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Guest Blog: Laura S. Washington on Mayor…
By Jennifer

Laura S. Washington shares an essay on her hero Mayor Harold Washington as part of our series Chicago Heroes: Real & Imagined! #OBOC …

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Guest Blog: Writer Amina Gautier on Nell…
By Jennifer

Writer Amina Gautier shares an original essay on her hero Nella Larsen as part of our series Chicago Heroes: Real & Imagined! #OBOC …

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OBOC 2014-15 Further Reading: Fiction

Further your exploration of the themes discussed in the 2014-15 One Book, One Chicago selection, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by…

recommended by OneBookOneChicago

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OBOC 2014-15 Further Reading: Nonfiction

Learn about the era and comic book genres related to themes in the 2014-15 One Book, One Chicago selection, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier &…

recommended by OneBookOneChicago

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Local Heroines: Pioneering Chicago Women
By Victoria

As #OBOC explores the theme of "Heroes: Real & Imagined," Victoria shares books about Chicago heroines.…

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Little-Known Heroes of Black History
By Jason Driver

As #OBOC explores the theme of heroes, Jason shares some little-known heroes of black history in Chicago.…

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About the Program

Join us in reading the 2014-15 OBOC selection! This title has been made available in 6 parts for all Chicagoans to read together online.

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Studs Terkel: A Chicago Hero
By Layne

As #OBOC explores the theme of heroes, Layne shares why she's grateful to have been introduced to Chicago history through hero Studs Te More

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Guest Blog: Writer Jian Ping on Her Hero…
By Jennifer

Writer Jian Ping shares an original essay on her hero Art Paul as part of our series Chicago Heroes: Real & Imagined! #OBOC…

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Guest Blog: Poet Haki R. Madhubuti on Gw…
By Jennifer

Poet Haki R. Madhubuti shares an original essay on his mentor Gwendolyn Brooks as part of our series Chicago Heroes: Real & Imagined! #O More

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Guest Blog: Chabon on Chicago
By Gloriane

Chicago gave me the key to understanding the lost city in which Joe Kavalier and Sam Clay find bliss and grief and a modicum of redemption. More

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Guest Blog: Writer Brigid Pasulka on Her…
By Jennifer

Writer Brigid Pasulka shares an original essay on a local hero as part of our series Chicago Heroes: Real & Imagined! #OBOC …

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Guest Blog: Author Elizabeth Berg on Her…
By Gloriane

Bestselling author Elizabeth Berg shares an original essay on a local hero as part of our series Chicago Heroes: Real & Imagined! #OBOC More

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J. Ivy Recommends

Hip hop poet J. Ivy appeared at the library as part of this OBOC season. These are some favorite books that have inspired him.

recommended by ChiPubLib_Celebrities

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