This video report isn’t new, but it does seem to be making the rounds—it came up on my Facebook feed recently from a few friends including the artist and worthy kid-lit author Edel Rodriguez.
Anyhow, the guy in this video—trekking through Colombia with books on his burro—is inspiring on many levels. For me, it’s also a reminder of how hungry kids are for books, and for learning. No matter who they are or where. Everywhere kids want to learn. It’s mother’s milk.
Just something to keep in mind when we think about how flawed schools in this country are. They literally are managing to turn children against learning. Impressive.