Jacob Lawrence, "Antiques" (1946)
Jacob Lawrence, Antiques (1946)
Can a Game Be Literature?

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April 17, 2012:

Scratchy voice over school PA: The President is dead.

Put your exercise books away. Heads on the desk. Silent prayer. Our teacher is crying.

Should you feel sad? Your mother has the dead man's "Ask not" speech on vinyl 45. She'll be sad. Then you should feel sad, too.

You're six years old. It's November, 1963. You're American, and the President is dead.