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Audiobooks Narrated by Janina Edwards

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  1. Piece of My Heart Audiobook Piece of My Heart
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  2. Shuggie Bain Audiobook Shuggie Bain
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  3. Burnt Sugar: Longlisted for the Booker Prize 2020 Audiobook Burnt Sugar: Longlisted for the Booker Prize 2020
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  4. Get Out of Your Head: Stopping the Spiral of Toxic Thoughts Audiobook Get Out of Your Head: Stopping the Spiral of Toxic Thoughts
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  5. The Cousins Audiobook The Cousins
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  6. A Time to Lie Audiobook A Time to Lie
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  7. Dark Tides: The compelling new novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author of Tidelands Audiobook Dark Tides: The compelling new novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author of Tidelands
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  8. The Crown: The Official History Behind Season 3: Political Scandal, Personal Struggle and the Years  Audiobook The Crown: The Official History Behind Season 3: Political Scandal, Personal Struggle and the Years
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  9. The Harpy Audiobook The Harpy
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  10. Anything is Possible: Be Brave, Be Kind and Follow Your Dreams Audiobook Anything is Possible: Be Brave, Be Kind and Follow Your Dreams
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Authentic Diversity: How to Change the Workplace for Good Audiobook

Authentic Diversity: How to Change the Workplace for Good

Author: Michelle Silverthorn Narrator: Janina Edwards Release Date: January 2021

The nation has transformed. The calls for racial equity are loud and insistent and they are now being listened to. And yet, companies across the country are still far behind when it comes to equity in the workplace. For decades, we've heard variations on the same theme on how to increase diversity and inclusion and we have still not moved. If we want equity to matter inside and outside the workplace, if we want to be real allies for change, then we need a new approach. We need to stop following trends. We need to lead change. In Authentic Diversity, culture change expert and diversity speaker, Michelle Silverthorn, explains how to transform diversity and inclusion from mere lip service into the very heart of leadership. Following the journey of a Black woman in the workplace, leaders learn the old rules of diversity that keep failing her and millions like her again and again, and the new rules they must put in place to make success a reality for everyone. A millennial, immigrant, and Black woman in America, Michelle will show you how to lead a space centered on equity, allyship, and inclusion and how together we can build a new organization, and nation, centered on justice.

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Birthright Citizens: A History of Race and Rights in Antebellum America Audiobook

Birthright Citizens: A History of Race and Rights in Antebellum America

Author: Martha S. Jones Narrator: Janina Edwards Release Date: January 2021

Birthright Citizens tells how African American activists radically transformed the terms of citizenship for all Americans. Before the Civil War, colonization schemes and black laws threatened to deport former slaves born in the United States. Birthright Citizens recovers the story of how African American activists remade national belonging through battles in legislatures, conventions, and courthouses. They faced formidable opposition, most notoriously from the US Supreme Court decision in Dred Scott. Still, Martha S. Jones explains, no single case defined their status. Former slaves studied law, secured allies, and conducted themselves like citizens, establishing their status through local, everyday claims. All along they argued that birth guaranteed their rights. With fresh archival sources and an ambitious reframing of constitutional law-making before the Civil War, Jones shows how when the Fourteenth Amendment constitutionalized the birthright principle, the aspirations of black Americans' aspirations were realized.

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Always a Song: Singers, Songwriters, Sinners, and SaintsMy Story of the Folk Music Revival Audiobook

Always a Song: Singers, Songwriters, Sinners, and SaintsMy Story of the Folk Music Revival

