We are pleased to welcome Author Christopher T. Everett to Kindred Thoughts Bookstore as he introduces us to Tyler, a courageous young man who embarks upon his journey to pursue his passion after following in the footsteps of his father. Go Fore It! is a warm and empowering story about exploring different passions that may not be the norm for us, especially culturally, and also paying homage to those before him who did.
The author will read a few passages and share a few words about about Go Fore It! He will also be available to sign books after the discussion.
About the Book:
Go Fore it! is a powerful story of a young man, Tyler's courageous journey to pursue his passion; after years of following in his father, Ronald's footsteps to play basketball and prepare to take over the family business, neither of which he enjoys very much. Until one day Tyler is introduced to the game of golf. After playing just a few times, he knows he has found his passion. That sport that he feels natural playing and he can be himself, unlike when he is on the basketball court. As Tyler learns more about the history of golf, and the lack of representation of African Americans, his passion and determination to excel at the sport grows. As his excitement for golf grows, Ronald is forced to come to terms with the reality that his son might not want to follow in his athletic or career footsteps. In pursuit of his passion, Tyler has worked to develop a high level of self-discipline with his early morning golf practices, developed new leadership skills, and a higher level of maturity. All of which is put on display as he helps his teammates avoid what could have been a tense exchange in the heat of competition. With the support of a loving family and strong faith-based relationships, Ronald fully comes to terms with Tyler's new passion and is once again his son's biggest fan. In telling this story homage is paid to great African American men and women golf pioneers like Dr. George Grant, Charlie Stifford, Lee Elder, and William Powell, leaders in business, and great HBCU Alums.