Wong Herbert Yee and Howard Markel at Beverly Park on Sat., September 16

Wong Herbert Yee and Howard Markel will be at Beverly Park (101 Mill Race, Birmingham, MI 48009) Saturday, September 16th from 1:30-4 PM to read from and discuss their books, including Markel’s newest, The Kelloggs: the Battling Brothers of Battle Creek. Yee will start at 1:30 and Markel at 2:30. In the event of rain, the event will move to the Baldwin Public Library (300 W. Merrill St., Birmingham, M, 48009). This event is free and open to the public. If you have any questions please call Book Beat at (248) 968-1190.

To download a printable PDF flyer for the event click read_inthepark+pdf

Howard Markel, M.D., Ph.D. is the George E. Wantz Distinguished Professor of the History of Medicine and Director of the Center for the History of Medicine at the University of Michigan. He is also a professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases, Psychiatry, Public Health Management and Policy, History, and English Literature and Language. He was born in Detroit, Michigan on April 23, 1960 and grew up in Oak Park and Southfield, Michigan. Dr. Markel is the author, co-author, or co-editor of ten books including the award winning Quarantine! East European Jewish Immigrants and the New York City Epidemics of 1892 and When Germs Travel: Six Major Epidemics That Have Invaded America Since 1900 and the Fears They Have Unleashed.

Wong Herbert Yee is the author and illustrator of Tracks in the Snow, Who Likes Rain, Fireman Small and Big Black Bear, among other books. Born in Detroit, Michigan, one of his favorite memories of childhood is of leaving the first tracks on fresh-fallen snow. He also remembers his first grade teacher tacking one of his drawings on the bulletin board—ever since then, he’s been an artist. He studied printmaking at Wayne State University. He lives with his wife and daughter in Troy, Michigan.

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