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The underground railroad : [electronic resource] : A novel. by Whitehead, Colson.; Turpin, Bahni.;
Narrator: Bahni Turpin.Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. Life is hell for all the slaves, but especially bad for Cora; an outcast even among her fellow Africans, she is coming into womanhood -- where even greater pain awaits. When Caesar, a recent arrival from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they decide to take a terrifying risk and escape. Matters do not go as planned -- Cora kills a young white boy who tries to capture her. Though they manage to find a station and head north, they are being hunted. In Whitehead's ingenious conception, the Underground Railroad is no mere metaphor -- engineers and conductors operate a secret network of tracks and tunnels beneath the Southern soil. Cora and Caesar's first stop is South Carolina, in a city that initially seems like a haven. But the city's placid surface masks an insidious scheme designed for its black denizens. And even worse: Ridgeway, the relentless slave catcher, is close on their heels. Forced to flee again, Cora embarks on a harrowing flight, state by state, seeking true freedom.Requires OverDrive Listen (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive app (file size: 301849 KB).
Subjects: Electronic books.; Fiction.; Historical Fiction.; Literature.;
© 2016., Random House Audio,
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A kick in the belly : [electronic resource] : Women, slavery & resistance. by Dadzie, Stella.; Turpin, Bahni.;
Narrator: Bahni Turpin.Enslaved West Indian women had few opportunities to record their stories for posterity. Yet from their dusty footprints and the umpteen small clues they left for us to unravel, there's no question that they earned their place in history. Pick any Caribbean island and you'll find race, skin colour, and rank interacting with gender in a unique and often volatile way. In A Kick in the Belly, Stella Dadzie follows the evidence, and finds women played a distinctly female role in the development of a culture of slave resistance-a role that was not just central, but downright dynamic. From the coffle-line to the Great House, enslaved women found ways of fighting back that beggar belief. Whether responding to the horrendous conditions of plantation life, the sadistic vagaries of their captors or the "peculiar burdens of their sex," their collective sanity relied on a highly subversive adaptation of the values and cultures they smuggled with them naked from different parts of Africa. By sustaining or adapting remembered cultural practices, they ensured that the lives of chattel slaves retained both meaning and purpose. A Kick in the Belly makes clear that their subtle acts of insubordination and their conscious acts of rebellion came to undermine the very fabric and survival of West Indian slavery.Requires the Libby app or a modern web browser.
Subjects: Electronic books.; Nonfiction.; History.; Sociology.; Women's Studies.;
© 2020., Tantor Audio,
On-line resources: http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=130119&titleID=5696589 -- Click to access digital title in OverDrive.;
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Dread nation / [electronic resource]. by Ireland, Justina.; Turpin, Bahni.;
Narrator: Bahni Turpin.Jane McKeene was born two days before the dead began to walk the battlefields of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania -- derailing the War Between the States and changing the nation forever. In this new America, safety for all depends on the work of a few, and laws like the Native and Negro Education Act require certain children attend combat schools to learn to put down the dead. But there are also opportunities -- and Jane is studying to become an Attendant, trained in both weaponry and etiquette to protect the well-to-do. It's a chance for a better life for Negro girls like Jane. After all, not even being the daughter of a wealthy white Southern woman could save her from society's expectations. But that's not a life Jane wants. Almost finished with her education at Miss Preston's School of Combat in Baltimore, Jane is set on returning to her Kentucky home and doesn't pay much mind to the politics of the eastern cities, with their talk of returning America to the glory of its days before the dead rose. But when families around Baltimore County begin to go missing, Jane is caught in the middle of a conspiracy, one that finds her in a desperate fight for her life against some powerful enemies. And the restless dead, it would seem, are the least of her problems.Text Difficulty 4 - Text Difficulty 5UG/Upper grades (9th-12)8706Electronic reproduction.
Subjects: Electronic books.; Young Adult Fiction.; Historical Fiction.; Young Adult Literature.;
On-line resources: http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=130119&titleID=3337041 -- Click to access digital title in OverDrive.;
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The unsettled : [electronic resource] : A novel. by Mathis, Ayana.; Turpin, Bahni.;
Narrator: Bahni Turpin.From the moment Ava Carson and her ten-year-old son, Toussaint, arrive at the Glenn Avenue family shelter in Philadelphia 1985, Ava is already plotting a way out. She is repulsed by the shelter's squalid conditions: their cockroach-infested room, the barely edible food, and the shifty night security guard. She is determined to rescue her son from the perils and indignities of that place, and to save herself from the complicated past that led them there. Ava has been estranged from her own mother, Dutchess, since she left her Alabama home as a young woman barely out of her teens. Despite their estrangement and the thousand miles between them, mother and daughter are deeply entwined, but Ava can't forgive her sharp-tounged, larger than life mother whose intractability and bouts of debilitating despair brought young Ava to the outer reaches of neglect and hunger. Ava wants to love her son differently, better. But when Toussaint's father, Cass, reappears, she is swept off course by his charisma, and the intoxicating power of his radical vision to destroy systems of racial injustice and bring about a bold new way of communal living. Meanwhile, in Alabama, Dutchess struggles to keep Bonaparte, once a beacon of Black freedom and self-determination, in the hands of its last five Black residents -- families whose lives have been rooted in this stretch of land for generations -- and away from rapidly encroaching white developers. She fights against the erasure of Bonaparte's venerable history and the loss of the land itself, which she has so arduously preserved as Ava's inheritance. As Ava becomes more enmeshed with Cass, Toussaint senses the danger simmering all around him -- his well-intentioned but erratic mother; the intense, volatile figure of his father who drives his fledgling Philadelphia community toward ever increasing violence and instability. He begins to dream of Dutchess and Bonaparte, his home and birthright, if only he can find his way there.Requires the Libby app or a modern web browser.
