Untold Truths Behind Black Student Activism in the 1960s
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. has called Seven Sisters and a Brother “compelling portraits of the lives of the young people who risked their futures to make a difference.”
Four of the eight authors will sit down with and Brent Staples of the New Times Times to discuss their experiences as activists in an elite liberal arts college in the 1960s. When the eight students at Swarthmore College demanded a Black Studies curriculum and protested the decreased enrollment and hiring of African Americans in 1969, the peaceful protest was misreported through a negative lens. This long overdue choral memoir chronicles their eight-day sit-in. It is a story of great relevance at a time in which first-generation college students and millennial activists have demonstrated a desire for increased political engagement. According to Congresswoman Donna Shalala, “Theirs is a story of the power of collective action, the value of shared identity, and the thrill of progress.”
A book signing follows the event.
True Crime Stories Book Event
The Best New True Crime Stories: Serial Killers (The Best New Original Stories) will contain accounts covering various geographical locations and time frames. The quality true-crime selections in this anthology will aim to provide a thoughtful balance in both content and tone, not tipping too far into prurience or dry reportage. The work will include an international cast of writers of true crime, crime journalism and crime fiction as well as experts in the field.
Please join Mitzi Szereto, author of The Best New True Crime Stories: Serial Killers, for an afternoon at Indigo Langley, in Langley, BC. Mitzi will be reading from her book, answering questions and signing books; an afternoon not to be missed!
Life is a 4-Letter Word with Dr. David Levy
Your ticket includes - and is the same price as - the book.
The Last Bookstore is pleased to host Dr. David Levy and his new book, Life Is a 4-Letter Word: Laughing and Learning Through 40 Life Lessons. Please join us for Dr. Levy's official book launch; this event will feature Dr. Levy reading from his new book, Q& A and book signings. Additionally, Dr. Levy will share his sage wisdom learned through his humorous life lessons.
In Life is a 4-Letter Word: Laughing and Learning through 40 Life Lessons, Dr. Levy offers his readers a self-help book that is wisdom-based (rather than being instructional). He shares his teachings in an engaging and humorous fashion; he also shares forty autobiographical essays containing valuable life lessons. Readers will find relatable truths in Dr. Levy's uplifting stories and sage advice.
In addition to being an international bestselling author and psychologist, Dr. David Levy is also a well-known media consultant who has appeared on CNN and National Geographic; he provides the world with expert psychological perspectives on current events. He is also well known character actor and has appeared in many shows, including Cheers, One Day at a Time and Frasier.