A View from Tara’s World, Age 4

March 22, 2003.

Photo from The Library of Congress

Tara’s big sister has a school assignment.  Each student was asked to read a biography and must now come to school dressed like the person in their book.  Her sister chose Martin Luther King, Jr.  I find a white shirt and black pants and a tie for her to wear.  I offer to paint on a mustache.

Tara decides to join the act.  She puts on her big brother’s vest.  I ask, “Do you want to be Martin Luther King too?”

“No,” she says.

“What do you want to be?”



About HomenDunRoamin

Teaching Artist & Writer: fiction, poetry & nonfiction. Recently completed work: a hybrid memoir. In progress: a novel set in an unnamed Latin American country on the brink of war. The book examines violent and nonviolent resistance and the choices women are forced to make to survive.
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One Response to A View from Tara’s World, Age 4

  1. Tara says:

    This is so adorable! Such an interesting child!

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