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The Room: A Memoir of Youth, Football and a Win-or-Die Coach
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 40,720. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2013 by One Monkey Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Football & rugby, Nonfiction » Biography » People of color
A high school football player’s memoir of rebellion against a “winning” coach who encouraged brutality and bullying and ignored concussions and other serious injuries to his players. An engaging, candid, often grim, often wry account of growing up in Pittsburgh’s African-American community in the 1950’s and early 60’s. This book should be read by young athletes, their coaches and their mentors.
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...
Against Heavy Odds
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,030. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2013 by Fideli Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography, Nonfiction » Biography » People of color
Against Heavy Odds is the story of how little guy Eddie Swanson ended up becoming a world champion power lifter. This “little guy makes it big” tale will make you an Eddie Swanson fan and have you cheering for all the things he stands for in life.
Clara Luper: Civil Rights Pioneer
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,260. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » People of color, Nonfiction » History » Social history
Though a school teacher by profession and proud of it, Clara Luper courageously began early in her career a life-long battle against racism. She made local and national news in 1958 when she organized a small group of teenagers (including her own children) and led them in a sit-in a drugstore diner which did not serve Black people. They persisted, day after day, and were successful.
Reginald F. Lewis Before TLC Beatrice: The Young Man Before The Billion-Dollar Empire
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 57,610. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » People of color, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Following the 1987 leveraged buyout of Beatrice Foods, Reginald F. Lewis was solidly positioned as CEO of a billion dollar conglomerate and a major player on Wall Street. Still in his forties, with a personal fortune that placed him on the Forbes 400 list, this pioneering African American businessman had achieved unimaginable success without benefit of inherited wealth or family connections.
Tamales for Sale: The Untold Story of an Immigrant Family
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,350. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Other biographies, Nonfiction » Biography » People of color
The short biography of the struggles a real, undocumented family faced in the United States and the unlikely road they travelled to success.
Prisons to Presidents
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 37,590. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » People of color, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
HOW A CONVICTED FELON WHO WAS WRITTEN OFF BY FAMILY AND FRIENDS ROSE TO THE HIGHER ECHELONS OF POWER AND WEALTH AND STEPS ON HOW ANYONE CAN CLIMB THE PYRAMID TO SUCCESS THROUGH SELF ACTUALIZATION.
25 + Years Combating Ruses
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 24,600. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2012 by Fideli Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » People of color, Nonfiction » Social Science » Conspiracy theories
This book “Phil Duse 25 + Years Combating Ruses” captures the essence of Government “running amuck” to pursue “Mental Masturbations” against a law abider for the pure sake of: we do it because we can—and you can’t do any thing about it!
Hakuna Matata
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 15,750. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Biography » People of color
Imagine being 3 years old and losing your entire family to war. This is the story, in his own words, of one of the Lost Boys of the Sudan. Manyang tells how he survived a refugee camp by scavenging for food and shelter. He describes growing up without adult guidance or help. Since coming to America at age 15 he has become a success story as the Founder of Humanity Helping Sudan Project.
John Kirby and His Orchestra - A Forward Step in The Development of Jazz
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,670. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Big Band & Swing, Nonfiction » Biography » People of color
John Kirby is a jazz icon and a forgotten legend. However, between 1937 and 1942 his orchestra had no equals. Notable accomplishments: gained instant superstardom recording a swing version of the Scottish ballad Loch Lomond in 1937; the first jazz band to sponsored their own radio show on CBS "Flow Gently Sweet Rhythm" in 1940, They were affectionately called - The Biggest Little Band in America.
The Boy Who Learned to Read
Price: $4.85 USD. Words: 25,590. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2012 by Memoirs Publishing. 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.
The Highest Peak
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 59,280. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Biography » People of color
Miracles or Coincidences A powerful and captivating memoir of a woman’s determination to push past the obstacles that should have defeated her.
Living Beneath the Radar; A Nine Year Journey Around the World
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 78,920. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues, Nonfiction » Biography » People of color
This is the story of a young man who had a desire to travel and see the world. This nine-year journey gave him the opportunity to see our planet with different cultures and religions. The experience changed how he sees the world forever. Journey with the author and see what the world was like from 1970 to 1979.
Change of Heart: A Black Man A White Woman A Heart Transplant, and A True Love Story
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,900. 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".
True Life - The Soldier who Served Under Three Flags
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,230. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Biography » People of color
Clem Ryan, from Ireland, served in the Armed Forces of Ireland, Britain and the United States.He visited Hiroshima six months after the Atom Bomb. He provides a chilling first person account of that visit. He volunteered for service in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star for Meritorious Service. This is his story.
Who am I Really?
Price: $4.85 USD. Words: 36,950. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2011 by Memoirs Publishing. 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?
All about Muhammad Ali
Series: Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 206. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,830. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2011 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » People of color, Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
Muhammad Ali (Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr.) is considered to be the greatest of boxer in the world. No other boxer has been able to emulate the examples set by the Great Muhammad Ali.
In Black In White
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 104,880. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Biography » People of color
Woody... young, black, from hardcore Harlem Park of the sixties, plucked from his community and educated in a New England prep school...creating the man he was to become from the fertile soil of both worlds.
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.
Mahendra Lal Bose, The Great Philanthropist
Price: Free! Words: 2,400. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » People of color
The article depicts the life and activities of one of the great personalities of the Bengal-Renaissance during the Nineteenth Century.