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Sacred Journey
Price: $8.00 USD. Words: 140,220. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » People of color
The ongoing journal of an old transsexual man, an artist,writer, who is also a spiritual seeker. He fights poverty in his old age in San Francisco.
Tales of an All-Night Town
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 54,310. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2014 and represented by Dystel and Goderich Literary Management. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage, Nonfiction » Biography » People of color
The riveting story of the charismatic James Bollinger, law enforcer and desperado, who was shot to death in 1973 on the main street of Brooklyn, Illinois, the oldest all-black town in America, “Tales…” is also an electrifying, documentary-style portrayal of Seventies street life that has been compared to “The Executioner’s Song,” “In Cold Blood,” “The Friends of Eddie Coyle,” and “The Wire.”
Gorilla Jones
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,700. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » People of color, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boxing
Gorilla Jones was from Memphis, Tennessee. Early on he fought in the border region between Louisiana and Texas. Later his career blossomed under the tutelage of Suey Welch, an Akron, Ohio promoter. His career lasted two decades, from 1920-1940. Jones was a skilled fighter could find weaknesses in his opponents. Against Sammy Slaughter in 1933 he scored a knockout with a short right uppercut.
Suitcase of Dreams
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 58,570. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2019 by GenZ Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » People of color, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
This is a memoir about Hazell McKenzie, Food Network star and St. Vincent emigrant. She faces life's setbacks--illness, raising children, and etting an education--while trying to achieve her version of the "American Dream."
The Heart of a Hero
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 41,160. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » People of color, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
How do you keep going forward when hope and a miracle are nowhere in sight? From the dust and rubble of Ground Zero on 9/11, Clarence Singleton takes readers on a harrowing emotional journey to hope and starting over. From the jungles of Vietnam, where he was awarded a Purple Heart, to the ash of that unspeakable day in our history, from a hard-scrabble childhood, to a new marriage and the promise
Jack McVey Welterweight Boxer From Georgia
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,440. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » People of color, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boxing
Jack McVey fought in some of the best venues of his era, including bouts against Sailor Freedman at Yankee Stadium, in 1926, and another against KO Phil Kaplan at the Queensboro Stadium on Long Island in 1928. It was an era of discrimination when a black fighter like McVey was booed relentlessly during his fights. Jack has been compared to Elbows McFadden, i.e. all gloves, elbows and forearms.
Inside Out: Book One
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 15,160. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » People of color, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
True short stories from Denver’s first Black Female Undercover Vice and Narcotics Detective. Rae started in 1973 and quickly achieved detective status.On loan to the FBI, CBI, DEA and other metro police depts. Due to political corruption, resigned the department in 1979 and moved to Georgia. Names have been changed, and parts have been added to make it steamy!
Change of Heart: A Black Man A White Woman A Heart Transplant, and A True Love Story
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,880. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2011 by Open Books Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies, Nonfiction » Biography » People of color
Robert Dunn experienced hatred and bigotry as part of a black family moving into Queens. At the same time, Dorothy Moore was abandoned by her Irish-Catholic parents. Their stories became one when heart surgeon Dr. Mehmet Oz implanted Moore’s heart into Dunn. The prior events, and the terror Dunn walked through upon realizing his life was saved by a white woman led to his true "change of heart".
When God Made Martin Luther King Jr. Smile: The Man, The Leader, The Dreamer
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,580. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » People of color
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is all smiles as he watches over us as we celebrate his life and dedication to freedom. Author Raymond Sturgis has put in wonderful words the life work of Dr. King which was inspired by his faith in God. Martin Luther King Jr.
Fall Rising: Exile to Odyssey
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 83,980. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » People of color, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Fall Rising begins just after AD Miller, a 19-year- old African-American, was exiled from Orangeburg, S.C. for writing a 7-word note to a white clerk:, “I would like to know you better.” We experience with AD the racism in the Navy and throughout his journeys as he refuses to stay within the boxes created for him by the culture; he suffers the consequences of that choice as well as the benefit.
