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WAKE The Hidden History of Women-Led Slave Revolts

Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by DeWanda Wise, Chanté Adams, Jerrie Johnson, Bahni Turpin, and a Full Cast

Biography & Memoir • 1.75 hrs. • Audio Program • © 2021

Opening with the film-like sounds of a gathering storm at sea and a group of captive African women staging a desperate battle for their freedom, this combined memoir/audio play/graphic novel bursts with energy, inspiration, and little-known historical facts throughout. Based on Rebecca Hall’s pioneering research into women-led slave revolts, the story becomes personal when Hall, portrayed with verve by DeWanda Wise, insists that slavery should be taught as an integral part of American history. Subsequently, she is dismissed from teaching at prestigious law schools and universities until, finally, a high school class, played by the spirited ensemble cast, insists that the truth about Black women, unsung and unnamed, must come out. History should always sound this alive. B.P. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award, 2022 Best Audiobook, 2023 Audies Finalist © AudioFile 2022, Portland, Maine [Published: AUGUST 2022]

Trade Ed. • Podium Audio • 2022

DD ISBN 9781039402393 $42.84

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