Yesterday, Kara Brown posted a story on Jezebel about a woman spotted reading Claudine Rankine’s Citizen right behind Trump at one of his rallies. As far as I know, no one has caught this woman’s name, unfortunately.
I love how much attention this is getting. This woman and comments about her choice of Citizen are all over my corner of the internet. Between this story and all of the book banning/challenges in the last few years, I dare anyone to say that books don’t matter. Books—and the ideas they represent—are a statement. They always have been, of course. This is just the best example lately.
On a related note, I also love this student from Vanderbilt University: