Yes, Taste of Soul Sunday is about the food, music and great entertainment. Did you know it is also about books?!
Ralph Richard Banks is a professor at Stanford University and has written a book entitled “Is Marriage for White People?”
A professor at Michigan State University, Steven J Gold, has written a book about African American small business owners called “Store in the Hood.”
And even though it is not a part of Taste of Soul Sunday, the Grand Rapids Public Library is collaborating with Grand Valley State University for their Community Reading Project. This year’s selected title is “The Warmth of Other Suns” by Isabel Wilkerson. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Wilkerson chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities, in search of a better life. From 1915 to 1970, this exodus of almost six million people changed the face of America.
If you are intrigued by these titles and want to read others, check out our African American Reads brochure.