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

If there is a Black audiobook narrator who has narrated Black YA literature that is missing from the directory below, please email info@melanininya.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
Photo Credit: Cris Kreckler

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

Preston Butler III

  • Instagram@prestoncreates3
  • Books
    • When You Look Like Us by Pamela Harris – 8 hours 53 minutes
    • Early Departures by Justin A. Reynolds – 7 hours 45 minutes
    • All the Things We Never Knew by Liara Tamani – 7 hours 20 minutes

Ron Butler

  • Twitter: @RonnieButler
  • Instagram@ronniebutlerjr
  • Facebook: Ron Butler
  • Books
    • This Is Kind of an Epic Love Story by Kacen Callender – 7 hours 56 minutes
    • Black Enough edited by Ibi Zoboi – 11 hours 14 minutes

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
    • One of the Good Ones by Maika Moulite & Maritza Moulite – 9 hours 49 minutes

Kevin R. Free

  • Instagram@kevinrfree
  • Books
    • A Universe of Wishes: A We Need Diverse Books Anthology edited by Dhonielle Clayton – 11 hours 1 minute
    • How It Went Down by Kekla Magoon – 7 hours 10 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
    • Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas – 8 hours 17 minutes

Korey Jackson

  • Twitter: Inactive
  • 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
Photo Credit: Scott Sherratt

January LaVoy

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

Iesha Nyree

  • Twitter: Private
  • Instagram: @ieshanyreehappy
  • Books
    • Orleans by Sherri L. Smith – 8 hours 9 minutes

 Karl O’Brian Williams

  • Twitter@KarlWildendon
  • Instagram: @kobw
  • Books
    • Your Corner Dark by Desmond Hall – 10 hours 13 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
    • 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

Lisa Renee Pitts

  • Twitter@LisaReneePitts
  • Instagram: Private
  • Best Known For: Straight Outta Compton, Lincoln Heights
  • Books
    • Fire from the Rock by Sharon Draper – 7 hours 52 minutes
Photo Credit: Christine Jean Chambers

Shayna Small

  • Instagram@smallshay
  • Books
    • A Universe of Wishes: A We Need Diverse Books Anthology edited by Dhonielle Clayton – 11 hours 1 minute
    • Now That I’ve Found You by Kristina Forest – 8 hours 21 minutes
    • The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna – 12 hours 46 minutes
    • Noelle: The Mean Girl Flyy Girls by Ashley Woodfolk – 2 hours

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
    • Wings of Ebony by J. Elle – 10 hours
    • The Life I’m In by Sharon G. Flake – 9 hours 22 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
    • One of the Good Ones by Maika Moulite & Maritza Moulite – 9 hours 49 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

Channie Waites

  • Instagram@channiewaites
  • Books
    • Roman and Jewel by Dana L. Davis – 10 hours 54 minutes
    • I’m Not Dying with You Tonight by Kimberly Jones & Gilly Segal – 5 hours 20 minutes
    • Color Outside the Lines edited by Sangu Mandanna – 8 hours 23 minutes

Landon G. Woodson

  • Books
    • The Awakening of Malcolm X by Ilyasah Shabazz & Tiffany D. Jackson – 7 hours 54 minutes
    • Orleans by Sherri L. Smith – 8 hours 9 minutes

Zakiya Young