Hello Librarian Friends,

We're inspired by Malala Yousafzai, who said, “One child, one teacher, one pen and one book can change the world.”

We hope you'll find new books that can change your readers' worlds in this selection from our publishers, who have garnered rave reviews from Booklist, Publishers Weekly, Foreword Reviews, Kirkus Reviews, Midwest Book Review, and other leading reviewers. Their titles have also received numerous awards. The selection presented is a variety-pack of fascinating reading, and each book is sure to appeal to many of your patrons.

Thank you for your time, and for all that you do!

All of us at the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA)

Table of Contents:

Biography & Memoir | Body, Mind & Spirit  

Business & Career | History

Parenting & FamilyPolitical & Current Events 

Psychology | Self-Help

Biography & Memoir

Beating Cancer When Modern Medicine Offers No Hope
by Rodney & Paige Stamps
Verdavia Press

“A touchingly triumphant remembrance combined with sober analysis.” — Kirkus Reviews

“A must-read for anyone feeling trapped by their choices and thinking there's no hope.” —Dr. Eric Wood, ND

“An inspirational story for anyone facing a critical health condition.” —Cynthia Olsen, Author

ISBN: 978-0999372210 (Paperback)
978-0999372227 (eBook)
978-0999372203 (Audiobook)
Ordering info: Ingram Wholesale

A Memoir
by Vanya Erickson
She Writes Press

From a young age, Vanya Erickson became fluent in two languages. The language of her Christian Scientist mother dripped with honeyed versions of the truth. Her rancher father’s words stung like the back of his hand.

“A fantastic read!” —Laura Davis, best-selling author of The Courage to Heal

ISBN: 978-1631524653 (Paperback)
9781631524660 (eBook)
978-1624615665 (Audiobook)
Ordering info: Ingram Publisher Services, Amazon, Barnes & Noble

by Dr. Julia E. Antoine
ENVISION Business & Computer School Publishing

With poignancy and candor, Dr. Antoine allows readers to feel the heart of a woman in this ever-revealing memoir detailing her life from early childhood to adulthood. In an honest voice, she describes her shocking initiation from innocence to motherhood, a role for which she was not prepared.

ISBN: 978-0997186642 (Paperback)
Ordering info: Ingram Publisher Services

My Life on the Autism Spectrum
by Barbara Moran
KiCam Projects

“Insights from a time when a young person with autism grew up in a world where nobody understood them!” –Temple Grandin

Barbara Moran’s poignant story of autism, abandonment, and art will inspire compassion and empathy, calling us to create a world in which no one needs to feel like a stranger.

ISBN: 978-0999742259 (Paperback)
978-0999742266 (eBook)
Ordering info: Baker & Taylor Publisher Services, INscribe Digital (eBook), KiCamProjects.com (Paperback)

A Mothers Memoir
by Kari Gusso
Wise Ink

Kari Gusso shares her personal journey. Living with a child that struggles with mental illness is very hard and sometimes debilitating. Friends and family are not aware of what really goes on behind closed doors. Health care professionals and law enforcement need to stop treating the mentally ill as if they have committed a crime. Having an anxiety attack does not constitute a crime. There needs to be a higher standard of mental health education.

ISBN: 978-1634891332 (Paperback)
Ordering info: Ingram Wholesale, Itasca Books

Body, Mind & Spirit

Discover Your Authentic Self
by Puja A. J. Thomson
Roots & Wings Publishing

Become a detective of what works and what doesn't in your life. Investigate the clues of your body, mind, emotions, and spirit. Discover your inner wisdom, focus your energy, and live your truth.

“A detailed path to create change and harmony... a book to savor.” —Jacqueline Sheehan, New York Times Best-selling author

ISBN: 978-1928663102 (Paperback)
978-1928663164 (eBook)
Ordering info: Ingram Wholesale, Amazon, rootsnwings.com

Business & Career

A story of how to lead with character, expertise and impact
by Ron Price and Stacy Ennis
Greenleaf Book Group Press

Growing Influence offers readers both practical advice on how to develop leadership skills and a relatable account of one woman’s growth by applying the principles in the book. Unlike nonfiction business books, or business memoirs, this story is a true “business fable” that is both impactful and transformative.

