Since publishing her breakthrough memoir, Mama’s Girl, which chronicled the turbulent upbringing of a gifted young Afro-Latina woman, Veronica Chambers has been busy.
The writer, 49, has written memoirs, novels for adults and young readers, and cookbooks. She has also edited several essay
In 2017, Chambers’ anthology, The Meaning of Michelle, brought together 16 writers for an exploration of the profound impact of Michelle Obama.
This year will see the release of Queen Bey, an anthology that explores Beyoncé’s cultural significance.
Here, she shares four of the memoirs that have most inspired her: