an innovative history in verse that celebrates the story of the Tuskegee Airmen: pioneering African-American pilots who triumphed in the skies and past the color barrier. The author and illustrator will be available to sign copies of You Can Fly for sale at the event. This event is free and open to the public.
From training days in Alabama to combat on the front lines in Europe, this is the story of the Tuskegee Airmen, the groundbreaking African-American pilots of World War II. In vibrant second-person poems, Carole Boston Weatherford teams up for the first time with her son, artist Jeffery Weatherford, in a powerful and inspiring book that allows readers to fly, too.
Carole Boston Weatherford is an award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of 40-plus books, mostly for young people. Her books have won two NAACP Image Awards and multiple awards from the American Library Association. Her most popular titles include Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom; Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer, Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement; Freedom on the Menu: The Greensboro Sit-ins; and Gordon Parks: How the Photographer Captured Black and White America. She is an English professor at Fayetteville State University.
Jeffery Boston Weatherford created the scratchboard illustrations for You Can Fly using archival World War II photographs as reference. The son of a poet and a preacher, Jeff was born in High Point, North Carolina in 1989 with hands so large that his grandmother predicted that he would one day do important work. That turned out to be art. Jeffery studied art at Winston-Salem State University, where he was a Chancellor's Scholar, and at Howard University, where he earned a Master of Fine Arts.
Stephen Jurovics will be at The Regulator Bookshop to discuss his new book, Hospitable Planet: Faith, Action, and Climate Change. The increasing severity of environmental problems led him, out of spiritual curiosity, to research the environmental teachings in Genesis-Deuteronomy, what Jesus called "the law" in English translations, particularly exploring whether they contained instructions relevant to contemporary issues such as greenhouse gas emissions, preserving biological diversity, treatment of the land, and sustainability. The abundance of applicable teachings, and a desire to discuss ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions motivated him to write this book.
Stephen A. Jurovics holds BS and MS degrees from Columbia University and a PhD in Engineering from the University of Southern California. Aspects of climate change mitigation have been the focus of his engineering work for more than two decades.
Spanning three generations, Hanging Bridge reveals what happened in Clarke Country in 1919 and 1942, when two horrific lynchings took place, the first of four young people, including a pregnant woman, the second, of two teenaged boys accused of harassing a white girl. Jason Ward's painstaking and haunting reconstruction of these events traces a legacy of violence that reflects the American experience of race, from the depths of Jim Crow through to the growing power of the NAACP and national awareness of what was taking places even in the country's bleakest racial landscapes. Connecting the lynchings to each other and then to the civil rights struggles in the 1960s, when the threat of violence hung heavy over Clark County, Ward creates a narrative that links living memory and verifiable fact, illuminating one of the darkest places in American history and revealing the resiliency of the human spirit.
Jason Morgan Ward is the author of Defending White Democracy: The Making of a Segregationist Movement and the Remaking of Racial Politics, 1936-1965. He is an assistant professor of history at Mississippi State University.
Ever wonder where sand comes from? Why shells are colored differently? How to estimate the size of a wave?Lessons from the Sand: Family-Friendly Science Activities You Can Do on a Carolina Beach reveals the science behind the amazing natural wonders found on the beaches of the Carolina with more than forty fun hands-on activities for families with children.
Retreat from a Rising Sea: Hard Choices in an Age of Climate Change is a big-picture, policy-oriented book explains in gripping terms what rising oceans will do to coastal cities and the drastic actions we must take now to remove vulnerable populations.
The authors detail specific threats faced by Miami, New Orleans, New York, and Amsterdam; they consider the burden to the taxpayer and the logistics of moving landmarks and infrastructure, including toxic-waste sites, and conclude with effective approaches for addressing climate-change denialism and powerful arguments for reforming U.S. federal coastal management policies.
Charles O. Pilkey is an artist and writer living in Mint Hill, North Carolina.
Orrin H. Pilkey is James B. Duke Professor Emeritus of Earth Sciences at Duke University and coauthor of How to Read a North Carolina Beach.
APS CAT ADOPTION EVENT
Sunday, July 10, 2016 2:00 pm
Durham Animal Protection Society will hold a monthly cat adoption event at the Regulator. Come visit our furry friends from 2:00 - 3:30. Note the time and date.
HEATHER HAVRILESKY IN CONVERSATION WITH CARTER KERSH
Monday, July 11, 2016, 7:00 pm
Celebrate the launch of Heather Havrilesky's new book,
a collection of new, unpublished letters and advice by the author of the popular advice column Ask Polly. Is there ever a right time to cheat on your spouse? How do you rein in an overbearing mother? Will you ever stop dating half-hearted assholes? Heather Havrilesky is here to guide you through the "what ifs" and "I don't knows" of modern life with the signature wisdom and tough love her readers have come to expect.
Heather Havrilesky is a Durham native and author of the memoir Disaster Preparedness. She has written for New York magazine, The New York Times Book Review, the New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, and Salon, among others.
Carter Kersh won The Monti's "Overall Best Story (2012)" award for his performance piece about growing up in Brevard, NC. He lives and works in the Triangle.
Wednesday, July 13 at 4:00PM - This is a ticketed event; please note time.
- Chuck will not be performing or reading at this event.
- This is a ticketed event and each ticket will include a copy of the FIGHT CLUB 2 hardcover ($29.95). Each copy of the new book to be signed MUST have a ticket!
- Tickets must be purchased in order to join the signing line.
- In addition to FIGHT CLUB 2, Chuck will sign only TWO other items (a piece of memorabilia or book).
- Chuck will happily pose for photos with fans.
- Line formation will begin at 3:30PM.
About the Book: New York Times bestselling novelist Chuck Palahniuk and acclaimed artist Cameron Stewart have collaborated for one of the most highly anticipated comic book and literary events-- the return of Tyler Durden. The first rule of Fight Club 2 might be not to talk about it, but Fight Club 2 is generating international headlines and will introduce a new generation of readers to Project Mayhem.
Chuck Palahniuk's ten previous novels are the bestselling Fight Club, which was made into a film by David Fincher; Survivor; Invisible Monsters; Choke, which was made into a film by director Clark Gregg; Lullaby; Diary; Haunted; Rant; Snuff; and Pygmy. He is also the author of Fugitives and Refugees, a nonfiction profile of Portland, Oregon, published as part of the Crown Journeys series, and the nonfiction collection Stranger Than Fiction. He lives in the Pacific Northwest.