1. “Love, Inshallah” and it’s sequel “Salaam, Love” are anthologies of essays written by an array of diverse individuals on the subjects of family, love, sex, and religion. The essays are a wonderful mix of narrative, autobiography, prose, honesty, hope and heartbreak.
2. “Almost White” is the autobiography of Rick Najera, a prominent Latino actor/director/playwright/screenwriter who talks about his experiences growing up in America and working in Hollywood as a Latino man. Najera provides insight into the need for a more positive portrayal of Latinos & Hispanics in the media.
3. “12 Angry Men” is a collection of stories of 12 prominent African American men and their experiences being harassed and racially profiled in America—mostly by police officers. A book guaranteed to make you angry at how our law enforcement system often hurts and lets down the citizens it should be protecting.