Author: Ellen Harper Narrator: Janina Edwards Release Date: January 2021

Always a Song is a collection of stories from singer and songwriter Ellen Harper-folk matriarch and mother to the Grammy-winning musician Ben Harper. Harper shares vivid memories of growing up in Los Angeles through the 1960s among famous and small-town musicians, raising Ben, and the historic Folk Music Center. This beautifully written memoir includes stories of Pete Seeger, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Joan Baez, The New Lost City Ramblers, Doc Watson, and many more. - Harper takes readers on an intimate journey through the folk music revival. - The book spans a transformational time in music, history, and American culture. - Covers historical events from the love-ins, women's rights protests, and the assassination of John F. Kennedy to the popularization of the sitar and the ukulele. 'Growing up, an endless stream of musicians and artists came from across the country to my family's music store. Bess Lomax Hawes, Joan Baez, Sonny Terry, and Brownie McGee-all the singers, organizers, guitar and banjo pickers and players, songwriters, painters, dancers, their husbands, wives, and children-we were all in it together. And we believed singing could change the world.'-Ellen Harper Music lovers and history buffs will enjoy this rare invitation into a world of stories and song that inspired folk music today. - A must-read for lovers of music, history, and those nostalgic for the acoustic echo of the original folk music that influenced a generation - Harper's parents opened the legendary Folk Music Center in Claremont, California, as well as the revered folk music venue The Golden Ring. - A perfect gift for people who are obsessed with folk music, all things 1960s, learning about musical movements, or California history - Great for those who loved Small Town Talk: Bob Dylan, The Band, Van Morrison, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix and Friends in the Wild Years of Woodstock by Barney Hoskyns; and Girls Like Us: Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon-and the Journey of a Generation by Sheila Weller.

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The Spiritual Danger of Donald Trump: 20 Evangelical Christians on Justice, Truth and Moral Integrit Audiobook

The Spiritual Danger of Donald Trump: 20 Evangelical Christians on Justice, Truth and Moral Integrit

What should Christians think about Donald Trump? His policies, his style, his personal life? Thirty evangelical Christians wrestle with these tough questions. They are Republicans, Democrats, and Independents. They don't all agree, but they seek to let Christ be the lord of their political views. They seek to apply biblical standards to difficult debates about our current political situation. Vast numbers of white evangelicals enthusiastically support Donald Trump. Do biblical standards on truth, justice, life, freedom, and personal integrity warrant or challenge that support? How does that support of President Trump affect the image of Christianity in the larger culture? Around the world? Many younger evangelicals today are rejecting evangelical Christianity, even Christianity itself. To what extent is that because of widespread evangelical support for Donald Trump? Don't listen to this audiobook to find support for your views. Listen to it to be challenged - with facts, reason, and biblical principles; with contributions from: Michael W. Austin, Randall Balmer, Vicki Courtney, Daniel Deitrich, Samuel Escobar, John Fea, Irene Fowler, Mark Galli, J. Colin Harris, Stephen R. Haynes, Matt Henderson, Christopher A. Hutchinson, Bandy X. Lee, David S. Lim, David C. Ludden, Ryan McAnnally-Linz, Steven Meyer, Napp Nazworth, D. Zac Niringiye, Christopher Pieper, Reid Ribble, Ronald J. Side,r Edward G. Simmons, James R. Skillen, James W. Skillen, Julia K. Stronks, Chris Thurman Miroslav, Volf Peter Wehner, and George Yancey.

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The Adoptive Parents' Handbook: A Guide to Healing Trauma and Thriving with Your Foster or Adopted C Audiobook

The Adoptive Parents' Handbook: A Guide to Healing Trauma and Thriving with Your Foster or Adopted C

Author: Barbara Tantrum Narrator: Janina Edwards Release Date: December 2020

The essential guide to parenting adopted and foster kids--learn to create felt safety, heal attachment trauma, and navigate challenging behaviors and triggers Children who have been adopted and/or shuttled through the foster-care system experience trauma at a much higher rate than other kids, which can make it difficult for them to trust, relax, regulate their emotions, and connect with their new families. As a parent, learning how to heal attachment trauma, attune to your child's needs, identify triggers, and create felt safety is essential to providing the loving, supportive, and stable home they need to thrive. Written for parents of adopted and foster kids of all ages, this book offers resources for handling common concerns like sleep issues, food sensitivities, anger, fear, and reactivity. It also provides guidance on navigating transracial adoptions, working through parents' own hang-ups, and recognizing signs of developmental and psychological conditions. The book highlights practical strategies and provides real-life examples to address questions like: • How do I help my adopted child adjust? • Is this kind of behavior 'normal'? • How do I help my child live, heal, and thrive with PTSD?

