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    By adawson on

    Thursday, September 12th is the 78th annual Anisfield-Wolf Book Award ceremony. The winners of the this year's prestigious international literary award are Kind One (Fiction) by Laird Hunt, The Yellow Birds (Fiction) by Kevin Powers, My Favorite Warlord (Poetry) by Eugene Gloria, Far From the Tree (Nonfiction) by Andrew Solomon and the Lifetime Achievement award goes to Wole Soyinka.

    The Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards recognizes books that examine and address issues of racism and have an impact on expanding our cultural awareness and appreciation for diversity.  The Cleveland Public Library's...

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    By Michael Dalby on

    GryphonDespite the myriad of spellings of its name, Gryphons simply translates from the Persian to mean lion eagle. The name suits this mythical creature because it has the strength of both animals. Physically they are to be a hybrid of the two. Gryphons have the upper body of an eagle and the lower body of a lion. A massive forceful looking animal, a Gryphon is said to stand about 2 feet higher than a horse.  


     The Persians, Greeks and Egyptian were just a few of the cultures of the known ancient world that had myths about Gryphons.  All these cultures represented the gryphon on their artifacts. While in their mythologies the Gryphon’s...

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