Sister Duo Brings Haiti's History To Life In Their Debut YA Novel 'Dear Haiti, Love Alaine'
In Miami during the '90s, when kids would "quote their favorite television shows like the Simpsons," Haitian-American authors and sisters Maika and Maritza Moulite say they did not watch television — instead finding themselves uncovering different worlds and characters at the library. And while they enjoyed reading about different mystical worlds and lives, something that became painfully apparent, was the lack of characters who looked like them. This led the sister duo to work together and write their debut young adult novel, “Dear Haiti, Love Alaine,” which is this month’s Sundial Book Club pick. The novel follows the story of 17-year-old Alaine Bouleparnt, who attends a preparatory school and lives with her father in Miami. “It’s a story of when keeping it real goes wrong,” co-author Maritza Moulite says. In the book, the main character Alaine throws a prank at school in retaliation to classmates for making fun of her mother, a famous television journalist. Alaine is then sent to
Anthony Scaramucci, A Shortage Of OB-GYN Doctors & Sundial Book Club
On this Tuesday, Oct. 22, episode of Sundial: The Mooch Comes To South Florida Former White House Communications Director Anthony "The Mooch" Scaramucci will be at the NAIOP South Florida Signature Speakers Series event in Fort Lauderdale at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23. Scaramucci will be speaking about global economics, business and trade and how fluctuations could affect commercial real estate. Ahead of the event, he'll join Sundial to discuss the speaker series and why he supports the impeachment of President Donald J. Trump. The Shortage of OB-GYN Doctors South Florida is facing a shortage in OB-GYN doctors. These doctors are critical for standard gynecological care like pregnancy, assisting in childbearing, general checkups and pap smears. Dr. Yolangel Hernandez-Suarez, a longtime OB-GYN and vice provost of Florida International University’s School of Medicine, joins Sundial to explain why the region is facing a shortage and how FIU is training the next generation of doctors. Read
Key West's Fantasy Fest Turns 40: A Founder Looks Back
The local legend in Key West is that a few businessmen started Fantasy Fest in 1979 because they wanted to drum up some business at the end of the off-season. That's true, says Tony Falcone, who was one of those founding fathers for what has turned into the biggest annual event in the Keys. But it's not the only reason.
Candidates For Miami-Dade Mayor Face Off In First Debate Of 2020 Race
In the first debate of the 2020 Miami-Dade County mayoral race on Monday, five candidates expressed commitments to address sea-level rise and expand worker rights but also sparred over their backgrounds and ways to improve mass transit in the county. The forum hosted by the AFL-CIO at the Firefighters Memorial Building in Doral took place before more than 100 local union workers and activists. It featured wide-ranging discussions on county partnerships with unions, public education and using taxes to expand county services, among other issues. The candidates included current Miami-Dade Commissioners Daniella Levine Cava, Esteban Bovo Jr., Jean Monestime and Xavier Suarez, as well as former county Mayor Alex Penelas. Three other candidates did not participate. They’re all vying to succeed current Mayor Carlos Gimenez in an August primary election next year. Gimenez is stepping down from the nonpartisan position due to term limits. “What you will have to decide is who is most
Coming Out of the ‘Bruja Closet:’ Miami Coven Honors Latin American Occult Practices