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From an award-winning author and illustrator, the inspiring story of how the Little Free Library organization brings communities together through books, from founder Todd Bol’s first installation to the creation of more than 75,000 mini-libraries around the world. Todd and his friends love heroes. But in school, Todd doesn’t feel heroic. Reading is hard for him, and he gets scolded for asking too many questions. How will he ever become the kind of hero he admires? Featuring stunning illustrations that celebrate the diversity of the Little Free Library movement, here is the story of how its founder, Todd Bol, became a literacy superhero. Thanks to Todd and thousands of volunteers—many of whom are kids—millions of books have been enjoyed around the world. This creative movement inspires a love of reading, strengthens communities, and provides meeting places where new friendships, ideas—and heroes!—spring to life. Includes an author’s note and bibliography.
About the Author
Miranda Paul is an award-winning author and a founding member of the organization We Need Diverse Books. She lives in Green Bay, WI. www.mirandapaul.com Twitter: @Miranda_PaulJohn Parra is the Pura Belpré Honor–winning illustrator of many books for young readers, including Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos, a New York Times Best Illustrated Book. He lives in Queens, NY. www.johnparraart.com Twitter: @johnparraart