Author: Evone Jeffries

OCFB Book Discussion Sets Help to Continue the Conversation About Race & Social Justice

Cleveland Public Library (CPL) is “The People’s University,” the center of learning for a diverse and inclusive community. Ohio Center for the Book at Cleveland Public Library (OCFB) is dedicated to promoting and celebrating books, reading, and literacy.  The YWCA Greater Cleveland (YWCA) is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. These exceptional institutions …

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YWCA’s It’s Time To Talk: Forums on Race – Engaging, Honest Conversations About Race

The YWCA Greater Cleveland (YWCA) states as its mission a dedication to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.  The YWCA’s values are courage, accountability, integrity and social justice. Throughout its history, the YWCA has been at the forefront of many major movements in the United States as a pioneer in race relations. On …

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Coulton, Mia

Born: June 19, 1950 Ohio Connection: Resident Shaker Heights Mia Coulton has combined her passion for teaching reading with her love of pets in creating the “Danny” books, which chronicle the escapades and misadventures of Danny, Coulton’s five-year-old Labrador retriever. Danny, who harbors a penchant for Velveeta cheese chunks, is often thwarted in his attempts to sample …

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Grafton, Sue

Born: April 24, 1940 Died: December 28, 2017 Ohio connection: Former Resident Cincinnati Sue Taylor Grafton was born in Louisville, Kentucky April 24, 1940, to Author C. W. Grafton and Vivian Harnsberger (both of whom were raised in China as children of Presbyterian Missionaries).  Ms. Grafton graduated University of Louisville, BA 1961 with a major in English Literature, …

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Hagedorn, Ann

Born: September 23, 1949 Ohio connection: Birth Dayton Ann Hagedorn was born in Dayton, Ohio and grew up in Dayton, Kansas City, and Cleveland.  She earned a B.A. in history from Denison University in 1971, an M.S. in information science from the University of Michigan, and an M.S. in journalism from Columbia University.   Also known as …

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Hague, Richard

Born: August 7, 1947 Ohio connection: Birth Steubenville Poet and writer Richard Hague was born in Steubenville, Ohio, in Appalachian Ohio’s Mahoning Valley. He earned his B.S. in 1969 and his M.A.in 1971 both at Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH. Hague is the author of more than 10 poetry collections and numerous chapbooks; his collected volume, During the …

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More Staff Picks!

Ohio Center for the Book at Cleveland Public Library (OCFB) Staff Picks continue with more reading recommendations. Readers have different tastes, and whether it’s a favorite genre, author or both, every reader has particular reasons for choosing books to read. OCFB staffers share a few, along with several more recommendations: Amy Dawson, Manager, Literature Department/OCFB: “I enjoy literary …

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“Creating the Superhero in You” Free Workshop for Youths Ages 10-16

In partnership with the Julia De Burgos Cultural Arts Center, the Cleveland Public Library will host a 9-week workshop for youth ages 10-16. Creating the Superhero in You workshops will be led by artist, Gilberto Rivera, who will teach participants how to create their own superhero through writing, sketching, inking and drawing. The workshop, to …

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Harper, Karen

Born: April 6, 1945 Ohio connection: Birth Toledo Bestselling author Karen Harper is a former college instructor and high school literature and writing teacher.  She was born in Toledo, the daughter of Robert A. (an engineer and draftsman) and Margaret (a teacher) Kurtz.  She is married to Don T. Harper and has three adult children.  …

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