Brooklyn Bookbeat

Brooklyn book ties childhood with Jackie Robinson

When Jackie Robinson started playing for the Dodgers, it was the first step of the Civil Rights revolution in baseball. While this historic event has been recorded in numerous books, “BREAKING GROUND: How Jackie Robinson Changed Brooklyn,” which debuts Sept. … Full Article

Fodor’s Travel launches first comprehensive guidebook to NYC’s trendiest borough

Fodor’s Travel, the leading name in travel guides for almost 80 years, introduces its newest guidebook destination: “Fodor’s Brooklyn.” The New York City borough’s profile has experienced a meteoric rise in recent years, drawing an increasing … Full Article

Caribbean author to discuss debut poetry collection in Fort Greene

Hailed by Junot Díaz as “one of the Caribbean Diaspora’s finest writers,” Colin Channer is a best-selling novelist, cofounder of the Calabash Literary Festival in Jamaica and a widely published poet. … Full Article

Brooklyn writer featured in latest ‘Chicken Soup for the Soul’

Who benefits the most from volunteering? The volunteers themselves. That’s the theme that runs through all the stories in the latest inspiring collection from “Chicken Soup for the Soul” — a book filled with stories about volunteering. … Full Article

Local author of ‘B Is For Brighton Beach’ is all about giving back

“B Is For Brighton Beach” is a recently published children’s book with a story and a back-story. … Full Article

Blue: The LAPD and the Battle to Redeem American Policing

Simon & Schuster’s publication of Joe Domanick’s “Blue: The LAPD and the Battle to Redeem American Policing” could not be more timely, coming at the height of a national conversation about public trust in policing. The ubiquity of video and social media has only intensified this dialogue. … Full Article

Six authors make $50K St. Francis College Literary Prize shortlist

From 130 to six, the shortlist is out for the $50,000 St. Francis College Literary Prize, one of the richest literary awards in the United States. Authors on the 2015 shortlist are:   … Full Article

New York Times reporter Jonathan Weisman to launch debut novel in Brooklyn

A literary novel for the summer that is both redemptive and utterly transporting, “No. 4 Imperial Lane” is an epic family story, reminiscent of Nick Hornby and Alan Hollinghurst, which takes readers from 1980s Brighton to the midst of revolutionary Angola. … Full Article

New book on LA Dodgers is perfect summer read about perfect summer game

When I was five and still in short pants, my father and uncle brought me to a sacred shrine in Brooklyn at the intersection of Bedford Avenue, Sullivan Place, McKeever Place and Montgomery Street. … Full Article

Too many cooks spoil the broth? Not in Sunset Park

Over the years Sunset Park has been home to waves of immigrants, including Germans, Irish, Norwegians, Latinos, Asians and Eastern Europeans, many of whom brought recipes from their home countries with them when they arrived on U.S. … Full Article


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