Chris Walsh (chris_walsh) wrote,
Chris Walsh
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Needed books

Good news, everyone! Unless you don't like young people getting to read banned books, and if you're like that you're probably not reading this anyway...

Today, after a shaky morning where it had lost a full 5% of what was then the pledged amount, the Uprise Books project -- to make copies of banned and challenged books available to low-income teenagers and other young people with similarly lacking access to books -- is now 100%-plus funded. A Twitter push by, among others, Wil Wheaton helped put it over the top.

I know one of the people making Uprise Books happen, so I'm happy for Justin (hi, Justin!) and his team, and I feel good that I've finally been moved to donate to something via Kickstarter. I'd been aware of other projects that raised money that way, but I hadn't donated to them and, eventually, came to kind of wish I had. Donating is a good habit. I can spare it, at least sparingly. I used to be better about that. But that's my own money angst. I'm glad Uprise Books now has less money angst.
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