Kwegyir Aggrey of Africa His Life and Achievements
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,370. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » People of color
Not much is known about this remarkable African, who blazed the trail for such human rights advocates as Dr Martin Luther King (USA) and Nelson Mandela (South Africa). One of his biographers, Edwin Smith once wrote of Dr Kwegyir Aggrey, “The man is a saint, but damn his color.” In this book, specially targeted at the youth, the story of this great Areican is told candidly and objectively.
Naughty Boys: Ten Rogues of Oxford
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 44,380. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » People of color, Nonfiction » History » Biography
Love them or hate them, rogues mesmerise us. From Bill Clinton, ex-president, to Howard Marks, ex-drug smuggler, this book describes the exploits of the ten top Oxford rogues. All of them have lived and studied in the city and all have had exciting lives: some were womanisers, others big drinkers, most were great fun.
The Gordons of Tallahassee
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,320. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » People of color
In the summer of 1955, our mother, Georgia recalled the details of the story I had heard all of my life. She was recuperating from a mastectomy, and I was trying to rearrange the pieces of my life. The continuous conversation under the ash tree on West Street, about Mama and all the kin folks was therapy for both of us.
The Boy Who Learned to Read
Price: $2.85 USD. Words: 25,590. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2012 by Mereo Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » People of color, Nonfiction » Biography » Physicians & medical professionals
Born into a family of nomads in northern Somalia, Mohamud Ege’s life changed forever at five years old when his father was killed by a snake. Thanks to the foresight of a wise uncle, he was sent to school, where he discovered a love of learning. Forty years on, after many adventures and trials, he is a doctor in the UK.
Who am I Really?
Price: $2.85 USD. Words: 36,950. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2011 by Mereo Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » People of color
Taken away from her father aged 7, Anna Rosenburg spent the next 12 years in a children's home. All because a nosey neighbour thought her father was incapable of looking after her. She was desperately unhappy and started to rebel against the strict regime. Her misery was compounded by confusion over her own identity. What did her black skin mean?
Twelve Unending Summers: Memoir of an Immigrant Child
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 46,660. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » People of color, Nonfiction » Social Science » Immigration & Emigration
Bahamian. Haitian. American. Where can I fully belong? At age sixteen, Cholet Josué arrived on the shores of Miami in a Haitian wooden boat—and immediately put the past behind him. More than two decades later, he dismantles his own story to uncover a way to unashamedly, unabashedly fit in with three different worlds while belonging to none.
Taxi Driver To Doctor
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 53,990. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2015 by ReadOnTime BV. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » People of color, Nonfiction » Education & Study Guides » Special education / general
The journey of an ordinary person with learning constraints, disease affected rising to the top of personal and academic achievement, against considerable odds. A story of persistence, commitment and dedication.
Mama's Tears
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 164,700. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » People of color, Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
This book is about one mother’s trials and tribulations and God enabled her to carry on when all appeared hopeless. She shares her breakdown in faith and perseverance when she was powerless and her breakthrough. As you read her sequence of trials, you will surely be able to relate to many events in this book. Get your box of Kleenex you will need them with the roller coaster of emotions.
Finally Reid: The Extraordinary Testimonies of an Ordinary Woman
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 89,470. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2013 by WheelMan Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » People of color, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
Finally Reid: The Extraordinary Testimonies of an Ordinary Woman is the life journey of a little girl from the poor and rural hills of the island of Jamaica, chronicling her struggles with epilepsy as a young girl, as a student with Attention Deficit Disorder; as a child who was ashamed of her mother’s occupation...
Der Strizzi
Price: $2.95 USD. Words: 5,630. Language: German. Published: January 19, 2011 by I.M.D. Publicación C.A.. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » People of color, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Die Reihe „Die Insel der Gestrandeten“ erzählt in unterhaltsamer Weise (teilw. fiktive) Kurzbiographien europäischer Auswanderer, die auf der karibischen Insel Margarita eine Heimat gefunden und zu zweifelhaftem Ansehen gelangt sind. „Der Strizzi“ beschreibt einen Gestrandeten, dessen betrügerischer Charakter auf eine seltsame Art nahezu komisch wirkt, zumindest jedoch grotesk.