The Lightless Sky, by Gulwali Passarlay
At the age of 12, Gulwali traveled from the war-torn mountains of Afghanistan all the way across the Middle East and Europe. As a refugee, he endured loneliness, terror, cruelty, and danger until his journey to safety ended in a new peaceful life in England.
Tranny: Confessions of Punk Rock's Most Infamous Sellout, by Laura Jane Grace
Tom Gabel started a punk band with a few friends and a few chords that morphed into Against Me!, one of the most influential punk bands of recent memory. The more successful they became, the more their original fans call them sellouts. But underneath all that, Tom was dealing something far more complex and personal.
The Wangs vs. The World, by Jade Chang
A wealthy Chinese American family experiences a reversal of fortune and embarks on a epic road trip across the United States. Hilarity ensues. This family drama examines what it means to fit in as Americans.
You Can't Touch My Hair and Other Things I Still Have To Explain, by Phoebe Robinson
A funny, on-point memoir of an African American comic that takes aim at America's cultural climate and biases.
Lucky Boy, by Shanthi Sekaran
A tale of two mothers, an immigrant in detention and a foster parent, linked by their love for the same child.