Narrator Janina Edwards shares her experience narrating Tiya Miles's ALL THAT SHE CARRIED: The Journey of Ashley's Sack, a Black Family Keepsake, winner of the 2021 National Book Award for Nonfiction. Through Janina's strong performance, listeners will experience the powerful and at times painful history of a bag that remains a symbol of hope and love.
"The book touched me on many levels . . . it addresses the silence so many Black people face when they try to explore their family history."—Narrator Janina Edwards
ALL THAT SHE CARRIED: The Journey of Ashley's Sack, a Black Family Keepsake
by Tiya Miles, read by Janina Edwards
Random House Audio
Narrator Janina Edwards helps listeners trace the history of a small cotton bag and its journey through the difficult lives of the Black women who carried it. Starting with an enslaved woman, the bag was stitched and filled with items of love, before being passed on through future generations. Edwards's performance has a strength and dignity that are absolutely necessary to capture the importance of the material.
Find more audiobooks narrated by Janina Edwards in her audiography.