A Wealth of Family: An Adopted Son's International Quest for Heritage, Reunion, and Enrichment

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Alpha Multimedia, Inc., 2006 - Family & Relationships - 250 pages
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Honorable Andrew Young, Former United States Ambassador to the United Nations and Former Mayor of Atlanta "The authors international journey across cultures, races and continents will uplift and edify any reader, regardless of background." Dan O'Brien, Multiracial Adoptee and Olympic Decathlon Gold Medalist "This story shows that with love and support, adopted kids can overcome big challenges." Richard Fischer, Editor, Adoption TODAY Magazine "A superb and deeply emotional book. Brooks is determined, compassionate, and incisive...a rewarding experience for all who read it." Michelle Gipson, Book Editor, Atlanta Daily World "Brooks moving, candid account invites everyone into his life and...empowers us all." Dr. Henry Ponder, Former President of Fisk University and Benedict College "This book will help build bridges between people of different races and cultures." Tim Green, New York Times Best-Selling Author, Commentator for Fox and National Public Radio "His story reinforces the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King's teachings there is just one race, the human race." George Fraser, Best-Selling Author of Success Runs in Our Race: The Complete Guide to Effective Networking in the African-American Community "The search by Thomas Brooks for his biological parents is a fine example of how effective networking can transform lives."
 

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Contents

The Decision to Search
5
A Bundle of Joy
11
Growing Up Lowry
17
The North Side of Pittsburgh USA
25
The Shocking News
33
Once a Lion Always a Lion
41
Inroads for Success
51
Pitt Is It
57
From Europe to HaightAshbury and Back
113
Roots and Reunion
139
A Piece of Africa
171
Enriching Relationships
189
Come Together
215
EPILOGUE
231
BE FEATURED IN OUR NEXT BOOK
247
GIVE THE GIFT OF A WEALTH OF FAMILY
249

Survive and Advance
79
Two Bouquets for Mothers Day
95
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
250
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About the author (2006)

Thomas Brooks has been featured in articles, on the radio, and on television. In 1998, Brooks won a Career Communications Group national award for Technical Sales and Marketing for his work in corporate America. The entrepreneur co-founded MinorityProfessionalNetwork.com in 2001, which provides a global Career, Economic and Lifestyle Connection. Brooks is a life member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and also the National Black MBA Association. He enjoys skiing, running and salsa dancing. He lives near Houston with his wife and two children.

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