Underground Books Band 1

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Art Talk with local artist Frank Blackwell
"From Tuskegee to Africa"

“From Tuskegee to Africa”
A Fine Art Exhibit by local artist Frank Blackwell

At the age of Frank Blackwell began his fascination with airplanes; at the age of 12 after winning an art contest he enrolled in the Minnesota Art Institute correspondence course and after High School he studied art at the Pittsburgh Art Institute in fashion design and commercial art. 

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Kimberly Biddle’s “LaDonna Plays Hoops”
Discussion and Book Signing

This is an inspirational and contemporary story of a young, African-American girl who goes to visit her grandma for a family reunion.  While there, she tries to become the family hoops star.  She wonders if she has the skill and the will.  The story presents subtle, everyday events that teach life lessons.

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Joey Garcia’s “When Your Heart Breaks, It’s Opening to Love”
Discussion and Book Signing

Turn your heartbreak into happiness… Joey Garcia matches true stories of broken relationships with warm, wise advice that offers unexpected insights and prescriptions for healing. If you have been cheated on and you want to move forward, but don’t know how; if you feel like your world is disintegrating because the person you love has left you, or if you want closure, reading this book will help you emerge stronger and happier than you thought possible.

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Matt De La Pena / Christian Robinson “Last Stop on Market Street”
Discussion and Book Signing

Every Sunday after church, CJ and his grandma ride the bus across town. But today, CJ wonders why they don’t own a car like his friend Colby. Why doesn’t he have an iPod like the boys on the bus? How come they always have to get off in the dirty part of town? Each question is met with an encouraging answer from grandma, who helps him see the beauty—and fun—in their routine and the world around them.
 

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Patricia A. Saunders “There Is Sunshine After the Rain: Making It Through Life’s Struggles”
Discussion and Book Signing

Sitting there with the pieces of your life around you, there seemed to be a pattern. There was faith, love, deceit, lust, and loss―in that order. You didn’t think you were deserving of love. That is why everything was being taken from you, and you were ready to give up on life.Through your poetry, faith, and learning from your past, you can rewrite the story. It was after coming through all the experiences and being stronger, you realized there is always a new chapter.

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Joy Elan: “Life is a Canvas”
Discussion and Book Signing

Allegra Johnson is a young, vibrant entrepreneur with dreams. From the outside, she seems to have all the things that she dreamed of… except love. Her motto is the expression, “The best way to predict your future is to create it.” As she paints the things that she wants in her life, she learns that not everyone will see her big picture.

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Discussion and Book Signing with P. M. Don

Join us on Saturday, November 19 from 2 – 4 p.m.

“Capital of California”

Everyone is welcome to participate in this discussion on P.M. Don’s work of fiction about three men and the role they play in the violent streets of the capital of California.