Anne Frank At Every Library

In light of the recent uptick in hate crimes in the United States, I took my children to our local library to check out Anne Frank: The Diary of A Young Girl. This book changed my life, and I hoped my kids could understand the impact of hate, the importance of bravery and love, and how we are watching history repeat itself. I wanted them to read Anne's words, and to also believe that, "in spite of everything" [that is happening], "people are good at heart."

Unfortunately, there were no available copies at our branch. When I searched for all copies available in our system of 28 libraries, I found 4 copies total and they were all checked out!

If knowledge is power, and power is access, then we must ensure all American citizens have access to knowledge.

With this GoFundMe, I seek to ensure every library in America owns its own copy of Anne Frank: The Diary of A Young Girl.

The first goal of $5,000  purchased approximately 165 hard-backed copies ($20-25 + shipping), and that's a great start!

I've extended to goal to $7500!

The Unites States is home to about 119,500 libraries, so we have some work to do.

We're off to a great start!

Your $30 gift will provide one hard-backed, library-bound copy of Anne Frank: The Diary of A Young Girl to an American library with an acknowledgement of your gift.

We are targeting cities based on the Southern Poverty Law Center's Hate Map.

Phase 1 will focus on cities with Neo-Nazi and Holocaust denier groups. We have enough money raised so far to send a book to a library in each city! However, we want to ensure that every library in the systems that serve those cities each have a copy.

Phase 2 will focus on cities with anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant hate groups.

Phase 3 will focus on cities with White Nationalist and Skinhead groups.

We have so much to do, but we're doing it! We're making a dent!

Thank you for helping curb the wave of hate in America and empowering your neighbors through access to knowledge. Together, we can build bridges between our cultures through books.

Your contribution supports local, independent booksellers, as well - not Amazon (who advertises on Breitbart).

Warmly,
Natalie

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    • $25 
    • 40 mos
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    • $50 
    • 40 mos
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    • $20 
    • 40 mos
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    • $10 
    • 41 mos
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    • $50 
    • 42 mos
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Organizer

Natalie Pierson Gamble 
Organizer
Concord, CA
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