Black History Month lasts through the end of February, but you’ll need to act by Friday if you want to grab free downloads of three important audio books by Black authors. Offered as a gift from Cool Mom Tech-recommended audiobook company and Tantor Audio, these powerful and informative audio books for older teens, college students, and adults will teach you more about the Black experience in the United States, something we feel is so very important especially during this time of unprecedented book bans and increased censorship.

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Choose to listen to the striking poetry found in1919 by Chicago writer Eve L. Ewing or the haunting analysis of police violence and mass incarceration from activist and scholar Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor in her book From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation. Educators will appreciate the content of Black Lives Matter at School: An Uprising for Educational Justice by Denisha Jones & Jesse Hagopian. The book includes essays, interviews, poems, and more from educators, students, and parents who have been building Black Lives Matter at School in their communities.

Download one or all three, but do it by Friday, February 17th to receive them for free. Once downloaded, you can listen to them at any time.

And if you’d like to download even more excellent audio books, has put together books by Black authors as well as a list of books read by Black narrators. Plan to add some of these to your book list for 2023 since learning about Black History shouldn’t end on the 28th of February.