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100+ Audiobooks that Honour & Empower Girls

100+ Audiobooks that Honour & Empower Girls

Carefully selected fiction and non-fiction works that honour and empower girls, with an emphasis on personal power, inspiration, and care, for ourselves and each other.

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Reaching for the Moon

The Autobiography of NASA Mathematician Katherine Johnson

By Katherine Johnson
Narrated by: Heather Alicia Simms
Length: 5 hours 18 minutes

“This rich volume is a national treasure.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“Captivating, informative, and inspiring…Easy to follow and hard to put down.” —School Library Journal (starred review)

The inspiring autobiography of NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson, who helped launch Apollo 11.

As a young girl, Katherine Johnson showed an... Read more »

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She Persisted: Sally Ride

She Persisted

By Atia Abawi & Chelsea Clinton
Narrated by: Carolyn Kang & Chelsea Clinton
Length: 45 minutes

Inspired by the #1 New York Times bestseller She Persisted by Chelsea Clinton and Alexandra Boiger comes a chapter book series about women who stood up, spoke up and rose up against the odds!

In this chapter book biography by award-winning author Atia Abawi, readers learn about the amazing life of Sally Ride--and how she persisted

As the first... Read more »

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Chicken Soup for the Soul: Teens Talk Tough Times

Stories about the Hardest Parts of Being a Teenager

By Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen & Amy Newmark
Narrated by: Nick Podehl & Kate Rudd
Length: 9 hours 20 minutes

Being a teenager is difficult even under idyllic circumstances. But when bad things happen, the challenges of being a teenager can be overwhelming, leading to self-destructive behavior, eating disorders, substance abuse, and other challenges. In addition, many teens are faced with illness, car accidents, loss of loved ones, divorces, or other...

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You Got This!

Unleash Your Awesomeness, Find Your Path, and Change Your World

By Maya S. Penn
Narrated by: Maya S. Penn
Length: 4 hours 26 minutes

Everyone is talking about the entrepreneur, animator, eco-designer, and girls’ rights activist Maya Penn. Her TEDWomen Talk has been viewed over 1,200,000 million times (and is one of the top 15 TEDWomen Talks of all time). Now this amazing teenager has written an inspirational handbook for teens and young adults to help them discover their... Read more »

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The Confidence Code for Girls

Taking Risks, Messing Up, & Becoming Your Amazingly Imperfect, Totally Powerful Self

By Katty Kay & Claire Shipman
Narrated by: Sandy Rustin
Length: 4 hours 34 minutes

New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestseller!

Girls can rule the world—all they need is confidence. This empowering, entertaining guide from the bestselling authors of The Confidence Code gives girls the essential yet elusive code to becoming bold, brave, and fearless.

It’s a paradox familiar to parents everywhere: girls are...

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Forward: My Story Young Readers' Edition

By Abby Wambach
Narrated by: Allyson Ryan
Length: 4 hours 39 minutes

Abby Wambach has always pushed the limits of what is possible. Named by Time magazine as one of the most influential people of 2015, the iconic soccer player captured the nation’s heart when she led her team to its recent World Cup Championship. Admired for her fearlessness and passion, Abby is a vocal advocate for women’s rights and equal...

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Notorious RBG Young Readers' Edition

The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

By Irin Carmon & Shana Knizhnik
Narrated by: Andi Arndt
Length: 2 hours 58 minutes

"A tribute to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg that does more than catalog her achievements; it conveys her spirit, one that will leave readers in awe."*

This acclaimed version of the New York Times bestselling biography Notorious RBG is an excellent way to share with middle grade readers just why Justice Ginsburg was such a powerful role model. This...

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Rickshaw Girl

By Mitali Perkins
Narrated by: Zehra Naqvi
Length: 1 hours 13 minutes

This acclaimed, award-winning novel by Mitali Perkins will soon be a movie!

