Novelist With Maywood Ties Explores Suffocating Reality of Race

Marian L. Thomas takes a break from a book signing and discussion inside of AfriWare Books in Maywood on Saturday to talk about her most recent novel, “I Believe in Butterflies.” | Michael Romain/VFP Monday, June 5, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews  In the opening scene of Marian L. Thomas’s new novel, “I Believe in Butterflies,” Emma Lee Baker, one of the lead characters, … Continue reading Novelist With Maywood Ties Explores Suffocating Reality of Race

D89 Ends Black History Month With a Bang, Maywood Bookstore to Host Author of ‘From Colored to Black’

Students, staff and teachers of District 89 celebrate a district-wide Black History Month event on Feb. 28. | Photos submitted Wednesday, March 8, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews District 89 ended Black History Month with a district-wide celebration on Feb. 28 at Jane Addams Elementary School, 910 Division St., in Melrose Park. According to teacher Tyra Bolton, the program featured performances by students from … Continue reading D89 Ends Black History Month With a Bang, Maywood Bookstore to Host Author of ‘From Colored to Black’