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Sights & Scenes: Book Signing
By Brandon I. Brooks (Entertainment Editor)
Published June 25, 2009

Actress Nia Long signs book copies.  – Malcolm Ali for Sentinel



Nia Long pictured with a father and daughter from the Boys & Girls Club (Manny Saucedo and Gladys Saucedo).
Photo by Malcom Ali for Sentinel


 Girls from Boys and Girls Club


 Girls from the Boys and Girls Club enjoying Book Signing. photo by Malcolm Ali for Sentinel





 Curtis J Benjamin

 Author Curtis J. Benjamin. photo by Malcolm Ali for Sentinel



(L-R) Rosario Arianno, LaJoyce Hale, Linda Penalonzo and Michelle Garrison are girls from the Boys & Girls Club of Carson.  photo by Brandon I. Brooks for Sentinel

Book Signing for “Saving Our Daughters: From A Man‘s Point of view

To kick off Father’s Day Weekend Actress Nia Long, songwriter Sean Garrett and actor Gary Sturgis signed books at Barnes & Noble this past Friday (June 19, 2009) for girls and boys of the Boys & Girls club of Los Angeles and their father’s.

Sentinel: What are you going to take home from today’s event?

Rosario Arianno: Actually after I asked her my personal question. I am going to talk to my sisters and tell them what she told me and she said, “Follow your own voice and dreams” because I come from divorced parents that they are always there and they really don’t have time to like, be there for us and try to put us up. So I am going to share that.  I have one brother and two sisters.

Sentinel: Tell me what you thought about the event?

LaJoyce Hale: I think the event was like an incredible experience to actually get advice from Nia and how she grew up and how’s life.  And then the book, I mean come on, free book (laughs).  And then she signs it and everybody else signed it.  I think it was awesome”.  

Sentinel: When did you first hear about the event?

Linda Penalonzo: Are boys girls staff told us about it and I was excited to come and I am really happy that I came because I wasn’t going to come.  But I am really happy, this is a great experience, I am really happy that I got my book signed and I got to see Nia, it was really good.

Sentinel: What do you think about today’s event?

Michelle Garrison: It was nice, I really liked it. 











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