Books

Thunderous applause and a standing ovation from avid literary arts lovers cheered Jamaican writer Jean Lowrie-Chin on last night at the New York City launch of her book Soul dance at the corporate offices of Ruder Finn Inc in midtown Manhattan. The audience in the jam-packed room was riveted by the passionate and dynamic readings of some of Lowrie Chin's favorite poems and writings, some of which go back several years.
Andrea Nugent, the visionary creator of B.i.o.n.i.c Girls, has released a new children's book, "Mommy is Still Mommy: Cancer can't change that!" written to be a catalyst for heartfelt conversations between patients undergoing treatment for Cancer with their children. Vividly animated and written in a manner that will touch your children, "Mommy is Still Mommy" is a must-have for all families dealing with Cancer. Filled with text and colorful illustrations on a level that all children can relate to, this multi-ethnic book cleverly tackles the effects of cancer treatment. Cancer no longer has to be a scary topic. This book will simplify the effects of cancer treatment and change the way cancer impacts your family.
On the eve of the year that Jamaica would celebrate 50 years of Independence, a Jamaican who lived in Canada for a period of time wrote the book “In Praise of Jamaica: Natural Wonders, Heroes and Achievements. Author George Meikle writes a book that is a very informative piece for anyone who is interested in, or connected to, Jamaica in any way. One of the things that stand out about this book is it really comes from the perspective of a Jamaican who has lived outside of Jamaica.
Brampton, Ontario: Personal Development expert, author and motivational speaker Paulette Biedemann has announced plans for an interactive book signing for her new book "Your Best You" which was published last year. The book signing will take place on February 11, 2012 at Knowledge Book store, located at 177 Queens Street in Brampton, Ontario from 1:00 PM to 4:00PM. "Book sales have done extremely well since it was launched on October 31, 2011" Biedemann beamed.
Lauderhill Towne Centre Library, 6399 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Lauderhill (954-497-1630). Bring your family to Lauderhill Towne Centre Library's Big Read celebration! Enjoy live jazz music by The Nicole Yarling 4-tet; dances from the era by the Jubilee Dance Theatre; dramatic readings and poetry; special refreshments; and a free book to the first 50 families. Special guest is Lauderhill Mayor Richard Kaplan. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Lauderhill Towne Centre Library, City County Credit Union (Lauderhill Branch) and Florida Center for the Book.
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