[Silence] was violent. [Still is.]
"You know we need change when people are afraid to come out here."
If we think only about what we get out of something, be it a Hollywood movie or a national holiday, we don't really deserve it. If we don't know or comprehend the significance of the history behind such things, we have failed our fellow Americans.
During peacetime, it’s easy to convince ourselves that things like censorship and mass plagues are restricted to the history books and far-off, dystopian futures. However, as we all have observed in recent months, these things have become an all-too-present reality.
What Connie Wanek does best in her third book, On Speaking Terms, is relate to her audience.