art review 'This deeply personal and boldly political offering inspires and ignites.'-- Kirkus Reviews, starred review In this powerful and hopeful account, arts writer, curator, and activist Kimberly Drew reminds us that the art world has space not just for the elite, but for everyone. Pocket Change Collective is a series of small books with big ideas from today's leading activists and artists. In this installment, arts writer and co-editor of Black Futures Kimberly Drew shows us that art and protest are inextricably linked. Drawing on her personal experience through art toward activism, Drew challenges us to create space for the change that we want to see in the world. Because there really is so much more space than we think.

Show more
Ms. Gloria Steinem: A Life Audiobook

Ms. Gloria Steinem: A Life

Author: Winifred Conkling Narrator: Christine Kiphart Release Date: June 2020

Gloria Steinem was no stranger to injustice even from a young age. Her mother, Ruth, having suffered a nervous breakdown at only thirty-four, spent much of Gloria's childhood in and out of mental-health facilities. And when Gloria was only ten years old, her father divorced her mother and left for California, unable to bear the stress of caring for Ruth any longer.Gloria never blamed her mother for being unable to hold down a job to support them both after that, but instead blamed society's intrinsic hostility toward women, and working women in particular. This was the spark that lit a fire in her that would burn for decades and that continues to burn brightly today.

Show more
The Book of Awesome Black Americans: Scientific Pioneers, Trailblazing Entrepreneurs, Barrier-Breaki Audiobook

The Book of Awesome Black Americans: Scientific Pioneers, Trailblazing Entrepreneurs, Barrier-Breaki

Author: Monique L. Jones Narrator: Janina Edwards Release Date: April 2020

Making a Better America Black Americans who have shaped their country and beyond: We are familiar with a handful of African Americans who are mentioned in American history books, but there are also countless others who do not get recognized in mainstream media. Their actions may not have appeared to shake the world, but their contributions to shifting American culture were just as groundbreaking. There’s more than one way to make a difference: the achievements of the Black Americans included in this book range from athletic to artistic, literary to scientific. Their biographies vary greatly, but each one contributes to the course of Black history and its influence on the greater world. Their stories encourage listeners, especially teenage boys and girls, to find their own path to change. Celebrate the successes made possible by diversity: African Americans have made history by challenging and changing the American landscape. This was accomplished not by shedding layers of originality, but by wearing their colors proudly and openly in the world. Growth has been made possible by a resistance to conformity and a fusing of cultures, African and American alike. Monique L. Jones’s The Book of Awesome Black Americans is more than a Black history book. It’s a celebration of Black people. In this book, you will find amazing role models who brought on change by using their gifts and passions to overcome societal barriers;stories mainstream media failed to mention that are sure to inspire, motivate, and educate listeners of all backgrounds; andtestimonies that demonstrate how American culture thrives when it celebrates diversity and promotes inclusiveness.If you enjoyed books such as 100 African-Americans Who Shaped American History, Bedtime Inspirational Stories, or Becca Anderson’s The Book of Awesome Women, then The Book of Awesome Black Americans should be your next read!

Show more
All Boys Aren't Blue: A Memoir-Manifesto Audiobook

All Boys Aren't Blue: A Memoir-Manifesto

Author: George M. Johnson Narrator: George M. Johnson Release Date: April 2020

This program is read by the author. In a series of personal essays, prominent journalist and LGBTQIA+ activist George M. Johnson explores his childhood, adolescence, and college years in New Jersey and Virginia. From the memories of getting his teeth kicked out by bullies at age five, to flea marketing with his loving grandmother, to his first sexual relationships, this young-adult memoir weaves together the trials and triumphs faced by Black queer boys. Both a primer for teens eager to be allies as well as a reassuring testimony for young queer men of color, All Boys Aren't Blue covers topics such as gender identity, toxic masculinity, brotherhood, family, structural marginalization, consent, and Black joy. Johnson's emotionally frank style of writing will appeal directly to young adults. A Macmillan Audio production from Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Show more
The Rise and Fall of Charles Lindbergh Audiobook

The Rise and Fall of Charles Lindbergh

Author: Candace Fleming Narrator: Kirsten Potter Release Date: February 2020

SIX STARRED REVIEWS! Discover the dark side of Charles Lindbergh--one of America's most celebrated heroes and complicated men--in this riveting biography from the acclaimed author of The Family Romanov. First human to cross the Atlantic via airplane; one of the first American media sensations; Nazi sympathizer and anti-Semite; loner whose baby was kidnapped and murdered; champion of Eugenics, the science of improving a human population by controlled breeding; tireless environmentalist. Charles Lindbergh was all of the above and more. Here is a rich, multi-faceted, utterly spellbinding biography about an American hero who was also a deeply flawed man. In this time where values Lindbergh held, like white Nationalism and America First, are once again on the rise, The Rise and Fall of Charles Lindbergh is essential reading for teens and history fanatics alike.

