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Boisterous Board Books

Silly books can make for some great read-alouds. Here we have three board books perfect for sharing, playing and laughing.

MDC’s Miami Book Fair and the National Endowment for the Arts Present The Big Read Miami 2020

Miami,–Miami Dade College’s (MDC) acclaimed Miami Book Fair (MBF) will celebrate community togetherness, open literary discussion, and creative expression during the month of March with activities such as the film documentary, LOS VIEJOS (THE OLDIES), about Cuba’s elderly musicians, a pop-up exhibit by artist Linda Faneuf, and a keynote presentation by Roz Chast, author of this year’s TheBig Read Miami 2020 selection, Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?.

Gift Books: Let's Eat

Our annual food issue always presents the problem of choice. So many fabulous cookbooks, so little room. Below we have 15 reviews, and here we offer six review lets, because we love cookbooks.

Comics: Time Traveling with Sequential Art

Pioneering cartoonist Will Eisner once described comics as a "sequential art." Expanding on Eisner's theories in Understanding Comics(Morrow, $24.99), Scott McCloud later defined the term as "juxtaposed pictorial and other images in deliberate sequence." The capacity for comics to control how readers experience time within a narrative is a key feature of the medium. In these recent releases, cartoonists take advantage of this feature to purposely distort how time is perceived.

Your Guide to Gifts

When the holidays roll around, I start a whole stress habit: listing the people I need to buy gifts for, feeling on top of things, then doing nothing else about it, week after week until it's crunch time. But gift giving doesn't have to be a long sweaty nightmare, especially when you have your local indie bookstore as your secret weapon! Below, you'll find reviews of 15 of our gift recommendations, and to start things off, I have a few more suggestions.

Collected Letters From the Heart

Today's the day Americans will send 145 million Valentine's Day cards and spend more than $27 billion, including $2.4 billion on candy, $2.3 billion on flowers and nearly $1.7 billion on gifts for pets. And that's with only 55% of Americans even celebrating.

‘ReadCaribbean’ to Highlight 2019 Miami Book Fair

“ReadCaribbean”, a series including readings, panel discussions and storytelling for children which highlight the vibrant, diverse literary culture of the region, will be among the highlights of the Miami Book Fair (MBF) presented this month by Miami Dade College (MDC).

“Baksh, Imam”

Let Me Tell You Something

Want some insights on feminism, religion, politics that will make you laugh, cry, or scream? Well, you’ll find them all in a little book by J.A. Lovelock. Her unique wit and engaging musings that come from her experiences and observations on contemporary life is what we sometimes need to ‘escape’ a life filled with so many distractions. The recently published Let Me Tell You Something is a collection of commentaries published in the UK version of the Jamaica Gleaner over the years.

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