Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body by Roxane Gay
Harper; 1st edition, June 13, 2017
In this New York Times bestseller, Roxane Gay candidly shares her struggles with food and body image anxiety.
Where Tomorrows Aren’t Promised: A Memoir of Survival and Hope by Carmelo Anthony
Gallery Books, September 14, 2021
NBA all-star Carmelo Anthony evaluates the many difficulties he experienced growing up and how he overcame those things to become the well-known athlete he is today.
The Light We Carry: Overcoming in Uncertain Times by Michelle Obama
Crown, November 15, 2022
In this memoir, Michelle Obama leans on her life experiences to show how you can overcome even the most difficult times.
Think Black: A Memoir by Clyde W. Ford
Amistad, September 17, 2019
Think Black discusses the trials and tribulations that both he and his father faced trying to prove themselves in corporate America.
Finding Me: A Memoir by Viola Davis
HarperOne; 1st edition, April 26, 2022
Finding Me gives a vulnerable look into Viola’s struggle to stop running from her past and highlights her journey to self-discovery.
The Black Girl Next Door: A Memoir by Jennifer Baszile
Touchstone; Reprint edition, December 29, 2009
This touching coming of age memoir outlines the trials and tribulations Jennifer faced growing up in a predominantly white suburb.
Token Black Girl: A Memoir by Danielle Prescod
Little A, October 1, 2022
After growing up in a largely white neighborhood, beauty and fashion insider Danielle Prescod was determined to make it in the beauty and fashion world – even though it was riddled with discrimination.
Black American Refugee: Escaping the Narcissism of the American Dream by Tiffanie Drayton
Viking, February 15, 2022
Black American Refugee outlines Tiffanie’s journey from Trinidad and Tabago to join her mother in America, where they struggled to find the American dream.
Somebody’s Daughter: A Memoir by Ashley C. Ford
Flatiron Books: An Oprah Book, June 1, 2021
This powerful memoir covers Ashley’s struggles growing up with an incarcerated father and her experience with other extreme hardships but highlights how she persevered through it all.