Book Signing: Queen Of Sugar Hill: A Novel Of Hattie McDaniel By ReShonda Tate

Published on March 21, 2024, 6:45 pm
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National bestselling author ReShonda Tate, author of “The Queen of Sugar Hill: A Novel of Hattie McDaniel” in collaboration with Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® Eta Omega Omega chapter and the New York Public Library, Bronx Library Center will host a reading and book signing on Saturday, March 30,2024, from 5pm – 8pm at the New York Public Library, Bronx Library Center located at 310 E. Kingsbridge Road, Bronx, NY 10458.

The event is free and open to the public, participants can register here.

In “The Queen of Sugar Hill” Tate presents a fascinating fictional portrait of Hattie McDaniel, one of Hollywood’s most prolific, but woefully underappreciated stars—and the first African American ever to win an Oscar for her role as Mammy in the critically acclaimed classic filmGone with the Wind.

Despite McDaniel’s acting accolades, during the 1940’s she endured a multitude of racial attacks, not only from personnel in the predominately white movie industry, but also from within her own community. The book, while based on facts, reads like a novel and is a gripping tale of a woman of color trying to find her way in the world of old Hollywood while trying to maintain her dignity, as well as enjoy some semblance of happiness.


About ReShonda Tate

ReShonda Tate’s #1 nationally bestselling novels include Let the Church Say AmenI Know I’ve Been Changed, and Say Amen, Again, winner of the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work. Her collaboration with Victoria Christopher Murray has produced four hit novels, Sinners & SaintsFriends & FoesA Blessing & a Curse, and Fortune & Fame. BET released a movie in 2013 based on ReShonda’s book Let the Church Say Amen in which she had a minor roleShe also had a role in the made-for-TV movie The Secret She Kept based on her book of the same title. For more information visit

About Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® Eta Omega Omega Chapter

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® (AKA) is an international service organization that was founded on the campus of Howard University in Washington, DC in 1908. It is the oldest Greek letter organization established by African American college-educated women. Led by International President Danette Anthony Reed, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® is often hailed as “America’s premier Greek-letter organization for African-American women.” For more information on Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® and its programs. For more information visit

Eta Omega Omega Chapter is the oldest and largest graduate chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® in Bronx, NY, chartered in May 1964. Eta Omega Omega’s signature service programs focus on educational enrichment, health promotion, economic legacy, the arts, and global impact. These programs are the cornerstone of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® international theme, “Soaring to Greater Heights of Service and Sisterhood.”

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