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Great Non-Fiction Reads for Kids

Learn more about the world around you with these fascinating listens.

Playlist Tags: genre: Children's topic: non-fiction audience: kids audience: middle grade audience: tweens

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The Notorious Benedict Arnold

A True Story of Adventure, Heroism & Treachery
By Steve Sheinkin
Narrated by Mark Bramhall /  6 hours 50 minutes

On a bitter cold day in January 1741 Benedict Arnold was born. Little did anyone know that he would grow up to become the most infamous villain in American history. But first, he would be one of the country’s greatest war heroes. Fearless in the line of fire, a genius at strategy and motivating his men, General Arnold was America’s first action... Read more »

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Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: Book #1
By Elena Favilli & Francesca Cavallo
Narrated by Alicia Keys, Ashley Judd, Danai Gurira, Esperanza Spalding, Janeane Garofalo, Mozhan Marno, Phillipa Soo, Rowan Blanchard & Samira Wiley /  3 hours 19 minutes

The beloved New York Times bestsellers and Kickstarter crowdfunding sensations are available on audio for the first time, read by a star-studded fierce female cast including Alicia Keys, Ashley Judd, Danai Gurira, Esperanza Spalding, Janeane Garofalo, Mozhan Marnò, Phillipa Soo, Rowan Blanchard, and Samira Wiley!

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Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls 2

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: Book #2
By Francesca Cavallo & Elena Favilli
Narrated by Alicia Keys, Ashley Judd, Danai Gurira, Esperanza Spalding, Janeane Garofalo, Mozhan Marno, Phillipa Soo, Samira Wiley & Rowan Blanchard /  3 hours 37 minutes

The beloved New York Times bestsellers and Kickstarter crowdfunding sensations are available on audio for the first time, read by a star-studded fierce female cast including Alicia Keys, Ashley Judd, Danai Gurira, Esperanza Spalding, Janeane Garofalo, Mozhan Marnò, Phillipa Soo, Rowan Blanchard, and Samira Wiley!

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What is Climate Change?

What Was?
By Gail Herman & Who HQ
Narrated by Suzanne Elise Freeman /  1 hour 20 minutes

Learn more about what climate change means and how it's affecting our planet.

The earth is definitely getting warmer. There's no argument about that, but who or what is the cause? And why has climate change become a political issue? Are humans at fault? Is this just a natural development? While the vast majority of scientists who study the... Read more »

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Where is the Bermuda Triangle?

Where Is?
By Megan Stine & Who HQ
Narrated by Lisa Larsen /  1 hour 2 minutes

Who doesn't love a great mystery? This book presents the eerie accidents and unexplained disappearances that have occurred in the region known as the Bermuda Triangle.

Even before it was named, the Bermuda Triangle--roughly bounded by Miami, Bermuda, and Puerto Rico--had gained a mythic reputation. The Bermuda Triangle became famous for making... Read more »

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Who Is Malala Yousafzai?

Who Was?
By Dinah Brown & Who HQ
Narrated by Soneela Nankani /  59 minutes

Malala Yousafzai was a girl who loved to learn but was told that girls would no longer be allowed to go to school. She wrote a blog that called attention to what was happening in her beautiful corner of Pakistan and realized that words can bring about change. She has continued to speak out for the right of all children to have an education. In... Read more »

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Born to Fly

The First Women's Air Race Across America
By Steve Sheinkin
Narrated by Kim Mai Guest /  6 hours 23 minutes

Born to Fly is the gripping story of the fearless women pilots who aimed for the skies--and beyond.

Just nine years after American women finally got the right to vote, a group of trailblazers soared to new heights in the 1929 Air Derby, the first women's air race across the U.S. Follow the incredible lives of legend Amelia Earhart, who has... Read more »

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Who Was Bruce Lee?

