‘We had stepped into a void in history that needed to be exposed’: Book honors heroic women of Texas and Mexico
SAN ANTONIO – March is Women’s History Month and some heroic women are being honored in a new book called “Revolutionary Women of Texas and Mexico.”The book was the idea of local artist Kathy Sosa. She learned that many women made that journey alone and later would influence an entire culture in Texas. “We had stepped into a void in history that needed to be exposed.”With the help of Ellen Riojas Clark, Jennifer Speed and her husband Lionel Sosa the book began to evolve. It ends up be a collection of 18 essays written by authors, journalists and scholars. “That was a huge highlight that day she said she would like to contribute to the book,” Sosa said.
New children’s book encourages kids to embrace and appreciate the dark
SAN ANTONIO – As a kid, many of us are afraid of the dark, but what we don’t know is that the dark is very helpful to the environment and nature. That is why San Antonio educator Sheril Phillabaum wrote “Who Loves the Dark?” our KSAT Book Club pick for February. Phillabaum and her husband enjoy the outdoors and her husband, an astronomy enthusiast, taught her about dark skies and dark sky parks. Besides reading the book, kids can actually visit dark sky parks in Texas, the closest being Enchanted Rock State Park in Fredericksburg or the UBarU Camp and Retreat Center outside of Kerrville. Other February reading recommendations from the San Antonio Public Library if you need something longer this month.
KSAT introduces book club to highlight San Antonio and Texas authors
SAN ANTONIO – KSAT 12 has kicked off its new book club series. Every month, we’ll feature a new book written either by a San Antonio-area or Texas author. For January, the book choice for KSAT’s Book Club is “Afghanistan: The Dogs I’ve Known in 2 Wars” by Dennis Blocker. The first book concentrates closely on the dogs, while the second book gives a closer look at the handlers who trained the canines. January KSAT Book Club recommended reading (KSAT)Ask the authorHave a question for this month’s author about himself or the book?