Kick off the year with some wisdom from these truly inspiring people.

The Sun Does Shine (2018)

by Anthony Ray Hinton

When We Rise (2016)

by Cleve Jones

No Name in the Street (2007)

by James Baldwin

Failing Up (2018)

by Leslie Odom, Jr.

Shrill (2016)

by Lindy West

H Is for Hawk (2014)

by Helen Macdonald

Proud (2018)

by Ibtihaj Muhammad

Ali (2017)

by Jonathan Eig

Born Standing Up (2007)

by Steve Martin

When They Call You a Terrorist (2018)

by Patrisse Khan-Cullors & Asha Bandele

Long Walk to Freedom (1994)

by Nelson Mandela

Black Fortunes (2018)

by Shomari Willis

The Lost Education of Horace Tate (2018)

by Vanessa Siddle Walker

My Life in France (2007)

by Julia Child & Alex Prud’homme

Old in Art School (2018)

by Nell Irvin Painter

Creative Quest (2018)

by Questlove

Marie Curie (2017)

by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara

My Life, My Love, My Legacy (2017)

by Coretta Scott King

Endurance (2017)

by Scott Kelly

Daring to Drive (2017)

by Manal al-Sharif

Year of Yes (2015)

by Shonda Rhimes

Call Me American (2018)

by Abdi Nor Iftin

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls (2016)

by Elena Favilli & Francesca Cavallo

Being Jazz (2016)

by Jazz Jennings

Glimmer of Hope (2018)

by March for Our Lives

Born a Crime (2016)

by Trevor Noah

Tranny (2016)

by Laura Jane Grace

Hidden Figures (2016)

by Margot Lee Shetterly

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (2015)

by William Kamkwamba & Bryan Mealer

Temple Grandin (2012)

by Sy Montgomery

No One Tells You This (2018)

by Glynnis MacNicol

My Beloved World (2013)

by Sonia Sotomayor

Reporter (2018)

by Seymour M. Hersh

I Am Malala (2014)

by Malala Yousefzai & Patricia McCormick

Hot and Heavy (2012)

edited by Virgie Tovar

I Have a Dream (2012)

by Martin Luther King, Jr.

Notorious RBG (2015)

by Irin Carmon & Shana Knizhnik

My Song (2011)

by Harry Belafonte