by Gary Soto


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When her parents move away from their close-knit central Chicago neighborhood and thus her dance classes, Marisol — a lively 10-year-old who loves to dance — realizes that she can keep her passion for dancing no matter where she lives.

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At a San Jose, Calif. library, a young reader browses a shelf of books featuring a variety of main characters: ducks, hens, white kids, black kids. Libraries help drive demand for children's books with nonwhite characters, but book publishers say there aren't enough libraries to make those books best-sellers. San Jose Library/Flickr hide caption

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