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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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maxkirin:

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…

Want!

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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.

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. 

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High School Reading List

Back in May, the #weneeddiversebooks campaign lit a fire to fulfill the desperate need for diverse books in children’s literature. Behind the Book has always championed efforts to find diverse authors and protagonists that will appeal to students since we serve communities of color. For your enjoyment (and enrichment), we’ve created an epic list of diverse books to reflect the diversity in our city; here’s our list for high school students.

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Drown by Junot Diaz

Kindred by Octavia E. Butler

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

The Chaos by Nalo Hopkinson

Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor

The Living by Matt De La Peña, a Behind the Book author

The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin

The Pearl that Broke Its Shell: a Novel by Nadia Hashimi

Mare’s War by Tanita S. Davis

A Teaspoon of Earth and Sea by Dina Nayeri

The Book of Unknown Americans: a Novel by Cristina Henríquez

A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah

Silver People: Voices from the Panama Canal by Margarita Engle

Naughts & Crosses by Malorie Blackman

The Icarus Girl by Helen Oyeyemi

For descriptions, click the read more!

(Click the following links to be directed to the Kindergarten, (early) Elementary and Middle School lists)

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(via weneeddiversebooks)

The Latest News on Book Adaptations
Rincey Abraham, bookriot.com
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a book is always* better than its film and/or television adaptation.Hollywood loves to mine the book world for stories, new and old, that can be re-imagined and brought to the big and little screen. If y…

You have some reading (and rereading) to do - books to TV & film.

The Latest News on Book Adaptations
Rincey Abraham, bookriot.com

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a book is always* better than its film and/or television adaptation.Hollywood loves to mine the book world for stories, new and old, that can be re-imagined and brought to the big and little screen. If y…

You have some reading (and rereading) to do - books to TV & film.

10 Latino Books for Teens
Monica Olivera, latinas4latinolit.org
I first discovered Latino literature when I was a teenager in high school taking a multicultural lit class. The experience was life changing for me. Since then so many more books by and about Latinos have been written and published for young adult…

Ten Latino books for teens.

10 Latino Books for Teens
Monica Olivera, latinas4latinolit.org

I first discovered Latino literature when I was a teenager in high school taking a multicultural lit class. The experience was life changing for me. Since then so many more books by and about Latinos have been written and published for young adult…

Ten Latino books for teens.