A stunning account of finding a way out of the world one is born into + a mesmerizing memoir of survival and forgiveness = this nonfiction round-up.
KIN: A Memoir by Shawna Kay Rodenberg
“A powerful and surprising story of an Appalachian childhood.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“What makes this one special is the way the debut author widens her view to tell the stories of her parents, grandparents, and other relatives, including times before she was born, with as much compassion and realistic detail as she gives her own story.”–Booklist, starred review
LEAVING BREEZY STREET: A Memoir by Brenda Myers-Powell and April Reynolds
“Myers-Powell pulls no punches in her piercing debut, an account of how she got out of a life of prostitution and drug use, and used the experience to get others off the street.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review
KIN: A Memoir by Shawna Kay Rodenberg; 9781635574555; available 6/8/21.
LEAVING BREEZY STREET: A Memoir by Brenda Myers-Powell and April Reynolds; 9780374151690; available 6/29/21.