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April Showers Always Bring Musical Showers: NaPoWriMo 2015 by T.C. Harrison
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
Fall Rising: Exile to Odyssey by A. D. Miller
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.
Taxi Driver To Doctor by Derek Ambrose
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 53,990. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2015 by Bookpal Australia. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » People of color, Nonfiction » Education and 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.
Famous Social Reformers & Revolutionaries 3: Lech Wałęsa by Teacher Forum
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.
Right Hand to the Champ:13 Lessons that Changed My Life by Tasha Robinson-White
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 45,160. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Celebrity culture, Nonfiction » Biography » People of color
Right Hand to the Champ is the highly anticipated memoir chronicling twelve years Tasha Robinson-White spent working for the iconic boxing champ Floyd Mayweather Jr. As she became the CEO of Mayweather Music and the President of the Floyd Mayweather Jr. Foundation, her life and career were forever changed by the complicated working environment she was a part of.
Mother Teresa (A Brief Biography) by James David
Price: $0.99 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.
Tales of an All-Night Town by Elin Schoen Brockman
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.”
I Didn't Know Biomedical Engineering Was an Option by Udochi Okeke
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.
Political Chemistry: Margaret Thatcher and Dorothy Hodgkin by Rob Walters
Price: $3.48 USD. Words: 25,830. Language: British English. Published: June 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Nonfiction » Biography » People of color
A fascinating set of fiction from fact conversations between two extraordinary women. Margaret Thatcher is known to all. Dorothy Hodgkin should be: she is Britain's only female scientific Nobel Prize winner, a reward for her groundbreaking work in determining the structure of penicillin and vitamin B12. Dorothy, a woman of the left, was Margaret's tutor at Oxford university where this book is set.
Great Indian by Moony Suthan
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,760. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2014 by Mahesh Dutt Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » People of color
Gandhiji was very simple even in his childhood. He never fought with anyone and did not life to play much. He used to climb trees and admire nature. One day he was sitting on the branch of a tree. His elder brother came near him and pulled his legs down.
Naughty Boys: Ten Rogues of Oxford by Rob Walters
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 Heart of a Hero by Palari Publishing
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
The Room: A Memoir of Youth, Football and a Win-or-Die Coach by John M. Brewer, Jr.
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 by Marcia Reid
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 by Darren Shell
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 by Stan Paregien, Sr
Price: $4.99 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 by Lin Hart
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 by Niccole Martinez
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.