A Man from Another Land: How Finding My Roots Changed My Life by Isaiah Washington. Published 2011. ISBN #978-1-59995-318-2

A Man from Another Land: How Finding My Roots Changed My Life by Isaiah Washington. Published 2011. ISBN #978-1-59995-318-2

So many things are compelling about Isaiah Washington's life story, but in reflecting on this book the thing that strikes me the most is his unwavering commitment to connecting with his African roots while experiencing a double standard in the media that cannot be separated from those same roots (one notes that Mr. Washington said an intemperate word on set in the middle of a heated argument with another actor and received the entertainment industry's shunning, while Donald Trump went on to question the birthplace of the first African American President of the United States and his show was renewed).

This story is inspiring, and relevant and speaks to our current conversation about race and history in American society. Read it. You won't be disappointed.