I would not be a writer were not for libraries.
I am where I am specifically because of libraries, and particularly the Uphams Corner Branch, which is in Boston.
So libraries... tell working-class kids and poor kids that they matter. When you go into a library you can read the same book as anybody else. It's there for you.
This entire world of knowledge is waiting for you. Libraries are like the gate-keepers and the guides. They take you to what you need, when you need it.
They can show you where to find the knowledge. I mean you can can't just walk in and look through 20,000 books. and know where to go. Librarians are, again, another national resource.
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