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  • Writer's pictureBenay Hicks

Meet Emma and America, our summer interns!

We are excited to have two interns joining our staff this summer! Here they are, introducing themselves in their own words:

In the fall I will be attending UNC Chapel Hill as a global studies major. I have no clue where I will go in my professional life – who does at my age — but I can see myself potentially going into education or marketing. I have a million favorite books, one for each mood and each period in my life. Right now, I would have to say that I love The Wrath and the Dawn by Reneé Adieh because of her elegant writing style and colorful characters.

A quote that I admire is one by Neil Gaiman that reads, “Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.” I chose this quote because it highlights the thing that I believe is most important about books; the strength you get from them. Not only is reading an escape from the world, but it builds character and strength within the reader. In books, we learn how to face challenges and believe in ourselves, because often times the characters we are so attached to represent those things. This is why I believe that every child should have a chance to experience a good book, because we all deserve to be brave.



We are especially excited that America is working with us this summer through our partnership with Student U, where she is also a student. We hope you’ll stop by to meet Emma and America sometime soon!


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