Oh the wonders of npr’s Storycorps! Take a listen to the story of woman who at the age of 8 was working full-time as a migrant worker moving from camp to camp across America. Her life was changed when a Bookmobile made its rounds, and the staffer introduced her to the world of the ibrary. As the storyteller, Storm Reyes, explains
“That taught me that hope was not just a word. And it gave me the courage to leave the camps. That’s where the books made the difference.”
Reyes would later go on to become…a librarian! A fitting ending to the story of a literary life.