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Little Free Diverse Libraries part of the fight against book bans in Florida

A Little Free Library lending box. (Jim Mone/AP)
A Little Free Library lending box. (Jim Mone/AP)

Stories of book censorship or bans in Florida have topped headlines throughout the year. However, some are fighting back by putting up Little Free Diverse Libraries — those little bird box-like structures filled with books that you sometimes see in front yards.

Jacksonville art gallery Yellow House and social justice organization 904WARD are the organizations behind the project.

Here & Now‘s Robin Young speaks with 904WARD’s CEO Kimberly Allen and Tom Caron, one of the volunteers installing the libraries and keeping them stocked.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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