Thank You For Helping To Rebuild A Detroit School Library

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Thank you to all who helped with our book drive to restore the vandalized Greenfield Union Elementary-Middle school library. Some of you mailed in books or dropped them at the school and some of you left them on my porch and Book Lover Aisha Johnson’s porch.

We collected hundreds! And the school will be able to fill its outdoor library with books again!

It’s so sad that someone would destroy three of the school’s free Little Libraries, rip books to pieces, and tear down flowerbeds. I was so upset someone would demolish a student-built library for no reason. But, in every cloud there’s a silver lining. “It turned out to be a blessing in disguise,” the dean of the school, Derek Clark said. They’ve received so many books, they’re going to give some to a nearby school called Nolan.

It felt so good to help the community because like Martin Luther King, Jr. said: “The silence of the good people is more dangerous than the brutality of the bad people.” Basically, staying silent and doing nothing is not going to help anything. When you see something wrong, speak out and take action.

Special thanks to Franklin Public Library which donated six boxes of books. Also author Myrna Allen-Austin sent several copies of her book, and Superior Text in Ypsilanti, also gave boxes of books!

The dean of the school, Derek Clark; Book Lover Aisha Johnson, and I, look at the damaged library-garden
I thought I had collected a lot of books until I saw how many Aisha Johnson had collected!
Aisha Johnson’s SUV was packed with books and garden supplies from family, friends, neighbors, and a local library.
I was surprised about the amount of books left on my porch for donation. We donated them Friday!

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