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 6, 2023
Solito shares the harrowing journey 9-year-old Javier Zamora took to make it to the United States from his home in El Salvador.
Call Me American: A Memoir by Abdi Nor Iftin
Vintage; Reprint edition, May 7, 2019
Intrigued about American culture from a young age, Abdi gets lucky and is awarded entry into the US via the annual visa lottery, but his journey comes with its fair share of obstacles.
From the Ashes: My Story of Being Indigenous, Homeless, and Finding My Way by Jesse Thistle
Atria, June 8, 2021
From being abandoned at a very young age to facing addiction, Jesse had a turbulent life, but his determination to find his way back to his indigenous culture kept him going.
House of Sticks: A Memoir by Ly Tran
Scribner; First Edition, June 1, 2021
Ly Tran, the daughter of a POW, tries to find a balance between her Vietnamese culture and the new opportunities and challenges life in the US provides.
Actually … I Met Them: A Memoir by Gulzar Saab
India Hamish Hamilton, March 1, 2022
A well-known face in Indian cinema, Gulzar discusses his career and all of the incredible people he’s met along the way.
A Renaissance of Our Own: A Memoir & Manifesto on Reimagining by Rachel E. Cargle
Ballantine Books, May 16, 2023
A Renaissance of Our Own evaluates the breaking points in our lives that can lead to a greater understanding of our own identity.
My Broken Language: A Memoir by Quiara Alegría Hudes
One World, January 11, 2022
In this memoir, Quiara highlights how music shaped her and her family and how that has allowed her to share her stories and her family’s wounds.
Poet Warrior: A Memoir by Joy Harjo
W. W. Norton & Company; First Edition, September 7, 2021
The first Native American to serve as U.S. poet laureate, Joy Harjo shares how her ancestors and their traditions influenced her poetry and writing.
Sigh, Gone: A Misfit’s Memoir of Great Books, Punk Rock, and the Fight to Fit In by Phuc Tran
Flatiron Books, April 21, 2020
In this coming-of-age memoir, Phuc Tran attempts to navigate a new landscape and faces the difficult task of honoring his immigrant parents while also discovering his individual interests.
The Wrong End of the Table: A Mostly Comic Memoir of a Muslim Arab American Woman Just Trying to Fit in by Ayser Salman
Skyhorse; Illustrated edition, March 5, 2019
This memoir is filled with humor and evaluates what life is like for an Arab woman growing up in the Midwest.