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The True Meaning of Smekday by Adam Rex
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Jul 06, 12

bookshelves: fiction, childrens, read-in-2012, science-fiction
Read in July, 2012

"Most everyone thinks of Smekday as the day the Boov arrived, and as the day they left, one year later. But the longer they've been gone, the less I care about that. The Boov weren't anything special. They were just people. They were too smart and too stupid to be anything else."

This is the best, funniest allegory for Manifest Destiny, colonialism, and privilege that you will ever, ever read. Yes, there are cartoons. Yes, there is an entire page that is only the word "meow" repeated. Yes, the allegory is silly space aliens. None of that matters, except in the way that may very well make you start laughing so hard the people around you give you funny looks. You should read this book.

Other reasons to read this book: *POC main character
*Awesome main character
*Three dimensional writing because Letters Are Confusing
*Died of asphyxiation
*Cat named "Pig" actually excuse to turn whole book into a shaggy dog story
*How they really keep Happy Mouse Kingdom so clean
*Chief Shouting Bear Is Not A Crazy Indian
*At least 424 other reasons not listed here (no. pages in book)

Seriously, read it. Or at least make your children read it.
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