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."
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The groups stopped for events at San Antonio and El Paso andMesilla and Albuquerque, NM, along the route to Tucson.
Here's video of one event, courtesy of the Tucson Citizen: