] Hide Caption  ] Show Caption

Edgar Penaloza, 11, of Frick Impact Academy in Oakland reads a Maruto graphic novel. Before this, he had never been to a library before. December 2017

 
 ] Hide Caption  ] Show Caption

Students at Oakland Tech are trying to improve the library situation, where there is no librarian and the books are outdated. December 2017

 
 ] Hide Caption  ] Show Caption

A sign tells students at Oakland Tech High School not to take out any books. December 2017

 
 ] Hide Caption  ] Show Caption

A screenshot of an Oakland Unified spreadsheet showing 82 percent of the high schools in the district are closed. December 2017

 
 ] Hide Caption  ] Show Caption

Many books are tattered at Oakland Tech, where there is no librarian and students can't check out any books. December 2017

 
 ] Hide Caption  ] Show Caption

There is no librarian at Oakland Tech, the district's flagship high school. A total of 14 of 17 Oakland Unified high school libraries are closed. December 2017

 
 ] Hide Caption  ] Show Caption

Books are in disarray on the shelves at Oakland Tech, which received $42,000 in Measure G funding last year. December 2017

 
 ] Hide Caption  ] Show Caption

Boxes at Rise New Highland School before it became a library. Photo: Friends of the Oakland Public School Libraries.