anghara (anghara) wrote,

New essay up at StorytellersUnplugged -

- here's a hint:

Parents or grandparents look at a book and come up with reasons why
their child won't want to read it: my kid is a country kid and the
book is set in the city, my kid has a brother and not a sister like
the character in the book. The 'Oh, I don't think he'll really be
interested in THAT' comment when the skin color of the child on the
book cover doesn't match the precise hue of the potential reader of the book.

Why is the value of a book measured by how much of oneself one can
'find' in it? When I read a book, I'm not looking for me.

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