Lucia's Best Biographies

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Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062851352
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Published: Dey Street Books - September 18th, 2018

Brought to California from the Philippines at age twelve, his border is not a wall or a fence but an ocean. This should be required reading for all "Americans"

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Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062420718
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Published: Harper Perennial - June 12th, 2018

Hunger is an honest account of Roxane Gay's life, her suffering, and her survival. For anyone up to the challenge of sitting down with what Roxane Gay says is the most difficult thing she has ever done.

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Surpassing Certainty: What My Twenties Taught Me Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501145803
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Published: Atria Books - May 1st, 2018

Janet Mock's first book taught me how to forgive my parents, this book taught me how to forgive myself. Her writing is honest, in-depth and accessible. I can't recommend this book enough. Warning: It may break your heart.

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Black Klansman: Race, Hate, and the Undercover Investigation of a Lifetime Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250299055
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Published: Flatiron Books - July 31st, 2018

I don't know what surprised me more about this book, how far Ron Stallworth was able to fool the KKK or how genuinely hilarious his account of this investigation is. As spectacular Spike Lee's adaption may seem, the true story is even more unbelievable and may or may not make you choke on your coffee.

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What I Talk About When I Talk About Running: A Memoir (Vintage International) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307389831
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Published: Vintage - August 11th, 2009

The most inspiring book about doing that odd thing you love with all your heart. Beautiful, meditative and incredibly endearing.