She asked for books, and she got 15,000 books

A mom in a struggling California town posted requests for books on two online writer's groups, and she ended up receiving more than 15,000 books for the local school library. Books, says Garcia, offer a world beyond the isolation that can breed intolerance. "I hear sweet kids say stupid things about Asian Americans and Chicanos. A little diverse information could go a long way in helping stem rural American racism, sexism, and homophobia." 

 

Indian Valley Academy has not had a librarian since 1997. 

Indian Valley Academy has not had a librarian since 1997.