Underground Books: Programs & Events

Event

Willie Simon “Waiting for My Ride”
Discussion and Book Signing

Each day I wake to see the light of day. Be it a good day or a not-so-good day or a bad day, I realize it is the best day of my life, and I will rejoice in that day. I will not worry about yesterday or tomorrow. Yesterday will never come again, and tomorrow will be twenty hours, fifty-nine minutes, and fifty-nine seconds away. The closest I will ever get to tomorrow is twenty three hours, fifty-nine minutes, and fifty-nine seconds. With life, all things are possible. If I have life, I must LIVE.

Event

Linda Williams “I Wish I Could”
Discussion and Book Signing

The story line is about Mrs. Pickie who became a Teacher after growing up and seeing her parents work like slaves on a plantation, and wanted a better life for herself and her sibling.

After being picked by her parents to get an Education and have the Massa of the plantation pay for her schooling. Mrs. Pickie realized as she met her home room teacher at 10 years old, Mrs. Duberry that she wanted to become a Teacher.

Event

Suzette Harrison “My Joy”
Discussion and Book Signing

Joy Matthews isn’t afraid of risks. She’s quit her Fortune 500 job and enrolled in culinary school, chasing her dream. Joy wants her own couture cake boutique. Pursuing her dream by day, Joy pays the bills working nights at The Hourglass—an exclusive gentlemen’s club catering to patrons who enjoy “a little extra fine on a woman’s frame.” Joy’s catching up to her dream when a chance encounter reconnects her with Quinton Daley, a childhood friend. Mutual attraction throws the proverbial wrench in Joy’s relationship-phobic, happily agnostic life.

Event

Twa’Lea A. Jordan “I’m Fearfully and Wonderfully Made”
Underground Books Discussion and Book Signing

With the use of rhyming poetic text, this book celebrates the beauty and uniqueness of black girls, and it offers empowerment and motivation to young black girls. Themes such as identity, self-esteem, and unconditional self-acceptance, are explored with the use of vibrant illustrations in this inspirational literary piece.

“I’m Fearfully and Wonderfully Made!” is an encouraging and uplifting picture book that offers a wonderful read-aloud experience for preschoolers, and a magnificent self-read for older children.

Community Event

Inez Chapman Taylor “From One Came Many”
Discussion and Book Signing

Inez Chapman Tylor is the daughter of Idella Stamps Chapman. On June 30, 1926, in Bolton, Mississippi, Ellis and Katherine Stamps welcomed a daughter, Idella, into the family. Idella would grow into a woman of strong faith in the Lord and a mother of eighteen. When raising her children, she was a superb mother who really loved her family. Idella seemed to sense her destiny early in life. In her book From One Came Many, she states, “I used to wonder who of my mother’s children would take after my mother in childbearing.

Event

Children’s Storytime

Books, games and activities for kids ages 3-10. 

Sponsored by River City Road Runners

Underground Books (2814 35th Street)

12pm-1pm

(916) 737-3333

Event

Children’s Storytime

Books, games and activities for kids ages 3-10. 

Sponsored by River City Road Runners

Underground Books (2814 35th Street)

12pm-1pm

(916) 737-3333

Event

Children’s Storytime

Books, games and activities for kids ages 3-10. 

Sponsored by River City Road Runners

Underground Books (2814 35th Street)

12pm-1pm

(916) 737-3333

Event

Phillis Clements: “Coffee and Conversations”
Discussion and Book Signing

Underground Books

Saturday, April 29 from 2-4pm

Coffee and Conversation was created to provide you with the divine guidance or influence you need exerted directly on your mind and soul. All of the wonderful authors in this book have chosen to share their experiences and wisdom with you in hopes that you will discover what is most important to you and begin to make choices that support those priorities.