Acclaimed local author Linda Tarrant-Reid, will sign copies of her book Discovering Black America: From the Age of Exploration to the Twenty-First Century at the newly opened Habitat for Humanity Re-Store at 695 Main Street from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
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.
Of the book, Library Journals wrote:
While not intended as "an exhaustive review of African American history," this attractive volume is an epic work. Starting with the first Africans to come to the New World, Tarrant-Reid follows the history up to the election of Barack Obama. Highlights include profiles of early black explorers, a look at the roots of slavery, a fascinating account of the philosophical differences between Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. Du Bois, and the little-known correspondences between Martin Luther King, Jr., and Malcolm X.