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Memoir & Essay

This list is nowhere near comprehensive or exhaustive! 

We're just getting you started with a few of our favorites.

Ordered by publication date (upcoming/newest to oldest releases).


Memoir & Essay Books

How We Fight for Our Lives: A Memoir Cover Image
The Beauty in Breaking: A Memoir Cover Image
The Yellow House: A Memoir (2019 National Book Award Winner) Cover Image
The Dragons, the Giant, the Women: A Memoir Cover Image
Officer Clemmons: A Memoir Cover Image
More Than Enough: Claiming Space for Who You Are (No Matter What They Say) Cover Image
Survival Math: Notes on an All-American Family Cover Image
When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir Cover Image
What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Blacker: A Memoir in Essays Cover Image
Solitary: A Biography (National Book Award Finalist; Pulitzer Prize Finalist) Cover Image
Thick: And Other Essays Cover Image
There Will Be No Miracles Here: A Memoir Cover Image
Breathe: A Letter to My Sons Cover Image
The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life, Freedom, and Justice Cover Image
Heavy: An American Memoir Cover Image
The Source of Self-Regard: Selected Essays, Speeches, and Meditations Cover Image
No Ashes in the Fire: Coming of Age Black and Free in America Cover Image
Becoming Cover Image
Well-Read Black Girl: Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves Cover Image
Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body Cover Image
Well, That Escalated Quickly: Memoirs and Mistakes of an Accidental Activist Cover Image
My Soul Looks Back: A Memoir Cover Image
This Is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare Cover Image
This Will Be My Undoing: Living at the Intersection of Black, Female, and Feminist in (White) America Cover Image
They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us Cover Image
You Can't Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have to Explain Cover Image
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Men We Reaped: A Memoir Cover Image
March: Book One Cover Image
Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches Cover Image
Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance Cover Image