Posts Tagged "Author"

An Honest Discussion of Race in America

Posted by on Nov 14, 2017 in | 0 comments

An evening with Jason Bost, Author of White Nigger. Join us for an open and honest discussion about race in this country. We will be holding this timely conversation at Prallsville Mills in Stockton, NJ RSVP recommended: conact@bookgarden.biz or call...

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Author Jason Bost Discusses Race in America at Prallsville Mills Event

Posted by on Nov 5, 2017 in author, books, In The News | 0 comments

Race in America isn’t a simple black and white issue for Jason Bost, author of White Nigger. His new autobiography shares intimate details of what life was like for him growing up bi-racial in impoverished America. A teen dad, high school dropout and convicted drug dealer, Bost eventually finds his way to a career as a successful entertainment industry executive, eventual law school graduate, and college professor. This is an explosively emotional and inspirational journey exploring the ups & downs of growing up bi-racial in America. Born just a few years after the Supreme Court held discrimination against interracial marriage unconstitutional, the author takes you from his time as an impoverished youth, living in a predominantly white neighborhood, to his move to the inner city and predominately black school system. From being called ‘nigger’ in the white neighborhood to fighting daily for being attacked and called ‘white boy’ in the black neighborhoods. From the brutal murders of friends and family members, to providing an insider’s look at the author’s time in the entertainment industry, working on projects that went on to win Grammy Awards and garner numerous Gold, Platinum and Diamond records. This is an American Dream story centered on the direct impact of race in America. “Change requires dialogue. Nothing changes without a conversation, be it with oneself, with a higher power, with a significant other, a neighbor, a community or the world. I am determined to do what I can to further the dialogue about race in this country and I invite anyone interested to join me.” – Jason C. Bost Join Jason Bost for a conversation on race in America on Tuesday, November 14 at 7:30pm at the Prallsville Mills in Stockton. This event is being cosponsored by The Book Garden in Frenchtown and the Hunterdon County Anti-Racism Coalition. To reserve a copy of White Nigger and RSVP, contact@bookgarden.biz; 908-996-2022. The event is free and open to the public; however donations to support Prallsville Mills are encouraged and a portion of proceeds from all book sales will be donated back to Prallsville. The Prallsville Mills complex in Stockton, is considered a significant example of early American industrial architecture that was included on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973. Today, the Mill proudly features cultural and historic events for the entire community. Visit them online at www.prallsvillemills.org or follow them on...

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Zombies, Aliens and Parades!

Posted by on Oct 28, 2017 in | 0 comments

The annual Frenchtown Zombie Crawl invites zombies of all ages to celebrate the season of creepy crawly fun! Author Joe McGee will be in town to read from his book series Peanut Butter and Brains and Peanut Butter and Aliens. Zombies shuffle through town from 4pm to 7pm and then are invited to join in the annual Halloween Parade that starts at the American Legion. Need a little make-up assistance? Head to the river starting at 2pm to transform! Visit Frenchtown Today on Facebook for more information or email us at...

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Unlikely Story of a Pig In the City Author Visit

Posted by on Oct 22, 2017 in | 0 comments

Meet Del Val’s very own Jodi Kendall (class of 1998), author of The Unlikely Story of a Pig in the City. Every young person (and those of us who used to be young) can relate to this story. A little pig in a big city leads to lots of trouble! Josie Shilling’s family is too big, their cramped city house is too small, and she feels like no one’s ever on her side. Then, on Thanksgiving Day, her older brother, Tom, brings home a pink, squirmy bundle wrapped in an old football jersey—a piglet he rescued from a nearby farm. Her name is Hamlet. The minute Josie holds Hamlet, she feels an instant connection. But there’s no room for Hamlet in the crowded Shilling household. And whoever heard of keeping a pig in the city? So it’s up to Josie to find her a forever home. The Unlikely Story of a Pig in the City is a heartwarming tale of family, belonging, and growing bigger when you’ve always felt small. Join us. Refreshments will be...

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Prallsville Speaker Series Welcomes Author Ralph Young

Posted by on Jun 4, 2017 in | 0 comments

The historic Prallsville Mills kicks off its new speaker series at 1 pm on Sunday, June 4 with an exploration of the role of dissent in American politics from our nation’s inception to current times with author Ralph Young. Young, a Temple University History professor, says that from colonial days to our current turbulent times, dissent shapes our nation. Given the rise in protest and resistance during the last year, a look backwards in time can inform our current conditions. Young is the author of Dissent: The History of an American Idea, a narrative history of the United States from the standpoint of dissenters and protest movements. The book was a finalist for the 2016 Phi Beta Kappa Ralph Waldo Emerson Award. He is also the editor of Dissent in America: Voices That Shaped a Nation, a compilation of more than 100 documents by American dissenters. The event is the first in a planned Speaker’s Series at Prallsville Mill. Next up will be an evening of stories that capture the industry, history, and decadence along the Delaware River. Included in the evening will be: Keith Strunk’s observations about Prallsville Mill and Stockton, Edie Sharp’s insights into the Delaware River Byway, and Becky Diamond’s dive into The Thousand Dollar Dinner, a 19th century culinary challenge between Philadelphia restauranteur James Parkinson and the Delmonico family of NY. This event will be on August 27th at 7pm. The Speakers Series is free and open to the public; however donations to support Prallsville Mills are encouraged and a portion of proceeds from all book sales will be donated back to Prallsville. Signed copies of Dissent can be ordered through The Book Garden. The Prallsville Mills complex in Stockton, NJ, is considered a significant example of early American industrial architecture that was included on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973. Today, the Mill proudly features cultural and historic events for the entire community. Vist them online at www.prallsvillemills.org or follow them on...

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