Illinois Children's Authors and Illustrators Book Fair
March 30, 2003

A crowd of fifty people welcomed seven children’s authors and illustrators to the Youth Services Department to celebrate the joy of reading. Guest authors Ilene Cooper, Carolyn Crimi, Esther Hershenhorn, Laurie Lawlor, Kevin Luthardt, Jude Mandell, and Susan Van Dusen read from their books and talked about what it’s like to be a writer.

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Esther Hershenhorn reads from
Chicken Soup by Heart.
 

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Susan Van Dusen talks about her two books about the history of Skokie.
 

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Barnes & Noble Booksellers was on hand to sell copies of the visiting authors' books.
 

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From left: Ilene Cooper, Laurie Lawlor, Carolyn Crimi, Jude Mandell, Esther Hershenhorn, Susan Van Dusen, Kevin Luthardt, and Linda Zeilstra-Sawyer (Assistant Head of Youth Services)