You’re probably thinking, “What should I read for Taste of Soul Sunday?”. No? You were thinking about all the great live music, food samples, kids activities, and community? Well, ok– but we are also going to be featuring some great presenters that may get you wanting to delve into their subject, and as always– whatever subject you’re ever interested in, you can be sure your library system will have lots of books, music, videos, ebooks, and databases to check out.
Dr. Sherry Johnson from Grand Valley University will illuminate the expression of the black experience in America through literature. At 2:15 and 3:45 Dr. Johnson will be in the Vander Veen Center for the Book on level 4, discussing African American literature and it’s impact on American literature and culture.
Todd Robinson will talk about his recent book, “A City Within a City: The Black Freedom Struggle in Grand Rapids, Michigan“.
Rose Hammond, author of “Idlewild and Woodland Park, Michigan“, will be featuring her new book, Just a Poor Country Girl, and will also discuss memoir writing and book publishing.
Buster Mathis Jr. will be speaking on his Bully Buster Prevention Program. Bullying is a problem that has been, and continues to be a subject of much fiction and nonfiction writing.