Wednesday, September 29, 2010

banned books week #3

Today, for the kids, a quick blast from Sherman Alexie's The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian.

Do you have insane neighbors?

Do they have motion-activated lights and security cameras pointed at your house?

Do they like to idle their diesel motor home in their driveway for an hour, once per week?

Do they put up yard signs that make you uncomfortable during political campaign seasons?

Have they ever talked to you about keeping a cache of food and weapons for the end of days?

Do they complain about American morality and culture?

Would they try to ban a book from your local school's library, even though they are childless?

Do they refer to themselves as "mommy" and "daddy" when they talk to their corgi?

Are you pleasant to them?

Do you get the idea that they think of you as "one of us" or "one of them"?