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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.

Dominican Poet Selected for Curated Online Feature

Dominican poet, Tamara Lowe's work was recently featured in the Acalabash Blog's Poetry Portfolio; curated by John Robert Lee, a notable St. Lucian writer, who along with Andy Caul, the founder and main editor, are the persons behind the online repository of contemporary Caribbean writing. Her poems featured on the site (both written and in audio format) are: "To You Who Love Him,"  “What I Want," and "To Little Black Girls Who May Never Be Told."

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.

A Brown Girl Like Me: A Historical Journey Through HERStory

(Allen Marketing) - Educator and Author La Tanya Brooks’s introduces A Brown Girl Like Me: A Journey Through HERstory. In this book, little Aubri Payton travels back in time and meets a beautiful fairy guide who whisks her off into a wondrous journey through time. The book presents history and victories in short, poetic, and fun lines that paint a picture of courage, audacity, and girl power.  

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

Guyanese Poet Awarded Queens Gold Medal

GEORGETOWN, Guyana – Guyanese poet Grace Nichols will be awarded the Queen’s gold medal for poetry for her body of work, in particular her first collection of poetry “I Is a Long-Memoried Woman”, her prose, and several books for younger readers.

Poet Grace Nichols. (Photograph by Suki Dhanda/The Observer)

Student Resistance in the Age of Chaos

Mark Edelman Boren's Student Resistance in the Age of Chaos is one of those rare acts of historical sleight of hand where something we have seen fleeting glimpses of for years suddenly looms large and makes sense in a majestic new way. Working as Mark's editor for the last two years, I learned so much.

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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