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     Carolina Aguilera’s book “Our Heroes,” Planeta Publishing 2002, features life stories of Latino firemen who died in the 911 World Trade Center tragedy.  In the fall of 2008 the book was among the liquidation titles at a Latino literature and Spanish-language bookstore in Washington DC.  I picked up a copy and made it available to the public promenading the streets of the neighborhood around the bookstore’s location.  It is possible that in its unbound and dispersed format the text reached a larger and more diverse audience than the bookstore’s customer base.  But was it still a book? 

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