Nonfiction Round-Up: Memoirs (4/8/21)

A front-row view of boarding the bus of change during the Civil Rights Movement + an insightful memoir about a migrant’s six-year journey to the Netherlands = this nonfiction round-up.

BUSES ARE A COMIN’: Memoir of a Freedom Rider by Charles Person and Richard Rooker

2 starred reviews!

“A stirring memoir that offers a view of the legacy of the 1961 Freedom Rides on both micro and macro scales…A vital story, this memoir is also an instructive gift to future generations fighting for change.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Shot through with vivid details of beatdowns, arrests, and awe-inspiring bravery, this inspirational account captures the magnitude of what the early civil rights movement was up against.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

REFUGEE: A Memoir by Emmanuel Mbolela

“This sobering account of Mbolela’s migration from the Democratic Republic of Congo to Morocco and eventually to the Netherlands connects the dots between neocolonial capitalism, African kleptocracy and wars, and the inhumane treatment of refugees at nearly every step of their arduous journeys.”–Publishers Weekly

BUSES ARE A COMIN’: Memoir of a Freedom Rider by Charles Person and Richard Rooker; 9781250274199; available 4/27/21.
REFUGEE: A Memoir by Emmanuel Mbolela; 9780374240929; available 4/20/21.

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