About three weeks ago I put two children’s books in an envelope and mailed them to a friend for his daughter. Today I got word that they were received and the child is delighted.
Sounds like ordinary news, doesn’t it? It’s not, for me or for the little girl. She and her family are Palestinian and live in the Gaza Strip. I live in the United States.
When I was a kid, I borrowed books from the public library every week. I don’t know how I could have survived without it. I was horrified to learn that there is no public library in Gaza, but I am absolutely delighted that I am able to help alleviate that deficit to a small degree.
Now if only I could get my hands on some Arabic language children’s books …