video: 14-year-old girl's impassioned plea for public libraries
Annika Tabovaradan is an awesome force in the world. She is a girl willing to overcome her fears to defend her rights and the rights of others, a girl who sees herself as part of a community, who understands that we all depend on each other. Down the road, when she stops saying "I hate public speaking" and "I"m not making much sense," she's also going to be an awesome public speaker.
Story: Wild Applause for teen's 2 a.m. speech for libraries