Remember my blog about too many books? What if you didn’t have any? What if you were a young girl at a juvenile facility, struggling to rebuild your shattered life and there was no library? That is the situation at Mingus Mountain Academy in Prescott Valley. Now in their defense, they just opened their new school building and recently passed their goal of 100 girls in their facility. The staff there does the most amazing job of working with these young girls to give them the strength and tools they need to reenter society.
Recently GINA’s Team took up our monthly program for the girls and I used the opportunity to donate one of my books to their library. Then I learned they don’t have a library! I thought about how I felt in prison with the severe limit on books we were allowed to possess. I thought about my mother sharing her voracious love of reading and books with me. Once when my grandmother criticized her for not teaching me to cook (I was about 6), my mother said, “I’m teaching her about books and giving her a love of reading. If she reads well, she can do anything.”
My mother was right. If you can read, you can do anything. It is the key that unlocks a million doors of possibilities. So if you live in the Phoenix or Prescott areas and what to help create this library, please send us a message at email@example.com. We would love to hear from you. The drive goes until Octobr 30.