We Need More Like This Kid


Six year old Blake Ansari was taught pretty early by his parents that not all children were as fortunate as he was. During trips to shelters, one of the things he realized was that they had no access to books.

Read the article over at The Atlantic Cities to see how he raised more than 600 books to donate. It’ll warm up your morning.

Ashley Perez lives, writes, and causes trouble in Los Angeles. She has a strong affinity for tattoos, otters, cat mystery books, and actual cats, but has mixed feelings about pants. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University Los Angeles. She runs the literary site Arts Collide and does work of all varieties for Women Who Submit, Entropy, Jaded Ibis Press, and Why There Are Words. You can find her on Twitter at @ArtsCollide. More from this author →