One for the books

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  • Advocate photo by Steven Forster -- Le Sanctuary, a New Orleans-based book club, presented its annual “Gathering of Family and Friends” benefit at The Stage Door Canteen, inside The American Sector in The National WWII Museum. The nonprofit raises money for scholarships while encouraging an appreciation of diverse literary figures. Orleans Sheriff Marlin Gusman, Charmaine Durand.

  • Advocate photo by Steven Forster -- Author Cydney Lawson, with book club founder and president Angela Young.

  • Advocate photo by Steven Forster -- Honorary Chair Nathanael Scales, Laverne Saulny.

  • Advocate photo by Steven Forster -- Chanelle Batiste, Jourdan Riley, Taylor Durand, Destiny Johnson, Gabrielle Walker, Tieara Burton.

  • Advocate photo by Steven Forster -- Thomasina 'Goo Goo' Atkins, sister and fashion stylist of the Grammy Award-winning gospel duo Mary Mary.

  • Advocate photo by Steven Forster -- New Orleans Saints cornerback Keenan Lewis.

  • Advocate photo by Steven Forster -- Valerie Myles.

  • Advocate photo by Steven Forster -- Joanelle Bradley, former New Orleans Saints cornerback Mike McKenzie.