73-Year-Overdue Library Book Returned: Critical Linking, February 18, 2019

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A children’s book checked out in the 1940s finally made its way back to the Silver Spring library — after being overdue for 73 years. Mora Gregg, 75, who now lives in Toronto, said the book was inadvertently packed up in a move and taken to Canada when she was a girl. “I thought I really should return it to where it came from,” she says. “And so I wrote a letter, and packaged it up and sent it off.”

These stories always warm my heart. Like, Yay, the book is finally home.

That piercing scream you heard was me!

#1 and #2 😭

Posted by Angie Thomas on Wednesday, February 13, 2019

All the congrats to Angie Thomas!

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