Graceful: Letting Go of Your Try-Hard Life by Emily Freeman. The seemingly happy girl who follows all the rules if often crushed by the weight of her responsibility to “never mess up.” Encouraging young women to stop trying so hard and start trusting Jesus, Freeman helps them discover what it means to be real- and encourages them to look at themselves and their faith with new eyes.
Mother to Son: Letters to a Black Boy on Identity and Hope by Jasmine Holmes. One of the most important books published in 2020. In prose rich with beauty, pain, and grace, Jasmine Holmes tells a very particular story of a mother’s tender and fierce love for her young Black son and her fight to help him see himself as Jesus sees him.