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ROOTED | Jud Burgess of Brave Books

Season 2, Episode 8

Jud Burgess, owner of Brave Books in El Paso, explains that his mission is to elevate others’ quality of life when they enter his book store. Brave Books aims to improve the city’s literacy rates, which are currently within the bottom 5% in the U.S. Through the power of books, reading, and the store’s inclusivity, Jud hopes that members of the El Paso community may be engaged and empowered when they enter Brave Books. 

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