Author Visit: Steven Hartov

Steven Hartov’s real-life experiences in the U.S. Merchant Marine Military Sealift Command, the Israel Defense Force Airborne Corps, and the Israeli Military Intelligence Special Operations Branch pepper his works of fiction and nonfiction. All are recommended reading by the U.S. Army War College, including his trilogy of espionage novels based in the Middle East (The Heat of Ramadan, The Nylon…

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Paul Beatty: For the Love of Reading

“It started with reading,” Paul Beatty said during his September 22 appearance at Cleveland Public Library as part of the 2018 Writers & Readers series. “I grew up without a television, so [my sisters and I] read the books our mom had. She had a lot of books, thank goodness.” That early love of reading eventually led to Beatty’s writing…

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Meet the Author and Illustrator of Crown

Celebrate Cleveland Book Week with a special Sept. 29 event at Cleveland Public Library featuring Derrick Barnes and Gordan James, the author and illustrator of Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut. As a celebrated, multi-award-winning children’s book (Newbery, Caldecott, Coretta Scott King and Ezra Jack Keats awards), Crown is an exuberant celebration of self-esteem and self-confidence. The novel brings a young black boy’s imagination to life through the stories…

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