For some reason, I've been trying to find a way to relate to each story we have read in class, but I simply do not. I relate to some due to the fact that my father is an immigrant but not to the extent of the content given in those stories. I would only be able to relate to Langston Hughes because I'm black and always had a white English teacher but nothing more than that. I constantly find myself drawn back to Sherman Alexie's "Superman and Me." My mother is to me what Sherman Alexie’s father was to him. Alexie states “My father, who is one of the few Indians who went to Catholic school on purpose, was an avid reader of westerns, spy thrillers, murder mysteries, gangster epics, basketball player biographies and anything else he could find.” Although my mother is not 100 percent Native American and didn’t live on reservation, my mother is Muslim. My mother grew up with a religious background because of my grandfather, and went to Muslim oriented school. A lot like Alexie’s father, my mom decided to go to a non-Muslim school and pursue a better education. I, too, went to the Muslim school along with my younger sister, but my mother moved from Baltimore and I began public school. “My father loved books, and since I loved my father with an aching devotion, I decided to love books as well.” I relate to this because I remember being completely obsessed with my mom when I was younger, I wanted to be like her. Today, my mother tells me when I was younger she’d ask what I want to be when I grew up and I say “a mommy, like you.” With that being said, when my mother would give me books to read, I’d breeze through them and she’d always be proud of me.