Whatever rattles around upstairs and then falls out!


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Sep 15, 2014
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gradientlair:

My humanity is not debatable.

gradientlair:

My humanity is not debatable.

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Sep 14, 2014
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stacylwhitman:

Hundreds of kids showed up for the African American Children’s Book Fair, and that makes us happy


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Sep 14, 2014
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leeandlow:

Great NYT article: “Where Are the People of Color in Children’s Books?” Read the full article here.

leeandlow:

Great NYT article: “Where Are the People of Color in Children’s Books?” Read the full article here.


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This mother that I saw, her daughter was about seven, reading The Mighty Miss Malone. … The book has a beautiful cover with a little black girl on it. And her daughter is reading it, and I could see she was totally into it, like in the second chapter already. And I was just about to go over to her and say, ‘That’s a great book,’ when her mother came over and took it from her hands and put it back, and said, ‘No honey, that book is not for you.’ And I’ve seen that happen over and over again. And you have to wonder at the message the kids are taking away from that. The by who can’t read a princess or fairy book. The girl who can’t read a pirate book. What are the messages you’re telling? It’s not just race, it’s gender, it’s sexuality, it’s religion.

—  Ellen Oh on encouraging all children to read diversely. Hear the full interview here! (via firstdraftwithsarahenni)


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Sep 14, 2014
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firstbook:

Back by popular demand, in color!
The unbelievably fantastic work of Tina Kugler
http://tinakugler.squarespace.com/blog/2013/6/28/illustration-friday-equality

firstbook:

Back by popular demand, in color!

The unbelievably fantastic work of Tina Kugler

http://tinakugler.squarespace.com/blog/2013/6/28/illustration-friday-equality


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wocinsolidarity:

Attanya: #WeNeedDiverseBooks because I love science fiction and fantasy books, but I’m tired of authors treating dragons and robots and magic as more plausible than black and brown characters

Jennifer: #WeNeedDiverseBooks because… when I was 13 a white girl told me it was selfishthat all of the protagonists in my stories were Latina because she “just can’t relate to nonwhite characters.” She made me feel guilty for writing about people like me. 

Aiesha: #WeNeedDiverseBooks because…Black Girls are more than sidekicks or “sassy, ghetto friend”

Facts and Figures About Race/Ethnicity in YA and Children’s Lit:

#WENEEDDIVERSEBOOKS

Posting this a little late, but followers please take the time out to check out this post explaining the #WeNeedDiverseBooks campaign and more events to come over the next few days! 


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Sep 14, 2014
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Sep 11, 2014
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alizena:

#This could be us but you keep calling the police

alizena:

#This could be us but you keep calling the police

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Sep 9, 2014
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kingjaffejoffer:

From the Ferguson City Council meeting tonight


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Sep 9, 2014
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msjenai:

problackgirl:

i love being called pretty in general but i especially love it when other black girls call me pretty like yes, yes i am pretty and so are you. we’re both so pretty. look at us pretty black girls being aware of our prettiness. i love it

YES!

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tashabilities:

the-goddamazon:

Nah, they just got older and got jobs as your local law enforcement and government officials.

They raised children and grandchildren who think exactly like them. And the children and grandchildren of these terrorists are continuing their work, giving us hell on our jobs and in college courses, even to our babies on the playground.

tashabilities:

the-goddamazon:

Nah, they just got older and got jobs as your local law enforcement and government officials.

They raised children and grandchildren who think exactly like them. 

And the children and grandchildren of these terrorists are continuing their work, giving us hell on our jobs and in college courses, even to our babies on the playground.

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I did this radio show and the deejay asks me, ‘What if you woke up tomorrow and you were beautiful?’
What do you mean ‘what if’?
He said, ‘What if you woke up and you were blonde and you had blue eyes and you were 5’11 and you weighed 100 pounds and you were beautiful? What would you do?’
And I said, ‘Well, I probably wouldn’t get up ‘cause I’d be too weak to stand.’
And I felt very sorry for him, ‘cause if that’s the only kind if person that you think is beautiful, you must not see very much beauty in the world.
And I think everybody is beautiful. And if you don’t think that I am beautiful, you are missing out. Because I am so beautiful.

Margaret Cho: Beautiful (via justanothersinger)

I want this tattooed on the inside of everyone’s eyelids.

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imalittleteapotshortandblack:

Exactly.

imalittleteapotshortandblack:

Exactly.

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