Literary events this week include the opening of the “BAM! It’s a Picture Book: The Art Behind Graphic Novels” exhibit and a signing for “Remember the Time: Protecting Michael Jackson in His Final Days.”
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Any child who has “The Ultimate Book of Vehicles From Around the World” by his side can pretend to drive, dig or haul right now, no driver’s license required.
Book and author events from across the Las Vegas Valley.
A Las Vegas author shares his story of redemption in “The Tommie Scott Story: From Gangs, Drugs, and Crime to Soldier for Christ.”
Highlights this week include a literary event featuring Mike Prince at 2 p.m. April 13 at the Desert Willow Community Center.
Valerie L. Diamond left a job in banking and took up exotic dancing to help pay her family’s debts after her mother’s death. After retiring from the dancing life at 45, Diamond was inspired to write as a way to shed light on the industry.
Literary highlights this week include a visit by poet Lynn Xu, Pop-Up! Poetry at First Friday and a Clark County Library presentation by veteran Broadway and television actor George Guidall on the art of audiobooks.
If you lived in the White House, you’d change those things your parents grumble about. And in the new book, “The White House for Kids,” you’ll see what it’s like to live at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
Vital Germaine, a former gymnast and performer with Cirque du Soleil in Las Vegas and on national tours, has written a book about his life.
Las Vegas author Matthew Kadish published his novel “Earthman Jack vs. The Ghost Planet” to the Amazon Kindle store with the intention of making it available to family and friends who had been bugging him to read it. He went on vacation and returned home to find he had sold more than 1,000 copies and debuted on five of Amazon’s top 100 lists. The author is now at work on the second book in the series, “The Secret Army.” The sci-fi adventure follows teen slacker Jack Finnegan, whose average life is interrupted by an alien invasion. The secret to defeating the attacking force is an ancient spacecraft that can be flown only by Earthmen. For more information on the author, visit matthewkadish.com.
Literary highlights this week include the Clark County Library’s Spring Fling Book Fair — Sesquicentennial Edition, set to include more than 100 authors.
Anna Hibiscus from the children’s picture book ““Splash, Anna Hibiscus!” by Atinuke and Lauren Tobia” watched the ocean waves as they splashed and laughed. She wanted so much to splash, too, and she wanted everyone else to come with her!
You know her from detective novels, old movies and yellowed newspaper headlines. But what do you really know about the woman who, in fiction and in fact, accompanied, aided, abetted or just stood by her law-breaking man?
Gina Moreno Wilson shares the story of her family’s struggle with her father’s illness in “Donald’s Story: One Family’s Journey Through the Tangled Darkness of Alzheimer’s: How to Cope and Survive as Your Loved One Slips Away.”
Literary highlights this week include author appearances by Ellen Poulsen, Jenni Pulos, Brandon Mull, Chad Morris, Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus.
Yep, taking things apart is fun, even though it might make your parents or teachers a little crazy. So maybe you need to read “Ask a Science Teacher” by Larry Scheckel instead. That might be somewhat safer.
“Pope on the Dole,” a satirical novel by local authors David E. Miller and Michelle Miller, imagines a world where a bankrupt Catholic Church auctions off everything of worth including the Vatican, which is transformed into The Vatican Hotel & Casino, an adult playground complete with a Sistine Chapel lounge for private dances.
Sometimes, even the best intentions get out of hand, as you’ll see in the new novel “Charly’s Epic Fiascos: Beware of Boys” by Kelli London.
Literary highlights this week include a Writing for Love mixer and a presentation by local young adult author Tera Lynn Childs.
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.
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.”