Subjects: Electronic books.; Fiction.; African American Fiction.; Literature.;
© 2023., Books on Tape,
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The sun is also a star [electronic resource]. by Yoon, Nicola.; Turpin, Bahni.;
Narrator: Bahni Turpin.The #1 New York Times Bestseller A National Book Award FinalistA 2017 Michael L. Printz Honor BookThe dazzling new novel from Nicola Yoon, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Everything, Everything (in theaters May 2017!), will have you falling in love with Natasha and Daniel as they fall in love with each other!Natasha: I'm a girl who believes in science and facts. Not fate. Not destiny. Or dreams that will never come true. I'm definitely not the kind of girl who meets a cute boy on a crowded New York City street and falls in love with him. Not when my family is twelve hours away from being deported to Jamaica. Falling in love with him won't be my story.Daniel: I've always been the good son, the good student, living up to my parents' high expectations. Never the poet. Or the dreamer. But when I see her, I forget about all that. Something about Natasha makes me think that fate has something much more extraordinary in store—for both of us.The Universe: Every moment in our lives has brought us to this single moment. A million futures lie before us. Which one will come true? ***A New York Times Notable BookA BuzzFeed Best YA Book of the YearA POPSUGAR Best Book of the YearA Publishers Weekly Best Book of the YearA Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the YearA Booklist Editor's ChoiceA New York Public Library Best Book for TeensAn Amazon Best Book of the YearRecipient of the John Steptoe New Talent AwardA Walter Award Honor Book"Beautifully crafted."—People Magazine"A book that is very much about the many factors that affect falling in love, as much as it is about the very act itself . . . fans of Yoon's first novel, Everything Everything, will find much to love—if not, more—in what is easily an even stronger follow up." —Entertainment Weekly"Transcends the limits of YA as a human story about falling in love and seeking out our futures." —POPSUGAR.comRequires OverDrive Listen (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive app (file size: 227706 KB).
Subjects: Electronic books.; Young Adult Fiction.; Romance.; Young Adult Literature.;
© 2016., Listening Library (Audio),
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A spark of light : a novel / by Picoult, Jodi,1966-; Turpin, Bahni,narrator.;
Read by Bahni Turpin, with a note read by the author."The #1 New York Times bestselling author of Small Great Things returns with a powerful and provocative new novel about ordinary lives that intersect during a heart-stopping crisis. The warm fall day starts like any other at the Center a women's reproductive health services clinic its staff offering care to anyone who passes through its doors. Then, in late morning, a desperate and distraught gunman bursts in and opens fire, taking all inside hostage. After rushing to the scene, Hugh McElroy, a police hostage negotiator, sets up a perimeter and begins making a plan to communicate with the gunman. As his phone vibrates with incoming text messages he glances at it and, to his horror, finds out that his fifteen-year-old daughter, Wren, is inside the clinic. But Wren is not alone. She will share the next and tensest few hours of her young life with a cast of unforgettable characters: A nurse who calms her own panic in order save the life of a wounded woman. A doctor who does his work not in spite of his faith but because of it, and who will find that faith tested as never before. A pro-life protester disguised as a patient, who now stands in the cross hairs of the same rage she herself has felt. A young woman who has come to terminate her pregnancy. And the disturbed individual himself, vowing to be heard. Told in a daring and enthralling narrative structure that counts backward through the hours of the standoff, this is a story that traces its way back to what brought each of these very different individuals to the same place on this fateful day. Jodi Picoult one of the most fearless writers of our time tackles a complicated issue in this gripping and nuanced novel. How do we balance the rights of pregnant women with the rights of the unborn they carry? What does it mean to be a good parent? A Spark of Light will inspire debate, conversation. and, hopefully, understanding"--
Subjects: Suspense fiction.; Thrillers (Fiction); Audiobooks.; Hostages; Women's health services; Hostage negotiations; Family planning services;
Available copies: 1 / Total copies: 1
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The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks [sound recording] / by Skloot, Rebecca,1972-; Campbell, Cassandra.nrt; Turpin, Bahni.nrt;
Reading by Cassandra Campbell with Bahni Turpin of the 2009 book.Documents the story of how scientists took cells from an unsuspecting descendant of freed slaves and created a human cell line that has been kept alive indefinitely, enabling discoveries in such areas as cancer research, in vitro fertilization, and gene mapping.
Subjects: Audiobooks.; Compact discs.; Lacks, Henrietta, 1920-1951; Cancer; African American women; Human experimentation in medicine; HeLa cells.; Cancer; Cell culture.; Medical ethics.;
© p2010., Random House Audio,
Available copies: 1 / Total copies: 1
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