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Lauren Simone Publishing House featured by Innovation Destination Hartford

Lauren Simone Publishing House featured by Innovation Destination Hartford

April starts off great with a feature by Innovation Destination Hartford, A Metro Hartford Alliance Initiative. Nan Price, a content manager at the Metro Hartford Alliance (MHA) and Website Curator for Innovation Destination Hartford tells the story of Hartford businesses.   Interested in sharing about the businesses in the 12th cohort of reSET, Nan reached out to Dr. Melissa-Sue John for an interview.  Using the convenience of online meetings, they have a lovely meeting, which results in this article.  Read it here.   Thanks Nan for this great piece! For more great tips and resources, follow and subscribe to our social...

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Mommy and Daddy, Do you Still Love Me Anymore? Book Review

Mommy and Daddy, Do you Still Love Me Anymore? Book Review

Mommy and Daddy, do you still love me? is a touching children's book, narrated by a little girl, sharing her story about experience with poverty, homelessness, incarceration, foster care, and adoption. In the story, we learn about this family of five: Mommy, Daddy, big sister (narrator), little brother, Melchizedek, and little sister, Sarai who struggle to keep a roof over their head. They have difficulty modeling a healthy relationship for their children. Finally, they have difficulty keeping the family together.

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WHY DO WE CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY MONTH

WHY DO WE CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY MONTH

At Lauren Simone Publishing House, we celebrate Black history every single day when we celebrate our authors, illustrators, graphic artists, editors, book sellers, and publishers. But every February, the U.S. celebrates Black History month.  Why do we celebrate Black history month? Black history month honors the contributions and sacrifices of African Americans who helped shape the nation. Carter G. Woodson, the "father of Black history," who first set out in 1926 to designate a time to promote and educate people about Black history and culture. February was chosen primarily because the second week of the month coincides with the birthdays...

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Lauren Simone Pubs in paper, on radio, and social media

Lauren Simone Pubs in paper, on radio, and social media

Closing out the year, Lauren Simone Publishing House made the front page of The Hartford News. We were featured for being one of the small businesses at the Winterfair showcase in Hartford. Below is a picture of my hard copy. Click the link to save your own pdf.   Amherst Island Radio is an independent radio station showcasing local music, local business, and local events.  It is 100% volunteer-run, 100% non-profit, and 100% fun. Established in 2006 Amherst Island Radio has been serving the Kingston, Napanee and the Loyalist Township areas on 101.3 FM, and the world through the Internet...

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When in New Hampshire

When in New Hampshire

I just celebrated my birthday. My husband took me on a road trip from Connecticut to New Hampshire. He wanted to fill my wish about visiting Mount Washington. Mount Washington is the highest peak in the Northeastern United States at 6,288.2 ft and the most topographically prominent mountain east of the Mississippi River. Not only is the mountain super tall, it is also notorious for its erratic weather. So to climb it, we did not hike, we took the cog rail. The Cog Railway, or simply “the Cog”—was chartered by the New Hampshire State Legislature in 1858 at the request of Sylvester Marsh (1803-1884). The...

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