aaduna contributors have a new book out!

aaduna publisher, bill berry, jr., aaduna contributors and authors Joyce Stokes Jones and Michele Jones Galvin

We take great pleasure in sharing with you that aaduna contributors Joyce Stokes Jones and Michele Jones Galvin have announced the release of their new book, Beyond the Underground: Aunt Harriet, Moses of Her People published by Sankofa Media based out of Syracuse, New York.

aaduna had the distinction of publishing "Chapter Five" from the then yet unpublished manuscript in the Volume 2, Number 2 issue. Afterwards with ongoing support and encouragement from aaduna's publisher bill berry, jr. and other Jones/Galvin "champions," the authors worked diligently with a variety of talented people (literary agent Laura Ponticello, editor Courtney Rae Kasper, illustrator London Ladd, graphic artist Karen Nelson, website designer Ashtian Holmes, women's studies professor Dr. Sally Roesch Wagner, and John Galvin to name just a few) to make a dream a reality. Now that the book is published and available, the authors have ventured into the arena of book signings and greeting their readership. 

The first book signing in what is aptly termed the Salon Signature Series

was held on November 17, 2013
Authors, Joyce Stokes Jones and Michele Jones Galvin at Grundner book signing
in the Baldwinsville, NY home of Charles and Marcy Grundner.

Beyond the Underground ...is a book that is an intricate mix of family lore, memoir, and historical reconstruction. The authors, descendants of Tubman, portray the abolitionist and humanitarian within the context of their maternal family lineage. The book brings a more human and real life portrait of a woman who made a major influence on American history, as well as the real life challenges of her family.

The book can be purchased online at www.mosesofherpeople.com and will make a wonderful holiday present or keepsake for a variety of readers.

The authors are available for readings and presentations through their publisher via sankofamediaone@gmail.com.