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Details: In the midst of launching the fastest man and woman in the world at this year's London Olympics, The Beauté Book will launch in New York City next Monday as an endorsed Jamaican 50th Anniversary Celebrations Event. The magazine is a global experience that will unlock the cultural beauty and lifestyles of destinations across the world, starting with Jamaica and New York in its first print edition, 'A Glimpse of New York and Jamaica.' The double cover will feature Miss Jamaica Universe 2012, Chantal Zaky, and an editorial that highlights Jamaican beauty queens and their 50 years of dominating with beauty. The other cover will feature plus-size model, actress and star of TLC's show, BIG SEXY, Tiffany Bank, and her incredible journey in the New York Fashion Industry.
  Geoffrey Philp, Miami Dade College's (MDC) college preparatory department chairperson and author of Grandpa Sydney's Anancy Stories, recently won the "Outstanding Writer" award from the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) during its National Creative Writing Awards Ceremony and Exhibition Opening, held in Kingston, Jamaica last week. Mr. Philp also won a gold medal for his poem, “Isaac's Sacrifice, and a silver medal for his short story, Bobby Bijani and the Rolling Calf in the national competition.
The eighth annual Friends of the Miami-Dade Public Library System Book Sale takes place Thursday, December 4 through Sunday, December 7 at the Main Library, 101 W. Flagler Street, in downtown Miami. This is South Florida largest book sale with tens of thousands of donated books, CDs, audio cassettes, video tapes and more at $2 and under. Proceeds benefit Library programming. Sale hours: Thursday, December 4 10 am @8pm Friday, December 5 10 am @5pm Saturday, December 6 10 am @5 pm Sunday, December 7 noon @4pm (Half Price Day all books 50% off) To volunteer or join the Friends organization, please call 305-375-4776 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The library asks that volunteer sorters give a 24-hour notice of their intended participation.
Book Released October 1, 2008 Hillary is a chameleon who lives in the rain forest. She is pink. The other lizards reject her because of her color. Determined to befriend them, she displays stellar hunting and climbing skills but her efforts fail. Exhausted and rejected, Hillary becomes saddened causing her scales to change during the night. She catches a glimpse of her reflection, sees that she is no longer pink, and approaches the lizards. They befriend her. As Hillary grows happier, her scales become pink again.  The lizards feel tricked then learn that kindness is contagious.  The Pink Lizard is simple tale about accepting others based on merit. Its theme teaches that as different as we all may be, we are very much the same.  Illustrated by Amy E. Chace.
“Baby mi love yuh like cook food or “A yuh mi waan fid deh wid wonderful phrases of endearment in Inna Mi Heart, a book of exciting Jamaican love poetry by author, comedienne and cultural educator, Joan Andrea Hutchinson. The book, published over a year ago, provides a vehicle for the tied tongues of individuals who want to express themselves on issues of love, but just can't find the words. Part of the problem the author feels is that “they don't teach it in schools,adding that it is even harder for Jamaican men who have been taught by society to play tough.