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Genesis Be Book Signing / Meet & Greet

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Join us for the celebration of the debut children's book by Biloxi native and multi-disciplinary artist Genesis Be! You know her from her national advocacy to change the MS State Flag and her organization Strive Till I Rise, which focuses on empowering youth through art. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, VICE and more. Now she's back home and we're so excited to have her  The Book Signing/Meet and Greet will be held at WoW Book and Toy Store, located at 1520 29th Ave, Suite 3, Gulfport MS 39501 on Saturday, February 19,...

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Celebrate Black Love

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Black heroines shouldn’t exist solely on the pages of stories to fight racism. These bestselling and award-winning authors will discuss what Black Love means to them, why love is so transformative, and why it is important to center love in their stories. Select attendees will win an exclusive #BlackLove sticker! OUR AMAZING AUTHOR PANELISTS INCLUDE: J.Elle, New York Times bestselling author of the Wings of Ebony duology, including the masterful finale Ashes of Gold. Kalynn Bayron, bestselling author of Cinderella is Dead and This Poison Heart, and her anticipated summer release This Wicked Fate. Alechia Dow, author of The Sound of Stars and the Indie Next Kids Pick winning The Kindred. Elise Bryant, bestselling...

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Meet Author Alice Faye Duncan!

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Join us as we celebrate the release of Alice Faye Duncan's newest release!  Your book purchase, which will arrive by free shipping, also comes with a link that allows you to participate in a live reading with Ms Duncan. After the reading we'll all enjoy some conversation and learn more about the author, Opal Lee, and more! The true story of Black activist Opal Lee and her vision of Juneteenth as a holiday for everyone celebrates Black joy and inspires children to see their dreams blossom. Growing up in Texas, Opal knew the history of Juneteenth, but she soon discovered that...

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Author Lisa Stringfellow makes a splash with her middle grade Black mermaid fantasy tale

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If Calypso was your favorite part about Pirates of the Caribbean, then you will absolutely love this book! "A Comb of Wishes" is the middle grade debut from Lisa Stringfellow that hits shelves February 2022, and it is steeped in Caribbean mermaid folklore. But don't take that to mean that this book is about plucky singing sea creatures. In fact, it's quite the opposite. Ophidia is a wrathful mermaid that very much gives off a powerful, mysterious, alluring energy and the way that Lisa describes her long flowing locs and kaleidoscopic scales is captivating. I really enjoyed how the book...

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May is Haitian Heritage Month!

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The Haitian Heritage Month celebration is an expansion of the Haitian Flag Day, a major patriotic day celebration in Haiti and the Diaspora. Haitian President Dumarsais Estimé started the Flag Day celebration with parades, cultural and athletic events in many cities in Haiti in the 1930s. Estime wanted to commemorate annually the creation of the Haitian flag on May 18 to encourage the development of patriotic sentiments among Haitian youth. Beside the Flag Day celebration, the month of May carries a number of significant historical and cultural traditions that Haitians are proud to make aware of and to pass on to future generations. In...

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