Growing up in a small town, I was lucky to be in a type of bubble where I grew up around people who look like me. Other students are not so lucky.

As I started learning more and more about how our society struggles to come together, I look back at my grade school education as a lost opportunity to have learned more about people in this world.

I learned more about how other parts of Texas look at El Paso, Texas with a stink eye.

Our future generations have access to tools and resources to start learning and accepting all the diversity in this world. One woman who is doing her part to educate our future generations is Ashleigh Taylor.

During an episode of Good Morning America 3, I learned about Ashleigh's diversity book program.

I reached out to Ashleigh to see if she could donate some books to my mother, who is a library aid at Tornillo Elementary.

Luckily, she did send some books and made my mother's day!

Many local El Paso teachers may need some books to read to their kids during these weird virtual school times.

If you would like to reach out to Ashleigh to request some books or even donate to her program, please contact her at

'Tis the season to give, so make sure to tell the teachers in your life about Ashleigh's amazing effort to give the gift of recognizing all types of people in this world.

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