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I loved the Oz books as a kid and I read this book when it was first released and then re-read about 5 years ago for a book group. I'm now listening to the book as I have just picked up the sequel.

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“When art sets racism in the past, no matter how good it is, it allows white people in the audience (and others) to say to themselves "Wow! That racism sure was bad way back then!" It's what happens when people go see 12 Years a Slave. My response is always, "Yeah, you wanna know another time when racism was bad? Earlier today.”
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