Teacher-Powered Free Bookmobile Cruises South LA
After the pandemic shuttered school campuses and libraries, Los Angeles Unified School District teacher Claudia Cataldo realized her 12th grade students were having a hard time getting new books.
So she revived a low-tech, old-school concept: the bookmobile.
She started delivering books to students from Santee Education Complex from her personal collection. Cataldo told us:
“I want them to feel like books can be a treasured possession and one of the best ways to escape from the negativity that's around us, especially right now. The books are theirs to keep. I don't want them back.”
This Thursday is her last stop at the Central Avenue Farmers Market before school starts. She’ll be at the Crenshaw Farmers Market on Saturdays and will travel to just about anyplace books are needed.
If you’d like to donate books or request a visit from the bookmobile, find Cataldo on Instagram.
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