“The Book of Harlan” by Bernice L. McFadden is Willard Library’s 2022 Battle Creek Reads book. In its 17th year, the program encourages the entire community to read one book and then hear the author talk. McFadden will speak about the book on April 21 at 6:30 p.m. at the Courtyard by Marriot. The novel centers on Harlan, an African American musician during the 1940s, as he travels to Paris during World War II and is held in an internment camp during the Nazi occupation. Click here to read more.