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Unapologetically Me
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 17,890. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Personal Growth, Nonfiction » Biography » People of color
In UNAPOLOGETICALLY ME, Leah Forney recounts her personal story of abandonment and redemption to inspire others and teach them that even the painful parts of our lives have a purpose.
The Malcolm X Story Retold: In Search of the Blessed Community
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 14,580. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » People of color
This small book is a poetic retelling of the Malcolm X story, in which his life is reframed as a spiritual quest. The book provides a contrast to almost fifty years of writings that focus primarily on unraveling the complexities of his political beliefs and sorting out the details of his intense life and his tragic death by assassination.
Big Bottom Blues
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 14,810. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » People of color, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Eating disorders
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
BIG BOTTOM BLUES is a gripping and emotional story about a woman’s traumatic childhood riddled with sexual and physical abuse and its devastating effects in her adult life. Lucie B takes us through the pain of body dysmorphia, isolation, addiction to food, binge eating disorder, shame, guilt and self-loathing that tormented her long after the abuse stopped.
Block Party
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,280. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2016 and represented by Dystel and Goderich Literary Management. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Biography » People of color
A summer memory of family, community, and fun. Jewell Parker Rhodes’s favorite childhood memory—a neighborhood block party.
When Mahatma Gandhi Calls Blacks Lazy, Raw Kaffirs Was He Racist? Read Original Quotes from Gandhi on Race
Price: Free! Words: 7,000. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Biographical anthologies, Nonfiction » Biography » People of color
Was Mahatma Gandhi a racist? His original writings on race is compiled in this short book so that readers can have their own conclusions. Presented in a lucid form for the readers who do not have any previous knowledge of Gandhi, India or South Africa. This is the first volume of the series: "How I Began to Dislike Gandhi" (available also as an all-series volume).
The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League | Summary
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,840. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » People of color, Nonfiction » Biography » Teachers & educators
In The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace, Jeff Hobbs’ seamlessly weaves the socioeconomic and racial realities of the residents of Newark, New Jersey while highlighting the story of a mother and son, Jackie and Robert Peace. Hobbs’ research and intimate writing style provides the reader with an in-depth view of what Jackie endured to give her son a chance at a better life.
From Homeless to Millionaire Top Success Lessons from Chris Gardner
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 6,830. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » People of color, Nonfiction » Biography » Business biography
Christopher Paul Gardner, or best known as Chris Gardner, is an American investor, entrepreneur, author and philanthropist who experienced difficulties in life in the 1980s. He was a homeless man while striving to raise his toddler son, who was named after him. His book of memoirs, “The Pursuit of Happyness” was published in the year 2006. Read his unbelievable story!
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.
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.
Doll Rafferty
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,300. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boxing, Nonfiction » Biography » People of color
Originally from Chicago Doll Rafferty came to prominence in Milwaukee as a pupil of former fight great Joe Gans. He was also trained by former lightweight champion Pinkey Williams. Doll's best punch was a right and he ascended the lightweight ladder for a time, before peaking around 1947. My book looks at his fights, family, untimely death and contains a detailed list of his opponents & fights.
Josephine Baker
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,840. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » People of color, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Performing arts
Josephine Baker was exiled from Paris after making a critical comment about a Nazi official's pet cheetah. In south France she found herself without an alternative until she wired a friend in Paris to send her a lucky rabbit's foot that she had kept from her time in New York City. Her luck changed soon after the talisman was returned. My e-book was researched from newspapers of the 20th century.
The Unheard Voices
Price: Free! Words: 5,320. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » People of color
This book takes the reader into the minds of Asian immigrants and what prompted them to come to America.
Kid Gavilan World Welterweight Boxing Champion
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,920. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boxing, Nonfiction » Biography » People of color
The 1950s was an era of great boxing and Kid Gavilan was one of the most talented of the welterweights. He beat Johnny Bratton on May 18, 1951 to win the welterweight title left vacant by Sugar Ray Robinson. This was an era when black and whites did not meet in the ring in states like Florida. In fact Gavilan's bout with Bobby Dykes in 1952 was the first mixed race fight in the Sunshine State.
Hope: A Memoir of Survival in Cleveland by Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus, Mary Jordan, Kevin Sullivan... Summarized by J.J. Holt
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,670. Language: American English. Published: May 24, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » People of color
This is a Summary of "Hope: A Memoir of Survival in Cleveland by Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus, Mary Jordan, Kevin Sullivan"... Summarized by J.J. Holt
April Showers Always Bring Musical Showers: NaPoWriMo 2015
Price: Free! Words: 4,540. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration, Nonfiction » Biography » People of color
This is the second volume of T.C. Harrison’s NaPoWriMo series. Once again, each of the 30 poems were written each day during the month of April and are reactionary pieces inspired by the author's feelings, reflections, life experiences and the daily events that took place throughout the month. Like the previous year, each poem is meant to inspire the reader as well as reflect
Famous Social Reformers & Revolutionaries 3: Lech Wałęsa
Series: Famous Social Reformers & Revolutionaries. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,680. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Social scientists & psychologists, Nonfiction » Biography » People of color
Walesa was a simple electrician who had started his work at Lenin Shipyard. Having worked there for some time and having experienced the poor working conditions, he became a dissident trade-union activist.
Two Drinks At A Night's Waltz
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,060. Language: Simple English. Published: October 23, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » People of color
"The afternoon hadn't started like this" - "Two Drinks At A Night's Waltz."
Mother Teresa (A Brief Biography)
Price: $1.33 USD. Words: 4,250. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2014 by Mahesh Dutt Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Social scientists & psychologists, Nonfiction » Biography » People of color
Mother Teresa was able to start an open air school and established a home for the destitute who were dying unattended in the city. For this, she was able to convince the city authorities to donate her dilapidated building.
I Didn't Know Biomedical Engineering Was an Option
Price: Free! Words: 8,480. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2014. Categories: Essay » Sociology, Nonfiction » Biography » People of color
This book gives one woman's perspective, from personal experience, on the lack of minority group representation in the STEM fields.
When Chalk Is More Valuable Than Gold
Price: Free! Words: 4,990. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » People of color
(2.00 from 1 review)
The inspiring true story of how Frederick Douglass learned to read and write, in his own words.

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