Sometimes the news can get you down, but here are some uplifting stories you don’t want to miss: check out G. Neri’s impact on a middle-aged man over at Crazy Quilts, and then read this short NPR article about the power of librarians to turn one reluctant reader into a lifetime learner…(cover art by the super-talented Jesse Watson)
There was just one problem: If Neal took the book to the checkout counter, he was sure that the girls who worked on the counter would tell his friends.
“Then my reputation would be down, because I was reading books,” Neal said. “And I wanted them to know that all I could do was fight and cuss.”
Finally, Neal decided that he ought to steal the book, in order to preserve his reputation. So he did.