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Grow Up in Libraries

Martha E. Meacham

Until college, I was not a good student (in general, I would not have been described as a good kid). I did the bare minimum. I hated class. I skipped school all the time. Just to give you perspective on how truant I was, in high school I was court ordered to go to school or end up in a juvenile detention facility…I still skipped school but always managed to talk my way out of actually going to Juvie. Anyway, this is not about my delinquency so much, except to note that I hated school and was not headed down the best path. I am writing today about where I went, and what I did instead. That is where some true lessons were learned.

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