Show more
Hillary Rodham Clinton: A Woman Living History Audiobook

Hillary Rodham Clinton: A Woman Living History

Author: Karen Blumenthal Narrator: Maggie-Meg Reed Release Date: February 2020

An accessible, exciting biography of the most powerful woman in the USA. First . . . student commencement speaker at Wellesley First . . . woman to become full partner at Rose Law Firm First . . . Lady of the United States First . . . First Lady to hold a postgraduate degree First . . . First Lady to win a Grammy Award First . . . elected female Senator of New York First . . . woman to be a presidential candidate in every primary in every state First . . . First Lady to seek the presidency      As the 2016 election nears, everyone is talking about Hillary and her run for the US presidency. From her recent New York Times bestselling memoir, Hard Choices, to news coverage, and magazine covers -- Hillary is a woman to be watched and read about.      'Always aim high, work hard, and care deeply about what you believe in... And, when you're knocked down, get right back up and never listen to anyone who says you can't or shouldn't go on.' --Hillary Rodham Clinton      As a young girl growing up in the fifties, Hillary Diane Rodham had an unusual upbringing for the time-her parents told her, 'You can do or be whatever you choose, as long as you're willing to work for it.' Hillary took those words and ran. Whether it was campaigning at the age of thirteen in the 1964 presidential election, receiving a standing ovation and being featured in Life magazine as the first student commencement speaker at Wellesley, or graduating from Yale Law School -- she was always one to stand out from the pack. And that was only the beginning. From First Lady of the United States to the first female Senator of New York and most recently as the United States Secretary of State. An activist all her life, she has been devoted to health care reform, child care, and women's rights, among others.

Show more
You Too?: 25 Voices Share Their #MeToo Stories Audiobook

You Too?: 25 Voices Share Their #MeToo Stories

Author: Janet Gurtler Narrator: Allyson Ryan Release Date: January 2020

A timely and heartfelt collection of essays inspired by the #MeToo movement, edited by acclaimed young adult and middle-grade author Janet Gurtler. Featuring Beth Revis, Mackenzi Lee, Ellen Hopkins, Saundra Mitchell, Jennifer Brown, Cheryl Rainfield, and many more. When #MeToo went viral, Janet Gurtler was among the millions of people who began to reflect on her past experiences. Things she had reluctantly accepted-male classmates groping her at recess, harassment at work-came back to her in startling clarity. She needed teens to know what she had not: that no young person should be subject to sexual assault, or made to feel unsafe, less than, or degraded. You Too? was born out of that need. By turns thoughtful and explosive, these personal stories encompass a wide range of experiences and will resonate with every reader who has wondered, 'Why is this happening to me?' or secretly felt that their own mistreatment or abuse is somehow their fault-it's not. Candid and empowering, You Too? is written for teens, but also an essential resource for the adults in their lives-an urgent, compassionate call to listen and create change.

Show more
Black Girl Unlimited: The Remarkable Story of a Teenage Wizard Audiobook

Black Girl Unlimited: The Remarkable Story of a Teenage Wizard

Author: Echo Brown Narrator: Echo Brown Release Date: January 2020

This program is read by the author 'Just brilliant.'-Kirkus Reviews Heavily autobiographical and infused with magical realism, Black Girl Unlimited fearlessly explores the intersections of poverty, sexual violence, depression, racism, and sexism-all through the arc of a transcendent coming-of-age story for fans of Renee Watson's Piecing Me Together and Ibi Zoboi's American Street. Echo Brown is a wizard from the East Side, where apartments are small and parents suffer addictions to the white rocks. Yet there is magic...everywhere. New portals begin to open when Echo transfers to the rich school on the West Side, and an insightful teacher becomes a pivotal mentor. Each day, Echo travels between two worlds, leaving her brothers, her friends, and a piece of herself behind on the East Side. There are dangers to leaving behind the place that made you. Echo soon realizes there is pain flowing through everyone around her, and a black veil of depression threatens to undo everything she's worked for. Christy Ottaviano Books A Macmillan Audio production from Henry Holt and Company

Show more
Ordinary Hazards: A Memoir Audiobook

Ordinary Hazards: A Memoir

Author: Nikki Grimes Narrator: Nikki Grimes Release Date: December 2019

In her own voice, acclaimed author and poet Nikki Grimes explores the truth of a harrowing childhood in a compelling and moving memoir in verse. Growing up with a mother suffering from paranoid schizophrenia and a mostly absent father, Nikki Grimes found herself terrorized by babysitters, shunted from foster family to foster family, and preyed upon by those she trusted. At the age of six, she poured her pain onto a piece of paper late one night - and discovered the magic and impact of writing. For many years, Nikki's notebooks were her most enduing companions. In this accessible and inspiring memoir that will resonate with young readers and adults alike, Nikki shows how the power of those words helped her conquer the hazards - ordinary and extraordinary - of her life.

Show more