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TitleEyes to the Wind
AuthorBarkan, Ady
Sub-ImprintAtria Books
FormatHardcover
Category 1Biography & Autobiography
ISBN-139781982111540
US Price$27
CDN Price$36
Pages304
Title StatusAS
In this inspirational and moving memoir—reminiscent of When Breath Becomes Air and The Bright Hour—activist Ady Barkan explores his life with ALS and how his diagnosis gave him a profound new understanding of his commitment to social justice for all.
TitleThe Family Tree
AuthorBranan, Karen
Sub-ImprintWashington Square Press
FormatPaperback
Category 1Biography & Autobiography
ISBN-139781476717197
US Price$17
CDN Price$23
Pages312
Title StatusAS
“A story well worth putting yourself through...there is something exhilarating about confronting the past in all its ugliness and realizing that doing so has made you stronger” (The Washington Post).
TitleHeartland
AuthorSmarsh, Sarah
Sub-ImprintScribner
FormatPaperback
Category 1Biography & Autobiography
ISBN-139781501133107
US Price$17
CDN Price$23
Pages320
Title StatusAS
*Finalist for the National Book Award*
*Finalist for the Kirkus Prize*
*Instant New York Times Bestseller*

*Named a Best Book of the Year by NPR, New York Post, BuzzFeed, Shelf Awareness, Bustle, and Publishers Weekly*

An essential read for our times: an eye-opening memoir of working-class poverty in America that will deepen our understanding of the ways in which class shapes our country and “a deeply humane memoir that crackles with clarifying insight”.*
TitleHeavy
AuthorLaymon, Kiese
Sub-ImprintScribner
FormatPaperback
Category 1Biography & Autobiography
ISBN-139781501125669
US Price$16
CDN Price$22
Pages256
Title StatusAS
*Named a Best Book of 2018 by the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, NPR, Broadly, Buzzfeed (Nonfiction), The Undefeated, Library Journal (Biography/Memoirs), The Washington Post (Nonfiction), Southern Living (Southern), Entertainment Weekly, and The New York Times Critics*

In this powerful, provocative, and universally lauded memoir—winner of the Andrew Carnegie Medal and finalist for the Kirkus Prize—genre-bending essayist and novelist Kiese Laymon “provocatively meditates on his trauma growing up as a black man, and in turn crafts an essential polemic against American moral rot” (Entertainment Weekly).
TitleOnce I Was You
AuthorHinojosa, Maria
Sub-ImprintAtria Books
FormatHardcover
Category 1Biography & Autobiography
ISBN-139781982128654
US Price$28
CDN Price$37
Pages352
Title StatusAS
NPR’s Best Books of 2020
BookPage’s Best Books of 2020
Real Simple’s Best Books of 2020
Boston.com readers voted one of Best Books of 2020

“Anyone striving to understand and improve this country should read her story.” —Gloria Steinem, author of My Life on the Road

The Emmy Award–winning journalist and anchor of NPR’s Latino USA tells the story of immigration in America through her family’s experiences and decades of reporting, painting an unflinching portrait of a country in crisis in this memoir that is “quite simply beautiful, written in Maria Hinojosa’s honest, passionate voice” (BookPage).
TitleSurviving The White Gaze
AuthorCarroll, Rebecca
Sub-ImprintSimon & Schuster
FormatHardcover
Category 1Biography & Autobiography
ISBN-139781982116255
US Price$26
CDN Price$35
Pages320
Title StatusAS
A stirring and powerful memoir from black cultural critic Rebecca Carroll recounting her painful struggle to overcome a completely white childhood in order to forge her identity as a black woman in America.
TitleWe Are Not Here to Be Bystanders
AuthorSarsour, Linda
Sub-Imprint37 INK
FormatHardcover
Category 1Biography & Autobiography
ISBN-139781982105167
US Price$26
CDN Price$35
Pages272
Title StatusAS
Linda Sarsour, co-organizer of the Women’s March, shares an “unforgettable memoir” (Booklist) about how growing up Palestinian Muslim American, feminist, and empowered moved her to become a globally recognized activist on behalf of marginalized communities across the country.