Dear SFs… A lot of people have asked me to continue the story of Origami Yoda. Maybe I will someday. Right now I just want you to imagine this chapter:
Murky’s mom returns to her home country because her father is sick. When she tries to come back into the U.S., she is not allowed on the plane because she is originally from one of the countries that Trump has targeted.
Now Murky — Mahir Kahleel — has to somehow go to school, get good grades, deal with bullies making racist comments… all while his mother is gone and not allowed to come back. Tommy and the gang will rally around him, I’m sure… but that’s not going to bring his mother back.
Honestly, I don’t even know what Origami Yoda’s advice would be about something like this. All I know is what Princess Leia says at the end of Rogue One, “Hope.”
This chapter seems too dark for an Origami Yoda book, but it is a very real possibility for a lot of families right now. Remember, that in addition to Murky, Rhondella is the daughter of immigrants and Quavondo is the grandson of immigrants. And probably so are kids you know. Maybe even you.
Well, I don’t want to see ANY of you discriminated against, detained or denied opportunities.
I wish Trump would read the Origami Yoda book, or ANY books that would help him to see the world through someone else’s eyes.
Remember, the Force binds us ALL together.