I AM LAUGHING SO HARD OH GOSH
can anyone actually give me reasoning for why maniac magee is seen as a good book about racism?
granted, i haven’t heard all of it, but honestly at this point i don’t give a shit. i’m sure this was in my elementary school textbook and i just don’t remember, but as an aware adult in a 5th grade classroom, listening to the teacher read it is horrendous.
i just think that these common core suggested titles are absolute fucking bullshit. i work in a school in chinatown in manhattan. literally the only two white people in that room are me and one of the two teachers. the students in my class are chinese, black, and hispanic (or multiracial from within those groups). so i have to force this book to be applicable to a class where 90% of them aren’t represented at all.
i would literally pick pocket someone for 13 slices of pizza. and if it was the 6 train i might know exactly who that was.
it was the 6 train……… what are you saying……………….
does no one use the nyu network outside of finals? this week it’s been fucking horrendous
stop working on finals i’m trying to browse tumblr
it’s nyc. you can’t buy a whole lot with 1s and 5s in nyc.
it was $13
that’s literally 13 slices of pizza
it was the wrong answer
okay so i think today i got pickpocketed on the subway, but also got pick-returned
i put folded up cash in my back pocket around lunch, and on the train a bit ago i distinctly remember a guy counting 5s and 1s, and then just now when i got home the bills were half hanging out of my pocket, unfolded.
maniac magee is some fucking bullshit