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CommUNITY Now believes that Jesus' examples of acting with love and justice show the way to advance wholeness in the world. In 1990 children's literature researcher, Rudine Sims Bishop’s wrote an analogy about mirrors, windows, and sliding glass doors. Books are mirrors when readers see their own lives reflected in the pages. Books are windows when they allow readers a view of lives and stories that are different from their own. Books become sliding glass doors when readers feel transported into the world of the story and when they feel empathy for the characters. We hope that reading diverse books provides people with safe spaces to challenge their own assumptions while growing awareness and understanding. 

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