Father fined for promoting daughter's book

Oct. 22, 2008 at 10:27 AM
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NEW YORK, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- A New York high school librarian has been fined $500 for promoting a graphic novel of Shakespeare's "Macbeth" that his daughter helped produce.

Robert Grandt was forced to admit he violated the city's ethics code when he placed copies of his daughter's book on a library display table at Brooklyn Technical High School and recommended it in a newsletter, The New York Times reported Wednesday.

"There are so many things going on they could investigate and they had nothing better to do than allege that my daughter would have gotten 20 cents in royalties if someone bought the book," Grandt told the Times.

Grandt said he gave anyone who was interested in "Shakespeare's Macbeth -- The Manga

Edition" a free copy.

"I was just so proud of my daughter for writing it," he said.

Published in February, the book features illustrations by Grandt's 28-year-old daughter Eve and co-illustrator Candice Chow, the Times said. Adam Sexton is listed as the author.

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