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2021 Tuma's Monthly Book Box Titles

2021 Tuma's Monthly Book Box Titles

Tuma's Monthly Book Box offers a selection of diverse books for all ages by Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) authors. Representation matters: read diversely.. Check out the audiobooks of my 2021 selections.

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My Monster and Me

By Nadiya Hussain
Narrated by: Nadiya Hussain
Length: 5 minutes

From the winner of The Great British Baking Show and star of Nadiya's Time to Eat comes a heartfelt story to help give children and parents the tools they need to talk about worries and anxiety.

A touching story about a little boy whose worry monster follows him everywhere he goes. It's there when he gets dressed, when he wants to play with his... Read more »

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Libertie

By Kaitlyn Greenidge
Narrated by: Channie Waites
Length: 12 hours 12 minutes

Libertie

“This fascinating story of Libertie is set in and around the Civil War in Brooklyn, NY. Libertie, the daughter of a free black doctor, feels obligated to live up to her mothers’ expectations for her, all the while attempting to forge for herself her own path through the world. Themes of racism, colorism, and gender are all grappled with. Though historical in its setting the ideas we confront in Libertie feel like they are still relevant and timely.”

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The Friend Zone

By Abby Jimenez
Narrated by: Teddy Hamilton & Erin Mallon
Length: 9 hours 31 minutes

Fall in love with this hilarious and heartwarming USA Today bestselling romantic comedy that LJ Shen calls "an absolute treat."
Kristen Peterson doesn't do drama, will fight to the death for her friends, and has no room in her life for guys who just don't get her. She's also keeping a big secret: facing a medically necessary procedure that will... Read more »

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The Happy Ever After Playlist

By Abby Jimenez
Narrated by: Zachary Webber & Erin Mallon
Length: 9 hours 17 minutes

The Happy Ever After Playlist

“I loved the dual back and forth narration between Sloan and Jason after their hilariously fun meet-cute involving Jason’s dog and international phone calls and texts. Having two narrators for the audiobook brought the characters to life. What really made this story work for me was the substance provided by a realistic portrayal of a woman finally allowing herself to be released from her cocoon of grief and learning how to live again alongside the challenges of dating an up and coming musician. The music side of it also gave it an extra layer of specialness and made it more interesting. Each chapter starts with a song title giving you a sneak peek into what to expect from that chapter along with an actual playlist to create and enjoy. ”

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Life's Too Short

By Abby Jimenez
Narrated by: Christine Lakin & Zachary Webber
Length: 9 hours 6 minutes

A brilliant and touching romantic comedy from the USA Today bestselling author of The Friend Zone and The Happy Ever After Playlist.
When Vanessa Price quit her job to pursue her dream of traveling the globe, she wasn't expecting to gain millions of YouTube followers who shared her joy of seizing every moment. For her, living each day to its... Read more »

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Aristotle and Dante Dive into the Waters of the World

Aristotle and Dante

By Benjamin Alire Sáenz
Narrated by: Lin-Manuel Miranda
Length: 10 hours 1 minutes

2022 BEST MALE NARRATOR AUDIE AWARD WINNER!

A #1 New York Times bestseller
Four starred reviews!
“Messily human and sincerely insightful.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

The highly anticipated sequel to the critically acclaimed, multiple award-winning novel Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe is an “emotional roller... Read more »

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Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

By Benjamin Alire Sáenz
Narrated by: Lin-Manuel Miranda
Length: 7 hours 29 minutes

A Time Best YA Book of All Time (2021)

This Printz Honor Book is a “tender, honest exploration of identity” (Publishers Weekly) that distills lyrical truths about family and friendship.

Aristotle is an angry teen with a brother in prison. Dante is a know-it-all who has an unusual way of looking at the world. When the two meet at the swimming... Read more »

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Ace of Spades

By Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé
Narrated by: Jeanette Illidge & Tapiwa Mugweni
Length: 13 hours 48 minutes

Ace of Spades

“This thriller (think Get Out) had me on the edge of my seat.”

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Braiding Sweetgrass

Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants

By Robin Wall Kimmerer
Narrated by: Robin Wall Kimmerer
Length: 16 hours 44 minutes

As a botanist and professor of plant ecology, Robin Wall Kimmerer has spent a career learning how to ask questions of nature using the tools of science. As a Potawatomi woman, she learned from elders, family, and history that the Potawatomi, as well as a majority of other cultures indigenous to this land, consider plants and animals to be our... Read more »

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Firekeeper's Daughter

By Angeline Boulley
Narrated by: Isabella Star LaBlanc
Length: 14 hours 13 minutes

Firekeeper's Daughter

“Daunis Fontaine, a bi-racial Ojibwe-Italian-American girl has just graduated high school and has deferred enrollment at the University of Michigan to attend the local state school. She plans to spend more time with her best friend Lily, her ailing Grandmother, and her mom who was recently rocked by the sudden death of her brother, Daunis’ uncle. But then tragedy strikes, and Daunis is the eyewitness. And she is thrown headfirst into an FBI investigation of meth addiction and distribution within the reservation her family lives on and the greater Upper Peninsula area. A nuanced and compassionate look at addiction and the justice system and the risks one girl takes to help her friends, her community, and herself. The truth is a tangled web that it seems only Daunis is willing to carefully pick apart to not only expose the criminals but heal the victims as well. A little bit of romance, a little bit thriller, a whole bunch of hockey, STEM nerds, Firekeeper’s Daughter was engaging and gripping. PS I desperately need an Auntie spin-off.”

