Queens of the Resistance: Maxine Waters: A Biography Audiobook, by Brenda Jones Play Audiobook Sample

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Author: Brenda Jones, Krishan Trotman Narrator: Lisa Pitts, Lisa Reneé Pitts Publisher: Penguin Audio Audio Length: Release Date: June 2020 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780593216033

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Part of the four-book Queens of the Resistance series, saluting some of the most beloved boss ladies in Congress: a celebration of Representative Maxine Waters, who reclaimed her time and led the first calls for impeachment    Maxine Waters is an icon for a generation of women powerbrokers in politics. She is an “unbought and unbossed” acolyte of all the legendary firebrands, like Shirley Chisholm, Barbara Jordan, Tupac, and Malcolm X. The daughter of a single mom from St. Louis, she’s smart, sassy, and an outright firecracker. She is the first woman of color, and the first person of color, to regulate the boyz at the big banks as the powerful chair of the House Financial Services Committee. Auntie Maxine called out the crimes and corruption of this Oval Office with precision before anyone else dared to take a stand. Make no mistake, she is coming for the “king,” and whenever she aims, Maxine Waters doesn’t miss.  With deep research and writing as endlessly quotable as she is, Queens of the Resistance pays tribute to this phenomenal woman.   About the series: Each book of the Queens of the Resistance series will be a celebration of the rebellion against the oppression of women and an embracement of the new in the United States government. The series is adorned with sass, discernment, and the badassery of the present and future leadership. The Doomsday Clock is at a minute to midnight, and the patriarchal power grid that lights “the shining city on a Hill” is about to black out. It’s time to yield to the alternative—the power of women.

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  • “Lisa Pitts’s narration is a treat. Her engaging performance is lively and conversational, and has an aura of professional storytelling. One can easily imagine Pitts to be a raconteuse presenting this work for a live audience. Engaging and educational, this biographical production will appeal to both teenage and adult audiences…Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”

    - AudioFile

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  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

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About the Narrators

Lisa Renee Pitts is an award-winning actress in theater, television, and film, as well as an accomplished audiobook narrator and an AudioFile Earphones Award winner.

J. D. Jackson is a theater professor, aspiring stage director, and award-winning audiobook narrator. He is a classically trained actor, and his television and film credits include roles on House, ER, Law & Order, Hack, Sherrybaby, Diary of a City Priest, and Lucky Number Slevin. He is the recipient of more than a dozen Earphones Awards for narration and an Odyssey Honor for G. Neri’s Ghetto Cowboy, and he was also named one of AudioFile magazine’s Best Voices of the Year for 2012 and 2013. An adjunct professor at Los Angeles Southwest College, he has an MFA in theater from Temple University.