Who Was?
By Jim Gigliotti
Narrated by Fred Sanders /  55 minutes

Bruce Lee was a Chinese American action film star, martial arts instructor, filmmaker, and philosopher. His Hong Kong and Hollywood-produced films elevated the traditional martial arts film to a new level of popularity and acclaim.  Through such films as Way of the Dragon and Enter the Dragon, Lee helped to change the way Asians were presented... Read more »

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Bomb

The Race to Build--and Steal--the World's Most Dangerous Weapon
By Steve Sheinkin
Narrated by Roy Samuelson /  7 hours 11 minutes

In December of 1938, a chemist in a German laboratory made a shocking discovery: When placed next to radioactive material, a Uranium atom split in two. That simple discovery launched a scientific race that spanned 3 continents. In Great Britain and the United States, Soviet spies worked their way into the scientific community; in Norway, a... Read more »

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The Port Chicago 50

Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights
By Steve Sheinkin
Narrated by Dominic Hoffman /  3 hours 49 minutes

An astonishing civil rights story from Newbery Honor winner and National Book Award finalist Steve Sheinkin.

On July 17, 1944, a massive explosion rocked the segregated Navy base at Port Chicago, California, killing more than 300 sailors who were at the docks, critically injuring off-duty men in their bunks, and shattering windows up to a mile... Read more »

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Stonewall

Breaking Out in the Fight for Gay Rights
By Ann Bausum
Narrated by Tim Federle & Ann Bausum /  3 hours 5 minutes

That’s the Stonewall.
The Stonewall Inn.
Pay attention.
History walks through that door.

In 1969 being gay in the United States was a criminal offense. It meant living a closeted life or surviving on the fringes of society. People went to jail, lost jobs, and were disowned by their families for being gay. Most doctors considered homosexuality a... Read more »

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The Boys in the Boat (Young Readers Adaptation)

The True Story of an American Team's Epic Journey to Win Gold at the 1936 Olympics
By Daniel James Brown
Narrated by Mark Bramhall /  5 hours 36 minutes

The #1 New York Times bestseller about the Greatest Generation freshly adapted for the next generation.
 
For readers of Unbroken, out of the depths of the Great Depression comes the astonishing tale of nine working-class boys from the American West who at the 1936 Olympics showed the world what true grit really meant. With rowers who were the... Read more »

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Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!

Voices from a Medieval Village
By Laura Amy Schlitz
Narrated by Christina Moore, Firdous Bamji, Katherine Kellgren, Greg Steinbruner, Bianca Amato, John Keating & Charlotte Parry /  1 hour 30 minutes

Laura Amy Schlitz wrote the Newbery Medal winner Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! for the students at the school where she is a librarian. The 22 monologues introduce readers to everyone in a medieval village, from the town half-wit, to Nelly the Sniggler, to the Lord's daughter. Read more »

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Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice

By Phillip Hoose
Narrated by Channie Waites /  3 hours 38 minutes

On March 2, 1955, a slim, bespectacled teenager refused to give up her seat to a white woman on a segregated bus in Montgomery, Alabama. Shouting “It’s my constitutional right!” as police dragged her off to jail, Claudette Colvin decided she’d had enough of the Jim Crow segregation laws that had angered and puzzled her since she was a young... Read more »

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How They Choked

Failures, Flops, and Flaws of the Awfully Famous
By Georgia Bragg
Narrated by L.J. Ganser /  4 hours 2 minutes

Over the course of history, famous people made mistakes that were so monumental they could never escape them, no matter how brilliant their successes! Ferdinand Magellan is credited as the first man to sail around the world . . . but he only actually made it halfway. His terrible treatment of everyone he met cut his life journey short. Queen... Read more »

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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

Young Readers Edition
By William Kamkwamba & Bryan Mealer
Narrated by Korey Jackson /  6 hours 39 minutes

The bestselling story of the young inventor who brought electricity to his Malawian village, now in an accessible middle grade edition

When a terrible drought struck William Kamkwamba’s tiny village in Malawi, his family lost all of the season’s crops, leaving them with nothing to eat and nothing to sell. The family was starving, and they could... Read more »

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Women in Science

50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World
By Rachel Ignotofsky
Narrated by Sarah Mollo-Christensen /  3 hours 32 minutes

The New York Times bestseller Women in Science highlights the contributions of fifty notable women to the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) from the ancient to the modern world. This fascinating collection contains information about relevant topics such as lab equipment and rates of women currently working in... Read more »

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