Nikole Hannah-Jones, herself a persuasive narrator, has brought together a remarkable mosaic of voices, stories, and poems that tell the story of America through the lens of slavery. So much inspired writing and outstanding narrating in this audiobook make it difficult to select only a few to single out. The chapters by Bryan Stevenson, Ibram X. Kendi, Jamelle Bouie, and Hannah-Jones stay in mind. And the creative interludes from Rita Dove, Natasha Trethewey, and ZZ Packer are especially moving. This indelible compendium of history, journalism, and creative takes on the Black American experience expands on the NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE version and brings the listener a riveting and revealing audiobook. The variety of voices and views deepens listeners' understanding of U.S. history and how it has been presented. A.D.M. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2021, Portland, Maine [Published: DECEMBER 2021]
Trade Ed. Random House Audio 2021
DD ISBN 9780593452288 $25.00
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2021
DD ISBN 9780593452295 $95.00
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