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What is the "right use" of a forest from a bear or salmon's perspective? This is more than academic as we heat up the planet Anonymous is painting Debbie as a killjoy and a myopic bully for standing up for Native children whose stories and histories are damaged by this book. It does not surprise me, but it pains me that a teacher would try to gaslight Debbie and those who agree with her this way.
I know that Debbie can take it, but I fear for this teacher's students. Anonymous, in a moment of reflection sometime, you might want to ask yourself 1 "Why am I determined to miseducate the children whose minds have been entrusted to me? And even if the books do have some type of likable humorous edge, you can still criticize the things you enjoy. Though I don't know how you can complain about depressing elements in a book with the main selling point of dying of dysentery.
But even so, I suspect the reason the books are supposedly gaining popularity is the nostalgia factor from adults, even if they are marketed at children. The memories of the game are not specifically tied to the history lesson itself but of some of the references and jokes tied to the game.
So it can be uncomfortable in terms of how the games were in the 70's, but not updating any uncomfortable factual history information. Also, there are hardly any reviews or ratings on Amazon or Goodreads? Is Amazon just promoting it a lot but not many people are actually reading them? But the mentality here seems to be "I remember these games I thought were fun as a kid!
I am 12 years old and when I read this series, it was one of the best ones yet.
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