Deborah Jian Lee is an award-winning journalist, radio producer and co-founder of One Book, One Church. She is the author of Rescuing Jesus: How People of Color, Women and Queer Christians Are Reclaiming Evangelicalism (Beacon Press, $19.95).
Music, comedy, cooking demonstrations, art and 500-plus authors are scheduled for Miami Book Fair 2016 this month in South Florida. In addition to Caribbean authors, dozens of writers from Latin America and Spain are scheduled to take part in the “IberoAmerican Authors Program”. Cooking demonstrations will also be staged at Kitchen Stadium at North East Second Avenue and North East Third Street in downtown Miami. Games, food and live performances will be held at the Porch. Storytelling and pop-up fun rooms will be available at Children's Alley. Visit for more information.
Fair launches official Caribbean literary program.  The 33rd Miami Book Fair, to be staged Nov. 13–20 in downtown Miami, Florida, will present “ReadCaribbean”, a series of Caribbean-specific events highlighting the vibrant and diverse literary culture of the region. The program features readings and panel discussions, children’s writers to inspire young readers, storytelling and music, plus publishers at the “Street Fair”.
United States Senator Bernie Sanders will discuss his book “Our Revolution: A Future To Believe In” at this year’s Miami Book Fair. Sanders, who ran for U.S. president, is scheduled to appear at special event at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 19. In his book, Sanders shares personal experiences from the campaign trail, recounting the details of his historic fight in the Democratic Party primary.
Miami, Oct. 12, 2016 - With the support of the Knight Foundation and the Green Family Foundation, and in partnership with Sosyete Koukouy, Bocas Literary Festival, and Read Jamaica, the 33rd Miami Book Fair -the nation's finest and largest literary gathering at Miami Dade College (MDC)-presents Read Caribbean, a series of extensive readings and panel discussions highlighting the vibrant and diverse literary culture of the Caribbean. In addition to the events below, which specifically highlight Caribbean themes, authors from the Caribbean (and the Caribbean diaspora) will participate in readings and other events.
A monthly literary series featuring Haitian and Caribbean authors presented by THELAR Management Group in partnership with North Miami Public LibraryTHELAR Management Group and North Miami Public Library are honored to launch “Meet the Author/Rankont ak Otè a”, a monthly literary series featuring Haitian and Caribbean authors. This event aims to promote Haitian and Caribbean Literature as well as Haitian Creole Language in the United States and particularly in South Florida while connecting youth of Haitian and Caribbean descent to their roots.
Children have enough to worry about without the messy disruption of a new baby. Shelf Awareness found three recent picture books that may offer some comfort to the Invaded Ones. In Alphonse, That Is Not Okay to Do!(Candlewick), by British author-illustrator Daisy Hirst (The Girl with the Parrot on Her Head), Natalie's little brother Alphonse is okay at first.
What I wanted to do was hopefully complicate the image of veterans of the Iraq War.... At no point did I think that I would be defining the veteran experience.... I was pretty skeptical of anybody who thought they could. --Phil Klay, 2014 National Book Award winner for his story collection Redeployment.
In The Hidden Life of Trees: What they Feel, How they Communicate (Greystone Books), Peter Wohlleben illuminates how trees form underground networks that allow them to grow together and nurture each other. As a forest ranger who has immersed himself in scientific literature, Wohlleben argues that people need to take on a role of stewardship of trees in order to preserve and create healthy forests.
MDC’s Miami Book Fair Opens with One-of-a-Kind Signature Events featuring Trevor Noah, Jorge Ramos, Eoin Colfer, and much more Nov. 13 Space is limited for ticketed events; early registration is encouraged. Book Fair runs Nov. 13 -20!Miami, Oct. 31, 2016 – Miami Dade College’s (MDC) world-renowned Miami Book Fair (MBF) opens its star-studded 33rd edition at the downtown Miami Wolfson Campus with a remarkable and exciting program featuring Daily Show host and comedian Trevor Noah, acclaimed journalist and writer Jorge Ramos, international best-selling Children’s author Eoin Colfer, delicious food, games, and great music.
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