Paris’ story, on the surface, is about the care system: how she got into it, what her experience was like, and how it is affecting her to this day. Mostly, however, her story is about making a life for herself despite all that happened and how to get something positive out of what she has experienced.
Book of the month, Yoka, a Holocaust Survivor, grew up in a Jewish family in the Netherlands. Read about her story and learn more about her.
It is about recognizing that we are imperfect, we make mistakes, we all make judgements and we have unconscious biases.
One reader asked me if I’d rather be white, because of all the adversities that black people face. I wanted to say, ‘hell no’, but I didn’t!
“As I cried for social justice, I found the issues of intolerance and conflict to be something that desperately needs to be worked on.”
“The first time they experience it and their face lights up, you can just tell they are so excited about the possibilities with this library.”
“This is what the planet needs right now to get past our predispositions for war and violence and get to a place of diplomacy and care towards one another.”