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This Bridge Will Not Be Gray, by Dave Eggers

When my kids let me choose the book to read at bedtime, this is my pick. It’s a history book about how the Golden Gate Bridge — the most famous bridge in the world — ended up being bright orange. It wasn’t easy. Some people wanted it to be red and white. Or yellow and black. (Yep, seriously.) Most people wanted it to be gray. It was a really small group of people, raising their voices, that made the difference. From the publisher McSweeney’s, "Sometimes you have to fight for what you believe in, even if it’s just a color.” Every kid (and adult) needs to hear that message.