New Biography & Memoir Recommendations | June 2021

17 Jun 2021

New Biography & Memoir Recommendations | June 2021

Don’t miss out on these fantastic personal histories and childhood reflections that will change your perspective and inspire you to do good! Start reading the newest from accomplished authors Michelle Felix, Cornelia E. Davis, Ly Tran, Tiya Miles, Danielle Henderson, and Ashley C. Ford. Happy reading!


Whole Heart: One Woman’s Incredible and Heartbreaking Journey from Africa to America

by Michelle Felix

Release Date: June 14, 2021

An honest and inspiring memoir from Michelle Felix…During her childhood, Michelle had her world turned upside down, as she was forced to face several family issues that deeply affected her and made her feel stuck in a cycle of pain, regret, and immense grief. However, even with the hurt that painted her childhood, Michelle is determined to find healing and turn her pain into purpose, even when she sometimes feels weighed down by the complexities of her past.

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Risking Is Better Than Regretting: Live Without Regrets

by Cornelia E. Davis

Release Date: March 19, 2021

A memoir from award-winning Author Cornelia E. Davis…After working thirty-five years internationally in infectious diseases in twenty countries in Africa and Asia, Connie shares stories and exploits from her life in the field. Connie inspires you to take calculated risks. She reminds you that if you want anything in life to change you must make the choice to take the chance.

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House of Sticks

by Ly Tran

Release Date: June 1, 2021

An autobiography by Bestselling Author Ly Tran…An intimate, beautifully written coming-of-age memoir recounting a young girl’s journey from war-torn Vietnam to Ridgewood, Queens, and her struggle to find her voice amid clashing cultural expectations. “This is a book that will assault and warm your heart at the same time ”- Vogue, Best Books to Read 2021.

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All That She Carried

by Tiya Miles

Release Date: June 8, 2021

From award-winning author and historian, Tiya Miles comes a fascinating biography…A renowned historian traces the life of a single object handed down through three generations of Black women to craft an extraordinary testament to people who are left out of the archives. “A history told with brilliance and tenderness and fearlessness.” – Jill Lepore, author of These Truths: A History of the United States.

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The Ugly Cry

by Danielle Henderson

Release Date: June 8, 2021

Amazon Bestselling Author Danielle Henderson recounts her childhood in this personal history…An uproarious, moving memoir about a grandmother’s ferocious love and redefining what it means to be family“If you fight that motherf**ker and you don’t win, you’re going to come home and fight me.” Not the advice you’d normally expect from your grandmother—but Danielle Henderson would be the first to tell you her childhood was anything but conventional.

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Somebody’s Daughter

by Ashley C. Ford

Release Date: June 1, 2021

In this New York Times Bestseller, Ashley C. Ford tells the story of growing up a poor Black girl in Indiana with a family fragmented by incarceration…Explore how isolating and complex such a childhood can be. As Ashley battles her body and her environment, she embarks on a powerful journey to find the threads between who she is and what she was born into, and the complicated familial love that often binds them.

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