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Halsted Mencotti Bernard

“Definitions belong to the definers, not the defined. —Toni Morrison”


Portland, Oregon, United States of America

Professional title:

Public librarian and fiction writer

What do you do?

I connect people with information and imagination.


Literacy and imagination are two of the most potent tools of discovery I know. Through libraries and fiction I get to explore both every day.

What should we read?

Red Clocks by Leni Zumas