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Finding Oprah’s Roots: Finding Your Own
by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

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List Price: $19.95
Format: Hardcover, 192 pages
Classification: Fiction
ISBN13: 9780307382382
Imprint: Crown
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Parent Company: Bertelsmann
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Book Description:
Finding Oprah’s Roots will not only endow readers with a new appreciation for the key contributions made by history’s unsung but also equip them with the tools to connect to pivotal figures in their own past. A roadmap through the intricacies of public documents and online databases, the book also highlights genetic testing resources that can make it possible to know one’s distant tribal roots in Africa.
For Oprah, the path back to the past was emotion-filled and profoundly illuminating, connecting the narrative of her family to the larger American narrative and “anchoring” her in a way not previously possible. For the reader, Finding Oprah’s Roots offers the possibility of an equally rewarding experience.