Available August 31, but you can pre-order today!
A Dedicated Life: Journalism, Justice and a Chance for Every Child
Carefully selected by Mitchell Kaplan for the Books & Books imprint, this inspirational memoir comes at a time when people need to be reminded about the importance of serving others and the importance of the role of journalists as truth tellers and bastions of our democracy.
From his start at the St. Petersburg Times to his time as an editor at the Washington Post to his career-capping leadership as publisher of The Miami Herald, David Lawrence brought integrity to the field, and to Florida journalism in particular.
Dave’s work took him all over the globe and his list of interviews reads like a Who’s Who of movers and shakers of the last 60 years of our history.
In addition to this exemplar of journalism, Dave’s book also serves as a how-to in founding a movement that can change children’s lives for the better and, along with it, our future.
Please join us at Temple Judea in Coral Gables on September 25 for the official Books & Books launch of A Dedicated Life.
Date: September 25
Time: 7:30 pm
5500 Granada Blvd
Miami, 33146 United States
Phone: (305) 667-5657
About the Author:
David Lawrence Jr. retired in 1999 as publisher of The Miami Herald to work in the area of early childhood development and readiness. He chairs The Children’s Movement of Florida, aimed at making children the state’s top priority for investment and decision-making. He has served on the Governor’s Children and Youth Cabinet and twice chaired the Florida Partnership for School Readiness. In 2002 and 2008 he led successful campaigns for The Children’s Trust, a dedicated source of early intervention and prevention funding for children in Miami-Dade. He is the “founding chair.” In 2002-3 he chaired the Governor’s Blue Ribbon Panel on Child Protection, and in 2011 he chaired a similar panel for the Secretary of the Department of Children and Families. In 2002, he was a key figure in passing a statewide constitutional amendment to provide pre-K for all 4 year olds. He is the founding chair of the Early Learning Coalition of Miami-Dade and Monroe. The David Lawrence Jr. K-8 Public School opened in 2006. An endowed chair in early childhood studies is established in his name at the University of Florida College of Education. In 2015 he was appointed by the Governor to the Board of Trustees of Florida A&M University.
About the Moderator:
Michael Putney came to Local 10 in 1989 to become senior reporter and host of “This Week in South Florida with Michael Putney.” He is a Local 10’s senior reporter on politics and government, and writes a semimonthly column on politics for The Miami Herald.
Order your tickets now for what promises to be a very popular event. Your ticket purchase ($27.99 + tax & fees), entitles you entry for two (2) guests to this event + a signed copy of the book. *Books to be claimed that evening upon entrance to the event. Please Note: Online ticket sales will end Tuesday, September 25, at 2:30 pm. However, standby tickets will be available at the door.
If you can’t join us on September 25, there are other opportunities to hear Dave speak.