BOOK SIGNING at Thomas Paine Cottage
Sunday, October 14, 2012 3 pm to 5 pm
New Rochelle author and HNRHA board member Linda Tarrant-Reid will read from her new book, Discovering Black America and will sign a copy for you. Books will be available for purchase at the Cottage.
The Abrams Books for Young Readers Catalog describes Discovering Black America as offering "readers an unprecedented account of more than 400 years of African American history set against a background of American and global events. The book begins with a black sailor aboard the Niña with Christopher Columbus and continues through the colonial period, slavery, the Civil War, Jim Crow, and civil rights to our current president in the White House. Including first-person narratives from diaries and journals, interviews, and archival images, Discovering Black America will give readers an intimate understanding of this extensive history. The book includes an index and bibliography."
Praise for Discovering Black America:
"This handsome, engaging study of African-American history brings to light many intriguing and tragically underreported stories...From attractive page design to an afterword that encourages readers to search for their own history, there has been much attention to detail in this handsome volume."
--Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"The spacious book design will draw readers with plentiful, well-placed paintings, photos, and documents on every spread. The extensive back matter includes meticulous footnotes and a bibliography of recommended books and websites for all those who will be moved to find out more. An excellent title for classroom support."
Author Linda Tarrant-Reid has worked as a freelance journalist, writing on the history of African Americans for the New York Daily News. She is also a communications specialist for school districts and is the author of several books for adults. She lives in New Rochelle, New York.