“The Third Space” is the story of the library at the Bronx Academy of Letters middle and high school. A rare space in the neighborhood, it facilitates achievement in students where the rest of the city fails. But just three years into its existence, the library is at risk of being dismantled as the state plans to move a charter school into Letters’ building. The story is told through a librarian so passionate about books and young people she has a tattoo inspired by “The Little Prince."
The story and and accompanying photo essay was completed as part of Donovan X. Ramsey's Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism master's thesis and was presented in the school's 2012 Tow Center "Innovation Showcase."