The Librotraficante made it back to Houston late last night, ending a generally successful caravan designed to bring attention to Arizona's noxious law prohibiting Mexican American Studies and to promote minority literature.
A final event in Tucson, Arizona was held Friday and was sold out, Librotraficante organizers said.
"If state government wants to make educational reform, it's missing the mark; lets make sure literature stays in the classroom, every book in every students hand," said Tony Diaz, founder of Nuestra Palabra: Latino Writers Having Their Say, the non-profit organization behind the Librotraficante Caravan. "Thank you everyone for helping us smuggle a payload of $20,000 worth of books to our young heroes in Tucson. The students were ecstatic and grateful."
The groups stopped for events at San Antonio and El Paso andMesilla and Albuquerque, NM, along the route to Tucson.
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