May is the cusp of summer in many parts of the world. It's also a marvelous time to get outside and bring that cabin fever down! These three picture books celebrate the joys of being outdoors, whether through kite flying, rediscovering a dog's life or enjoying--sort of--a slumber party.
Fort Lauderdale, FL (April 20, 2017) - Internationally acclaimed award winning dub poet, actor, author, playwright, and Jamaican Diaspora ambassador Malachi Smith, “Malachi”, is on a winning streak. To celebrate this feat, Malachi will launch his seventh (7th) studio album “Wiseman” on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 6:30 PM, at JEPA’s Place, 7153 West Oakland Park Boulevard, Lauderhill, Florida 33313. His new album speaks volumes of his genius and arrival at the top of the dub poetry/performance poetry genre.
I've read Kristen Radtke's graphic memoir Imagine Wanting Only This three times. The title, with its intricate weave of possible interpretations, keeps tracking me down, won't let go. And fragments of this book have apparently sublet my mind's eye, the panels flickering by like movie scenes, always leaving traces.
In collaboration with the Miami Book Fair, Ayiti Images launches a new film series, Books & Cinema with a special screening of the historical biopic, Toussaint Louverture. For the past several years, Ayiti Images has been using film as a platform to expose the greater South Florida community to a more positive and varied image of the Haitian experience. Films selected for the series are highly acclaimed and award-winning works capturing authentic aspects of Haitian life.
In 2012, Black Dog & Leventhal (one of our favourite names for a book publisher) published My Bookstore: Writers Celebrate Their Favourite Places to Browse, Read, and Shop, a tribute to independent bookstores by 84 well-known writers. Edited by industry veteran Ronald Rice, illustrated by Leif Parsons and with a foreword by author Richard Russo, the book included essays by, among others, Fannie Flagg, John Grisham, Isabel Allende, Dave Eggers, Wendell Berry, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Lisa See and Erin Hildebrand. 
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