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Black History Month at Stetson Public Library

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

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...


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,...


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....