On Tour 01/10/23-02/28/23 “They Got Daddy” by Sharon Tubbs

Release Date:
January 3,2023

About The Book:

January 15, 1959—a day that changed one family forever. White supremacists kidnapped and severely beat rural Alabama preacher Israel Page, nearly killing him because he had sued a White sheriff’s deputy for injuries suffered in a car crash. After “they” “got Daddy,” Israel Page’s children began leaving the Jim Crow South, the event leaving an indelible mark on the family and its future. Decades later, the events of that day fueled journalist Sharon Tubbs’s epic quest to learn who had “gotten” her mother’s daddy and why.

They Got Daddy follows Tubbs on her moving journey from Fort Wayne, Indiana, to the back roads and rural churches of Alabama. A powerful revelation of the sustaining and redemptive power of faith and unflinching testimony to the deeply embedded effects of racism across the generations, it demonstrates how the search for the truth can offer a chance at true healing.

About The Author:

Sharon Tubbs began her professional career as a newspaper reporter and editor. In a career that spanned seventeen years, she worked briefly for the Philadelphia Inquirer then for the Tampa Bay Times. As a journalist, she covered various beats that included small-town government, local crime, and national religious issues. Today, Sharon Tubbs is a writer, inspirational speaker, and the director of a nonprofit organization that empowers under-resourced residents in Fort Wayne, Indiana, to live healthier lives. https://gomoveforward.com/

Social Media:

Instagram: https://instagram.com/sharontubbs

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharon.tubbs.7/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/sharontubbs

Book Blurbs: 

In this compelling account of her preacher grandfather’s 1959 kidnapping in the Jim Crow South, Tubbs unveils the tension between Black Americans’ deep-rooted faith and their ongoing quest for full citizenship and justice. She brilliantly illustrates the persistent generational trauma that results from America’s racially imbalanced social and legal systems for the oppressed and oppressor, the privileged and unprivileged, and the complacent and the activist, alike.~Rev. Keisha I. Patrick, Esq.

Lots of writers have tackled America’s historic abuses of Black people and Black families. But few handle the subject as deftly as Sharon Tubbs, whose They Got Daddy connects the trauma which reverberated through her own family history when her grandfather was abused by powerful white people, to the larger history of Black America’s attempts to survive similar oppression. Her story is poignant and carefully told, filled with telling details and powerful writing, making the case that such injustices never stay in the past, but are passed through a family’s DNA in a way that makes the trauma a living thing to be coped with every day. They Got Daddy provides important lessons on how to understand — and hopefully come to terms with — a legacy of oppression which remains a potent force in America to this day. ~Eric Deggans, National Public Radio, TV Critic and Media Analyst

A gorgeous and haunting book, spun so carefully you can smell the dirt roads and the shirt starch and the bologna sandwiches. You hear the poetry in the voices of the characters. You feel how suddenly darkness drops and meanness strikes, and how steadfastly the family of Preacher Page leans on its faith. A triumph of reporting and storytelling.~Kelley Benham French, senior editor, USA TODAY and author of Juniper: The Girl Who Was Born Too Soon.

Bloggers On Tour: 

Jan. 10th- A Court Of spines n pages https://instagram.com/acourtofspinesnpages

Jan. 14th- Miss W Book Reviews https://instagram.com/misswbookreviews

Jan. 25th- Reading With Mere-https://instagram.com/readingwithmere

Feb. 2nd- Rajivs Reviews https://instagram.com/rajivsreviews

Feb. 6th- CMT Loves Wine and Books https://instagram.com/cmtloveswineandbooks

Feb. 6th- Christina Luvs 2 Read https://instagram.com/christinaluvs2read

Feb. 8th- Minsta Books https://instagram.com/minstabooks

Feb. 9th- Biblio Reviews https://instagram.com/biblioreviews 

Feb. 15th– Novels and Latte Book Club –https://www.facebook.com/groups/357651988042629

Feb. 16th- Bryant Park Books https://instagram.com/bryantparkbooks

Feb. 18th- Nissa The Bookworm https://instagram.com/nissa_the.bookworm

Feb. 22nd-Rozier Reads and Wine https://instagram.com/rozierreadsandwine

Feb. 25th- Plains Reading https://instagram.com/plains_reading

Feb. 27th- Books and Coffee MX https://instagram.com/booksandcoffeemx

Feb. 28th- Carol Doscher https://instagram.com/carol_doscher_reader

Feb. 28th – Reading Late Into The Night https://instagram.com/reading.late.into.the.night

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