From a childhood as an ambitious Black girl during the civil rights movement to her early career as an up-and-comer at IBM to becoming a trailblazer as one of Silicon Valley’s first Black female CEOs, author Shellye Archambeau is Unapologetically Ambitious. Follow along and learn about Archambeau and how to “take risks, break barriers, and create success on your own terms.”
Grand Central Publishing | $28
Keep Going: 10 Ways to Stay Creative in Good Times and Bad
Anyone who has ever been stuck in a creative slump or lost their muse knows that creativity can flow less like a gushing waterfall and more like a trickling stream, especially during times of high stress and turmoil. From The New York Times bestselling author of Steal Like an Artist and Show Your Work! comes this follow-up visual 10-step guide to boost creativity and help readers be true to themselves.
Workman Publishing Co. | $12.95
Every page of this 221-page book is dedicated to one tiny, misunderstood punctuation mark. Pulling examples from texts like Martin Luther King Jr.’s Letters from Birmingham Jail, author Cecelia Watson illustrates that one doesn’t even have to be a grammar nerd to enjoy a historical account of the semicolon. After all, this book focuses less on grammatical rules and more on the value of language.
Ecco | $19.99
Notes from a Young Black Chef
Named one of Forbes’ 30 Under 30, Kwame Onwuachi had endured more of life’s ups and downs before his 30th birthday than most of his contemporaries in the culinary industry. His experiences included selling drugs in New York, being “shipped off” to Nigeria, launching a catering company, opening successful restaurants, starring on Top Chef, and more. In this culinary coming-of-age memoir, learn how Onwuachi’s passion for his art helped him chase and achieve his dreams.
Vintage | $15.99
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