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Eight Step Recovery: Using the Buddha's Teachings to Overcome Addiction Audiobook

Eight Step Recovery: Using the Buddha's Teachings to Overcome Addiction

Author: Dr. Paramabandhu Groves, Valerie Mason-John Narrator: Janina Edwards Release Date: December 2020

Human nature has an inbuilt tendency towards addiction. All of us can struggle with this tendency, but for some it can lead to the destruction of their lives, through obsessive and compulsive behavior. We could say therefore that in some sense we are all in recovery. It is no surprise that addiction is so widespread. We live in a world where many of us self-medicate in response to hardships, turning to food, drugs, alcohol, sex, relationships, work, and so much more in an attempt to promote happiness. Fortunately, recovery is widespread too. Buddha's teachings offer us an understanding of how the mind works, tools for helping a mind that is vulnerable to addiction, and ways to overcome addictive and obsessive behavior, cultivating a calm and clear mind without anger and resentments. The Buddha's teachings offer us a path of recovery. Whether you are struggling to stay off heroin or with an obsessive pattern of thinking that prevents you from leading a more fulfilling life, the same principles apply. The eight steps in this book take you away from the trouble caused by addictive tendencies, helping you untangle these drives, to discover a richer and more fulfilling way of living.

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The Secret Lives of Church Ladies Audiobook

The Secret Lives of Church Ladies

Author: Deesha Philyaw Narrator: Janina Edwards Release Date: December 2020

The Secret Lives of Church Ladies explores the raw and tender places where Black women and girls dare to follow their desires and pursue a momentary reprieve from being good. The nine stories in this collection feature four generations of characters grappling with who they want to be in the world, caught as they are between the church's double standards and their own needs and passions. There is fourteen-year-old Jael, who has a crush on the preacher's wife. At forty-two, Lyra realizes that her discomfort with her own body stands between her and a new love. As Y2K looms, Caroletta's 'same time next year' arrangement with her childhood best friend is tenuous. A serial mistress lays down the ground rules for her married lovers. In the dark shadows of a hospice parking lot, grieving strangers find comfort in each other. With their secret longings, new love, and forbidden affairs, these church ladies are as seductive as they want to be, as vulnerable as they need to be, as unfaithful and unrepentant as they care to be, and as free as they deserve to be.

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The Narrative of Sojourner Truth Audiobook

The Narrative of Sojourner Truth

Author: Sojourner Truth Narrator: Janina Edwards Release Date: December 2020

One of the most important slave narratives of all time, The Narrative of Sojourner Truth tells the story of an African American woman who struggled against the bondages of slavery in the mid-1800s. With the strength of her spirituality, she overcame obstacles to become a leading abolitionist and champion of women's rights.Published originally in 1850 and later updated, The Narrative of Sojourner Truth was dictated by Sojourner Truth to her neighbor, Olive Gilbert.

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Hannah Mary Tabbs and the Disembodied Torso: A Tale of Race, Sex, and Violence in America Audiobook

Hannah Mary Tabbs and the Disembodied Torso: A Tale of Race, Sex, and Violence in America

Author: Kali Nicole Gross Narrator: Janina Edwards Release Date: November 2020

Shortly after a dismembered torso was discovered by a pond outside Philadelphia in 1887, investigators homed in on two suspects: Hannah Mary Tabbs, a married, working-class, black woman, and George Wilson, a former neighbor whom Tabbs implicated after her arrest. As details surrounding the shocking case emerged, both the crime and ensuing trial-which spanned several months-were featured in the national press. The trial brought otherwise taboo subjects such as illicit sex, adultery, and domestic violence in the black community to public attention. At the same time, the mixed race of the victim and one of his assailants exacerbated anxieties over the purity of whiteness in the post-Reconstruction era. In Hannah Mary Tabbs and the Disembodied Torso, historian Kali Nicole Gross uses detectives' notes, trial and prison records, local newspapers, and other archival documents to reconstruct this ghastly whodunit crime in all its scandalous detail. In doing so, she gives the crime context by analyzing it against broader evidence of police treatment of black suspects and violence within the black community.

