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Casa Azul Bookstore at the Brooklyn Book Festival

The Brooklyn Book Festival is this Sunday, September 21st! The festival is the largest free literary event in New York City, presenting an array of national and international literary stars and emerging authors.

Look for La Casa Azul Bookstore and Las Comadres para las Americas at booth #227 – you will find 20 authors reading and signing books from 12:00pm – 6:00pm!

Contact: Aurora Anaya-Cerda, Owner/founder / info.lacasaazul@gmail.com

Pre-Brooklyn Book Festival Bash!
Friday, September 19, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Join us in welcoming authors from across the country who are in town for Sunday’s book festival. This is a great opportunity to meet your favorite writers – many visiting La Casa Azul Bookstore for the first time!

Panel: How to Impress Agents and Editors
Saturday September 20, 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Do you have a book idea and don’t know where to begin? Have you submitted to agents and editors and don’t understand why your work is rejected? Are you a published author and are confused by the industry? Co-founders of the Comadres and Compadres Writers Conference and Count on Me author Nora Comstock, literary agent Adriana Dominguez, and editorial consultant Marcela Landres will share essential steps to take–and missteps to avoid. Depending on the size of the audience, during Q&A each writer might have the opportunity to receive individual advice on his/her publishing journey. Fee: $25

Then….. Look for Las Comadres para las Americas and La Casa Azul Bookstore at the Brooklyn Book Festival.
Sunday, September 21, rain or shine!
Festival location: Brooklyn Borough Hall and Plaza, 209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn 11201

AUTHOR BOOK SIGNING SCHEDULE / Booth #227

12:00pm – 2:00pm
Irene Perez
John Parra
Jose Luis Orozco
Jose Luis Vilson
Monica Brown
Rich Villar
Torrey Maldonado

2:00pm – 3:30pm
Angela Dominguez
Cecilia Fernandez
Daisy Hernandez
Jennifer de Leon
Joan Regen Ramirez
Sandra Lopez
Silvia Siller

3:30pm – 5:00pm
Luis Jaramillo
Lyn Di Iorio
Mylene Ticeno

BOOK: Seeing through Race: A Reinterpretation of Civil Rights Photography



Seeing through Race is a boldly original reinterpretation of the iconic photographs of the black civil rights struggle. Martin A. Berger’s provocative and groundbreaking study shows how the very pictures credited with arousing white sympathy, and thereby paving the way for civil rights legislation, actually limited the scope of racial reform in the 1960s. Berger analyzes many of these famous images—dogs and fire hoses turned against peaceful black marchers in Birmingham, tear gas and clubs wielded against voting-rights marchers in Selma—and argues that because white sympathy was dependent on photographs of powerless blacks, these unforgettable pictures undermined efforts to enact—or even imagine—reforms that threatened to upend the racial balance of power.

“This work speaks to the power images have in framing how we see and react to others.  Critically important in the current era of images,  and given the persistent frisking, shooting, incarcerations and killing of innocent people of color in communities including – and not limited to, our beloved Harlem.”
– HarlemCondoLife

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