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1. Becoming (Michelle Obama) 

                             

2. Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth (Sarah Smarsh)

                                     

3. Educated: A Memoir (Tara Westover)

                         

4. Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of A Family and Culture in Crisis  (J. D. Vance)

                                                

5. Make Your Home Among Strangers: A Novel (Jennine Capó Crucet)

                                                                                                                      

6. Binti - A Trilogy (Nnedi Okorafor)

                         

7. My Beloved World (Sonia Sotomayor)

                                           

8. Decoding College: Stories, Struggles and Strategies for First-Generation College Students (Kallie Clark) 

                                                                

9. 50 Things I Wish Someone Would Have Told Me: Straight Talk for First-Generation College Students from First-Generation College Graduates (Angela Flores and Dion Duran) 

                                                                                                                        

10. Every Student Has a Story: Personal Narratives from First-Generation College Students - Volume I (TRIO Student Support Services at IPFW)

                                            

11. Every Student Has a Story: Personal Narratives from First-Generation College Students - Volume II (Shubitha Kever and Karen Lenfestey)

                             

12. A Hope in the Unseen: An American Odyssey from the Inner City to the Ivy League (Ron Suskind)

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