Join us as President Wilson signs his first book, The Plum Tree Blossoms Even in Winter.

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Date: May 4, 2022
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: WSU Bookstore | Map
Category: Special Event

On Wednesday, May 4 any time between 11 am and 1 pm, please join Wayne State University Press and the WSU Bookstore in celebrating the release of The Plum Tree Blossoms Even in Winter.

Dr. Wilson’s memoir is a leader’s journey of identity, resilience, and triumph that he hopes will inspire people from similar backgrounds. This candid, intimately engrossing book details the outside forces that shape racial and cultural identity, the importance of mentorship and friendship, and the lasting impact of an unstable and often heartbreaking family dynamic.

The Plum Tree Blossoms Even in Winter reminds me that we are all unique, each with our own challenges and opportunities that we must face or seize, depending on our abilities, resolve, and tenacity. Throughout his extraordinary life, M. Roy Wilson contended with hardships and trials that would break the spirit of most people, let alone a young boy on his own and far from home. In each case he persevered, he overcame, he adapted, and he learned. His dogged determination and indefatigable work ethic propelled him from the streets to the highest levels of medicine, research, and higher education. This book is a gripping read and an inspiration for anyone who faces obstacles on the way to achieving their dreams and becoming their best selves.”

—Allan Gilmour, eleventh President of Wayne State University and former Vice-Chairman of Ford Motor Company

The WSU Boookstore, Barnes & Noble, is located at 82 West Warren Street, Detroit.

All royalty proceeds will be donated to Wayne State University priorities.

Take this extraordinary opportunity to interact with President Wilson and have your book signed! WSU faculty and staff receive a 10% discount at the register, and you are welcome to bring in books purchased elsewhere.

May 2022