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Books Make a Difference Reader Survey
Readers Write

Books Make a Difference Reader Survey

In last month’s issue, we published our 100th article celebrating how books are making a difference in the world. Thank you for celebrating with us! While we love hearing from our readers anytime, in this month’s Readers Write, we decided to pause to ask your input on the direction of the magazine. Thank you to our subscribers and web readers who responded to our brief survey. Here’s what you told us: […]

Kimberly celebrates with the Friendship Nine at the Five & Dine lunch counter on the 54th anniversary of their protest that initiated “Jail, No Bail.” Photo by Karen Pavlicin-Fragnito.
Community Connection

The Power of Writing to Right History

by Karen Pavlicin-Fragnito

In our January issue, we brought you the backstory of how a children’s book author prompted a new day in court for a group of civil rights activists known as the Friendship Nine, half a century after they served jail time for attempting to sit at a whites-only lunch counter in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Due to the overwhelming response from our readers, this month we bring you coverage of the historical events that followed. […]