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Chicago Topical Discussions and Book Signing Event

Tuesday, August 8th at 430pm-600pm

Synopsis:  "Compelling True Story Shows How to Cross Cultural Barriers"


A Wealth of Family

An Adopted Son's International Quest for Heritage, Reunion and Enrichment


By Thomas Brooks



ISBN:  0977462935

Multicultural / African-American / Adoption



What:         Book Signing Event for the new book "A WEALTH OF FAMILY".

                   Topical Discussions on adoption, multicultural families, and overcoming racism/poverty.

                   What can you expect?  View the FAQ.

When:        Tuesday, August 8, 2006 at 430-600pm 

African American Images Bookstore, 1909 West 95th Street, Chicago, IL 60643


Directions:  Call 773-445-0322 for directions

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 challenges."


Dan O'Brien, Multiracial Adoptee and Olympic Decathlon Gold Medalist


"The 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


"The 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



Author Bio:  Thomas Brooks has been featured in articles, on the radio, and on television. In 1998, Brooks won a Career Communications Group national award for Technical Sales and Marketing for his work in corporate America.  The entrepreneur co-founded MinorityProfessionalNetwork.com in 2001, which provides a global Career, Economic and Lifestyle Connection. Brooks is a life member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and also the National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA). He enjoys skiing with the National Brotherhood of Skiers (NBS), running, and a little salsa dancing. He lives near Houston with his wife and children.


See You There, So You Can Buy Your Signed Copy

and Discuss Issues Related to Adoption, Multicultural Families,

and Overcoming Racism/Poverty.  What can you expect?  View the FAQ.



Amazon.com:  If you can’t make it out in person, click here for the AMAZON product page:  http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0977462935/ref=ase_minorityprofe-20/102-8910711-4374538?s=books&v=glance&n=283155&tagActionCode=minorityprofe-20


MySpace:  Go to MySpace to see the list of future national appearances on my blog:  http://blog.myspace.com/thomas_brooks




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