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Once Forbidden, Books Become A Lifeline For A Young Migrant Worker

Growing up moving from farm to farm, Storm Reyes had to pack lightly. That meant no books. She felt hopeless about the future, until one day, a bookmobile appeared in the fields and changed her life.

From the fields to the library, how a bookmobile and books changed one young woman’s life.

The experience, she says, was life-changing.

“That taught me that hope was not just a word. And it gave me the courage to leave the camps. That’s where the books made the difference.”

Storm left the camps when she was a teenager and attended night school. She ended up working in the Pierce County Library System for more than 30 years.