Stories that 
deserve to be told

Moment of Lift Books, created by Melinda French Gates in partnership with Flatiron Books, is an imprint dedicated to publishing original nonfiction by visionaries working to unlock a more equal world for women and girls.

Our Books

Meet the Authors

  • David Moinina Sengeh, author of Radical Inclusion

    David Moinina Sengeh

    Now In Paperback

    Radical Inclusion: Seven Steps To Help You Create A More Just Workplace, Home, and World offers a step-by-step guide for anyone wanting to play a role in making the world a more inclusive place.

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  • A’ja Wilson

    A’ja Wilson

    Available Now

    A’ja Wilson is a two-time WNBA MVP and Olympic gold medalist. A’ja’s book, Dear Black Girls: How to Be True to You, is an inspirational collection about what it means to grow up as a Black girl in America.

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  • Dr. Fei Fei Li, author of The Worlds I See

    Dr. Fei-Fei Li

    Available Now

    Fei-Fei Li is a computer science professor at Stanford and a leading thinker in the field of artificial intelligence. The Worlds I See explores Dr. Li’s fascinating life story, the critical role she played in the development of modern AI, and her ongoing efforts to make it a more human-centered pursuit.

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  • Jina Krause Vilmar

    Jina Krause-Vilmar

    Coming 2025

    Jina Krause-Vilmar is the president and CEO of the immigrant- and refugee-focused nonprofit Upwardly Global. Her new book will explore women’s economic empowerment.

  • Joanne Smith

    Joanne N. Smith

    Coming 2025

    Joanne N. Smith is the founder and CEO of Girls for Gender Equity. Her new book celebrates the joy, power, and experiences of Black girls and gender-expansive youth while challenging us to create better conditions for young people to thrive.

About Moment of Lift Books

Moment of Lift Books, created by Melinda French Gates in partnership with Flatiron Books, publishes original nonfiction by visionaries who are working to unlock a more equal world for women and girls.

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