Ward Ave free little library filled with books written by black authors, the history of racism, and anti-racist resources

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) – A local woman has a new vision for the free little library outside her home, and the neighborhood is celebrating its success.

Heather Rabe and other community members are raising money to fill it with anti-racist resources.

It’s in response to the protests and calls for action to put an end to systemic racism.

The library has books written by black authors, the history of racism, and more.

The goal is to help people become more informed about racism and the challenges the black community faces.

And there’s something for everyone.

Rabe says it’s a way to start a conversation about a tough topic.

“You know, I look around and most of the people walking by are white. With the library, people are dropping off or picking up, and I like to chat. You know, what are you reading, what’s interesting?”

You can find this little free library at 2621 Ward Ave in La Crosse.

She’s already raised $1,600 through her GoFundMe page and community donations.

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