Get Out and Listen: Racial Justice Audiobooks on hoopla and Overdrive

We recently posted a suggested racial justice reading list: did you know that you can access most of these books on the go with your earbuds and hoopla or Overdrive/Libby? Many of the peaceful protesters are asking everyone simply to listen. The library is offering you an opportunity to do just that with audiobook versions of suggested titles.

The following audiobooks are always available on hoopla:

Waking Up White: And Finding Myself in the Story of Race by Debby Irving

When They Call You a Terrorist by Patrisse Khan-Cullors and Asha Bandele

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

Stamped from the Beginning: A Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi

The library has also acquired Overdrive Advantage copies of the titles below–Marblehead patrons get priority access to these!

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism by Robin DiAngelo

For more audiobooks on this topic, check out hoopla’s Conversations on Race and Overdrive’s Facing Racism collections.

Here’s your opportunity to examine fresh perspectives while getting some fresh air. Stay safe and listen up.

You’ll also be joining in the celebration of Audiobook Month with hoopla!

New to hoopla and/or Overdrive/Libby? Get access with your Marblehead library card! If you don’t currently have a card, begin here. And feel free to email the reference staff with any questions at