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Now THIS is How Book People Celebrate Independence!

I can think of no better way for a fan of literacy to celebrate July 4th than by supporting the creation of an independent bookstore.

You can make it happen, people.

Kathy Burnette (aka @thebrainlair on Twitter) is raising funds to start The Brain Lair Bookstore in the community of South Bend/Mishawaka, Indiana. The focus of the store? Diverse books for children and teens.

So take whatever money you were planning to drop on hot dogs today and support a worthy cause. Visit the Kickstarter, learn more about the project, and make a pledge. Okay, eat a hot dog too.

Celebrate independence for readers.


About Travis Jonker

Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at scopenotes@gmail.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.