“The Mud Angels: How Students Saved the City of Florence”

After enormous waves crash into buildings, museums, and other structures in Florence, they leave behind thousands of tons of smelly, viscous, oil-filled mud. Everywhere. Covering everything. A young narrator watches students from the U.S., Italy, and other countries courageously trek through dangerous filth to save Florence’s rarest antiquities at the Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Firenze (BNCF). It is a race against time (and mud) and

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