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Yusuf Azeem Is Not a Hero

By Saadia Faruqi
Narrated by: Vikas Adam
Length: 8 hours 26 minutes

At a time when we are all asking questions about identity, grief, and how to stand up for what is right, this book by the author of A Thousand Questions will hit home with young readers who love Hena Khan and Varian Johnson—or anyone struggling to understand recent U.S. history and how it still affects us today.  

Yusuf Azeem has spent all his...

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Redemptor

The Raybearer Series: Book #2

By Jordan Ifueko
Narrated by: Joniece Abbott-Pratt
Length: 13 hours 21 minutes

The hotly anticipated sequel to the instant New York Times bestselling YA fantasy about Tarisai’s quest to change her fate

For the first time, an Empress Redemptor sits on Aritsar’s throne. To appease the sinister spirits of the dead, Tarisai must now anoint a council of her own, coming into her full power as a Raybearer. She must then descend...

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Raybearer

The Raybearer Series: Book #1

By Jordan Ifueko
Narrated by: Joniece Abbott-Pratt
Length: 13 hours 48 minutes

Raybearer

“Immerse yourself in a rich fantasy world with wishes to cheat death, struggles for power, and hopes to find love. Jordan Ifueko has given us the start of a series where peace may not be as it seems and who you are vs. who the world tells you to be can have life-threatening and history-shaping consequences. One of my favorite aspects is the chants, prayers, and songs that are essential to the story and the narrator rhythmically enriches the reading.”

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Jonny Appleseed

A Novel

By Joshua Whitehead
Narrated by: Joshua Whitehead
Length: 5 hours 41 minutes

WINNER, Lambda Literary Award; Georges Bugnet Award for Fiction

Finalist, Governor General's Literary Award for Fiction; Amazon Canada First Novel Award; Indigenous Voices Award; Carol Shields Winnipeg Book Award; Firecracker Award for Fiction

Longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize

A Globe and Mail Best Book of the Year

A...

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What We Carry

A Memoir

By Maya Shanbhag Lang
Narrated by: Maya Shanbhag Lang
Length: 7 hours 15 minutes

“A gorgeous memoir about mothers, daughters, and the tenacity of the love that grows between what is said and what is left unspoken.”—Mira Jacob, author of Good Talk
 
If our family stories shape us, what happens when we learn those stories were never true? Who do we become when we shed our illusions about the past?
 
Maya Shanbhag Lang grew up... Read more »

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Bright Star

By Yuyi Morales
Narrated by: Yuyi Morales
Length: 11 minutes

Child, you are awake! You are alive! You are a bright star, Inside our hearts. Told with a combination of powerful, spare language and sumptuous and complex imagery that is typical of Yuyi Morales's work, this is the story of a fawn making her way through a border landscape teeming with flora and fauna native to the region. A gentle but... Read more »

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Tristan Strong Keeps Punching

Tristan Strong

By Kwame Mbalia
Narrated by: Amir Abdullah
Length: 9 hours 28 minutes

Best-selling author Rick Riordan presents the finale of Kwame Mbalia's trilogy, in which Tristan Strong faces off with his archenemy, King Cotton, once and for all. "Imagine if you combined Anansi the Spider, John Henry, and Marvel into, like, one book."-- New York Times best-selling author and Newbery Medalist Kwame Alexander After reuniting... Read more »

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Tristan Strong Destroys the World (A Tristan Strong Novel, Book 2)

Tristan Strong: Book #2

By Kwame Mbalia
Narrated by: Amir Abdullah
Length: 9 hours 27 minutes

Bestselling author Rick Riordan presents the second book in the New York Times best-selling Tristan Strong trilogy by Kwame Mbalia. Tristan Strong, just back from a victorious but exhausting adventure in Alke, the land of African American folk heroes and African gods, is suffering from PTSD. But there's no rest for the weary when his grandmother... Read more »

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Tristan Strong Punches A Hole In The Sky

Tristan Strong: Book #1

By Kwame Mbalia
Narrated by: Amir Abdullah
Length: 10 hours 56 minutes

Best-selling author Rick Riordan presents Kwame Mbalia's epic fantasy, a middle grade American Gods set in a richly-imagined world populated with African American folk heroes and West African gods.

Seventh grader Tristan Strong feels anything but strong ever since he failed to save his best friend when they were in a bus accident together. All he... Read more »

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Witches Steeped in Gold

By Ciannon Smart
Narrated by: Nicola Lambo & Tamika Katon-Donegal
Length: 15 hours 55 minutes

This Jamaican-inspired fantasy debut about two enemy witches who must enter into a deadly alliance to take down a common enemy has the twisted cat-and-mouse of Killing Eve with the richly imagined fantasy world of Furyborn and Ember in the Ashes.

Divided by their order. United by their vengeance.

Iraya has spent her life in a cell, but every...

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