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Karma Flores (cq) a fourth grade student at C. M. Macdonell Elementary School in Laredo, Texas, who wrote a letter to the B. Dalton book store company asking to not have the only bookstore in town, close. With over 95 percent of the population as Hispanic Spanish speakers, Laredo ranked the lowest in literacy rates in the 2000 US census. Today there are a number of bi-lingual and dual language classes set up to help students and adults learn english...PHOTOS/ MATT NAGER