“In Ealey Richardson’s valuable addition to the body of memoirs about family and identity, there is much to be discovered about fathers and daughters, the different ways of experiencing blackness and how Canada has been enriched by the arrival of a long string of quarterbacks and other expatriates who had to leave the U.S. to find their real home.”
Lawrence Hill, Author of The Book of Negroes
THE STONE THROWER: A DAUGHTER’S LESSONS, A FATHER’S LIFE
At the age of thirty, Jael Ealey Richardson travelled with her father - former CFL quarterback Chuck Ealey - for the first time to a small town in southern Ohio for his fortieth high school reunion. Knowing very little about her father's past, Richardson was searching for the story behind her father's move from the projects of Portsmouth, Ohio to Canada's professional football league in the early 1970s. At the railroad tracks where her father first learned to throw with stones, Jael begins an unexpected journey into her family's past.
THE STONE THROWER (CHILDREN’S BOOK)
African-American football player Chuck Ealey grew up in a segregated neighborhood of Portsmouth, Ohio. Against all odds, he became an incredible quarterback. But despite his unbeaten record in high school and university, he would never play professional football in the United States.
T DOT GRIOTS: AN ANTHOLOGY OF TORONTO'S BLACK STORYTELLERS
Birthed at the popular open-mic series, La Parole, it's an intimate journey through previously undocumented Canadian experiences, reporting from Toronto's black communities in fiction, poetry, articles, plays and songs.