This Librarian Handing Out Books At The RNC Wants To “Make America Read Again”
Even before the Republican National Convention was gaveled to order on Monday, the protests on the streets of Cleveland were well underway. But amid the cacophony of people dissenting against the Republican Party and their presumptive presidential nominee, Donald Trump, there was one activist who seemed to have his own unique political goal. As it says on his white baseball cap — modeled after GOP nominee Donald Trump’s own iconic hat — “Make America Read Again.”
John Harris, a librarian working in Tremont, a neighborhood in Cleveland, came downtown with a crate on the back of his bike filled with books and a very literal reading of the city’s guidelines. “Cleveland said you’re allowed to hand out literature, so why not come down and hand out some books,” Harris tells Bustle.
“It’s not like I’m here in support of anybody, but hey, a little reading can’t hurt anybody,” Harris says, regarding his role as a “book propagator.” And he’s not playing favorites when it comes to who gets the literature. “I’m here to hand out books to the people that are here [at the protests] … I’m here to hand out books to the people that are in support of him over there.”
Read more at bustle.com