My Grandfather's Son is by Clarence Thomas. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas writes about his poor childhood in the South, being raised by his grandparents, and the struggles of a life that is as inspiring as it is controversial. This memoir is inspiring and unflinchingly honest no matter what the politics of the reader. A great look at the American Dream in action.
Ratings: 10th grade - 9 out of 10 - AC (mature thematic content).