“Plus-Size: A Memoir of Pop Culture, Fatphobia and Social Change” by Mekdela

“Plus-Size” is a series of essays that deal with Mekdela’s personal experience of dealing with body image and how different media outlets add to the positive or negative body image for women, especially Black women. Media outlets, such as movies, television shows, and books are discussed with Mekdela using specific examples from each. Most of these examples should be recognizable by most readers. … More “Plus-Size: A Memoir of Pop Culture, Fatphobia and Social Change” by Mekdela

“Vegan Thanksgiving Dinner and Pies” by Audrey Dunham

“Vegan Thanksgiving Dinner & Pies: All of Your Favorite Thanksgiving Dinner and Dessert Classics made Vegan,” provides a concise collection of the most popular winter holiday recipes in vegan form. I found all of my favorite recipes plus plenty of new ones in which I look forward to trying. … More “Vegan Thanksgiving Dinner and Pies” by Audrey Dunham

“Create Forever Teammates: How Connections and Relationships Are Winning Steps in Life and Sports” by Patrick Touhey

Create Forever Teammates is a refreshing blend of heart, intelligence, and passion, trumpeting core values, none more essential than the enduring impact of human connection. It is, more than anything, a community building work, a blueprint for how to build a culture, how we should see and conduct ourselves in relation to each other and how, working in concert, we can build better lives for us all. … More “Create Forever Teammates: How Connections and Relationships Are Winning Steps in Life and Sports” by Patrick Touhey

“Small Miracles: The Inspiring Kids of Variety Village” by Mike Strobel

There is no way to describe how wonderful this book is. It is captivating and there is no way that one can read the book and not have their sprits lifted and finish it without feeling happy and so proud of these children and the people that support them and help them every day at Variety Village. Plus… The pictures are so beautiful and you end up feeling so proud of each and every one of these children and what they represent to themselves, their families, and those around them. … More “Small Miracles: The Inspiring Kids of Variety Village” by Mike Strobel

“Above the Din” by Labar Laskie

“Above the Din” spans fifteen years of the author’s journey to overcome Hepatitis C. Laskie shares her whole path of trials and tribulations with readers so that we can see how every aspect of her life factored into how she managed to deal with this virus. While it took her a while to find a great specialist, she managed to do so through her own research and implementing alternative therapies to assist with her healing. … More “Above the Din” by Labar Laskie

“The Truth About Dietary Supplements” by Mahtab Jafari

“The Truth About Dietary Supplements” is a candid and cautionary medical book that may save your life. The book begins with a powerful preface that gives a hint to what readers will find within the chapters. Author Jafari works hard to make readers aware of the information surrounding dietary supplements, while also revealing clever marketing schemes and precarious health decisions that may end up shortening one’s life span. His fundamental reason for writing this is to challenge the misconception that just because supplements are deemed to be natural, they are always safe. … More “The Truth About Dietary Supplements” by Mahtab Jafari