Book Award Winner: More Than I Imagined: What a Black Man Discovered About the White Mother He Never Knew by John Blake

Congratulations on your gold book award! Synopsis John Blake grew up in a notorious Black neighborhood in inner-city Baltimore that became the setting for the HBO series The Wire. There he became a self-described “closeted biracial person,” hostile toward white people while hiding the truth of his mother’s race. The son of a Black man […]

Book Award Winner: Transforming Heartache Into H.O.P.E.: Releasing The Stigmas Surrounding Mental Health In Your Church And Your Community by Tarrent ‘Authur’ Henry

Congratulations on your silver book award! Synopsis Open the Conversation about Mental Health in the African-American Community. Tarrent-‘Authur’ Henry is challenging the status quo by providing a revolutionary solution to the unspoken issue of mental health in the African-American community. Transforming Heartache into H.O.P.E. is an essential guide for mental wellness, providing help, offering support, […]

Book Award Winner: Memento: Embracing the Darkness by Dizzy Doan

Congratulations on your bronze book award! Synopsis In this raw and unfiltered memoir, renowned tattoo artist Dennis “Dizzy” Doan shares his stories and artwork chronicling his coming of age as a Vietnamese American hailing from the heart of San Diego, California. Rooted in his heritage and neighborhood, Doan vividly illustrates how he battled against family […]

Book Award Winner: Dancing Into the Light: An Arab-American Girlhood in the Middle East by Kathryn K. Abdul-Baki

Congratulations on your silver book award! Synopsis Set against the backdrop of the early American presence in Iran under the Shah, and the burgeoning years of Kuwait’s early oil boom, Dancing into the Light is Kathryn’s memoir of growing up within both the expatriate Western communities and the larger Middle Eastern society of Kuwait and […]

Inspiring Memoirs by People of Color

Chasing Me to My Grave: An Artist’s Memoir of the Jim Crow South by Winfred Rembert and Erin I. Kelly Bloomsbury Publishing, September 12, 2023 This memoir highlights the remarkable life of artist Winfred Rembert – including the highs and extreme lows. Solito: A Memoir by Javier Zamora Random House Publishing Group; Reissue edition, June […]

Book Award Winner: Ninety-Nine Fire Hoops: A Memoir by Allison Hong Merrill

Congratulations on your gold book award! Synopsis A powerful true story of how a Taiwanese immigrant bride––disowned by her father, abandoned by her American husband; homeless, penniless, and inarticulate in English––defies cultural expectations and creates her own destiny. Allison Hong isn’t a typical fifteen-year-old Taiwanese girl. Unwilling to bend to the conditioning of her Chinese […]

Book Award Winner: Immigrant Concepts: Life Paths to Integration by Joachim Reimann and Dolores Rodriguez-Reimann

Congratulations on your bronze book award! Synopsis Both immigrants themselves, Dr. Joachim Reimann and Dr. Dolores Rodríguez-Reimann use their personal, academic, and clinical experience to provide a first-hand account of the challenges migrants face and the strengths that allow them to overcome such obstacles. Buy the Book Author Bio Dr. Joachim Reimann and Dr. Dolores […]

Book Award Winner: Under the Naga Tail: A True Story of Survival, Bravery, and Escape from the Cambodian Genocide by Mae Bunseng Taing

Congratulations on your gold book award! Synopsis A courageous and poignant memoir of one young man’s daring escape from Cambodia’s genocidal regime Forced from his home by the Khmer Rouge, teenager Mae Taing struggles to endure years of backbreaking work, constant starvation, and ruthless cruelty from his captors–supposed freedom fighters who turned against their own […]

Book Excerpt: Ninety-Nine Fire Hoops: A Memoir

Book Title: Ninety-Nine Fire Hoops: A Memoir Author: Allison Hong Merrill Publishing Information: She Writes Press, 2021 Link to Buy Book: Amazon Synopsis: A powerful true story of a Taiwanese immigrant bride––disowned by her father, abandoned by her American husband; homeless, penniless, and inarticulate in English––defies cultural expectations and creates her own destiny. An award-winning […]