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Books That Make You: Want to fall in Love

Books That Make You: Want to fall in Love

Just in time for Valentine’s Day Books That Make You has a show that is all about love…and books. Some of the most popular novels on bookstore shelves are about love, romance, finding our true love, and being loved. Love is a concept and a topic that pervades all area of our life. So, what…

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Lucy Higgs Nichols

Lucy Higgs Nichols

As we celebrate Black History Month, we think of Lucy Higgs Nichols (April 10, 1838 – January 25, 1915) was an African American escaped slave, and a nurse for the Union Army during the American Civil War. Known affectionately as “Aunt Lucy”, her sole photo shows her surrounded by veterans of the 23rd Indiana Volunteer…

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Diary of Anne Frank

The Diary of Anne Frank

Stageworks Theatre Company in Tampa is putting on a touching show to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the publication of “The Diary of Anne Frank.” Anne Frank’s astonishing diary has become an integral part of how we remember one of the worst times of human history, perhaps it is even more important today than it…

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Black History Month

Origins of Black History Month

Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history. Also known as African American History Month, the event grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. Since 1976, every U.S….

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Man Enough Book

Books That Make You: Man Enough

Justin Baldoni is an actor, director, producer, entrepreneur, author and changemaker whose efforts are focused on creating impactful media and entertainment. He is the creator and director of CW’s “My Last Days,” an uplifting documentary series about life as told by courageous people living with a terminal illness, and the creator of “Man Enough,” the…

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A Tomato Grows in Brooklyn

Books That Make You: Want

Cookbooks, what a wonderful bookish accessory to every kitchen. From grandma’s baker’s rack to every modern kitchen, there is something about the recipes in those pages that inspire us, make us cook like a pro, and of course, make us ever so hungry. This week’s Books That Make You guest is David Ruggerio—not a stranger…

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