Southfield (CW50) – This week on STREET BEAT, our host Amyre Makupson sits down with Barbara Hawkins, Manager and Children’s Librarian at the Chaney Branch of the Detroit Public Library, to discuss the programs offered that encourage reading.

Barbara Hawkins, Manager and Children’s Librarian at the Detroit Public Library, with Street Beat Host Amyre Makupson (Credit Logan Tesmer/CW50)

Next, Amyre interviews Michigan State University Professor of Journalism and Founder of Shady Ladies Literary Society Amy Haimerl about the importance of the written word and benefits of giving women a voice and a stage.

Amy Haimerl, Professor of Journalism at MSU and Found of the Shady Ladies Literary Society (Credit Logan Tesmer/CW50)

In the third segment, she interviews sisters Zena and Mena Nasiri about their non-profit organization Girls of the Crescent, established to empower Muslim girls through books.

Zena and Mena Nasiri, Founders of Girls of the Crescent, with Street Beat Host Amyre Makupson (Credit Logan Tesmer/CW50)

Finally, Amyre interviews Chair Janet Berman about this year’s Bookstock event taking place in Livonia.

Janet Berman, Chair of Bookstock, with Street Beat Host Amyre Makupson (Credit Logan Tesmer/CW50)

Watch STREET BEAT Saturday at 8:30am on CW50

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