This week's assignment is about pivotal moments, ah ha moments or some kind of change in perception you gained because of something you read in a book about a person or culture different from you.
Some readers can't understand why others of us are so passionate about multicultural literature. For me, part of my love for these books is because I feel enriched. I feel informed in a way that makes me a better person.
For this assignment, I want us to shift from the importance of representation and focus on how difference or a different perspective changed us in a meaningful way. Have you ever read a book and the character's perspective opened you to ideas, beliefs or realities that you had never considered? Tell us a about a work or an author whose body of work changed how you looked at the world, others or yourself. Have you ever read a book and had a paradigm shift because of it?
I'll hope you give this considerable thought. Take your time. This will be up at least two weeks.