Someone really should have warned me about this.

I’m not too sure how I feel about A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.

“Yes?” The librarian did not bother to look up.

“Cold you recommend a good book for a girl?”

“How old?”

“She is eleven.”

Each week Francie made the same request and each week the librarian asked the same question. A name on a card meant nothing to her and since she never looked up into a child’s face, she never did get to know the little girl who took a book out every day and two on Saturday. A smile would have meant a lot to Francie and a friendly comment would have made her so happy. She loved the library and was anxious to worship the lady in charge. But the librarian had other things on her mind. She hated children anyhow.

It hurts my heart.

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