Laurie Halse Anderson

nationalbook:

50 BookBench sculptures have been installed throughout London, in conjunction with a study from the National Literacy Trust that shows the number of young people who enjoy reading is on the rise.

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9 hours ago
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crusherccme:

found this gem in the 1996 Cornell Women’s Handbook. it’s what to say when a guy tries to get out of using a condom

crusherccme:

found this gem in the 1996 Cornell Women’s Handbook. it’s what to say when a guy tries to get out of using a condom

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9 hours ago
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blastortoise:

*white person shoots up movie theater* oh he probably maybe had a mental disorder and rough childhood, i feel bad for him we should have seen the signs and gotten him help….

*black person gets shot unarmed* oh he probably was walking around like a gangster thug, i want a full toxicology report and i’m def gonna ignore the eye witness accounts of the incident because they are all…you know…black…and probably biased and lying.

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9 hours ago
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Ferguson from my TL- August 18 (2/3)

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Ways you can help:

https://twitter.com/SheSeauxSaditty

http://afro-dykey.tumblr.com/post/95096989345/things-you-can-do-for-ferguson

https://www.change.org/p/president-barack-obama-please-enact-new-federal-laws-to-protect-citizens-from-police-violence-and-misconduct

Firing bullets into the air is illegal. They can be lethal coming back down.

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9 hours ago
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3modagawd:

dragonheartedrabbit:

"Waste of good ammo. It’s my privilege to buy you a replacement box."

"All self-respecting whites have a moral responsibility to support our growing number of martyrs to the failed experiment called diversity."

"I thank all Police, you are the ‘Thin Blue Line’ protecting normal Americans from aggressive and entitled primitive savages. America is surely at the tipping point."

Just a few quotes (in case it’s hard to read) from that collection of donation messages for Darren Wilson.

Does anyone else want to say it’s not about race?

"I wouldve donated double this amount but you missed his accomplice" I swear to fucking god…

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9 hours ago
#racism #america #timetochangethisshit
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djspooky:

Hello everybody! Meet Officer Go Fuck Yourself!  Officer Go Fuck Yourself is currently one of the officers in Ferguson tasked to restore the peace to the community! This gentleman here is getting his 5 minutes of fame due to his actions on duty! At a peaceful protest in Ferguson, this Officer drew his Loaded M4 (Riffle) and pointed it at Unarmed Journalist at the scene as he kindly Yelled at them “I’m Going To Fucking Kill You!”… When asked for his name by the journalist he responded with “Go Fuck Yourself! ” Odd name huh?!! And I hope that is actually his name because if it isn’t then That is a Crime! More specifically A Misdemeanor (Class C I believe!)… I Would Hate for this Officer Of The Law to be Charged and Fined! As Officers are required to give their Names and Badge # if Requested!…. This is BS! Officers are breaking more Laws and Constitutional Rights of people than the people are actually doing! They’re Elected by the public to Protect the Peace of the community, not to fuck it up even more! 😔 #Ferguson #OfficerGoFuckYourself #ThisIsTooMuch… and sorry if I seem like a b%tch, but I don’t support this type of shit from the police!

djspooky:

Hello everybody! Meet Officer Go Fuck Yourself!
Officer Go Fuck Yourself is currently one of the officers in Ferguson tasked to restore the peace to the community! This gentleman here is getting his 5 minutes of fame due to his actions on duty! At a peaceful protest in Ferguson, this Officer drew his Loaded M4 (Riffle) and pointed it at Unarmed Journalist at the scene as he kindly Yelled at them “I’m Going To Fucking Kill You!”… When asked for his name by the journalist he responded with “Go Fuck Yourself! ” Odd name huh?!! And I hope that is actually his name because if it isn’t then That is a Crime! More specifically A Misdemeanor (Class C I believe!)… I Would Hate for this Officer Of The Law to be Charged and Fined! As Officers are required to give their Names and Badge # if Requested!…. This is BS! Officers are breaking more Laws and Constitutional Rights of people than the people are actually doing! They’re Elected by the public to Protect the Peace of the community, not to fuck it up even more! 😔 #Ferguson #OfficerGoFuckYourself #ThisIsTooMuch… and sorry if I seem like a b%tch, but I don’t support this type of shit from the police!

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9 hours ago
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humansofnewyork:

"When we graduate, my friend and I want to start an organization to teach people in rural areas how to read. I was volunteering at a clinic last year, and I saw a child die of Cholera because the mother couldn’t remember the prescription instructions."
(Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo)

humansofnewyork:

"When we graduate, my friend and I want to start an organization to teach people in rural areas how to read. I was volunteering at a clinic last year, and I saw a child die of Cholera because the mother couldn’t remember the prescription instructions."

(Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo)

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leakycon:

Had fun at this year’s LeakyCon? Our massive multifandom event is now called GeekyCon while LeakyCon will continue on as a smaller Harry Potter-only conference (because yes). GeekyCon, however, will still hold Harry Potter to its core as the best fandom ever and the center of everything we do. Because it is. Ad always - ALWAYS - will be.
Registration will open for GeekyCon 2015 at 3pm EDT TODAY!*
We already have some guest announcements coming, and are already hard at work on making next year’s event EVEN MORE AWESOME than this year’s. We can’t wait to see you there!
*we know, you spent all your money in the LeakyCon Marketplace and there hasn’t even been a new pay day yet and ARE YOU TRYING TO KILL ME LEAKY/GEEKY?!! We feel you. We are just WAY TOO EXCITED about all the fun we have already started to plan for 2015 and want to get a jump on it now. 

leakycon:

Had fun at this year’s LeakyCon? Our massive multifandom event is now called GeekyCon while LeakyCon will continue on as a smaller Harry Potter-only conference (because yes). GeekyCon, however, will still hold Harry Potter to its core as the best fandom ever and the center of everything we do. Because it is. Ad always - ALWAYS - will be.

Registration will open for GeekyCon 2015 at 3pm EDT TODAY!*

We already have some guest announcements coming, and are already hard at work on making next year’s event EVEN MORE AWESOME than this year’s. We can’t wait to see you there!

*we know, you spent all your money in the LeakyCon Marketplace and there hasn’t even been a new pay day yet and ARE YOU TRYING TO KILL ME LEAKY/GEEKY?!! We feel you. We are just WAY TOO EXCITED about all the fun we have already started to plan for 2015 and want to get a jump on it now. 

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9 hours ago
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lawebloca:

The salmon send their best assassin

via: Weshalljoinourhouses

lawebloca:

The salmon send their best assassin

via: Weshalljoinourhouses

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23 hours ago
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"Remember no one can make you feel inferior without your consent. -Eleanor Roosevelt"

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23 hours ago
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samchekov:

heyfunniest:

WOW

If you ever feel bad about running a 16 minute mile

samchekov:

heyfunniest:

WOW

If you ever feel bad about running a 16 minute mile

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23 hours ago
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This? Is why I think it’s vital that we fight for diverse literature in schools. When the book-banning folks come out, it’s so often to shut down a person belonging to a minority group speaking about experiences that make people uncomfortable. Of course we are uncomfortable. We are complicit. It takes discomfort to impel change.

Not all kids will get a real picture of the world at home; I certainly didn’t. Those kids may go on to be the next generation of oppressors, having been taught lies that cause them to see minorities as subhuman, unless they have outside influences to show them otherwise. It matters that they read books by African-Americans, by women, by LGBT authors. It matters that they gain empathy and experience others’ lives.

It matters that they become uncomfortable enough to change.

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from Reading Helped Me Overcome My Racist Upbringing by Susie Rodarme (via bookriot)

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23 hours ago
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wordsandeverydaythings:

Harry Potter fan all the wayy!

wordsandeverydaythings:

Harry Potter fan all the wayy!

23 hours ago
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micdotcom:

3 reasons Mo’Ne Davis’ ‘Sports Illustrated’ cover is an ever bigger deal that you realize 

1. When there’s a woman on the cover, she’s almost always with a man — or in a swimsuit.
When a woman is featured on the SI cover, she’s most often either in a swimsuit or accompanied by a man — like UConn’s Diana Taurasi with Emeka Okafor in 2003 or UNC’s Rashanda McCants with Tyler Hansbrough in 2008. Covers featuring actual female athletes by themselves are exceedingly rare, with only the U.S. gymnastics team (i2012) and Hope Solo (20011) getting the call in recent years.
A woman on the cover is exceedingly rare | Follow micdotcom

micdotcom:

3 reasons Mo’Ne Davis’ ‘Sports Illustrated’ cover is an ever bigger deal that you realize 

1. When there’s a woman on the cover, she’s almost always with a man — or in a swimsuit.

When a woman is featured on the SI cover, she’s most often either in a swimsuit or accompanied by a man — like UConn’s Diana Taurasi with Emeka Okafor in 2003 or UNC’s Rashanda McCants with Tyler Hansbrough in 2008. Covers featuring actual female athletes by themselves are exceedingly rare, with only the U.S. gymnastics team (i2012) and Hope Solo (20011) getting the call in recent years.

A woman on the cover is exceedingly rare Follow micdotcom

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