Toto, We Aren’t in Athens Any More


Scene: Zuni Pueblo, a kindergarten/first grade writers’ workshop. Chatting with Serena, who is writing about her family.

Serena: I can spell Melissa. That’s my sister’s name. Only we call her Medusa.

Me: Does your sister have hair like snakes?

Serena (after a stare): She doesn’t have any hair. She’s bald. She just got born.

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