Memoir

The Abolitionist’s Journal

Memories of an American Antislavery Family
By James D. Richardson

The author raises questions about why the fervent commitment to the emancipation of African Americans was nearly forgotten by his family, exploring the racial attitudes in the author’s upbringing and the ingrained racism that still plagues our nation today.

A Cross and a Star

Memoirs of a Jewish Girl in Chile
By Marjorie Agosín
Translated by Celeste Kostopulos-Cooperman

In this classic memoir which explores the Nazi presence in the south of Chile after the war, Marjorie Agosín writes in the voice of her mother, Frida, who grew up as the daughter of European Jewish immigrants in Chile in the World War II era.

Chino and the Dance of the Butterfly

A Memoir
By Dana Tai Soon Burgess

Renowned Korean American modern-dance choreographer Dana Tai Soon Burgess shares his deeply personal hyphenated world and how his multifaceted background drives his prolific art-making in Chino and the Dance of the Butterfly.

I Got Mine

Confessions of a Midlist Writer
By John Nichols

I Got Mine: Confessions of a Midlist Writer is the memoir of Nichols’ extraordinary life, as seen through the lens of his writing.

Subjects: Memoir

Fishing with My Fly Down

A Fly-Fishing Career Ruined by Rock Radio
Second Edition
By TJ Trout

Here is the slightly riveting, marginally humorous, and discouragingly unoriginal fishing life of disgraced morning radio-show host TJ Trout.

Subjects: Memoir

Crossing Borders

My Journey in Music
By Max BacaCraig Harris

Baca’s music grew out of the harsh life of the borderland, and the duality of borderland music—its keening beauty—remains a recurring theme in everything he does.

The Art and Humor of John Trever

Fifty Years of Political Cartooning
By John Trever

The Art and Humor of John Trever: Fifty Years of Political Cartooning features the best, funniest, and most significant cartoons of Trever’s career—showcasing his unique style, method, and voice—that captivated readers in New Mexico as well as readers throughout the United States through syndication.

The Magnolia Code

By Joan Brooks Baker

In this embellished memoir, Baker shares how she navigated her bifurcated world, defying the Magnolia Code and finding role models in rebellious women.

Reservation Restless

By Jim Kristofic

“Once in a great while, a miracle of a book comes along, a gift that both touches the heart and engages the mind. Reservation Restless is such a book.”—Anne Hillerman, New York Times best-selling author of Rock with Wings and The Tale Teller

To Serve the People

My Life Organizing with Cesar Chavez and the Poor
By LeRoy Chatfield

In this collection of what the author calls Easy Essays, Chatfield recounts his childhood, explains the social issues that have played a significant role in his life and work, and uncovers the lack of justice he saw all too frequently.

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