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An Alabama family started an antiracist library to promote racial justice and the importance of diversity in reading - Erie News Now

An Alabama family started an antiracist library to promote racial justice and the importance of diversity in reading - Erie News Now
By Alaa Elassar, CNN

"We thought opening an antiracist little library at our house could be a way to make these crucially important books accessible to people in our area." The mother of three children -- Emma, Owen and Lily -- and her husband built a little library out of discarded red chest drawers.They added a roof and painted it, finalizing it with the words "Antiracist Little Library" on the side.," was included in the Antiracist Little Library, she felt a tinge of hope.

" While the shelves of the Antiracist Little Library are full of stories like hers, they also include books aimed at helping people uncover their biases and privileges, such as Ibram X." All the books in the library were stolen -- twice One morning in August 2020, the Berthiaume family drove by their Antiracist Little Library and found that all of the books had been stolen overnight.

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