Friday, June 02, 2006

Worldwide Book Signing & Speaking Appearance Schedule

Here's the updated Appearance Schedule for Thomas Brooks, author of A Wealth of Family: An Adopted Son's International Quest for Heritage, Reunion and Enrichment. Don't forget to call Thomas at 281-217-1960 to set up book signings, book club Q&A sessions, or speaking engagements at conferences. Thomas provides not just book signings, but Topical Discussions on adoption, multicultural families, and overcoming racism/poverty. What can you expect? View the FAQ.

A Sampling of Past Events

Washington, DC: BookExpo America (BEA) on May 19, 2006 at the Washington Convention Center.

New Orleans, LA: America Library Association (ALA) conference on June 25, 2006 in the Morial Convention Center.

Washington, DC: Alpha Phi Alpha Convention on July 29, 2006 with "The Divine Literary Tour"

Houston, TX: Official Launch Party - August 3, 2006 at Plaza 59 Nightclub.

Chicago, IL: Tuesday, August 8, 2006 at African American Images Bookstore

Dallas, TX: Saturday, August 26, 2006 at the Tulisoma Book Fair

Dallas, TX: Friday, September 15, 2006 with the Eyes of the Soul Book Club

Sugar Land, TX: Sunday, September 17, 2006 at the Barnes and Noble

Atlanta, GA: Tuesday, September 26, 2006 -- Lecture at Morehouse College

Atlanta, GA: Friday, September 29, 2006 -- Signing at NBMBAA Convention in the Georgia World Congress Center

Santa Maria, CA: Thomas Brooks discusses his book A Wealth of Family on California's KUHL 1440 AM. Click below to listen now (run time 11:21) or "right-click" to download and save to your hard drive so you can play it anytime:

Pittsburgh, PA: Sunday, October 22, 2006 - Thomas Brooks was the Featured Speaker at the University of Pittsburgh African-American Alumni Council Fellowship Brunch.

WGN-TV Superstation: National Adoption Awareness Month gets nationwide TV coverage as WGN News Anchor Micah Materre interviews Thomas Brooks, author of A Wealth of Family.
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Chicago, IL: November 16, 2006 — As part of National Adoption Awareness Month a charitable fundraising event was held to benefit the North America Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC) and the over 114,000 foster care children who need safe, permanent, loving homes. Go to for more.

San Antonio, TX: December 2, 2006 — KSJL 810 AM "Community Round Table" Radio Interview

Dallas, TX: Here is a link to my radio interview on KNON 89.3 FM on December 18, 2006:

What's Next:

Chicago, IL: Saturday, February 17, 2007 at 8:00am — TV Morning News appearance on CBS Channel 2 WBBM-TV.

Chicago, IL: Saturday, February 17, 2007 at 3pm — The Book Cellar, 4736 North Lincoln Avenue (in Lincoln Square), Chicago, IL 60625, 773-293-2665.

Steamboat, CO: February 24 - March 3, 2007 — NBS Black Ski Summit

Dallas, TX: Friday, March 9, 2007 at 5pm to 7pm — Jokae's African American Books, 3223 Camp Wisdom Road, Dallas, TX 75237, 214-331-8100.

Denver, CO: Friday, March 16, 2007 at 630pm — Barnes & Noble, Thorncreek Shopping Center, 701 E. 120th Avenue, Denver, CO 80233, 720-872-2619.

San Diego, CA: Tuesday, March 20, 2007 at 8am to 12 Noon — La Jolla Country Day School

Torrance, CA: Tuesday, March 20, 2007 at 7pm — Barnes & Noble, Del Amo Fashion Center, 21400 Hawthorne Blvd., Torrance, CA 90503, 310-370-5552.

Houston, TX: March 23-24, 2007 — Alpha Phi Alpha regional convention

Huntsville, AL: March 30-31, 2007 — Alpha Phi Alpha regional convention

Birmingham, AL: April 1, 2007

Pittsburgh, PA: April 6, 2007 at 12 Noon — University of Pittsburgh, Benedum Hall - Room 1175.

San Antonio, TX: April 11-13, 2007 — TEXAS LIBRARY ASSOCIATION (part of ALA) convention.

Phoenix, AZ: April 13-14, 2007

Chicago, IL: May 5, 2007 — National Foster Care Month event

Philadelphia, PA: May 2007 — National Foster Care Month event, specific May date TBD

Washington, DC: May 26-27, 2007 — National Foster Parent Association's 37th Annual Education Conference.

New York City, NY: June 1-3, 2007 — BookExpo America

Pittsburgh, PA / New Brighton, PA: Wednesday, June 6, 2007 — Commencement Speech at New Brighton High School

Chicago, IL: June 21-22, 2007 — Loving v Virginia Decision (40th Anniversary) Conference at the Mansfield Institute for Social Justice on the campus of Roosevelt University

Washington, DC: June 23-24, 2007 — American Library Association conference in the Washington Convention Center, located at 801 Mount Vernon Place, NW

Atlanta, GA: June 28 - June 30, 2007 — Panelist at the George Fraser / FraserNet Power Networking Conference

New Orleans, LA: July 5-7, 2007 — Essence Festival
Detroit, MI: July 7-8, 2007 — NAACP National Convention

Indianapolis, IN: July 13-15, 2007 — Indianapolis Black Expo

St. Louis, MO: July 27-29, 2007 — National Urban League National Convention

Fort Worth, TX: August 3-5, 2007 — 6th National Conference of African American Librarians

Dallas, TX: August 25, 2007 — Tulisoma Book Fair in Dallas

San Francisco, CA (Bay Area) — August 31, 2007

Atlanta, GA: September 7-9, 2007 — Event with Rawsistaz Literary Group and The Divine Literary Tour

Orlando, FL: September 13-15, 2007 — National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) Conference

Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD: September 27-29, 2007 — Congressional Black Caucus Weekend plus Baltimore Book Festival

Chicago, IL: October 6, 2007

College Park, MD: University of Maryland Homecoming, specific October date TBD

Detroit / Dearborn, MI: October 16-21, 2007 — National Pan-Hellenic Council Convention, Hyatt Regency in Dearborn, MI

Nashville, TN: October 19-20, 2007 — Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority regional convention

Austin, TX: November 2-3, 2007 — Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority regional convention

Houston, TX: Adoption Agency Charity Event, specific November date TBD

Miami, FL: November 16-18, 2007 — Miami Book Festival

November 29 - December 1, 2007 — People of Color Conference (PoCC)

Thomas Brooks — Author, A Wealth of Family [ISBN 0977462935]
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