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Finding Freedom at the Library Bookstore

To escape a strict upbringing, I learned to embrace my independence in the pages of used books

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The library fostered my first act of rebellion. I was 12, peddling uphill on my older brother’s bike, the Southern California breeze warm against the sweat on my face. I was not allowed to play…




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Sarah Olson Michel

Sarah Olson Michel

Feminist, scientist. Battling chronic illness. Horse crazy. (she/they)

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