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American Like Me
By Simon & Schuster Audio
4.2 out of 5 stars with 196 reviews
From award-winning actress and political activist America Ferrera comes a vibrant and varied collection of first person accounts from prominent figures about the experience of growing up between cultures.
America Ferrera has always felt wholly Americ
Where There's Hope: Healing, Moving Forward, and Never Giving Up
4.4 out of 5 stars with 168 reviews
This program is read by the author
Elizabeth Smart follows up her number one New York Times best seller, My Story - about being held in captivity as a teenager and how she managed to survive - with a powerful and inspiring audiobook about what it t
Tomorrow Will Be Different: Love, Loss, and the Fight for Trans Equality
4.5 out of 5 stars with 228 reviews
A timely and captivating memoir about gender identity set against the backdrop of the transgender equality movement, by a leading activist and the national press secretary for the Human Rights Campaign, the nation's largest LGBTQ civil rights organi
Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America
4.0 out of 5 stars with 268 reviews
Prize-winning poet and journalist Eliza Griswold's Amity and Prosperity is an expose on how fracking shattered a rural Pennsylvania town, and how one lifelong resident brought the story into the national spotlight. This is an incredible true account of investigative journalism and a devastating indictment of energy politics in America.
Stacey Haney, a lifelong resident of Amity, Pennsylvania, is struggling to support her children when the fracking boom comes to town. Like most of her
When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir
4.7 out of 5 stars with 83 reviews
The emotional and powerful story of one of the cofounders of Black Lives Matter and how the movement was born. When They Call You a Terrorist by Patrisse Khan-Cullors and asha bandele is the essential audiobook for every conscientious American.
From one of the cofounders of the Black Lives Matter movement comes a poetic audiobook memoir and reflection on humanity. Necessary and timely, Patrisse Cullors' story asks us to remember that protest in the interest of the most vulnerable comes from
From Broken Glass: My Story of Finding Hope in Hitler's Death Camps to Inspire a New Generation
4.8 out of 5 stars with 15 reviews
From the survivor of 10 Nazi concentration camps who went on to create the New England Holocaust Memorial, an inspiring memoir about finding strength in the face of despair.
On August 14, 2017, two days after a white-supremacist activist rammed his car into a group of anti-Fascist protestors, killing one and injuring 19, the New England Holocaust Memorial was vandalized for the second time in as many months. At the base of one of its fifty-four-foot glass towers lay a pile of shards. For Steve
I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness
4.9 out of 5 stars with 65 reviews
From a powerful new voice on racial justice, an eye-opening account of growing up black, Christian, and female in middle-class white America.
Austin Channing Brown's first encounter with a racialized America came at age seven, when she discovered her parents named her Austin to deceive future employers into thinking she was a white man. Growing up in majority-white schools, organizations, and churches, Austin writes, ''I had to learn what it means to love blackness,'' a journey that led to a
The Radical King
4.6 out of 5 stars with 134 reviews
A revealing collection that restores Dr. King as being every bit as radical as Malcolm X.
Much of America did not know the radical King - and too few know today - but the FBI and US government did. They called him ''the most dangerous man in America''.
''The radical King was a democratic socialist who sided with poor and working people. The response of the radical King to our catastrophic moment can be put in one word: revolution - a revolution in our priorities, a reevaluation of our
Butterfly: From Refugee to Olympian - My Story of Rescue, Hope, and Triumph
4.0 out of 5 stars with 17 reviews
Butterfly is an inspiring audiobook about how one woman saved fellow refugees from drowning - and how she went on to become an Olympic swimmer.
When young Syrian refugee Yusra Mardini realized her boat's engine shut down as she was traveling from Syria to Greece with other refugees, there was no hesitation: She dove into the water. Surfacing, she heard desperate prayers and sobbing from the passengers in the sinking boat above her. Between the waves, her elder sister, Sarah, screamed at her
Accidental Activists: Mark Phariss, Vic Holmes, and Their Fight for Marriage Equality in Texas
4.2 out of 5 stars with 284 reviews
In early 2013 same-sex marriage was legal in only 10 states and the District of Columbia. That year the Supreme Court's decision in United States v. Windsor appeared to open the door to marriage equality. In Texas, Mark Phariss and Vic Holmes, together for 16 years and deeply in love, wondered why no one had stepped across the threshold to challenge their state's 2005 constitutional amendment prohibiting same-sex marriage. They agreed to join a lawsuit being put together by Akin Gump Strauss
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption
4.1 out of 5 stars with 187 reviews
A powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice - from one of the most brilliant and influential lawyers of our time.
Bryan Stevenson was a young lawyer when he founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dedicated to defending those most desperate and in need: the poor, the wrongly condemned, and women and children trapped in the farthest reaches of our criminal justice system. One of his first cases was
A River in Darkness: One Man's Escape from North Korea
4.3 out of 5 stars with 261 reviews
The harrowing true story of one man's life in-and subsequent escape from-North Korea, one of the world's most brutal totalitarian regimes.
Half-Korean, half-Japanese, Masaji Ishikawa has spent his whole life feeling like a man without a country. This feeling only deepened when his family moved from Japan to North Korea when Ishikawa was just thirteen years old, and unwittingly became members of the lowest social caste. His father, himself a Korean national, was lured to the new Communist
Adolfo Kaminsky: A Forger's Life
4.3 out of 5 stars with 126 reviews
At the age of 17, Adolfo Kaminsky had narrowly escaped deportation to Auschwitz and was living in Nazi-occupied Paris, using forged documents to hide in plain sight. Due to his expert knowledge of dyes and his ability to masterfully reproduce official documents with an artistic eye, he was recruited to join the Jewish underground. He soon became the primary forger for the Resistance in Paris, working tirelessly with his network to create papers that would save an estimated 14,000 men, women,
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