Naima is a talented painter of traditional alpana patterns, which Bangladeshi women and girls paint on their houses for special celebrations. But Naima is not satisfied just painting alpana. She wants to help earn money for her family, like her best friend, Saleem, does... Read more »

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The Art of Possibility

Transforming Professional and Personal Life

By Rosamund Stone Zander & Benjamin Zander
Narrated by: Benjamin Zander & Rosamund Stone Zander
Length: 6 hours 38 minutes

Presenting twelve breakthrough practices for bringing creativity into all human endeavors, The Art of Possibility is the dynamic product of an extraordinary partnership. The Art of Possibility combines Benjamin Zander's experience as conductor of the Boston Philharmonic and his talent as a teacher and communicator with psychotherapist Rosamund...

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I Like Me

By Nancy Carlson
Narrated by: Melissa Leebaert
Length: 3 minutes

A celebration of self-esteem.

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Renegade Women in Film and TV

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Narrated by: Mozhan Marnò
Length: 3 hours 12 minutes

A charming and timely tribute to the women who broke glass ceilings in film and television, debuting during an historic time of change in the entertainment industry.
 
Renegade Women in Film and TV blends fascinating biographical profiles and exclusive interviews with icons like Barbra Streisand, Rita Moreno, and Sigourney Weaver to celebrate... Read more »

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Women in Sports

50 Fearless Athletes Who Played to Win

By Rachel Ignotofsky
Narrated by: Sarah Mollo-Christensen
Length: 3 hours 26 minutes

Women in Sports highlights the achievements and stories of fifty notable women athletes from the 1800s to today, including trailblazers, Olympians, and record-breakers in more than forty sports. The athletes featured include well-known figures like tennis player Billie Jean King and gymnast Simone Biles, as well as lesser-known champions like... Read more »

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Women in Science

50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World

By Rachel Ignotofsky
Narrated by: Sarah Mollo-Christensen
Length: 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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Amazing Women in Business - Volume 1

Inspirational Stories

By Charles Margerison
Narrated by: Michelle Plum, Hannah Davis, Sarah Wintermeyer & Tina Marie Murray
Length: 56 minutes

Would you like to have met Coco Chanel? You can in this new audio collection from The Amazing People Club. Over the past 50 years, women's roles in business have advanced dramatically. These inspirational audio collections explore the very different lives of a group of amazing business women. Meet the charismatic Beulah Henry, the ambitious... Read more »

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Harriet the Spy

By Louise Fitzhugh
Narrated by: Anne Bobby
Length: 6 hours 43 minutes

It's no secret that Harriet the Spy is a timeless classic that kids will love! Every day can be an adventure if you just look carefully enough!

Harriet M. Welsch is a spy. In her notebook, she writes down everything she knows about everyone, even her classmates and her best friends. Then Harriet loses track of her notebook, and it ends... Read more »

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Mulan

Starter: 250 Headwords: True Tales

By Janet Hardy-Gould
Narrated by: Multiple Narrators
Length: 25 minutes

When the Emperor calls every man to join the army and fight the enemy, Mulan's father is old and ill, and cannot go. Wearing men's clothes and riding a horse, Mulan leaves her family and fights bravely for the Emperor in her father's place. She is soon a hero for all the soldiers in the Chinese army. One of them, Ye Ming, is her best friend. But... Read more »

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The Year of the Rat

A Pacy Lin Novel: Book #2

By Grace Lin
Narrated by: Grace Lin & Kim Mai Guest
Length: 3 hours 34 minutes

In this sequel to Year of the Dog, Pacy has another big year in store for her. The Year of the Dog was a very lucky year: she met her best friend Melody and discovered her true talents. However, the Year of the Rat brings big changes: Pacy must deal with Melody moving to California, find the courage to forge on with her dream of becoming a... Read more »

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The Year of the Dog

A Pacy Lin Novel: Book #1

By Grace Lin
Narrated by: Kim Mai Guest
Length: 4 hours 1 minutes

A special edition of a modern classic by the Newbery-Award winning and bestselling author of Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

When Pacy's mom tells her that this is a good year for friends, family, and "finding herself," Pacy begins searching right away. As the year goes on, she struggles to find her talent, deals with disappointment, makes a... Read more »

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