A few classics, a handful of Christian living books, and one rom-com delighted the ears of The Banner’s Mixed Media editor.
- August 2, 2022| |
Dear White Peacemakers draws on the Sermon on the Mount, spirituals, and personal stories from author Osheta Moore’s work as a pastor in Minnesota.
- December 31, 2021| |
Mixed Media editor picks her favorite audiobook listens of 2021
- December 17, 2021| |
Find things to listen to, watch, and read this Christmas.
- August 24, 2021| |
A sweeping debut about a daughter's fateful choice, a mother motivated by her own past, and a family legacy that begins in Cuba before either of them were born.
Get Over ‘I Got It’: How to Stop Playing Superwoman, Get Support, and Remember That Having It All Doesn’t Mean Doing It All Alone (Audiobook) by Elayne Fluker (Author), Elayne Fluker (Narrator)July 23, 2021| |
Learn how a strong support network and meaningful connections are crucial not only to your long-term success, but to your peace of mind.
- June 15, 2021| |
A YA love story about not only a romantic relationship but how a full-figured girl finds herself and falls in love with who she really is.
The Black Friend: On Being a Better White Person Audiobook by Frederick Joseph, Narrated by Miebaka YohannesJune 1, 2021| |
Writing from the perspective of a friend, Frederick Joseph offers candid reflections for teens on his own experiences with racism and conversations with prominent artists and activists about theirs.
- April 20, 2021| |
- March 23, 2021| |
The unforgettable, inspiring story of a teenage girl growing up in a rural Nigerian village who longs to get an education so that she can find her “louding voice” and speak up for herself.
A Black Women’s History of the United States (Audiobook) by Diana Ramey Berry and Kali Nicole Gross, Narrated by Janna EdwardsFebruary 12, 2021| |
A history of the United States from the 1600s to 2000 in which Black women and their contributions are on full display.
- February 9, 2021| |
A groundbreaking approach to understanding and uprooting racism and inequality in our society—and in ourselves, read by the author.
- January 19, 2021| |
Malcolm Gladwell offers a powerful examination of our interactions with strangers—and why they often go wrong.
- January 8, 2021| |
A portrait of a family of Ghanaian immigrants ravaged by depression and addiction and grief—a novel about faith, science, religion, love.
- October 27, 2020| |
A superb narrator enhances this audiobook of the #1 New York Times bestseller about light-skinned Black twins and the divergent pathways they take.
Well-Read Black Girl: Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves (Audiobook) by Glory Edim (Author/ Narrator)September 18, 2020| |
An anthology of essays by Black female authors, read by the founder of the Well Read Black Girl book club and festival.
- September 11, 2020| |
Comedian and TV host Trevor Noah reads his engaging memoir about growing up in racially divided South Africa.
White Fragility: Why it’s So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism (Audiobook) by Robin Diangelo, Narrated by Amy LandonSeptember 8, 2020| |
The New York Times bestselling book explores the counterproductive reactions white people have when their assumptions about race are challenged.
- August 28, 2020| |
The classic novel is enhanced by a lively reading by actress Ruby Dee.
- August 21, 2020| |
An intimate look at movie star Steve McQueen's reckless life of fast cars, women, and drugs all the way up to his dramatic life-change and terminal cancer diagnosis.
- July 10, 2020| |
A half-hour soothing audio history of math that may or may not put you to sleep.
- July 3, 2020| |
Actor and director Tim Robbins gives an energetic reading of Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, the classic dystopian novel in which firefighters burn books for a living.
As Bright As Heaven (Audiobook) by Susan Meissner. Narrated By: Cassandra Morris, Tavia Gilbert, Abigail Revasch, Jorjeana MarieJune 12, 2020| |
This historical novel about the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918 has striking similarities to the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020.
- May 22, 2020| |
The Queen of England has been kidnapped, and only Sherlock Holmes can find her.