Nonfiction Round-Up: Memoirs and Biographies (2/17/21)

The uplifting story of a polo team + three mothers that shaped the voices of our nation + a memoir of dogs and friendship = this nonfiction round-up.

CROSSING THE LINE: A Fearless Team of Brothers and the Sport That Changed Their Lives Forever by Kareem Rosser

“Readers who think of polo—one of the world’s oldest equestrian sports—as merely a pastime for royalty and the very wealthy should prepare to be surprised…It’s an occasionally heartbreaking but ultimately uplifting coming-of-age story about the bonds of brotherhood and the unique healing powers capable of being generated between humans and horses.”–Booklist, starred review

THE THREE MOTHERS: How the Mothers of Martin Luther, Jr., Malcolm X, and James Baldwin Shaped a Nation by Anna Malaika Tubbs

“This book arose out of Tubbs’ doctoral dissertation on Black motherhood. Her passion to give voices to overlooked people of color is evident, and her storytelling is compelling. This important piece of scholarship and profoundly personal defense of African American women deserves a wide audience.”–Booklist, starred review

WHEN HARRY MET MINNIE: A True Story of Love and Friendship by Martha Teichner

“Teichner’s fans will adore learning about her family, childhood, travels, and many adventures, but anyone will find much to savor here—love of dogs not even required.”–Booklist

CROSSING THE LINE: A Fearless Team of Brothers and the Sport That Changed Their Lives Forever by Kareem Rosser; 9781250270863; available now.
THE THREE MOTHERS: How the Mothers of Martin Luther, Jr., Malcolm X, and James Baldwin Shaped a Nation by Anna Malaika Tubbs; 9781250756121; available now.
WHEN HARRY MET MINNIE: A True Story of Love and Friendship by Martha Teichner; 9781250212535; available now.

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