10 Favorite Narrators (JD Jackson)
The Nickel Boys: A Novel

The Nickel Boys: A Novel

Colson Whitehead brings Jim Crow-era Florida to life through the real story of a reform school in Tallahassee that claimed to rehabilitate delinquent boys and instead abused and terrorized them for over one hundred years. Elwood Curtis is bound for a local black college when an innocent mistake lands him at The Nickel Academy instead. Elwood finds comfort in Dr. Martin Luther King's words and holds to his ideals, whereas his friend Turner believes the world is crooked so you have to scheme to survive. All this leads to a decision with harrowing repercussions for their respective fates. This was a tough read emotionally, but such a good one, especially as narrated by award-winning audio performer JD Jackson. More info →
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Bluebird, Bluebird

Bluebird, Bluebird

As a Black Texas Ranger, Darren Matthews has an intricate understanding of racial tensions in East Texas. He’s proud of his roots and his family, but when his loyalty lands him in trouble, he agrees to get out of town and investigate a crime for a friend. He drives up Highway 59 to the town of Lark, where a recent murder has stirred up hatred and history. Atmospheric and timely, and terrific on audio. It ends on a cliffhanger, so you might want to queue up the second book, Heaven, My Home, right away. More info →
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His Truth is Marching On: John Lewis and the Power of Hope

His Truth is Marching On: John Lewis and the Power of Hope

When he was 25 years old, John Lewis marched in Selma, Alabama and was beaten nearly to death on the Edmund Pettus Bridge. This was only the beginning of his lifelong fight for justice and equality. From an early age, Lewis practiced nonviolent protest and the call to love his neighbor as himself. In this intimate portrait of one of our nation's greatest leaders, Meacham draws on decades of interviews with Lewis, sharing stories from his early childhood to his final days. This is sure to be an inspiring listen, out on August 25, 2020. More info →
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