BENTON HARBOR — Benton Harbor native Julian Van Dyke says he is helping children become better readers through art.

“We wanted to do something different,” said the 1971 Benton Harbor High School graduate, who now lives in Lansing. “We know that children like art. We want to implement a reading program around art.”


Children’s books by Julian Van Dyke are available at a pop-up gallery in downtown Benton Harbor for Art Hop and Juneteenth celebration.

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