I wish this list was longer. Because I'm including only books I am familiar with and can confidently recommend, there are a lot of good ones that will be left off. I wish I have read more life stories. Compiling this list has made me realize I need to fix that.
A Long Way Gone - Ishmael Beah
The Other Wes Moore - Wes Moore
War Child - Emmanuel Jal
The Stone Thrower - Jael Ealey Richardson
Brown Girl Dreaming - Jacqueline Woodson
Running For My Life - Lopez Lomong
While the World Watched - Carolyn Maull McKinstry
Left to Tell - Immaculee Ilibagiza
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks - Rebecca Skloot
Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina - Misty Copeland
Destined to Witness: Growing Up Black in Nazi Germany - Hans J. Massaquoi
The Measure of a Man - Sidney Poitier
What books would you suggest to help me make this list longer?