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Mother’s Day: Book Gift Guide

Mother’s Day is approaching + what better way to shower your mom, grandmother or mother figure with a great read. Recently, I let my mom borrow a copy of Michelle Obama’s Becoming. I sat down and immediately start making a list of books that my mom can read after she finishes Becoming. I thought I would share my list with you all. Here’s a list of books that’ll also make great additions to your #mother’s library.

  1. We Live for the We: the Political Power of Black Motherhood by Dani McClain • a reporter on race, reproductive justice, policy + politics turn a lens on black motherhood

  2. Good Talk: a Memoir in Conversation by Mira Jacob • a love letter to the art of conversation, mainly focused around the conversation between Mira + her six year old son, Z

  3. Black Girls Rock!: Owning Our Magic and Rocking Our Truth by Beverly Bond • a gorgeous tribute to the power and contributions of black women around the world

  4. A Woman’s Place: the Inventors, Rumrunners, Lawbreakers, Scientists and Single Moms Who Changed The World with Food by Deepi Ahluwalia, Jessica Olah (illustrator) • discover trailblazing women who changed the world from their kitchens

  5. Becoming by Michelle Obama • a Memoir full of deep reflection and storytelling, Michelle Obama invites us into her world

  6. Where Reasons End by Yiyun Li • Li imagines a fictional conversation between a mother and a teenage son she lost to suicide

  7. The Bold World: a Memoir of Family and Transformation by Jodie Patterson • activist Jodie Patterson was inspired by her transgender son to write a memoir that explores identit, gender and race

  8. The Enchanted Hour by Meghan Cox Gurdon • a journalist’s conversation changing look at how reading aloud makes adults and children smarter, happier, healthier

  9. Sabrina + Corina: Stories by Kali Fajardo-Anstine • a collection of stories on friendship, mother’s and daughters and the deep rooted truth of our homelands centered on Latinas of indigenous ancestry that shines a light on the Americans west

  10. What My Mother and I Don’t Talk About: Fifteen Writers Break the Silence by Michele Filgate (editor) • fifteen writers explore what we don’t talk to our mothers about, and how it affects us

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