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Black History Month at Stetson Public Library

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Black History Month at Stetson Public Library

Writer Lucy Gellman from the Arts Council Greater New Haven interviewed Melissa-Sue John and Olivia Lauren John on Wednesday, February 26th at Visual Literacy, a one-night artist and vendor showcase at the Stetson Branch Library on Dixwell Avenue. She writes, "Melissa-Sue John was tired of books that didn’t reflect the two Black girls she had at home. Her daughters, Olivia Lauren and Alyssa Simone, were both budding writers. So the three of them did the only reasonable thing there was to do: they founded a publishing house to tell their own stories." After describing all the other artists at the event, she continues, "The Johns greeted...


Double feature for author and publisher at Lauren Simone Pubs

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Double feature for author and publisher at Lauren Simone Pubs

We are so excited to share that January ended with double features of our publisher and one of our authors. Co-Founder and publisher at Lauren Simone Publishing House, Melissa-Sue John, was interviewed by award-winning author, novelist, poet, and non-fiction writer, Jean Moore. Learn more as she shares how the company started and how her vision was realized in Finding Your Invincible Summer.  Meanwhile, author, Yvette Phillips can be seen on News12 featured for reading to students about Lunar New Year. Democracy Prep High School and Bronx Charter School for Better Learning are the only two schools in New York City that teach Korean...


Lala and Henry Wingo get 5 stars by Readers Favorite

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Lala and Henry Wingo get 5 stars by Readers Favorite
Lala and Henry Wingo, published November 2019, received 5 stars from Readers' Favorite. Enter to win a free book, tshirt, and bookmark!

Vintage Radio and Communications Museum partners with Lauren Simone Publishing House

Vintage Radio and Communications Museum partners with Lauren Simone Publishing House

Can you imagine the world without radio, television, or computers? Vintage Radio and Communications Museum of Connecticut offers visitors (children and adults, alike) a historic tour of electric communications from the 1800s onward. During the guided tour, they teach visitors how communication has evolved and changed our lives. As a part of a mutual interest to educate and widen the experiences of young people in the STEM fields, Lauren Simone Publishing House and Vintage Radio and Communication Museum have joined together to teach children about various ways that people communicate in an epic event called CONNECT-4-FUN!!! Below are four ways,...


Double Feature

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Double Feature

Yvette Phillips was born and raised in Colleyville, a small rural town in the Island of Jamaica, West Indies. She is the oldest of eight children, including four boys and four girls, born to Edna and Dennis Duncan. Yvette is the wife of Ivan Phillips and the mother of Matthew Phillips.   As a child, Yvette had an exceptional love for reading and has always dreamed of writing a book. She attended Christian High School in Manchester. After graduation, she decided to relocate to Kingston for better opportunities. While in Kingston, she attended Rapid College of Commerce where she achieved...