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Lia Walace (second from left) and her mother Edith Reyes read with Wallace's sons Sean, 4, (left) and Michael 2, at their home in Akron on Thursday. The Wallace family was heavily involved in the Summit County Library's summer reading program. (Phil Masturzo/Akron Beacon Journal)
Edith Reyes and her grandson Michael Wallace, 2, make a book selection while getting ready to read at their home on Thursday in Akron. The Wallace family was heavily involved in the Summit County Library's summer reading program. (Phil Masturzo/Akron Beacon Journal)
From the porch behind my uncle’s house, I watched my dad shoot a silver handgun at a makeshift target. The series of bullets scattered wood debris as they struck the base of an old oak at the forest’s edge.