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[Susan notes: Of course sarcasm never works in a letter to the New York Times, particularly when that sarcasm is directed at the New York Times editorial board Itself. But I sent this anyway.]

Submitted to New York Times but not published
08/01/2013

To the editor

I applaud the Editorial Board's strong declaration (re: 47 Rejections, Then the Booker Long List) that "a healthy book industry is a diverse one." I await with joyous anticipation your Awakening to the reality that a healthy curriculum for a diverse public school population is a diverse one, not one chosen by people who couldn't distinguish a third grader from a rutabaga.

Susan Ohanian


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