DeDe's Weekly Downloads: List 4

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One Life by Megan Rapinoe

The US Women’s National Soccer Team Forward, Olympian, and social justice activist presents her story—from childhood to pro soccer to the fallout from supporting Colin Kaepernick and the fight for equal pay.

Bravey: Chasing Dreams, Befriending Pain, and Other Big Ideas by Alexi Pappas

Olympic runner, writer and filmmaker Pappas inspires and motivates with her memoir about heartbreak, loss, courage, and determination.

My Broken Language: A Memoir by Quiara Alegría Hudes

The Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning playwright writes beautifully and poetically about coming of age in a Philadelphia barrio, surrounded by her large Puerto Rican family. 

Of Women and Salt by Gabriela Garcia

In this slim but powerful novel, Garcia weaves a story around the effects of trauma, addiction, and immigration on a group of women from two families over multiple generations.

Trejo: My Life of Crime, Redemption, and Hollywood by Danny Trejo 

The iconic actor revisits his life before Hollywood, when at an early age he became involved with addiction and crime—until a commitment to sobriety, recovery and a life of service led to his redemption. 

Creatures of Passage by Morowa Yejidé

Featuring a Washington, DC cabbie with a ghost in her trunk, this thrilling and beautifully written story is a mixture of folklore and real-life horror.

The Son of Mr. Suleman by Eric Jerome Dickey

This compelling novel is a wonderful example of the late author’s work, with sharp commentary and sensual characters telling a complex and powerful story.

Somebody’s Daughter: A Memoir by Ashley C. Ford

The journalist and podcast host writes lyrically and powerfully about self-realization and forgiveness amidst the incredibly difficult circumstances of her childhood, including the absence of her father who was incarcerated for 30 years. 

Get Good with Money: Ten Simple Steps to Becoming Financially Whole by Tiffany Aliche

Financial educator Aliche (aka The Budgetnista), meets readers right where they are with money, laying out a 10-step plan for achieving “financial wholeness.”

One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston

McQuiston’s latest is the New York subway romance you didn’t know you needed, with a touch of time travel, LGBT history, and a lot of humor.

Stories to Tell: A Memoir by Richard Marx

The Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter takes readers behind the music, detailing his many collaborations with other artists from Luther Vandross to Vince Gill

While Justice Sleeps by Stacey Abrams

Filled with fascinating puzzles, over-the-top cover-ups, and dangerous (or lifesaving) biotech research, this #1 New York Times Bestseller comes from the mind of celebrated politician Stacey Abrams.

You Had Me at Hola by Alexis Daria

Daria delivers a romantic comedy with telenovela drama, featuring two actors trying to turn their careers around and not get involved behind the scenes. It’s smart with humor and chemistry. 

A Little Devil in America:  Notes in Praise of Black Performance by Hanif Abdurraqib

The latest collection by poet, essayist and cultural critic Abdurraqib combines history, prose and personal experience in a book that has earned the accolades “brilliant…pure genius…rapturous…searing and revelatory.”

August Snow by Stephen Mack Jones

This crime series starter features a half Puerto Rican, half Black ex-cop who once took the stand against police corruption in city of Detroit. Now, August is back in the D where trouble always seems to find him.