Nonfiction > Chapter/Middle > Autobiography/Memoir

Jerry Butler

A Drawing in the Sand: A Story of African American Art

Geoffrey Canada

Fist Stick Knife Gun: A Personal History of Violence

Alton Carter

The Boy Who Carried Bricks — A True Story of Survival 

Denise M. Cherry

Segregation and Integration: Growing Up in the South During Martin Luther King’s Civil Rights Movement

Mo’ne Davis 

Mo’ne Davis: Remember My Name: My Story from First Pitch to Game Changer

Michaela DePrince

Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina

Hope in a Ballet Shoe: Orphaned by War, Saved by Ballet: An Extraordinary True Story

Gabrielle Douglas


Grace, Gold, and Glory My Leap of Faith

Shirley Graham Du Bois

His Day Is Marching On: A Memoir of W. E. B. DuBois 

Berry Gordy

Movin’ Up

Eloise Greenfield

Childtimes: A Three Generation Memoir

Nikki Grimes

Out of the Dark: Nikki Grimes 

James Haskins

Rosa Parks: My Story

I Am Rosa Parks

Hamp: An Autobiography

Mae Jemison

Find Where The Wind Goes: Moments From My Life

Charisse Jones & Unlocking the Truth

Unlocking the Truth: Three Brooklyn Teens on Life, Friendship and Making the Band

Julius Lester

On Writing for Children & Other People

Walter Dean Myers

Bad Boy: A Memoir

Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks: My Story

Jewell Parker Rhodes

Porch Stories: A Grandmother’s Guide to Happiness

Dorothy Marie Rice

The Seventeenth Child

Faith Ringgold 

We Flew Over the Bridge: Memoirs of Faith Ringgold 

Ilyasah Shabazz 

Growing Up X 

Natasha Tarpley 

Girl in the Mirror: Three Generations of Black Women in Motion

Leon Walter Tillage 

Leon’s Story 

Jacqueline Woodson

brown girl dreaming