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Writing Is My Activism

July 17, 2020

Rodriguez, Luis (Poet Laureate of Los Angeles in 2014)

Activism; Libraries; Books; Storytelling

Luis Rodriguez, Poet Laureate of Los Angeles in 2014, explains how his love for books and libraries rescued him from a life of trouble. He notes that through books, he discovered more about people and their lives, which encouraged his interest in writing about injustice and activism.

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