I took it as a great honor to discover that my book Savage Inequalities has been banned from classrooms in Tucson, Arizona -- especially along with James Baldwin, César Chavez, Sandra Cisneros, and my old and beloved friends Luis Rodriguez, Paulo Freire, David Berliner, Howard Zinn, Bill Bigelow, and Bob Peterson at Rethinking Schools.
What great company to be in!
The last time I received a honor on this magnificent scale was when an unpleasant character named Bernard Goldberg included me in his book 110 People Who Are Screwing Up America. That time, too, I found myself in excellent company, although the Tucson list is even more impressive.
What greater glories can an author hope for in these crazy days?