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The Reading Life: David Dennis Jr.

Susan Larson talks with David Dennis Jr., whose new book, written in collaboration with his father, is ‘The Movement Made Us: A Father, A Son, and the Legacy of a Freedom Ride.’


Ally Burgieres presents a story time, “Possums Are Not Cute!, and signs her book, Saturday, May 7, at 11 a.m. at Garden District Book Shop.

Marti Dumas discusses and signs her new middle grade fantasy novel, “Wild Seed Witch,” Monday, May 9, at 6 p.m. at Blue Cypress Books.

David J Dennis Jr., whose new book is “The Movement Made Us; A Father, A Son and the Legacy of a Freedom Ride,” appears Thursday, May 12, at Studio BMIKE at 2941 Royal St. and again Friday, May 13, at 7:30 p.m. at Baldwin & Co. in a conversation moderated by Charisse Gibson.

In other news:

Congrats to Jami Attenberg, who has been named a New Orleans Female Achiever of 2022 by New Orleans Magazine.

And here’s something to look forward to for Saints fans – Steve Gleason has sold a memoir, “Live Impossible,” to be published in 2024 to Alfred A. Knopf. Gleason will write the book with sportswriter Jeff Duncan.

The Reading Life in 2010, Susan Larson was the book editor for The New Orleans Times-Picayune from 1988-2009. She has served on the boards of the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival and the New Orleans Public Library. She is the founder of the New Orleans chapter of the Women's National Book Association, which presents the annual Diana Pinckley Prizes for Crime Fiction.. In 2007, she received the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities lifetime achievement award for her contributions to the literary community. She is also the author of The Booklover's Guide to New Orleans. If you run into her in a local bookstore or library, she'll be happy to suggest something you should read. She thinks New Orleans is the best literary town in the world, and she reads about a book a day.