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Places I've Taken My Body
Places I've Taken My Body

In this collection of searing and ineffable essays, poet Brown describes in gorgeous prose her lifelong struggle with…

Sincerely, Your Autistic Child
Sincerely, Your Autistic Child

Autistic people of diverse backgrounds talk about not just what they wish their parents had known when they were growing…

Cack-Handed
Cack-Handed

Brazen, emboldening tales of the author's arduous childhood and journey to success as a comedian.

When My Body Was a Clinched Fist
When My Body Was a Clinched Fist

Surin's poetry acts as an acute witness of every breath and follicle of Black life from palm trees, sand and sea to…

Shades of Black
Shades of Black

Examines what happens when race obliterates historical, social, cultural and political differences among populations of…

The School I Deserve
The School I Deserve

Refugees fight for education equality in a Pennsylvania school system.

Refugee
Refugee

A memoir of a Congolese political refugee's harrowing six-year journey from the DRC to the Netherlands.

House of Sticks
House of Sticks

A moving coming-of-age memoir by a young Vietnamese American girl growing up in New York City.

The Dragons, the Giant, the Women
The Dragons, the Giant, the Women

In this beautiful memoir of dislocation, a young girl flees war-torn Liberia with her family to America.

Sure, I'll Be Your Black Friend
Sure, I'll Be Your Black Friend

In this humorous memoir-in-essays, Philippe chronicles a lifetime of being the Black friend (see also: foreign kid,…

Prosperity Gospel Latinos and Their American Dream
Prosperity Gospel Latinos and Their American Dream

Lin describes the prosperity gospel as a social and psychological strategy for dealing with life between poverty and…

White Magic
White Magic

A Cowlitz woman's collection of interconnected essays on memory, nostalgia and introspection, conveyed through personal…

Open Skies

The true story of Niloofar Rahmani and her determination to become Afghanistan's first female air force pilot.

Antiman
Antiman

An impassioned, genre-blending memoir that navigates the fraught constellations of race, sexuality and…

Heart of Fire

A memoir from the U.S. senator, who traces her life from her upbringing in Hawaii to her emergence as a legislator.

I Am A Girl From Africa

The inspiring journey of a girl from Africa whose near-death experience sparked a dream that changed the world.

Northern Light

Discusses the survival of a community and concerns of exploitation and colonialism.

A History of Scars

Lee explores the legacy of trauma on a young queer child of immigrants as she reconciles the disparate pieces of…

A Beginner's Guide to America

Hakakian offers a poignant and richly observed account of the immigrant's experience of America.

Mixed Plate

A sincere memoir about growing up an immigrant and overcoming adversity through hard work and humor.

Who We're Reading When We're Reading Murakami

A lively account of the many people involved in bringing Haruki Murakami's writings to English-speaking readers.

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