ISBN: 978-162345577 (Hardcover)
Ordering info: Baker & Taylor, Ingram Wholesale, Amazon


A band of Yanks in German-occupied Belgium help save millions from starvation as civilians resist the harsh German rule. August 1914 to May 1917.
by Jeffrey B. Miller
Milbrown Press

“A tour-de-force history... A magnum opus.” — Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review. One of only 100 self-published books included in Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2018.

1914. German-occupied Belgium. Young, untested Americans begin the largest food relief program the world had ever seen. One of America’s finest hours, unknown today.

ISBN: 978-0990689386 (Paperback)
978-0990689355 (eBook)
Ordering info: AuthorHouse, Ingram Wholesale, Amazon

Parenting & Family

Stop Banning Seesaws and Start Banning Snapchat
by Naomi Schaefer Riley
Templeton Press

“This is a book that every parent—and every person who cares about children and childhood—should read. 5 stars.” —Caitlin Flanagan, contributing editor to The Atlantic

ISBN: 978-1599474823 (Hardcover)
978-1599475547 (Paperback)
978-1599474830 (eBook)
Ordering info: Chicago Distribution Center

Political & Current Events

Conservatives’ Approaches toward Criminals, Police, Criminal Justice, and the Opioid Crisis
by Paul Brakke
American Leadership Books

Crime in America examines what’s wrong with the criminal justice system and how to fix it. The book examines the police, courts, and prisons and provides some suggestions of what to change. It helps citizens understand what’s going on so they can take some action, from contacting their legislators and the media to organizing local groups to take some action. The author Paul Brakke, a criminal justice expert, has written seven books on the system.

ISBN: 978-1949537062 (Hardcover)
978-1949537031 (Paperback)
978-1949537055 (eBook)
Ordering info: Ingram Wholesale, Email: brakkep@gmail.com


Letting Go With Love
by Nancy O'Connor, Ph.D.
La Mariposa Press

This book gives soothing and reassuring advice to the bereaved, gently guiding the reader through the troubled emotional waters when losing a loved one. It focuses on relationships and has specific chapters on death of a spouse, a child, a lover, a sibling, parents, and death of self. It also highlights how people die by disease, suicide, or violence. It offers healing procedures and promises of survival and hope. Endorsed by Dr. Elisabeth Kubler

ISBN: 978-0983064268 (Paperback)
978-0983064282 (eBook)
Ordering info: Ingram Wholesale, Amazon


Short Stories of Modern Day Enlightenment
by Ariel & Shya Kane
ASK Productions

Real, everyday stories that will touch your heart and transform your life. Award-winning authors Ariel and Shya Kane, along with their contributors, share inspiring true stories about life, death and everything in between.

“These stories were exactly what I needed to read to get outside of my own noisy head.” —Suzanne Brockmann, New York Times bestselling author

ISBN: 978-1888043204 (Paperback)
978-1888043402 (eBook)
Ordering info: Ingram Wholesale, Amazon

A Kundalini Love Story
by Eva G. Kane

“Debut memoir of a woman putting her marriage back together after infidelity. Prose is warm and full of self-deprecating humor. This deeply confessional work exposes a flawed but highly sympathetic figure laying bare life’s joys and indignities. A vulnerable and illuminating account of a wife attempting to save her marriage.” — Kirkus Reviews

ISBN: 978-0578206455 (Paperback)
978-0692162491 (eBook)
Ordering info: Ingram Wholesale

How To Create The Happy, Healthy Life You Want To Live
by Mari L. Mccarthy

Mari used journaling herself to relieve her symptoms of MS. In this book, she reveals the full power of journaling, not only for people who have an illness, but for anyone who simply wants to unlock their personal creativity or find some more meaning and purpose in their life.

ISBN: 978-0692199831 (Paperback)| 978-0578401034 (eBook)
(Also available as an Audiobook)
Ordering info: Ingram

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