Julian Jingles was a teenager living in Kingston, Jamaica during the 1960s when he started writing a book he eventually titled “A Reason For Living.” Comment
I don’t like that!
How many times a day do you say those words? Surely, you’ve been saying them all your life, about food, time-outs, bedtime, homework, curfews, clothes, and a hundred other things. So you don’t like that. Read “Marley Dias Gets It Done and So Can You!” by Marley Dias… and do something about it! Comment
Help yourself by knowing yourself!
In a new self-help book by educator and debut author Nicole McLaren Campbell — wife of Jamaican artist Jeffrey “Agent Sasco” Campbell — she challenges readers to finding their true purpose in life with some self-examination. Her book titled “Make it Count,” calls on readers to headstart on a life toward their dreams without the many obstacles preventing them. She says if someone is stalling on a goal and overthinking its completion, her guide aims to help in deciding the next step. Comment
Who are you?
Spoken or unspoken, serious or in jest, you get asked that question all the time. Where are you from? Who are your parents? Have you been here before, and what do you do? In “All The Women in My Family Sing,” edited by Deborah Santana, the questions stand: who are you and what is your story? Comment
The book is a sail down memory lane.
A Pulitzer-winning author and former Brooklynite will launch his first children’s book at the Brooklyn Public Library in Prospect Heights on March 13. Junot Diaz said that his picture book “Islandborn,” about a young girl who must rely on her family’s memories of the island where she was born, was inspired by his own family’s journey from the Dominican Republic to the United States. Comment
He did it on one knee.
One knee, with a nervous grin on his face and a velvet box in his shaking hands, asking you the Question of a Lifetime. You’d talked about this day but it was still a surprise and now you have planning to do, just the two of you. Or, as in “An American Marriage” by Tayari Jones, three… Comment