Join the East Hanover Public Library on Tuesday, September 20, at 7:00 p.m., when noted speaker, author, and New Jersey physician, Yvonne S. Thornton, M.D., will introduce her new book, Something To Prove – A Daughter’s Journey to Fulfill a Father’s Legacy.

Thornton’s first book titled, The Ditch Digger’s Daughters, was a national best seller and was featured on Oprah, The Today Show, and Good Morning America. It was also the adult selection for 2006 “One Book New Jersey.”

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In her latest book, Dr. Thornton tells the story of her amazing father who moved his wife and daughters from the tenements in Harlem to a small house in New Jersey that he built with his own hands from materials purchased on a ditchdigger’s salary. Donald Thornton cherished a mighty dream – that all of his daughters would become medical doctors, respected professionals in white coats and “scripperscrappers” (stethoscopes) – a designation he believed would shield them from the pernicious specter of prejudice.

The program is free-of-charge but reservations are required.  Signed copies of the book will be available for purchase.  Refreshments will be served. To reserve, call 973-428-3075.  The East Hanover Public Library is located at 415 Ridgedale Ave., East Hanover, N.J.