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<br /> SUMMER 2012<br /> THE MAGAZINE OF THE AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION<br /> The American<br /> Dream Starts<br /> Read more about<br /> Francisco and Ingrid<br /> Maldonado on p. 20<br /> Transforming the<br /> lives of adult English-<br /> language learners<br /> For more information about the<br /> American Dream Starts @ your library initiative,<br /> visit www.americandreamtoolkit.org.<br /> THE MAGAZINE OF THE AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION<br /> 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611<br /> americanlibrariesmagazine.org<br /> email americanlibraries@ala.org<br /> to ee 800-545-2433 plus extension<br /> loca<br /> online<br /> ll<br /> fr<br /> l<br /> 312-944-6780 • fax 312-440-0901<br /> career classified ads: JobLIST.ala.org<br /> Editor and Publisher<br /> Laurie D. 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