EVENT FULL: Tyler Merritt, author of A Door Made For Me

Parnassus Books is pleased to welcome Tyler Merritt, author of A Door Made For Me.

This is a free event which will take place IN STORE on Monday, September 12th at 6:30pm Central Time. Please note: This event is full and registration has closed. To be placed on a wait list, please fill out the form below. You will be notified if a space becomes available.​​​​ (Note: If for any reason you need to cancel your registration, please call the store at 615-953-2243 at least 24 hours before the event so your space can be provided to another guest.) Masks are strongly encouraged for all attendees during this event. 

This event will include a reading from both of Tyler's books: A Door Made For Me and I Take My Coffee Black: Reflections on Tupac, Musical Theater, Faith, and Being Black in America. The event is geared primarily to adult readers.

About A Door Made For Me

This emotional and honest picture book explores a racist encounter from the perspective of a young Black boy, while offering a message of unconditional love and acceptance to soothe the pain of blind prejudice.

In this story based on the author's childhood, a young Black boy confronts his first experience of overt racism. In recounting the events to his grandfather, the young narrator asks: "How can she hate me when she doesn't know me?" Grandpa offers wisdom and encouragement to the child, reminding him that another person's hate does not change the fact that he is loved and that he matters. While offering an unflinching look at the emotional impact of the encounter, Tyler Merritt presents a message of love and acceptance that will resonate with young readers and offer a starting point for conversations about racial equality between parent or caregiver and child.

About Tyler Merritt

Tyler Merritt is an actor, musician, comedian, and activist behind The Tyler Merritt Project. Raised in Las Vegas, he has always had a passion for bringing laughter, grace, and love into any community that he is a part of. For over twenty years, he has spoken to audiences ranging from elementary and Sunday school students to nursing home seniors. His television credits include ABC's Kevin Probably Saves The World, Netflix's Messiah and Outer Banks, Disney/Marvel's Falcon and the Winter Soldier and Apple TV's upcoming series Swagger. Tyler's viral videos "Before You Call the Cops" and "Walking While Black" have been viewed by 60 million people worldwide with "Before You Call the Cops" being voted the most powerful video of 2020 by NowThis Politics. He is a cancer survivor and lives in Nashville, Tennessee.

Event date: 
Monday, September 12, 2022 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
Parnassus Books
3900 Hillsboro Pike Suite 14
Nashville, TN 37215

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Books: 
A Door Made for Me By Tyler Merritt, Lonnie Ollivierre (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Tyler Merritt, Lonnie Ollivierre (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781546012566
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: WorthyKids - September 13th, 2022

I Take My Coffee Black: Reflections on Tupac, Musical Theater, Faith, and Being Black in America By Tyler Merritt, Jimmy Kimmel (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Tyler Merritt, Jimmy Kimmel (Foreword by)
$26.00
ISBN: 9781546029410
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Worthy Books - September 14th, 2021