In this must-read memoir, acclaimed actress Mimi Kennedy reveals the complex and inescapable forces that pushed her onto the stage – even as a child. She writes with tremendous vulnerability, wit, and humor that captures your attention and gently touches your heart. Whether you are an actor, a theatre lover, or simply are interested in a deeply human story with familiar truths, then this is the book for you.
It’s a wonderful time of year to get creative in the kitchen. In these summer months, ingredients are fresh; and between family gatherings and lazy afternoons, there are so many opportunities to enjoy delicious food. If you’re searching for a cookbook filled with nourishing recipes that utilize high quality ingredients, this is the book for you. Chef Amber Caudle’s cookbook, Sexy Nourishing Food, is jam-packed with an abundance of recipes that excite the senses and leave you feeling energized and fulfilled.
With all the joy life brings, there also comes inescapable grief and sadness. During these difficult moments, it’s important to remember that you are not alone in this experience. Loss is the ultimate commonality – no one goes through life without experiencing it in some capacity. If you are struggling to cope with grief and loss, check out some of these heartfelt books written by independent authors who have been there – and made it to the other side.
It takes tremendous courage to be open and honest about the challenges we face. True difference makers aren’t afraid to share their struggles. This book is a triumphant example of that. Navigating Your Fertility as a Woman in Medicine is a vulnerable but empowering telling of the author’s infertility story interwoven with expectations of navigating a fertility journey from the point of view of a woman in medicine.
There are many powerful books that celebrate pride. So, let’s focus on three special ones that absolutely need to be on your reading list. Each, in its own way, does a remarkable job addressing pertinent themes of identity, self-love, and courage. Remember, by supporting LGBTQ+ independent authors, you make a difference in the collective effort to stand up for queer spaces throughout the country.
Impactful and compelling, Our Game is terrific novel to add to your summer reading list. The story chronicles the life of a young woman with dreams of defying the odds and breaking the gender barrier in Major League Baseball. This is so much more than a novel about baseball. It’s a deeply human story about staying true to yourself, facing your fears, and challenging the status quo to drive positive change.
In this terrific book, Dr. Alphonso Evans Sr. reminds us that some risks are worth taking. What began as a personal journey to find his own father evolved into a reflective adventure with 11 successful Black men to explore the impact of fatherhood in their lives. From start to finish, this book is a dynamic, thought-provoking read that allows you to understand the multifaceted dynamics of fatherhood, the role women play, and the power of a second chance.
On June 19th, 1865, Union troops arrived in Galveston Bay, Texas and announced that all enslaved Black people in the state were free by executive decree. Known as Juneteenth, the day serves as America’s second Independence Day. You can celebrate this powerful moment of history by supporting Black independent authors who write about what it truly means to be equal and free in America.
BookBaby Bookshop is a fair trade, independent bookstore that proudly supports the LGBTQ+ author community. From memoirs to novels, you’ll find heartfelt stories expressing themes of courage, inclusivity, acceptance, and self-love. This list shares some of our favorite Pride picks that we recommend you read this month!