More than 60 authors responded when Henderson Libraries set out to seek interest in a Local Authors Showcase. To launch the new display, the library plans a meet-and-greet session and author panels March 8.
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In “50 Shades of Grades: My Journey Through Wacademia,” Las Vegas author Andrew R. Nixon traces his life path beginning as a mediocre student and navigating through academia to obtain “the ultimate degree in education,” the Ph.D. Nixon was a reluctant student, hardly what he or his teachers considered university material. Yet, his father was determined to push him into college. When a classmate said she was going to Brigham Young University, Nixon devised a scheme to thwart his father’s wishes. For more information on the book, email email@example.com .
Literary highlights this week include book events for “If My Dirty Shoes Could Fly,” “Everyday Las Vegas” and “Marisol McDonald Doesn’t Match.”
Taken to Camp O’Donnell in the Philippines, nurses saved as many American lives as they could with the scant resources they had — despite that the nurses themselves suffered terribly from disease and starvation in the POW camps.
Summerlin-area resident Kenneth Ian Segel, a rabbi who trained at the Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, has served congregations around the United States and Canada. Recently Segel set his sites on teaching values through children’s literature with the release of two picture books. “The Amazing Sparkey,” illustrated by Amory Abbott, focuses on the antics of a dog named Sparkey, who can read, talk and even agrees to let the neighbor’s cat ride on his back in the pool. “A Big Decision,” illustrated by Sonny Heston, follows the adventures of 9-year-old Jake, who is known for the diligent care he gives to his menagerie of pets.
Imagine wading to school in snow that’s waist-high and having to build a fire when you got there. Imagine going outside to go to the bathroom, no matter what the weather. And then read “One Room Schools” by Susan Apps-Bodilly.
Literary highlights this week include a presentation by “The Aviator’s Wife” author Melanie Benjamin and events for David G. Schwartz’s book “Grandissimo: How Jay Sarno’s Wild Life Changed Las Vegas.” And don’t miss out on swapping book donations for show tickets with comedy magician Mac King.
Growing up during apartheid in South Africa, Richman Mahlangu discovered that his only way to escape government-sanctioned racism and poverty was to excel at tennis.
He loves me. She loves me not.
It was a few days before Easter, 2010, and Church of South Las Vegas senior pastor Benny Perez’s life was at a high. His wife was pregnant and the church was prospering and poised for expansion. That’s when the storm hit. Perez lays out his troubles from the flatlining of his baby’s heartbeat during a routine ultrasound and the near loss of his wife to the financial crisis’ drag on the church and its members in “More: Discovering the God of More When Life Gives You Less.”