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    Operation Book Bomb Tuscon


    As many of you may have already heard The People’s Library in solidarity with Occupy Tucson recently launched an action called Operation Book Bomb Tucson. In response to the disgraceful decision of the Tucson Unified School District to end the ten-year old Mexican-American Studies program, and to ban books from the school curriculum The People’s Library is holding a series of teach-ins/book drives to support the Mexican-American community both in Tucson and throughout the U.S. We are collecting copies of the seven banned texts as well as Spanish language books, books on Mexican history, and books on Latino culture to ship out to the students and teachers of Tucson. We want to let the Mexican-American community know that we are not indifferent to their struggles, and to let the Tucson Unified School District know that a threat to educational freedom somewhere is a threat to educational freedom everywhere. Here is how you can help us.


    We have received some generous donations of books from publishers throughout the U.S. including Arte Público Press, NYU Press, and The Southwest Organizing Project. Follow these links and you can ship us copies of the seven banned books to add to our book bomb. We want to ship as many copies of them as we can out to the students and teachers of Tucson. The first two books listed can be purchased at 50% off thanks to the good people at Arte Público.  Just let them know you are purchasing books for Operation Book Bomb Tucson! We encourage you to support publishers and your local independent bookstores with your purchases, but if you need to shop elsewhere online, we’ve also provided some links to Powell’s Books. Click the links below to purchase any of the titles below.


    Message to Aztlán by Rodolfo Gonzales


    Chicano! The History of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement by F. Arturo Rosales


    Critical Race Theory by Richard Delgado and Jean Stefancic


    500 Years of Chicano History in Pictures by Elizabeth Martinez


    Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo Freire


    Rethinking Columbus by Bill Bigelow and Bob Peterson


    Occupied America: A History of Chicanos by Rodolfo Acuña from Powell’s Books


    All books can be shipped to:


    The UPS Store

    Re: Occupy Wall Street

    Attn: The People’s Library/Operation Tucson

    118A Fulton St. #205

    New York, NY 10038

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