Students Launch “Read-In” at DuSable High to Protest Losing Librarian

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When students learned their librarian’s position was being cut as of winter break next week, they sat down Friday morning in the hallways outside their library and refused to go to class until Chicago Public Schools gave her back. They begin their first “sit -in”or “read-in” on the floors of their school and documented on social media hoping to gain some traction. #SaveOurLibrarian.

At least 200 students from the DuSable Campus walked out of class Friday as part of a demonstration to bring back their librarian and stop the library from closing.

The librarian is like a mentor to me, a resource,” said 17-year-old senior Sabaria Dean. “She’s dedicated her entire life to DuSable and the children in it. She deserves to be here.”

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