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Picture Flagler at the Florida Heritage Book Festival

Picture Flagler at the Florida Heritage Book Festival     St. Johns County, FL – As part of the 7th Annual Florida Heritage Book Festival, the St. Johns County Bookmobile is visiting the campus of Flagler College. The Bookmobile will be available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, September 27, between the Flagler […]

An Obama’s Journey

An Obama’s Journey My Odyssey of Self-Discovery across Three Cultures by Mark Obama Ndesandjo Globe Pequot Press Hardcover, $25.95 392 pages ISBN: 978-1-4930-0751-6 Book Review by Kam Williams “’My family will hate me for this book, baby,’ I explained [to my wife]. She hugged me and assured me they would not, while no doubt sensing […]

Finding Your Roots

Finding Your Roots by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. University of North Carolina Press                                                                     Hardcover, $30.00                                                       352 pages ISBN: 978-1-4696-1800-5 Book Review […]

Death of a King The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Final Year

Death of a King The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Final Year by Tavis Smiley with David Ritz Little, Brown and Company Hardcover, $27.00                                                       288 pages ISBN: 978-0-316-33276-7   Book Review by Kam Williams   “The question I attempt to answer in this book is simple: In his last year, what kind […]

Story/Time: The Life of an Idea

Story/Time: The Life of an Idea by Bill T. Jones Princeton University Press Hardcover, $24.95                                                       104 pages, Illustrated ISBN: 978-0-691-16270-6   Book Review by Kam Williams “In this ceaselessly questioning book, acclaimed African-American dancer, choreographer and director Bill T. Jones reflects on his art and life… Presenting personal revealing stories, richly illustrated with striking photographs… and featuring […]

The Imperfect Marriage: Help for Those Who Think It’s Over

The Imperfect Marriage Help for Those Who Think It’s Over by Darryl and Tracy Strawberry Howard Books Hardcover, $24.99                                                       252 pages ISBN: 978-1-4767-3874-1 Book Review by Kam Williams “Marriage is a battlefield. Trust us, we know. Our marriage has suffered through—and survived—adultery, addiction, financial ruin, and the consequences of our own inner struggles… However, we […]

Thoughts From A Unicorn: 100% black. 100% jewish. 0% safe.

Thoughts from a Unicorn: 100% black. 100% jewish. 0% safe. by MaNishtana Foreword by Saul Sudin Hyphen Publishing Paperback, $19.95 392 pages, Illustrated ISBN: 978-0-61574758-3 Book Review by Kam Williams “Born to an African-American Orthodox Jewish family, MaNisshtana has spent his life being Black, being Jewish, fielding questions and accusations from all sides, and occasionally […]

Cold Shot: A Clever Suspense by Mark Henshaw

Cold Shot: A Clever Suspense by Mark Henshaw   The number one factor that makes a thriller memorable is whether or not the story is clever. Henshaw brought it in his first novel, Red Cell, and has most definitely delivered once again by creating one of the most clever thrillers in quite a while   […]

30 Years at Ballymaloe

30 Years at Ballymaloe by Darina Allen Foreword by Alice Waters Photographs by Laura Edwards Kyle Books Hardcover, $35.00 320 pages, Illustrated ISBN: 978-1-909487-13-0 Book Review by Kam Williams             “Ballymaloe is Ireland’s longest established cookery school and a Mecca of international acclaim for those with a passion for food. Since it first opened in […]

Power List Announces Best-Selling African-American Books for Summer 2014

Power List Announces Best-Selling African-American Books for Summer 2014   New York, NY, August 5, 2014 Autobiographies and books with political themes dominated both the hardcover and paperback non-fiction portions of the Power List, the quarterly compilation of best-selling books written or read by African Americans, which was released today. The one notable exception was a […]