What: Book Signing Event
for the new book A
WEALTH OF FAMILY.
Topical Discussions on adoption, multicultural families, and overcoming
What can you expect?
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Friday, April 6, 2007 at 12 Noon
University of Pittsburgh, Benedum
Hall - Room 1175
Benedum Hall is located on campus at the corner of Thackeray and O'Hara streets.
281-217-1960 for directions
Featuring: Thomas Brooks, Author, Multiracial
Adoptee and MPN Co-Founder
Thomas is a native of Pittsburgh, PA and a Pitt alum!
Heartwarming and Inspirational True Story Shows
the Power of Love
This compelling adoption and reunion
saga delivers timely and provocative viewpoints on multicultural families and
powerful insights on how to triumph over racism and poverty.
Thomas 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 had been adopted as an infant. 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