Books by speakers at the award-winning ALOUD series at the Central Library, presented by the Library Foundation of Los Angeles.
The author of Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood writes this time about her parents and the colonial life they enjoyed in Africa.
Leovoy outlines a “ghettoside” killing (slaying of a young black man by another) in South Los Angeles, and the dedicated detective who pursues the assailant. This book follows the case and uses it to explore larger sociological questions about crime and policing.
Egyptian journalist and ardent feminist, Mona Eltahawy, fearlessly writes about misogyny in the Arab world, and calls for a women's revolution to match that of the Arab spring.
Why do we make art? What does art cost us to create? David Smith is a struggling sculptor. When he makes a deal for the chance to make ground-breaking art instead of living a normal life, what is he really giving up? Scott McCloud tells a heartbreaking story about creation, love, and loss with beautiful line drawings and haunting style.
A true diva is a distinguished female opera singer who strives for the best in her own work and expects the same from everyone with whom she works in order to create a marvelous experience for an audience. Jessye Norman is the full embodiment of a diva on stage and off, always striving for the best in life and art.
On May 15, 2014, Jessye Norman was a guest at Aloud, and you can hear the podcast.