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[Susan notes: Catch them doing something good, especially when you can still make your point about poverty.]

Submitted to New York Times but not published

To the editor

Kudos to principal Patrick Galatowitsch ("Homeless, but Finding Sanctuary at School", May 2, 2011) who sees the great potential of books. The problem is poverty, but in a society unwilling to face this fact, getting books into the hands of homeless children is certainly a good second-tier solution. I've done my part. I sent dollars for books to Mr. Galatowitsch, who will deliver the goods.

Thank you to the New York Times for featuring such a story--hope in the midst of despair.

Susan Ohanian

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