Explore the Cosmos like Neil deGrasse Tyson

“Explore the Cosmos like Neil deGrasse Tyson” , c.2015, Prometheus Books		$14.99 / $16.00 Canada		177 pages

By Terri Schlichenmeyer The Bookworm Sez Nighttime is absolutely your favorite time. Some people choose to hang out with friends after dark. Some go to movies, listen to music, or just go to sleep. But you – as soon as it’s dark, you lay down somewhere quiet and look up. That’s where the stars are, and […]

Reach is a great gift for the man ready for his next chapter

Reach

By Terri Schlichenmeyer    Where do you go from here? You’ve been looking at your life and everything around you, and that’s the question you’ve been asking: what next?  What will you do with the rest of your days?  In the new book“Reach,” edited by Ben Jealous and Trabian Shorters, foreword by Russell Simmons, you may […]

Kate Morton’s The House at Riverton deserves a second try

The House at Riverton

By Ruth Ferguson Like others I must confess Kate Morton’s The House at Riverton is a book I started and lost interest in, but the last one third of the tale is suspenseful, evocative, and so filled with disappointment for the characters. But the story is worth the journey for the readers. Through the eyes of […]

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s “Stealing the Game” is a winner

“Stealing the Game” by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Raymond Obstfeld
c.2015, Disney Hyperion		$16.99 / $17.99 Canada		293 pages

Oh, how you hate to lose! You hate it so much, in fact, that it’s not really an option: you’ll do anything and work hardest to make sure that you’re not finishing last. It’s all or nothing for you, and in the new book “Stealing the Game” by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Raymond Obstfeld, it’s about […]

NDG Book Review: “Nadine, My Funny and Trusty Guide Dog”

“Nadine, My Funny and Trusty Guide Dog” by Carol Chiodo Fleischman, illustrated by Stephanie Ford
c.2015, Pelican Publishing Company		$16.99 / higher in Canada	      32 pages

By Terri Schlichenmeyer The Bookworm Sez Open your ears and close your mouths! That’s something your teacher says when she wants your class to be still and listen. Look but don’t touch is something Mom says, or “That smells fishy” when she doesn’t believe something. Hearing, smelling, feeling: those are three of the five senses you […]

New success guide for women of color in corporate America

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Chicago, IL (BlackNews.com) — The life experiences of Deborah Gray-Young placed her into a very unique position to be able to offer women of color an in-depth insight into navigating through and around the roadblocks erected by society. It is no secret that women have always had to fight for an equal place in the […]

Almost Famous Women is a delightful collection of short stories

“Almost Famous Women” by Megan Mayhew Bergman

By Terri Schlichenmeyer You were this close. You almost had it. Missed it by a hair, by just a smidge. You were slightly off the mark; in fact, almost too close to call. You didn’t get the cigar. Contrary to the old saying, close counts in more than just horseshoes and hand grenades. The proof […]

Issa Rae, Making the Black Experience Relatable

Issa Rae’s award-winning net-series has garnered more than 25 million views

by Shantella Y. Sherman Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper The world is full of African-American girls who have little rhythm, tend to be unsure of themselves in social situations, and who consider themselves, awkward. However, unlike those who grew up in the 1980s who turned introvert and found solace in mountains of books, […]

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