Memoir

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#ColorlinesReads: 6 Books That Complicate the Idea of 'Independence'

In lieu of celebrating “Independence Day,” we present a selection of titles that explore the idea of liberation via the lives, poetry, history and art of people of color.

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10 Books by Writers of Color That Embrace Self-Love, Resilience and Authenticity

From poetry to memoir, self-help to commentary, let these spring reads enrich your mind and spirit.

 A grid of summer books with titles like "sick," "if they come for us," "we built the wall," "assata taught me," and more

The Must-Read Race and Culture Books of the Summer

From memoirs to poetry to fiction, these titles will deepen your understanding of what’s going on, inspire activism and even entertain the kids.

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ICYMI: Taraji P. Henson Discusses How Hollywood Treats Black Actresses in New Memoir

“Around the Way Girl: A Memoir” hit bookshelves on Tuesday. In it, the acclaimed actress candidly discusses Hollywood’s undervaluing of Black performers.

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How 'Fresh Off The Boat' Executive Producer Melvin Mar Helped Change Hollywood Behind the Scenes

The third season of the family comedy premiered this week. Here, Melvin Mar talks about making history with the first Asian-American show in 20 years and the long game he played to get it on the small screen. 

Supermodel Patricia Velasquez Tells Her Coming-Out Story

The Venezuelan beauty wants to inspire others to embrace their true identities with her new memoir.

Daisy Hernández Writes About Race and The New York Times

Her new memoir is, “A Cup of Water Under My Bed”

8 Books That Shaped 'A Cup of Water Under My Bed' Author Daisy Hernández

The author shares the books, including unexpected picks, that have inspired her.

Grace Jones Is Coming Out With a Memoir Next Fall

Get excited.