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Baltimore’s Mayor Resigns Over a Series of Self-Published Children’s Books | Slate

Elliot Hannon, Slate Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh delivers an address during her inauguration ceremony on Dec. 6, 2016. (Patrick Semansky/AP), Featured Image Mayor Catherine Pugh’s bizarre tenure in office came to an end Thursday, when she resigned amid a cloud of scandal and scrutiny over, of all things, a self-published series of children’s books. Scandal erupted in March when the Baltimore Sun reported that the sale of Pugh’s “Healthy Holly” books raised serious ethical and legal questions. The books themselves are harmless, featuring a young black protagonist Holly and positive themes of healthy eating and exercise, but it’s the whopping […]

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