9/5/17

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We have been invited to submit monologues relating to banned books for a theatrical project.

"Ah, I am a librarian, this is in my wheelhouse, I'm sure I could come up with something," I said. (I do, unfortunately, have to figure out how to write a monologue.)

Poking around the list of frequently challenged books, I noticed This One Summer - which I love, and which is additionally Canadian. (And by the way, there's a decent reason why it's a frequently challenged book: it's a graphic novel for 12-14 that won a Caldecott honor, which are almost always awarded to picture books. If you order this book for your elementary school library thinking it's going to be appropriate for four-year-olds... you're going to be surprised when it turns out to be about how horrible and terrifying it is to be twelve.)

"I should write a monologue from the perspective of one of the characters in it," I thought to myself.

It did not occur to me until much, much later that I'm basically going to be writing fanfic.

If I can ever get my hands on the book.

(Both copies checked out of the public library; the college library's supposed to have one in but it might have vanished.)

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