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Tale from the School Librarian

May 2024
1min read

As a high school librarian, I am so pleased about your efforts to save American Heritage.  I have always recommended it to our American History students for research purposes. The magazine serves a real need in education.
When I began working at Edgewood High School, I inherited an archive of yellowed American Heritage magazines.  At long last, we had to cull them when a new, smaller library emerged from a school renovation.
Every time I tried to get rid of those American Heritage Magazines, I started leafing through the stories and ended up reading for hours. They are so good!  I carried them around in the back of my Kia for a month or two. Then I stacked the boxes in my dining room at home for almost a year. (Bad look) Finally, I packed them upstairs to a closet in the guest room where they remain stacked from floor to ceiling.
I firmly believe that, after society crumbles, strangers from far and wide will show up at my door begging me to read those stories around the campfire about the way it once was in the United States of America.

Sharon Roualet
Library Media Educator
Edgewood High School
Ellettsville, IN  47429

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