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Rare Bass Memoir

As a THANK YOU GIFT to our visitors, we want to share with you one of the rarest items in the Charlotta Bass collection at the Library: her book, Forty Years: Memoirs from the Pages of a Newspaper.

Enjoy this tale of the development of Los Angeles from a small pueblo to a sprawling city. Share Charlotta’s inspiring stories of fighting the Ku Klux Klan and lynchings, integrating Fremont High, the right to live where you choose, and more. For a limited time, you can flip through the book for free.