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Melissa de la Cruz

I go as an author and I also go just as a mom.

My favorite memories of libraries is when we first moved to America, I was a thirteen-year-old immigrant from the Philippines and that my dad took me to the public library for the first time, and we don't have public libraries in the Philippines, or if we do, there's almost very little books in them because, as my dad said, everything gets stolen, and so he was just so moved by the bounty in the library.

He could not believe that Americans would let you borrow them and that we could have books for free.

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