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Gary Karton, Glencoe Native and Author of Award-Winning Book “The Last Akaway” for Preteens, Shares Experience Growing Up with Learning Disability

Glencoe native Gary Karton, author of the award-winning fantasy adventure book for preteens, "The Last Akaway" (Brattle Publishing 2013), will be talking with north shore elementary- and middle-school students about the importance of reading and creativity, even though as a child, he never embraced reading himself. Karton, a former Washington Post sports reporter, was diagnosed with a learning disability in the third grade, which made reading a struggle. He wrote "The Last Akaway," the first book in the trilogy for preteens, when his kids challenged him to write a book with an unpredictable ending. Karton will host a meet-and-greet at The Book Stall in Winnetka on...