Narrators

This directory lists Black audiobook narrators who narrate Black YA literature.

This list is in progress and currently incomplete.

If there is a Black audiobook narrator who has narrated Black YA literature that is missing from the directory below, please email melanininya@gmail.com.

  • Joniece Abbott-Pratt
    • Books:
      • Inventing Victoria by Tonya Bolden – 6 hours 9 minutes
      • Legendborn by Tracy Deonn – 18 hours 54 minutes
      • Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko – 13 hours 48 minutes
      • Grown by Tiffany D. Jackson – 8 hours 19 minutes
      • All the Things We Never Knew by Liara Tamani – 7 hours 20 minutes
      • Lux: The New Girl Flyy Girls by Ashley Woodfolk – 2 hours 1 minute

Elizabeth Acevedo

  • Twitter@AcevedoWrites
  • Instagram@acevedowrites
  • Note: Elizabeth Acevedo has also narrated all of her YA novels.
  • Books
    • Pride by Ibi Zoboi – 6 hours 8 minutes

A.J. Beckles

  • Twitter@AJBecklesVO
  • Books
    • A Song of Wraiths and Ruin by Roseanne A. Brown – 12 hours 4 minutes
    • Early Departures by Justin A. Reynolds – 7 hours 45 minutes

Cherise Boothe

  • Twitter@CheriseBoothe
  • Instagram@cheriseboothe
  • Best Known ForDispatches from Elsewhere (AMC), Kung Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny (Amazon Prime)
  • Books
    • Panic by Sharon Draper – 7 hours 1 minute
    • Between the Lines by Nikki Grimes – 3 hours 58 minutes
    • How It Went Down by Kekla Magoon – 7 hours 10 minutes

Nile Bullock

  • Twitter@bullocknile
  • Instagram@nb.talented
  • Best Known ForRay Donovan (Showtime)
  • Books
    • Let Me Hear a Rhyme by Tiffany D. Jackson – 9 hours 31 minutes
    • Opposite of Always by Justin A. Reynolds – 10 hours

Jordan V. Cobb

  • Twitter@inkphemeral
  • Instagram: @inkphemeral
  • Books
    • A Song of Wraiths and Ruin by Roseanne A. Brown – 12 hours 4 minutes
    • Happily Ever Afters by Elise Bryant – 9 hours 45 minutes
    • Deathless Divide by Justina Ireland – 14 hours 34 minutes

Dion Graham

  • Books
    • X: A Novel by Ilyasah Shabazz & Kekla Magoon – 8 hours 56 minutes
    • Flying Lessons & Other Stories edited by Ellen Oh – 4 hours 35 minutes
    • Dear Justyce by Nic Stone – 4 hours 45 minutes
    • Dear Martin by Nic Stone – 4 hours 32 minutes
    • Odd One Out by Nic Stone – 7 hours 58 minutes

Korey Jackson

  • Twitter@koreyjaxon
  • Best Known ForHouse of Cards (Netflix)
  • Books
    • Not So Pure and Simple by Lamar Giles – 11 hours
    • Let Me Hear a Rhyme by Tiffany D. Jackson – 9 hours 31 minutes

January LaVoy

  • Twitter: Private
  • Instagram: Private
  • Best Known ForOne Life to Live (ABC)
  • Books
    • Look Both Ways by Jason Reynolds – 3 hours 58 minutes

Adenrele Ojo

  • Twitter@adenreleojo
  • Instagram@leojo3
  • Books
    • Full Disclosure by Camryn Garrett – 9 hours 32 minutes
    • A Love Hate Thing by Whitney D. Grandison – 13 hours 15 minutes
    • Let Me Hear a Rhyme by Tiffany D. Jackson – 9 hours 31 minutes
    • Facing the Sun by Janice Lynn Mather – 12 hours 47 minutes
    • 145th Street: Short Stories by Walter Dean Myers – 5 hours 11 minutes
    • Into White by Randi Pink – 6 hours 59 minutes
    • Look Both Ways by Jason Reynolds – 3 hours 58 minutes

Imani Parks

  • Instagram@intentionally_imani
  • Best Known ForThe Lion King on Broadway
  • Books
    • Courage to Soar: A Body in Motion, a Life in Balance by Simone Biles – 6 hours 21 minutes
    • Shiny Broken Pieces by Sona Charaipotra & Dhonielle Clayton – 11 hours 5 minutes
    • A Tiny Pretty Things by Sona Charaipotra & Dhonielle Clayton – 13 hours 12 minutes
    • No One Here Is Lonely by Sarah Everett – 10 hours 1 minute
    • Monday’s Not Coming by Tiffany D. Jackson – 10 hours 7 minutes
    • Calling My Name by Liara Tamani – 6 hours 33 minutes
    • Micah: The Good Girl Flyy Girls by Ashley Woodfolk – 2 hours 6 minutes
    • When You Were Everything by Ashley Woodfolk – 10 hours 17 minutes

Bahni Turpin

  • Twitter@therealbahnit
  • Instagram@prospertunia
  • Books
    • Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi – 17 hours 56 minutes
    • Children of Virtue and Vengeance by Tomi Adeyemi – 13 hours 27 minutes
    • Color Me In by Natasha Díaz – 11 hours 15 minutes
    • Fresh Ink edited by Lamar Giles – 5 hours 4 minutes
    • Spin by Lamar Giles – 10 hours 50 minutes
    • Deathless Divide by Justina Ireland – 14 hours 34 minutes
    • Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson – 10 hours 37 minutes
    • This Is My America by Kim Johnson – 9 hours 34 minutes
    • Dear Haiti, Love Alaine by Maika Moulite & Maritza Moulite – 10 hours 38 minutes
    • Who Put This Song On? by Morgan Parker – 9 hours 9 minutes
    • The Stars and the Blackness Between Them by Junauda Petrus – 9 hours 20 minutes
    • Precious by Sapphire – 5 hours 5 minutes
    • The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas – 11 hours 40 minutes
    • On the Come Up by Angie Thomas – 11 hours 43 minutes
    • The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon – 8 hours 4 minutes
    • Black Enough edited by Ibi Zoboi – 11 hours 14 minutes

Zakiya Young