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pickeringtonlibrary:

buzzfeedgeeky:

Who Said It: Hermione Granger Or Katniss Everdeen?

Awesome quiz about two of our favorite fictional characters!

(Side note: We did waaaaaaaay better on this one than the “Hemingway? Or children’s book?” quiz.) 

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penguinteen:

We love these Banned Books Week literary mug shots created by Kate Boryeskne, especially the one she made of Alaska Young from Looking for Alaska. We got these from her website. It’s so great when literature inspires other great art—yet another reason why the freedom to read is so important! 

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thehappysorceress:

Banned Books Week 2014 poster by Paul Sizer
Prints available at October Kalamazoo Art Hop

thehappysorceress:

Banned Books Week 2014 poster by Paul Sizer

Prints available at October Kalamazoo Art Hop

(via elloellenoh)

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Reblogged from tubooks
A white person could write a great character of color, and a man can write a great female character — but ability doesn’t equal intent and execution. Matt Reeves recently exemplified this problem. When Dawn of the Planet of the Apes came out, some noted that the film had exactly two female characters — neither of whom had much screen-time or value in the narrative. It wasn’t on purpose; when asked, Reeves said, “Gosh, I don’t know…it’s sort of a shame that, as you say, that’s sort of true.”

Like many habitual problems, this comes down to close-mindedness: if no one forces the creative to think outside the box or explain themselves, the practice will continue unchecked. It’s one of the best arguments for the value of diverse creatives — to break out of the habits that unintentionally create women-free or white worlds, reductive characterizations, or Bechdel-failing narratives.

Hollywood also has to be willing to retain diversity when it is present. As Ursula K. Le Guin wrote when her Earthsea was whitewashed: “With all freedom comes responsibility.”
Girls on Film: 5 things that need to happen before Hollywood will ever truly change (via elloellenoh)

(Source: tubooks, via elloellenoh)

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Neil Gaiman’s 8 Rules of Writing, a remake of this post. Source.

Want more writerly content? Make sure to follow maxkirin.tumblr.com for your daily dose of writer positivity, advice, and prompts!

(via kingsbridgelibraryteens)

This Makeup Artist’s Disney-Inspired Instagram Account Is Pretty Magical
jess2128, uproxx.com
InstagramThis might be the happiest Instagram account on earth.A London-based makeup artist is showing off her skills, and her love for all things Disney through social media, and the results are amazing. Laura Jenkinson decided to take a br…

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This Makeup Artist’s Disney-Inspired Instagram Account Is Pretty Magical
jess2128, uproxx.com

Instagram

This might be the happiest Instagram account on earth.

A London-based makeup artist is showing off her skills, and her love for all things Disney through social media, and the results are amazing. Laura Jenkinson decided to take a br…

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The Dear Book Publishers series is a showcase of letters written by 5th graders from Dothan Brook School. These students were tasked with looking at the diversity in their school library’s picture book collection along with the race of children featured on Kindergarten Second Step cards. Reacting to what they had learned, the students wrote letters to book publishers, the Vermont Agency of Education, the school principal, and the district superintendent. During the month of August, CBC Diversity will showcase all of the letters created by the Dothan Brook School’s 5th grade class.

cbcdiversity:

The Dear Book Publishers series is a showcase of letters written by 5th graders from Dothan Brook School. These students were tasked with looking at the diversity in their school library’s picture book collection along with the race of children featured on Kindergarten Second Step cards. Reacting to what they had learned, the students wrote letters to book publishers, the Vermont Agency of Education, the school principal, and the district superintendent. During the month of August, CBC Diversity will showcase all of the letters created by the Dothan Brook School’s 5th grade class.

(via weneeddiversebooks)

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twigbookshop:

Happy 50th anniversary to The Book of Three, which launched Lloyd Alexander’s unforgettable Chronicles of Prydain.