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Margaret Bernstein

An award-winning writer who inspires the best in people 


Photo credit: Michaelangelo's Photography

Director of Advocacy & Community Initiatives



I'm a Cleveland-based journalist who has won a wide array of awards for my writing and also for my commitment to my community. In 2000, I was named National Big Sister of the Year by Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. I'm the 2008 winner of the National Association of Black Journalists’ Community Service Award. My books are tools that strengthen family literacy.

"I’m on a crusade to encourage families to read together."

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children love reading, it improves their school performance! Margaret’s books are helping fathers build
a ritual of reading with their children.


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Margaret's newest book, The Fathers Walk, is now available. Purchase your copy today!

Join the movement


Steve Killpack,

Executive Director of the Healthy Fathering Collaborative of Cleveland

"Margaret's books have such a strong message for urban fathers, one they find warm and encouraging.” 

Lynn Gaines

Member, Akron Alliance Fellowship

"Margaret has left us with a dynamic charge and call to action - thanks so much Margaret, what a blessing!"


Ebony Donley

Founder, Literacy Innovations

"Margaret Bernstein’s books are amazingly inspiring. They show fathers that their hard work and effort doesn’t go unnoticed and that they are appreciated."

What People are Saying

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