After suffering a serious brain hemorrhage, Poly High senior Sydney McKeever found comfort in cooking. She wrote a cookbook she’s selling to raise money for a nonprofit that specializes in helping others with her condition.
Now that COVID-19 rules have loosened, Ashley Ratcliff and her fundraising team are also gearing up for the next Walk MS at Eldorado Park on April 30.
“How We Got Here,” a guided journal by Long Beach author Nancy Luong, lists 50 meaningful questions from describing difficult times, finding things in common, explaining journeys of leaving home and documenting and preserving cultural heritage, especially keeping immigrant families in mind.
“Just Harriet” is a novel that peers into the mind of third-soon-to-be fourth grader, Harriet Wermer, a spontaneous, spunky girl who, admittedly, doesn’t have the greatest track record with telling the truth.
This year’s lineup again features seven writers, including rising star Alexandra Andrews. Conference takes place on March 19, 2022.
Bryant has said she’d “set everything in Long Beach” if her publishers let her, and it’s a treat for local readers to have the city featured in the rising author’s literary world.
One of four lending libraries that were recently built in the 7th District has been transformed into a mini pumpkin patch on Delta Avenue and 32nd Street.
Bryant’s books feature Black teenagers in love, the kind of positive stories about Black kids that she wanted to read growing up but couldn’t find.
“It doesn’t feel real. I don’t think it will until I can walk into the store and see it.”