Fatima, 20,  is a barista at a Lone Star Community College campus.  She moved to Houston from Africa 6 years ago and says that she loves it here.  Fatima confesses that she loves to read and once “read 3 books in 3 days.” An avid reader she prefers suspense and erotica novels.  “I read the back cover to see if I will like the book.”

I asked Fatima how she felt about so few people pursuing post high school education in the city of Houston to which she replied, “That makes since because college is so expensive, I just paid $400 on books for this semester”