Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Woke Reading Update

The National PTA has "A Family Guide to Selecting Diverse Books."

As a un-woke child many decades ago, my reading list was filled with characters who were like me. That's why I read books and poems about pirates, eccentric doctors, slaves, highwaymen, animals, explorers, natives in the South Pacific, and Indians.

My main concern, of course, was whether it was a good story, not which group was being represented. I also had little interest in the background of the authors.

And I would have quickly spotted preaching.

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