After her home in Pakistan was occupied by the Taliban, teenager Malala Yousafzi became an outspoken activist for the right to an education -- and nearly paid the ultimate price for her bravery when she was targeted and shot in the head on the school bus. Malala's incredible recovery and her grace in the face of hatred and violence make for a compelling and inspiring read.
On vacation with her family in Sri Lanka in 2004, author and economist Sonali Deraniyagala suffered an immeasurable loss when a devestating tsunami hit, killing her parents, her husband, and her two sons. Sonali tells her story in spare, powerful language, creating a heartrending but cathartic portrait of grief.
Fire!!: The Zora Neale Hurston Story, would seem to be an unfathomable pairing of author and subject. Yet through Bagge's skilled cartooning, he turns what could be a rote biography into a bold and dazzling graphic novel, creating a story as brilliant as the life itself.
Bechdel's classic memoir is by turns funny and tragic and she discusses growing up in her family's funeral parlor, coming out, and coming to terms with her difficult father, who was also gay.
Marbles by Ellen Forney
Call Number: GN 618.928527 FOR
After getting diagnosed with bipolar disorder at age 30, cartoonist Ellen Forney fears that her illness and her creativity might be tied together, and that treating one might destroy the other. This is a funny, touching, and unflinchingly honest look at an artist's search for balance in her life and work.
The long-awaited second volume of Nelson Mandela's memoirs, left unfinished at his death and never before available, are here completed and expanded with notes and speeches written by Mandela during his historic presidency, making for a moving sequel to his worldwide bestseller "Long Walk to Freedom"., drawing heavily on the memoir he began to write as he prepared to leave office, but was unable to finish. Now the acclaimed South African writer Mandla Langa has completed the task, using Mandela's unfinished draft, detailed notes that Mandela made as events were unfolding, and a wealth of unseen archival material. With a prologue by Mandela's widow, Gra#65533;a Machel, the result is a vivid and often inspirational account of Mandela's presidency and the creation of a new democracy. It tells the story of a country in transition and the challenges Mandela faced as he strove to make his vision for a liberated South Africa a reality.
Golden is the first book to provide an all-access look at Steph Curry Combining the competitive grit and fun-loving spirit of his mother with the mild demeanor, easy charm, and sharp shooting of his father, former NBA player Dell Curry, Steph Curry derives support and strength from his close-knit kin and his commitment to Christianity.