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Lakota Woman by
Publication Date: 1991-03-28
This is the powerful autobiography of Mary Brave Bird, who grew up in the misery of a South Dakota reservation. Rebelling against the violence and hopelessness of reservation life, she joined the tribal pride movement in an effort to bring about much-needed changes.
I Am Malala by
Publication Date: 2013-10-08
When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education. On Tuesday, October 9, 2012, when she was fifteen, she almost paid the ultimate price. Co-winner of the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize.
Warrior Poet by
Publication Date: 2004-05-01
Audre Lorde was the author of "The Cancer Journals", and an icon of American womanhood, poetry, African American arts and survival.
Why Not Me? by
Publication Date: 2015-09-15
In "Why Not Me?", Kaling shares her ongoing journey to find contentment and excitement in her adult life, whether it's falling in love at work, seeking new friendships in lonely places, attempting to be the first person in history to lose weight without any behavior modification whatsoever, or most important, believing that you have a place in Hollywood when you're constantly reminded that no one looks like you.
No Name in the Street by
Call Number: 974.71 HAL
Publication Date: 2007-01-09
This stunningly personal document and extraordinary history of the turbulent sixties and early seventies displays James Baldwin's fury and despair more deeply than any of his other works. In vivid detail he remembers the Harlem childhood that shaped his early consciousness, the later events that scored his heart with pain -- the murders of Martin Luther King and Malcolm X, his sojourns in Europe and in Hollywood, and his return to the American South to confront a violent America face-to-face.
Publication Date: 2011-04-05
Tina Fey reveals all, and proves what we've all suspected: you're no one until someone calls you bossy.
Redefining Realness by
Publication Date: 2014-02-04
This powerful memoir follows Mock's quest for identity, from her early gender conviction to a turbulent adolescence in Honolulu that found her transitioning through the halls of her school, self-medicating with hormones at fifteen, and flying across the world for sex reassignment surgery at just eighteen. Ever resilient, Mock emerged with a scholarship to college and moved to New York City, where she earned her master's degree, basked in the success of an enviable career, and told no one about her past. It wasn't until Mock fell for a man who called her the woman of his dreams that she felt ready to finally tell her story, becoming a fierce advocate for girls like herself
M Train by
Publication Date: 2015-10-06
From the National Book Award-winning author of "Just Kids": an unforgettable odyssey of a legendary artist, told through the prism of the cafés and haunts she has worked in around the world.
The Argonauts by
Publication Date: 2015-05-05
An intrepid voyage out to the frontiers of the latest thinking about love, language, and family Maggie Nelson's "The Argonauts" is a genre-bending memoir, a work of "autotheory" offering fresh, fierce, and timely thinking about desire, identity, and the limitations and possibilities of love and language. At its center is a romance: the story of the author's relationship with the artist Harry Dodge. This story, which includes Nelson's account of falling in love with Dodge, who is fluidly gendered, as well as her journey to and through a pregnancy, offers a firsthand account of the complexities and joys of (queer) family-making.
The Autobiography of Malcolm X by
Publication Date: 1992-01-15
Malcolm X--once called the most dangerous man in America--challenged the world to listen and learn the truth as he experienced it. And his enduring message is as relevant today as when he first delivered it.
Born a Crime by
Call Number: 306.4 KLO
Publication Date: 2016-11-15
Trevor Noah's unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal act: his birth. Trevor was born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother at a time when such a union was punishable by five years in prison. Living proof of his parents' indiscretion, Trevor was kept mostly indoors for the earliest years of his life, bound by the extreme and often absurd measures his mother took to hide him from a government that could, at any moment, steal him away. Finally liberated by the end of South Africa's tyrannical white rule, Trevor and his mother set forth on a grand adventure, living openly and freely and embracing the opportunities won by a centuries-long struggle.
When We Rise by
Call Number: 364.1523 TOS
Publication Date: 2016-11-29
By turns tender and uproarious, "When We Rise" is Jones' account of his remarkable life. He chronicles the heartbreak of losing countless friends to AIDS, which very nearly killed him, too; his co-founding of the San Francisco AIDS Foundation during the terrifying early years of the epidemic; his conception of the AIDS Memorial Quilt, the largest community art project in history; the bewitching story of 1970's San Francisco and the magnetic spell it cast for thousands of young gay people and other misfits; and the harrowing, sexy, and sometimes hilarious stories of Cleve's passionate relationships with friends and lovers during an era defined by both unprecedented freedom and and violence alike.
Call Number: 364.1523 GIL
Publication Date: 2016-11-15
The provocative transgender advocate and lead singer of the punk rock band Against Me! provides a searing account of her search for identity and her true self. "Tranny" is the intimate story of Against Me!'s enigmatic founder, weaving the narrative of the band's history, as well as Grace's, with dozens of never-before-seen entries from the piles of journals Grace kept. More than a typical music memoir about sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll-although it certainly has plenty of that- "Tranny" is an inside look at one of the most remarkable stories in the history of rock.
My Life on the Road by
Call Number: 796.6092 MAC
Publication Date: 2015-10-27
Gloria Steinem--writer, activist, organizer, and inspiring leader--now tells a story she has never told before, a candid account of her life as a traveler, a listener, and a catalyst for change.
The Dorothy Day - World Will Be Saved by Beauty by
Call Number: 822.33 SHA
Publication Date: 2017-01-24
The life and work of Dorothy Day--the iconic, celebrated, and controversial Catholic whom Pope Francis called a "great American"--told with illuminating detail by her granddaughter.
The Lightless Sky by
Publication Date: 2016-01-05
A gripping, inspiring, and eye-opening memoir of fortitude and survival of a twelve-year-old boy's traumatic flight from Afghanistan to the West that puts a face to one of the most shocking and devastating humanitarian crises of our time.
A Full Life by
Publication Date: 2015-07-07
Jimmy Carter, thirty-ninth President, Nobel Peace Prize winner, international humanitarian, fisherman, reflects on his full and happy life with pride, humor, and a few second thoughts.
The Color of Water by
Publication Date: 1997-02-01
'James McBride evokes his childhood trek across the great racial divide with the kind of power and grace that touches and uplifts all our hearts.' - Bebe Moore Campbell 'A triumph...The two stories, son's and mother's, beautifully juxtaposed, strike a graceful note at a time of racial polarization.' - The New York Times Book Review