August House: "Stories Give Us a Map to Navigate Life's Journey"

August House Publishers is an independent audio publisher located in Little Rock, Ark. "We are positioned philosophically and geographically between the Mississippi delta, the Ozark Mountains, and the Red River Valley. When you live at such a crossroad, you quickly learn the value of stories--how they can advance a dialogue and bridge cultural differences. Our mission is stories--especially traditional folktales, those vessels of collective wisdom that we receive from generations past. We live in an age that is not for the faint of heart: our children, especially, face a tough world and need all the resources they can get."

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Audiobook News: Celebrate Black History Month With An Audiobook

APA Provides a Rich List of Titles
Every February we remember the contributions that African-Americans have made to this country in almost every imaginable field. Among those celebrated are politicians, church leaders, thinkers, inventors, artists, writers, dancers, community activists -- the list could go on and on. It is also a time to remember the struggle for freedom and equality that African-Americans have waged in this country. Testing what "America" stands for, African-Americans have had the courage to challenge prejudice and racism in the political and social system for centuries. The APA has asked audio publishers to recommend titles that reflect the spirit and essence of Black History Month. Here's what they came up with:

Title: The Accidental Tourist
Author: Jackie Torrence
Publisher: August House Audio
Format: Cassette (unabr)
Price: $12.00
ISBN: 0-87483-330-2

Title: Anansi Time with Bobby Norfolk
Author: Bobby Norfolk
Publisher: August House Audio
Format: Cassette (unabr)
Price: $12.00
ISBN: 0-87483-540-2

Title: Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Author: Original recordings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Edited by Clayborne Carson
Narrator: Levar Burton with an introduction read by Clayborne Carson
Publisher: Time Warner AudioBooks
Format: Cassette (abr)
Price: $29.98
ISBN: 1-57042-629-5

Title: Black Robes, White Justice
Author: Bruce Wright
Publisher: B&B Audio
Format: Cassette (abr)
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 1-882071-49-2

Title: Black Mutiny
Author: William A. Owens
Narrator: Dick Hill
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Format: Cassette
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 1-56100-758-7

Title: Bobby Norfolk Spins Timeless Tales
Author: Bobby Norfolk
Publisher: August House Audio
Format: Cassette
Price: $12.00
ISBN: 0-87483-539-9

Title: A Call to Conscience: The Landmark Speeches of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Author: Original recordings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Edited by Clayborne Carson and Kris Shepard
Narrator: A multiple voice presentation
Publisher: Time Warner AudioBooks
Format: Cassette/CD (unabr)
Price: $34.98 / $42.98
ISBN: 1-57042-573-6 / 1-58621-046-7

Title: Every Tongue Got to Confess
Author: Zora Neale Hurston
Narrator: Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis
Publisher: Harper Audio
Format: Cassette (unabr)
Price: $34.95
ISBN: 0-694-52645-2

Title: Everyday People
Author: Stewart O'Nan
Narrator: Giancarlo Esposito
Publisher: Harper Audio
Format: Cassette (unabr)
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 0-694-52441-7

Title: Far From the Tree
Author: Virginia DeBerry and Donna Grant
Narrator: Fran Washington
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Format: Cassette
Price: $35.95
ISBN: 1-56740-381-6

Title: Futureland
Author: Walter Mosley
Narrator: Richard Allen
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Format: Cassette
Price: $32.95
ISBN: 1-58788-985-4

Title: George Washington Carver - The Great Peanut Adventure
Author: Joe Loesch
Narrator: cast of children
Publisher: Toy Box Productions
Format: Cassette/CD, both with book (unabr)
Price: $14.95 / $16.95
ISBN: 1-887729-87-9 / 1-887729-88-7

Title: He Say, She Say
Author: Yolanda Joe
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Format: Cassette
Price: $23.95
ISBN: 1-56100-725-0

Title: Hell to Pay
Author: George P. Pelecanos
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Format: Cassette
Price: $29.95
ISBN: 1-58788-958-7

Title: I Wish I Had a Red Dress
Author: Pearl Cleage
Narrator: Pearl Cleage
Publisher: Harper Audio
Format: Cassette(unabr)
Price: $25.95
ISBN: 0-694-52418-2

Title: A Knock at Midnight: Inspiration from the Sermons of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.
Author: Original recordings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Edited by Clayborne Carson and Peter Holloran
Narrator: Keith David and Jay Gregory
Publisher: Time Warner AudioBooks
Format: Cassette (unabr)
Price: $26.98
ISBN: 1-57042-572-8

Title: Langston Hughes Reads
Author: Langston Hughes
Narrator: Langston Hughes
Publisher: Harper Audio
Format: Cassette(unabr)
Price: $12.00
ISBN: 0-694-52273-2

Title: Lorraine Hansberry Audio Collection
Author: Lorraine Hansberry
Narrator: Lorraine Hansberry
Publisher: Harper Audio
Format: Cassette (unabr)
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 0-694-52506-5

Title: My Grandmother's Treasure
Author: Jackie Torrence
Publisher: August House Audio
Format: Cassette (unabr)
Price: $12.00
ISBN: 0-87483-328-0

Title: Race Matters
Author: Cornell West
Narrator: Cornell West
Publisher: The Audio Partners
Format: Cassette (unabr)
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 0-945353-92-8

Title: Race Rules
Author: Michael Eric Dyson
Narrator: Michael Erin Dyson
Publisher: The Audio Partners
Format: Cassette (unabr)
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 1-57270-032-7

Title: Right as Rain
Author: George P. Pelacanos
Narrator: Richard Allen
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Format: Cassette
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 1-58788-962-5

Title: The Seasons of Beento Blackbird
Author: Akosua Busia
Narrator: Akosua Busia
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Format: Cassette
Price: $25.95
ISBN: 1-56100-723-4

Title: The Sweet Hell Inside
Authors: Edward Ball
Narrator: Edward Ball
Publisher: Harper Audio
Format: Cassette (unabr)
Price: $25.95
ISBN: 0-060-00204-2

Title: Their Eyes Were Watching God
Authors: Zora Neale Hurston
Narrator: Ruby Dee
Publisher: Harper Audio
Format: Cassette (unabr)
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 1-559-94500-1

Title: The Underground Railroad
Authors: Joe Loesch
Narrator: cast of children
Publisher: Toy Box Productions
Format: Cassette/CD both with book (unabr)
Price: $14.95 / $16.95
ISBN: 1-887729-17-8 / 1-887729-18-6

Title: The Ups & Downs of Being Brown
Authors: Rex M. Ellis
Publisher: August House Audio
Format: Cassette (unabr)
Price: $12.00
ISBN: 0-8483-491-0

Title: Voices of Black America: Historical Recordings of Speeches, Poetry, Humor & Drama
Authors and Narrators: Booker T. Washington, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Langston Hughes, and others
Compiled and Produced by: William Shaman and Peter G. Adamson
Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks
Format: Cassette/CD (unabr)
Price: $13.98 / $15.98
ISBN: 9-62634-748-1 / 9-62634-248-X

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The APA is a not-for-profit trade organization consisting of over 200 member companies including publishers, resellers, distributors, and suppliers along with other industries related to the production, promotion, and sale of audiobooks. The mandate of the APA is to deal with the concerns of the industry; assure the ongoing production of high quality products; to initiate research and the distribution of relevant data; and to nurture solid relationships among the consumers, the reseller, and the industry itself.


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