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As seen on NBC: Imani Ariana

As seen on NBC: Imani Ariana

On February 16, 2021, our kid author, Imani Ariana was featured on NBC CT as an inspirational kid author. Only 12 years old author, but she published two books: Disco Balls of the Universe and The Golden Life of Sally Sunflower with one soon to be released! She loves STEM so her books cover related topics. She has sold over 1000 books in 2020. She is also the founder of Love of Literature Book Club. Imani hopes to build a community of children who enjoy reading and socializing to discover the world of fun through literature.   This was not Imani’s...


Double feature for author and publisher at Lauren Simone Pubs

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...


Read Across America 2019

Read Across America 2019

Written by: Dr. Melissa-Sue John Theodor Seuss Geisel, born March 2, 1904, was an American children's author, political cartoonist, and animator. He is known for writing and illustrating over 60 books under the name, Dr. Seuss. His work includes many of the most popular children's books of all time, selling over 600 million copies and being translated into more than 20 languages by the time of his death.  Read Across America Day is a nationwide reading celebration that takes place annually on March 2—Dr. Seuss’s birthday. Across the country, myriad schools, libraries, and community centers participate by bringing together kids, teens, and books. Although Dr....


Jack and Allie's Space Adventure

Jack and Allie's Space Adventure

On Saturday, August 11, 2018, Imani Ariana attended an event at Jack and Allie’s. The bookstore owner, Barbara, welcomed Imani Ariana to host a Space Adventure! Imani read her book, Disco Balls of the Universe to toddlers and school aged children.  Then they had a dance party and did a line dance around the store.  After that children played Space Bingo and did Solar System arts and craft.      Parents purchased books and requested Imani’s signature. Imani took pictures with the children. Children and their families from the Vernon School District poured into the store. And best of all,...