Looking back over 5 years of NIRMV



Reading Lists

NIRMV Recommended Reading Lists for Adults and Kids

Copies of the reading lists are distributed throughout the country via libraries, schools, churches, community centers and other public sites – including online connections on the NIRMM website and Facebook page. Special thanks to book clubs, community organizations and non-profits for providing assistance with both nomination and distribution efforts. In addition, a related dedicated display rack and showcases have been set up. Redford Township District Library has been a valued annual showcase partner.

Readers are encouraged to nominate books that inspired them for inclusion on the lists. Authors are not allowed to self nominate their books. Email nominations to nirmvdetroit@gmail.com.

 

2021 NIRMV Recommended Reading List Adult Edition (PDF)

Beamer, Lisa - Let's Roll!: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Courage
Duster. Michelle - Ida B. the Queen: The Extraordinary Life and Legacy of Ida B. Wells
Gorman, Amanda - The HIll We Climb
Lemov, Doug - Teach Like a Champion
Ma, Yo-Yo - Beginner's Mind
Meacham, Jon - His Truth Is Marching On: John Lewis and the Power of Hope
Meacham, Leila - Dragonfly
Obama, Barack - A Promised Land
Rice, Condoleezza -  Extraordinary, Ordinary People: A Memoir of Family
Trethewey, Natasha - Memorial Drive: A Daughter's Memoir
Winfrey, Oprah - The Path Made Clear: Discovering Your Life's Direction and Purpose
Young, Kevin, ed. - African American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle & Song

2020 NIRMV Recommended Reading List Adult Edition (PDF)

24: Life Stories & Lessons from the Say Hey Kid ~ ~ Willie Mays & John Shea
Always Home ~ ~ Fanny Singer
Grateful American ~ ~ Gary Sinese with Marcus Brotherton, Thomas Nelson
Grit & Grace ~ ~ Tim McGraw
Staying Strong ~ ~ Demi Lovato
The Answer Is…Reflection on My Life ~ ~ Alex Trebek
The Art of War for Women ~ ~ Chin Ning Chu
The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr. ~ ~ Clayborn Carson, Editor
The Home at Cabin Creek Series ~ ~ Naomi King
The Most Famous Woman in Baseball: Effie Manley and the Negro Leagues ~ ~ Bob Luke
The Peanut Papers: Writers and Cartoonists on Charlie Brown, Snoopy & the Gang, and the Meaning of Life ~ ~ Andrew Blauner, Editor
When Grief Breaks Your Heart~ ~ James W. Moore

This list is a signature product of National Inspirational Role Models Visionaries (NIRMV). For more information, visit www.nirmv.org and www.nirmvkids.org. Send nominations for next year with “List Nomination” on the subject line to nirmvdetroit@gmail.com. ©2020 NIRMV

2020 NIRMV Recommended Reading List Kids Edition (PDF)

Aesop's Fables ~~ Various Collections
Black Brother, Black Brother ~~ Jewell Parker Rhodes
Blackbird Fly ~~ Erin Entrada Kelly
Freedom's Children: Young Civil Rights Activists Tell Their Own Stories ~~ Ellen Levine
Girl Wonder: A Baseball Story in Nine Innings ~~ Deborah Hopkinson
Jeremiah Learns to Read ~~ Jo Ellen Bogart
Pay Attention, Carter Jones ~~ Gary D. Schmidt
Roberto Clemente: The Story of a Champion ~~ Jon Volkmer
Shades of Black Children: A Celebration of Our Children ~~ Sandra L. Pinkney
Story of Ruby Bridges ~~ Robert Coles
Sulwe ~~ Lupita Nyongo
Teammates ~~ Tiki Barber
The Berenstain Bears Play T-Ball ~~ Jan Berenstain
The Crayon Man: The True Story of the Invention of Crayola Crayons ~~ Natasha Biebow

This list is a signature product of National Inspirational Role Models Visionaries (NIRMV). For more information, visit www.nirmv.org and www.nirmvkids.org. Send nominations for next year with “List Nomination” on the subject line to nirmvdetroit@gmail.com.
©2020 NIRMV


2019 NIRMV Recommended Reading List Adults Edition (PDF)