Joanne Rowling and I might have more in common than she thinks.
The first draft of The Ship We Built was intended as a valentine for one person. Six and a half years later, The Ship We Built has been released as a novel with Penguin Random House and continues to be a valentine – now for anybody who picks it up.
The public library is in the unique position to pick up where public education leaves off—to succeed where public education fails. It’s time we start rethinking what a library can be.
“Close your eyes and imagine for one moment a world where little black girls spend their entire childhoods seeing women like the ones they will become in just as many books, television shows, awards ceremonies, universities, political offices, magazines, advertisements and leadership positions as their white peers do. Really picture it, and then ask yourself: what would that future look like?”
Goodnight Moon started out as a sad gay love poem.
“If Mara’s coming out helps even one more Kinsey 2 realize they have the right to support and love among other queers, then that is the rich fruit borne of a celebrity making herself visible.”
A cake we all deserve, the titanosaur, space flowers, napping as a political act, escaping the internet and then even more things!
Aw Yiss! Princess and the Pony prize pack!
This week we gather under the last quarter moon to discuss how to curb the profusion of elfin construction, swap tips for keeping mildew out of our newly-constructed moss bath mats, find out whether Nikki bought that tie, and ponder Saturn’s transit through Sagittarius. Also Young Adult Literature. Get in here!
“Barbie: I Can Be A Computer Engineer,” remixed.
Spread the gay agenda with these colourful, easy-to-read books teaching love, acceptance, and science.
It’s so fun to buy gifts for kids! The thing is, if you have a small child in your life, chances are that child has way too many toys already.
Which isn’t a big deal, but also totally is.
Because it’s not just sex education. It’s life education.
“What if you’d like to let your loyalties walk some middle tightrope, where you can keep the good stuff about this book you loved while also turning your back on its creator? What’s the best way to hate the player and love the Game?”
“Every thing that grows, grows differently. Each of us grow in our own way.”
Davis County, UT school board realizes that maybe letting books help teach students’ tolerance about same-sex families is actually an awesome idea.
Banned Books Week is like Christmas for me: it allows me to queer my reading like I queer my gender. Party hard with some inappropriate reading!
Riese’s team pick: San Antonio writer Burgin Street is obsessed with vintage childrens books and consequently, I’m obsessed with her blog.
And its critics are madder than a wet hen.
Whitney’s Team Pick: Maurice Sendak, author of “Where the Wild Things Are” is as brilliant and curmudgeonly as ever in this mini documentary. I love you, Maurice.