I get asked a lot for recommendations for books that I have read or plan on reading. Since we are all at home trying to pass the time away, I have collected a few of my favorite books that you can read that will inspire you and especially at this time. I try to read atleast one book a month and they are all random but still I get something out of all of them. From Michelle Obama’s book, Becoming to Kamala Harris book, The Truths Be Told, they all share wonderful information that you can learn from. Check out my top five books that I find helpful for women of color. Enjoy….
Becoming By Michelle Obama: Becoming is the deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations—and whose story inspires us to do the same.
The Truths We Hold: Kamala Harris offers in THE TRUTHS WE HOLD a master class in problem-solving, in crisis management, and leadership in challenging times. Through the arc of her own life, on into the great work of our day, she communicates a vision of shared struggle, shared purpose, and shared values.
Year Of Yes: This poignant, intimate, and hilarious memoir explores Shonda’s life before her Year of Yes—from her nerdy, book-loving childhood to her devotion to creating television characters who reflected the world she saw around her. The book chronicles her life after her Year of Yes had begun—when Shonda forced herself out of the house and onto the stage; when she learned to explore, empower, applaud, and love her truest self.
More Than Pretty: Grammy Award-winning gospel singer, television star, and radio host Erica Campbell speaks to women of all shapes and sizes, demonstrating that true beauty is found not in external appearances, but in celebrating the person God made you to be.
So many young women struggle with issues of low self-esteem, depression, self-degradation, and other unhealthy habits that manifest on the outside what’s happening on the inside. And the rise of social media and the emphasis on beauty as validation for self-worth have only added fuel to the fire. But Erica Campbell–Grammy-winning gospel star, reality TV star, and nationally-syndicated radio host–believes that we need to redefine beauty. We need to start to see ourselves the way God sees us–beautiful and perfectly made. True beauty, Erica believes, is about embracing who God made you to be.
In More Than Pretty, she turns the mirror around, reflecting God’s Word, His affirmations, and His design for every woman. This book explores issues of self-esteem, identity, and God’s design for love and intimacy. She is candid about her own struggles, sharing honestly about her battle to feel “good enough” in an industry that fixates on outward appearances.
Covering topics such as being honest about who we truly are, reflecting on what we have internalized about our appearances, uncovering and exposing the plan of the Enemy, and accepting God’s will for your life, Erica offers thoughtful, hard-won wisdom and encouragement to women from all walks of life, helping build confidence in and through the power of God.
Believe Bigger: Reinvention strategist Marshawn Evans Daniels delivers a practical and inspirational guide for women ready to reclaim their lives and discover a higher purpose, demonstrating that through disruption, life can become sweeter than you ever imagined—Believe Bigger is “your most inspiring girlfriend in book form” (Booklist).