Another Semester Begins

I have three classes left to take before I can graduate and this semester I’m taking two of them: User Instruction and Field Study in Library Service.

Another Semester Begins

I have three classes left to take before I can graduate and this semester I’m taking two of them: User Instruction and Field Study in Library Service.

Keeping Track of What I Read: August

Keeping Track of What I Read: August

1. Petty Theft by Pascal Girard (Graphic novel).

2. Chloe and the Lion by Mac Barnett & Adam Rex (Picture book).

3. My Teacher is a Monster! by Peter Brown (Picture book).

4. “Girl/Box” by Roxane Gay (Short story).

5. East of West, Vol. 1 by Jonathan Hickman (Graphic novel).

6. I am so Brave! by Stephen Krensky (Picture book).

7. “The Anger in Ferguson” by Jelani Cobb (Online article).

8. “not an…

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"There is no collective slavery revenge fantasy among Black people, but I am certain, if there were one, it would not be about White people, not at all." — Roxane Gay in Bad Feminist

"There is no collective slavery revenge fantasy among Black people, but I am certain, if there were one, it would not be about White people, not at all." — Roxane Gay in Bad Feminist

vand-etta said: Why do black people straighten their hair if non-black people can't get corn row/ box braid/ whatever you consider a "black" hairstyle

childrenmilk:

sablevenus:

rabbitglitter:

lordbape:

why do white people always try to make this non-point false equivalence when they know these are two completely different realities that don’t compare on any plane whatsoever

white people not only make black people hate their hair at an individual emotional level but literally at a systemic level in which black people are and have been for the last century unable to get jobs, attend colleges, enlist in the armed forces, etc. because of the treatment of their natural hair. there literally is nothing white people have to compare…

white people are not getting box braids because they feel pressured to, or out of fear that they won’t have access to a job or anything, but instead because they know it’s an “edgy black people thing” that they’re doing to be counter culture and subversive. there is literally no pressure on earth for anyone INCLUDING BLACK PEOPLE to worship or utilize Black hairstyles or Black hair in its natural state and you fucking know it. It’s literally the complete opposite for white hair. grow up

white people are not gelling down baby hairs for social mobility or financial security or comfort or assimilation.

credit to black—lamb

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    12 year old Vanessa VanDyke is being threatened with expulsion from Faith Christian Academy in Orlando unless she cuts her natural hair.

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Read the ads

"MEN WHO GO PLACES" "WAS IT HER RESUME OR HER RELAXER?" white people don’t have ads telling them "you will not be successful in life unless you have cornrows and box braids with gelled down baby hairs" because that isn’t the case. address this in the context of reality, maybe???

All of this. ALL OF THIS. READ THIS ^^^^^^

White people didn’t invent straight hair either. There are Black people with straight hair. That’s not a “White style”.

Because ALL of this needs to be on everyone’s page.

amen

Listening to Brown Girl Dreaming by @JackieWoodson. #overdrive

Listening to Brown Girl Dreaming by @JackieWoodson. #overdrive

hardtoearn:

Model: Lucy LomuroPhotographer: Michael R. Moore
Incredible! This photo says so much…

Love.

hardtoearn:

Model: Lucy Lomuro
Photographer: Michael R. Moore

Incredible! This photo says so much…

Love.

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thatisnotahat:

I’ve been watching this for 5 minutes and giggling like an idiot.

Hilarious!

thatisnotahat:

I’ve been watching this for 5 minutes and giggling like an idiot.

Hilarious!

(via sendmydiamonds)

pimdustfinger:

Awww baby girl you are adorable <3 

pimdustfinger:

Awww baby girl you are adorable <3 

aacpl:

awesomepeoplereading:

Unidentified group of future teachers at the Maryland State Teachers College at Bowie read.

Awesome teachers reading. Hope everyone had a great first day!!

aacpl:

awesomepeoplereading:

Unidentified group of future teachers at the Maryland State Teachers College at Bowie read.

Awesome teachers reading. Hope everyone had a great first day!!

"Do you have any games?"

“Do you have any games?”

A patron came in last week and asked if we had any games on the children’s computers. We don’t, but I suggested the PBS Kids website because I know they have some that are kid friendly. Then i did a little digging to see what else was available online, so if someone else should ask I can give them options. My top five are listed below:

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