As we approach the end of the year, GLT is looking back on some of the stories and interviews from 2018. Today, we bring you a selection of books and authors of local interest. Laura Kennedy talked with an award-winning children's book author who fought back against a triple threat of learning disabilities at a time when schools were little able to cope with kids who were different. The gender columnist for the Washington Post visited her home town of Bloomington Normal to accept a distinguished alumni award from University High School and talked with Charlie Schlenker about her new young adult novel 'The War Outside.' Jon Norton interviewed Frank Cicero about the slave legacy of Illinois at its founding. Political Scientist Bob Bradley also tackled the Illinois Bicentennial and court cases that have shaped the state. And ISU Professor Cara Rabe-Hemp wrote about women in policing and how far they have come.
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