The Bold World: A Memoir of Family and Transformation

10 best books like The Bold World: A Memoir of Family and Transformation (Jodie Patterson): Sissy: A Coming-of-Gender Story, Cantoras, Red at the Bone, Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls, The World According to Fannie Davis: My Mother's Life in the Detroit Numbers, Well-Read Black Girl: Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves, Thick: And Other Essays, The Unwinding of the Miracle: A Memoir of Life, Death, and Everything That Comes After, Leaving the Witness: Exiting a Religion and Finding a Life, Motherhood So White: A Memoir of Race, Gender, and Parenting in America

Sissy: A Coming-of-Gender Story
AuthorJacob Tobia
A heart-wrenching, eye-opening, and giggle-inducing memoir about what it's like to grow up not sure if you're (a) a boy, (b) a girl, (c) something in between, or (d) all of the above.

From the moment a doctor in Raleigh, North Carolina, put "male" on Jacob Tobia's birth certificate, everything...
AuthorCarolina De Robertis
"Cantoras is a stunning lullaby to revolution--and each woman in this novel sings it with a deep ferocity. Again and again, I was lifted, then gently set down again--either through tears, rage, or laughter. Days later, I am still inside this song of a story."--Jacqueline Woodson, National Book Award-winning...
Red at the Bone
AuthorJacqueline Woodson
Moving forward and backward in time, Jacqueline Woodson's taut and powerful new novel uncovers the role that history and community have played in the experiences, decisions, and relationships of these families, and in the life of the new child.

As the book opens in 2001, it is the evening of...
Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls
AuthorT Kira Madden
Acclaimed literary essayist T Kira Madden's raw and redemptive debut memoir is about coming of age and reckoning with desire as a queer, biracial teenager amidst the fierce contradictions of Boca Raton, Florida, a place where she found cult-like privilege, shocking racial disparities, rampant...
The World According to Fannie Davis: My Mother's Life in the Detroit Numbers
AuthorBridgett M. Davis
Set against the backdrop of Detroit in the 1960's and 1970's, the story of the life of a one-of-a-kind matriarch whose business in the Numbers made her daughter's dreams come true.

The World According to Fannie Davis is Bridgett Davis's unforgettable coming of age in a family with a secret....
Well-Read Black Girl: Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves
AuthorGlory Edim
An inspiring collection of essays by black women writers, curated by the founder of the popular book club Well-Read Black Girl, on the importance of recognizing ourselves in literature.

Remember that moment when you first encountered a character who seemed to be written just for you? That...
Thick: And Other Essays
AuthorTressie McMillan Cottom
Smart, humorous, and strikingly original thoughts on race, beauty, money, and more—by one of today's most intrepid public intellectuals

Tressie McMillan Cottom, the writer, professor, and acclaimed author of Lower Ed, now brilliantly shifts gears from running regression analyses...
The Unwinding of the Miracle: A Memoir of Life, Death, and Everything That Comes After
AuthorJulie Yip-Williams
As a young mother facing a terminal diagnosis, Julie Yip-Williams began to write her story, a story like no other. What began as the chronicle of an imminent and early death became something much more--a powerful exhortation to the living.

That Julie Yip-Williams survived infancy was a miracle....
Leaving the Witness: Exiting a Religion and Finding a Life
AuthorAmber Scorah
A riveting memoir of losing faith and finding freedom while a covert missionary in one of the world's most restrictive countries.

A third-generation Jehovah's Witness, Amber Scorah had devoted her life to sounding God's warning of impending Armageddon. She volunteered to take the message...
Motherhood So White: A Memoir of Race, Gender, and Parenting in America
AuthorNefertiti Austin
In America, Mother = White

That's what Nefertiti, a single African American woman, discovered when she decided she wanted to adopt a Black baby boy out of the foster care system. Eager to finally join the motherhood ranks, Nefertiti was shocked when people started asking her why she wanted...
Brown White Black: An American Family at the Intersection of Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Religion
AuthorNishta J. Mehra
Intimate and honest essays on motherhood, marriage, love, and acceptance

Brown, White, Black is a portrait of Nishta J. Mehra's family: her wife, who is white; her adopted son, who is black; and their experiences dealing with America's rigid ideas of race, gender, and sexuality. Her clear-eyed...
Motherland: A Memoir of Love, Loathing, and Longing
AuthorElissa Altman
"I'm reading this book right now and loving it!"--Cheryl Strayed, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Wild

How can a mother and daughter who love (but don't always like) each other coexist without driving each other crazy?

"A wry and moving meditation on aging and the different...
Black Is the Body: Stories from My Grandmother's Time, My Mother's Time, and Mine
AuthorEmily Bernard
An extraordinary, exquisitely written memoir (of sorts) that looks at race--in a fearless, penetrating, honest, true way--in twelve telltale, connected, deeply personal essays that explore, up-close, the complexities and paradoxes, the haunting memories and ambushing realities of growing...
How We Fight White Supremacy
AuthorAkiba Solomon
This celebration of Black resistance, from protests to art to sermons to joy, offers a blueprint for the fight for freedom and justice-and ideas for how each of us can contribute

Many of us are facing unprecedented attacks on our democracy, our privacy, and our hard-won civil rights. If you're...
Flash Count Diary: Menopause and the Vindication of Natural Life
AuthorDarcey Steinke
Menopause hit Darcey Steinke hard. First came hot flashes. Then insomnia. Then depression. As she struggled to express what was happening to her, she came up against a culture of silence. Throughout history, the natural physical transition of menopause has been viewed as something to deny, fear,...
More Than Enough: Claiming Space for Who You Are (No Matter What They Say)
AuthorElaine Welteroth
“Elaine gifts us all with a beautifully intimate and powerful retelling of her ever-unfolding journey. In sharing her joys, pitfalls, adventures, self-doubt, and successes, she reminds us that through uncovering and discovering the many facets of ourselves, we are more than enough.”
All That You Leave Behind: A Memoir
AuthorErin Lee Carr
An acclaimed documentary filmmaker comes to terms with her larger-than-life father, the late New York Times journalist David Carr, in this fierce memoir of love, addiction, and family.

Dad: What will set you apart is not talent, but will and a certain kind of humility. A willingness...
The Valedictorian of Being Dead: The True Story of Dying Ten Times to Live
AuthorHeather B. Armstrong
Armstrong shares her story of living with debilitating depression and the radical treatment she underwent to cure it. For years she controlled her depression with a mixture of prescriptions, but when their effects start fading, Armstrong experiences an 18-month period of deep depression fueled...
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