Book Releases

New Book Alert! ‘Rapper’s Deluxe: How Hip Hop Made the World’ 

Todd Boyd, Ph.D., and renowned artist, Chuck D (Public Enemy) discussed how hip-hop held evangelical influence over the world’s shift in culture. The declaration of Boyd’s hardcover book, “Rapper’s Deluxe: How Hip Hop Made the World” premiered globally on Wednesday, Feb. 07, at The Broad Museum. 

Eriq La Salle Named Leimert Park Book Fair Ambassador 

He was a student at Julliard, and then graduated from New York University with a graduate degree in Theatre. La Salle says that strong foundation in his craft gave him the confidence, to further his career in acting. However, his beginnings in acting did not come without its challenges. 

‘Holler, Child’ – Short Story Collection About Black Lives in America

LaToya Watkins has surpassed the high bar set by her beautifully crushing debut novel, “Perish,” with a collection of short stories titled “Holler, Child.” Heavily rooted in west Texas where the author grew up, the 11 fictional pieces focus on Black lives — and the huge range of people and relationships within — to form a profound collection.

‘SNL’ Star Leslie Jones Drops Raw Memoir Mixed with Life Advice

Leslie Jones wants to set one thing straight in her memoir: She is undeniable. The word pops up 11 times in the book. Indefatigable is another good word to describe a comic whose career didn’t really take off until she joined the cast of “Saturday Night Live” at the age of 47, though perhaps it’s too many syllables for a standup routine.

‘Grace In Your Second Act’ – Florence LaRue’s Book Offers Wisdom on Aging Gracefully

Originally, there were five young talented vocalists of the multiple Grammy- award-winning 5th Dimension.  Their music was a combination of pop, pop soul, and psychedelic soul with hits like “Stone Cold Picnic,” “Day By Day By,” “Never My Love,” and an era-defining hit, “Age of Aquarius – Let The Sunshine In.”