(4) Book Signing Events for the new book "A
WEALTH OF FAMILY"
July 28 and Saturday, July 29, 2006 (Four Separate Events)
* Fri. July 28th, 1pm-5pm, Vendor Area Book Signing with "Divine Nine
* Fri. July 28th, 5-7pm, Happy Hour / Hospitality Suite / Book Signing
* Sat. July 29th, 10am-1pm, Vendor Area
Book Signing with "Divine Nine Literary Tour"
* Sat. July 29th, 5-7pm, Happy Hour / Hospitality Suite / Book Signing
Park Marriott Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW, Washington, DC 20008
(In Conjunction with the
Alpha Phi Alpha National Convention)
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Featuring: Thomas Brooks, Author, Multiracial
Adoptee and MPN Co-Founder
Synopsis: Compelling True Story Shows How to
Cross Cultural Barriers
This inspiring account of adoption, reunion, and heritage from
Thomas Brooks provides a timely and provocative perspective on multicultural
families and powerful insights on overcoming racism and poverty.
Brooks grew up as the only child of a struggling single mother in
inner-city Pittsburgh. He was battling racial stereotypes at school and
searching for a place among his peers. Then he was told at age eleven that he
was adopted. He did not know it at the time, but Brooks had actually been born
to a white biological mother who descended from Lithuanian Jews and a black
Kenyan foreign student father.
Years after that stunning
revelation, Brooks escaped the ghetto and traveled to search for his heritage.
He found his biological mother in London with his previously unknown British
siblings. He then located his biological father and extended family in Nairobi.
His international search and the resulting reunions have profoundly affected
three families in the United States, England, and Kenya.
"The author’s international journey across cultures, races and continents will
uplift and edify any reader, regardless of background."
Honorable Andrew Young, Former
United States Ambassador to the United Nations and Former Mayor of Atlanta
"This story shows that with love and support, adopted kids can overcome big
Dan O'Brien, Multiracial Adoptee
and Olympic Decathlon Gold Medalist
search by Thomas Brooks for his biological parents is a fine example of how
effective networking can transform lives."
— George Fraser, Best-Selling Author of Success Runs in Our Race
uplifting journey of Thomas Brooks in his search for self is inspiring. His
story reinforces for us all the spirit of the great Dr. Martin Luther King's
teachings — there is just one race, the human race."
Tim Green, New York Times Best-Selling Author, Commentator for Fox and
National Public Radio