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"Guyana Prize for Literature" to be Re-Launched

GEORGETOWN, Guyana – The Guyanese government has re-launched the “Guyana Prize for Literature” with newer categories, features, and prizes as the country aims to foster, improve, and share Guyanese literature and talent locally and internationally.

Minister of Culture, Youth and Sport, Charles Ramson, flanked by Director of Culture, Tamika Boatswain (right), and Andrew Tyndall, National Events Coordinator (left)

Entrepreneur Tiffany Green-Abdullah Releases the Bean Pie

Atlanta, GA - To know where we’re going, we first need to know where we’ve been. In her new book, The Bean Pie: A Remembering of our Family’s Faith, Fortitude, & Forgiveness, entrepreneur Tiffany Green-Abdullah explores this concept to analyze her ancestral past with her own family.

Books For All: NYPL Supports the Right to Read Banned Books

The New York Public Library’s mission is rooted in the principles of free and open access to knowledge, information, and all perspectives—in essence, the right to read. In light of recent, prominent efforts to ban books in communities across the United States, we have now partnered with publishers Hachette Book Group, Macmillan Publishers, and Scholastic to make a small selection of commonly banned or challenged books available to anyone who chooses to read them—all for free via our e-reader app, SimplyE.

Award-Winning Artist-Author Andi Scurto Will Hold Book-Signing at Gulf Breeze Zoo

GULF BREEZE, FLA.  — Destin, Florida, author and illustrator Andi Scurto, author of “The Accidental Adventure of Mattie the Giraffe,” will celebrate World Giraffe Day, June 21, with a meet-the-author and book-signing event at Gulf Breeze Zoo in Gulf Breeze, Florida. Scurto will donate 50% of onsite book sales to the care of the zoo’s giraffes and 50% of online sales to the Giraffe Conservation Foundation.

Voices: Monologues & Dramatic Text for Caribbean Actors

GREAT BAY, St. Martin —Voices: Monologues & Dramatic Text for Caribbean Actors, edited by Yvonne Weekes, is the newest book for the region’s theater teachers and students, aspiring actors, and those auditioning for or practicing to direct stage and movies, said Jacqueline Sample of House of Nehesi Publishers (HNP), in St. Martin.

Renowned Photo Artist David Muir to Release Iconic “Pieces of Jamaica®” Book

Fort Lauderdale, FL - Ten years after his internationally acclaimed photo art collection-turned-coffee table book “Pieces of Jamaica®: The Real Rock Edition,” photographer David I. Muir is releasing a second volume. The 2022 edition of “Pieces of Jamaica®” commemorates Jamaica's 60th anniversary of independence and will offer a stunning depiction of Jamaican culture, not typically published or celebrated, in a visual narrative of Jamaica’s beauty.

Photography by David I. Muir

New Book Explores the Impact of Hurricane Irma on St. Martin Wildlife

French Quarter, St. Martin – The Les Fruits de Mer association has published a new book, Animals After Irma. In the book, eight short essays reveal different ways that the hurricane impacted animals on St. Martin. It also explores how different species survived or even thrived in the aftermath. The book is full of vivid color photos of animals and their habitats after the storm.

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