A few classics, a handful of Christian living books, and one rom-com delighted the ears of The Banner’s Mixed Media editor.
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.
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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.
Learn how a strong support network and meaningful connections are crucial not only to your long-term success, but to your peace of mind.
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.
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.
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 history of the United States from the 1600s to 2000 in which Black women and their contributions are on full display.
A groundbreaking approach to understanding and uprooting racism and inequality in our society—and in ourselves, read by the author.
Malcolm Gladwell offers a powerful examination of our interactions with strangers—and why they often go wrong.
A portrait of a family of Ghanaian immigrants ravaged by depression and addiction and grief—a novel about faith, science, religion, love.
A superb narrator enhances this audiobook of the #1 New York Times bestseller about light-skinned Black twins and the divergent pathways they take.
An anthology of essays by Black female authors, read by the founder of the Well Read Black Girl book club and festival.
Comedian and TV host Trevor Noah reads his engaging memoir about growing up in racially divided South Africa.
The New York Times bestselling book explores the counterproductive reactions white people have when their assumptions about race are challenged.
The classic novel is enhanced by a lively reading by actress Ruby Dee.
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.
A half-hour soothing audio history of math that may or may not put you to sleep.
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.
This historical novel about the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918 has striking similarities to the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020.
The Queen of England has been kidnapped, and only Sherlock Holmes can find her.