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Glitch Feminism: A Manifesto Audiobook

Glitch Feminism: A Manifesto

Author: Legacy Russell Narrator: Janina Edwards Release Date: November 2020

A new manifesto for cyberfeminism The divide between the digital and the real world no longer exists: we are connected all the time. How do we find out who we are within this digital era? Where do we create the space to explore our identity? How can we come together and create solidarity? The glitch is often dismissed as an error, a faulty overlaying, but, as Legacy Russell shows, liberation can be found within the fissures between gender, technology and the body that it creates. The glitch offers the opportunity for us to perform and transform ourselves in an infinite variety of identities. In Glitch Feminism, Russell makes a series of radical demands through memoir, art and critical theory, and the work of contemporary artists who have traveled through the glitch in their work. Timely and provocative, Glitch Feminism shows how the error can be a revolution.

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The Office of Historical Corrections: A Novella and Stories Audiobook

The Office of Historical Corrections: A Novella and Stories

A WASHINGTON POST NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR   An O, THE OPRAH MAGAZINE BEST BOOK OF 2020   LONGLISTED FOR THE ASPEN WORDS LITERARY PRIZE ONE OF THE NEW YORKER BOOK CRITIC'S FAVORITE FICTION OF THE YEAR "Sublime short stories of race, grief, and belonging…an extraordinary new collection…"-The New Yorker   "Evans's new stories present rich plots reflecting on race relations, grief and love..."-The New York Times Book Review, Editor's Choice   "Danielle Evans demonstrates, once again, that she is the finest short story writer working today."-Roxane Gay, New York Times-bestselling author of Difficult Women and Bad Feminist The award-winning author of Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self brings her signature voice and insight to the subjects of race, grief, apology, and American history. Danielle Evans is widely acclaimed for her blisteringly smart voice and x-ray insights into complex human relationships. With The Office of Historical Corrections, Evans zooms in on particular moments and relationships in her characters' lives in a way that allows them to speak to larger issues of race, culture, and history. She introduces us to Black and multiracial characters who are experiencing the universal confusions of lust and love, and getting walloped by grief-all while exploring how history haunts us, personally and collectively. Ultimately, she provokes us to think about the truths of American history-about who gets to tell them, and the cost of setting the record straight. In "Boys Go to Jupiter," a white college student tries to reinvent herself after a photo of her in a Confederate-flag bikini goes viral. In "Richard of York Gave Battle in Vain," a photojournalist is forced to confront her own losses while attending an old friend's unexpectedly dramatic wedding. And in the eye-opening title novella, a black scholar from Washington, DC, is drawn into a complex historical mystery that spans generations and puts her job, her love life, and her oldest friendship at risk.    

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You're the Only One I've Told: The Stories Behind Abortion Audiobook

You're the Only One I've Told: The Stories Behind Abortion

Author: Dr. Meera Shah Narrator: Janina Edwards, Lisa Reneé Pitts Release Date: October 2020

For a long time, when people asked Dr. Meera Shah what she did, she would tell them she was a doctor and leave it at that. But over the last few years, Shah decided it was time to be direct. 'I'm an abortion provider,' she will now say. And an interesting thing started to happen each time she met someone new. One by one, people would confide-at BBQs, at jury duty, in the middle of the greeting card aisle at Target-that in fact they'd had an abortion themselves. And the refrain was often the same: You're the only one I've told. This book collects those stories as they've been told to Shah to humanize abortion and to combat myths that persist in the discourse that surrounds it. An intentionally wide range of ages, races, socioeconomic factors, and experiences shows that abortion does not happen in isolation-it always occurs in a unique context. Today, a healthcare issue that's so foundational to reproductive, social, and economic freedom for millions of people is exploited by politicians who lack understanding or compassion about the context in which abortion occurs. Stories have power to break down stigmas and help us to empathize with those whose experiences are unlike our own. They can also help us find community and a shared sense of camaraderie over experiences just like ours. You're the Only One I've Told will do both.

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