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Audiobooks by Ashley Bryan

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  1. Until the End Until the End
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  2. Planet Joy Planet Joy
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  3. Princess Olivia Investigates: The Wrong Weather Princess Olivia Investigates: The Wrong Weather
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  4. Fake Fake
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  5. There Once is a Queen There Once is a Queen
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  6. The Ogress and the Orphans The Ogress and the Orphans
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  7. Percy Jackson and the Greek Gods Percy Jackson and the Greek Gods
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  8. How to Train Your Dragon: How to Twist a Dragon's Tail How to Train Your Dragon: How to Twist a Dragon's Tail
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  9. A Bear Called Paddington A Bear Called Paddington
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  10. Peppa Pig: Bedtime Stories Peppa Pig: Bedtime Stories
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Infinite Hope: A Black Artist's Journey from World War II to Peace

Infinite Hope: A Black Artist's Journey from World War II to Peace

Author: Ashley Bryan Narrator: Dion Graham Release Date: 01/10/2019

From celebrated author and illustrator Ashley Bryan comes a deeply moving picture book memoir about serving in the segregated army during World War II, and how love and the pursuit of art sustained him. In May of 1942, at the age of eighteen, Ashley Bryan was drafted to fight in World War II. For the next three years, he would face the horrors of war as a black soldier in a segregated army. He endured the terrible lies white officers told about the black soldiers to isolate them from anyone who showed kindness—including each other. He received worse treatment than even Nazi POWs. He was assigned the grimmest, most horrific tasks, like burying fallen soldiers…but was told to remove the black soldiers first because the media didn't want them in their newsreels. And he waited and wanted so desperately to go home, watching every white soldier get safe passage back to the United States before black soldiers were even a thought. For the next forty years, Ashley would keep his time in the war a secret. But now, he tells his story. The story of the kind people who supported him. The story of the bright moments that guided him through the dark. And the story of his passion for art that would save him time and time again. Filled with never-before-seen artwork and handwritten letters and diary entries, this illuminating and moving memoir by Newbery Honor–winning illustrator Ashley Bryan is both a lesson in history and a testament to hope.

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Let No One Stop You: Flashbacks

Let No One Stop You: Flashbacks

Author: Ashley Bryan Narrator: Highlights For Children Release Date: 01/01/2019

Readers learn about the unearthing of the Arabia, a steamboat that sunk in the Missouri River in 1856.

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Freedom Over Me: Eleven Slaves, Their Lives, and Dreams Brought to Life

Freedom Over Me: Eleven Slaves, Their Lives, and Dreams Brought to Life

Author: Ashley Bryan Narrator: Jenny Sterlin, Kevin R. Free, Patricia R. Floyd Release Date: 01/03/2017

Using original slave auction and plantation estate documents, Ashley Bryan offers a moving and powerful picture book that contrasts the monetary value of a slave with the priceless value of life experiences and dreams that a slave owner could never take away. Imagine being looked up and down and being valued as less than chair. Less than an ox. Less than a dress. Maybe about the same as a lantern. You, an object. An object to sell. In his gentle yet deeply powerful way, Ashley Bryan goes to the heart of how a slave is given a monetary value by the slave owner, tempering this with the one thing that CAN'T be bought or sold--dreams. Inspired by the actual will of a plantation owner that lists the worth of each and every one of his workers, Bryan has created collages around that document, and others like it. Through fierce paintings and expansive poetry he imagines and interprets each person's life on the plantation, as well as the life their owner knew nothing about--their dreams and pride in knowing that they were worth far more than an Overseer or Madam ever would guess. Visually epic, and never before done, this stunning picture book is unlike anything you've seen.(from the print edition)

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Beautiful Blackbird

Beautiful Blackbird

Author: Ashley Bryan Narrator: Myra Lucretia Taylor Release Date: 01/10/2007

Coretta Scott King Award winner Ashley Bryan adapted this charming tale from a story told by the Ilaspeaking people of Zambia. All the birds in the forest are jealous of Blackbird, whose black feathers glisten and shine colorfully in the sunbeams. The other birds are a single color from head to foot, and none of them have even a spot of black on their feathers. Blackbird tells them that true color is on the inside, but still the birds long for black feathers. So Blackbird brews a batch of blackening to decorate all his friends.

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