As a child, 1 hour of the week during our scholastic year, was dedicated for library hour. It was during this time, that I learnt the value of 'don't judge a book by its cover'. We had a week to read the book and write a summary about it, before we took out the next book. This was my favourite class! I chatted with my friends, picked up a book, and started reading it. I truly believe, this library class spurred my interest in reading across diversity, and explains my vocabulary talent!
Fast forward to 2000, a non-governmental youth project called The Human Library was born. The books are people, and the stories they tell shatter stereotypes - homelessness, alcoholic, sexually abused, unemployed, HIV, solider with PTSD, etc.