She Persisted Audio Collection: Volume 1: Harriet Tubman; Claudette Colvin; Virginia Apgar; and more Audiobook, by Meg Medina Play Audiobook Sample

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Author: Andrea Davis Pinkney, Atia Abawi, Chelsea Clinton, Kekla Magoon, Lesa Cline-Ransome, Meg Medina, Michelle Knudsen, Rita Williams-Garcia, Sayantani DasGupta Narrator: Bahni Turpin, Janina Edwards, Tavia Gilbert, Various , Carolyn King Publisher: Listening Library Audio Length: Series:The She Persisted Series Release Date: August 2021 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780593409572

Publisher Description

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. Listeners can now enjoy the first eight biographies in one audio collection!     She Persisted: Harriet Tubman by Andrea Davis Pinkney, read by Bahni Turpin   She Persisted: Claudette Colvin by Lesa Cline-Ransome, read by Janina Edwards   She Persisted: Sally Ride by Atia Abawi, read by Carolyn King   She Persisted: Virginia Apgar by Dr. Sayantani DasGupta, read by Tavia Gilbert   She Persisted: Nellie Bly by Michelle Knudsen, read by Rebekkah Ross    She Persisted: Sonia Sotomayor by Meg Medina, read by Frankie Corzo   She Persisted: Florence Griffith Joyner by Rita Williams-Garcia, read by Janina Edwards    She Persisted: Ruby Bridges by Kekla Magoon, read by Janina Edwards  In each chapter book biography by an award-winning and/or best-selling author, listeners learn about the amazing life of an important woman--and how she persisted.   Includes an introduction written and read by Chelsea Clinton.

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About the Author

Meg Medina is the author of The Girl Who Could Silence the Wind and the picture book Tía Isa Wants a Car, which won the Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award. She is also a voice talent and audiobook narrator.

About the Narrators

Bahni Turpin, winner of numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards and several prestigious Audie Awards for her narrations, was named a “Golden Voice” by AudioFile magazine in 2019. Publishers Weekly magazine named her Narrator of the Year for 2016. She is an ensemble member of the Cornerstone Theater Company in Los Angeles. She has guest starred in many television series, including NYPD Blue, Law & Order, Six Feet Under, Cold Case, What about Brian, and The Comeback. Film credits include Brokedown Palace, Crossroads, and Daughters of the Dust. She is also a member of the recording cast of The Help, which won numerous awards.

Janina Edwards, an Earphones Award–winning narrator, is a native of Chicago and a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts acting program. Her 2016 performance of Voice of Freedom was a finalist for the Audie Award.

Tavia Gilbert is an acclaimed narrator of more than four hundred full-cast and multivoice audiobooks for virtually every publisher in the industry. Named the 2018 Voice of Choice by Booklist magazine, she is also winner of the prestigious Audie Award for best narration. She has earned numerous Earphones Awards, a Voice Arts Award, and a Listen-Up Award. Audible.com has named her a Genre-Defining Narrator: Master of Memoir. In addition to voice acting, she is an accomplished producer, singer, and theater actor. She is also a producer, singer, photographer, and a writer, as well as the cofounder of a feminist publishing company, Animal Mineral.

Benedict Cumberbatch is a British screen actor best known for his role in the BBC television show Sherlock. He has also appeared in a number of Hollywood films, such as War Horse, The Hobbit, The Fifth Estate, and Star Trek: Into the Darkness. He has won several stage and screen acting awards, including the BAFTA/LA Britannia Award for British Artist of the Year and the Broadcasting Press Guild Award for Best Actor and is an Earphones Award-winning narrator.