Book details Youngstown culture and history

Cardinal Mooney graduate helps edit Youngstown anthology

BOARDMAN, Ohio (WYTV) – The book “Car Bombs to Cookie Tables: The Youngstown anthology” is a series of essays about the history and culture of Youngstown.

One of the editors is Cardinal Mooney High School graduate Jacqueline Marino, who now teaches journalism at Kent State University. She said the title is the best and worst representation of all Youngstown has to offer.

There are 45 contributors, so the book is not about any one particular topic, but all of the essays are about Youngstown. All of the contributors are from Youngstown and wrote about their experience with the city, Marino said.

Most of the book is written essays, but there are several pictures, including one of an abandoned steel mill.

Marino wrote one of the essays, called “A Girl’s Youngstown.” She said her essay is about growing up afraid of the steel mills in Youngstown.

She said “Car Bombs to Cookie Tables” is the fourth city anthology produced by Belt Publishing. She said she contributed an essay about Youngstown to the first anthology, which was about Cleveland.

One of her collaborators is from Austintown.

The book is available at the Defend Youngstown shop in downtown Youngstown and at the gift shop at Fellows Riverside Gardens.

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