Article printed originally in The Village Free Press, "Ten-year-old Lauren Burns has embarked on an endeavor in order to increase the availability of antiracist children’s books and books penned by Black authors.

Using donated funds to purchase the reading materials, Burns will stock up Little Free Libraries across Oak Park in an effort to encourage empathy and understanding. And she’s choosing to patronize independent bookshops, including AfriWare Books, 1701 S. 1st Ave. (Suite 400) in Maywood."