Another great post from Cathy Ngo on how we can fix the imbalance that exists throughout our society.
Category Archives: Family
If education and hard work were enough leadership would be culturally diverse. How can we fix the imbalance?
A powerful and brave YA novel about what prejudice looks like in the 21st century.
Sixteen-year-old Starr lives in two worlds: the poor neighbourhood where she was born and raised and her posh high school in the suburbs. The uneasy balance between them is shattered when Starr is the only witness to the fatal shooting of her unarmed best friend, Khalil, by a police officer. Now what Starr says could destroy her community. It could also get her killed. Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, this is a powerful and gripping YA novel about one girl’s struggle for justice. Movie rights have been sold to Fox, with Amandla Stenberg (The Hunger Games) to star.
Boston Globe-Horn Book Award
Coretta Scott King Honor (Author)
Edgar Allan Poe Award Nominee (Mystery Writers of America)
Michael L. Printz Honor Book
National Book Award Longlist
William C. Morris Award
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You want a book that opens up the stark reality of life in America. The Hate U Give is an incredibly powerful book. It opens up so many discussions, about why we need the Black Lives Matters movement, and why we need to start working on a better society now. Suitable for the upper secondary library. Best book for 2018.
Black Panther, Storm, Luke Cage, Misty Knight and Manifold band together to take on a dangerous wave of street-level threats in this new ongoing series by co-writers Ta-Nehisi Coates (New York Times best-selling author of Between the World and Me and Marvel’s Black Panther) and Yona Harvey (Black Panther: World of Wakanda) and legendary artist Butch Guice! The death of a Harlem activist kicks off a mystery that will reveal surprising new secrets about the Marvel Universe’s past and set the stage for a big story in the Marvel Universe’s near future. Fear, hate and violence loom, but don’t worry, The Crew’s got this: “We are the streets.”
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You need a new comic book title, that embraces diversity and also the lessons of history. A powerful book that helps the non-American understand what is happening in America. I found it incredibly powerful and have started book clubbing with my child…..Best comic of this year – 2018.
Let us all work together to change the narrative and make the world a more inclusive place. A great blog post that will start you thinking is The Power of Literacy: Changing the Narrative of Toxic Masculinity by Travis Crowder
I wept with joy as I watched the new Doctor take to the small screen last night. Trying to explain the feelings I felt, as for the first time, someone who looked like me, took on the role was a deeply emotional moment. I’ve been a fan of Doctor Who since the first time I saw Jon Pertwee transform into the new Doctor – we’re talking since 1971.
I’ve loved some Doctors more than others, (I knew my partner was the one for me when they admitted Pertwee was their favourite too), while others like Sylvester McCoy and Colin Baker have been irritations. But last night, watching Jodie Whittaker take and make this role anew, moved me like no other new regeneration. Here at last, was the reflection of someone who spoke a little like my parents did but more importantly shared a lot of the traits they bestowed upon me. I was transported back to watching Pertwee, the same glee and joy as I watched the episode.
I adored the new companions too. From Bradley Walsh, Tosin Cole and Mandip Gill who play Graham, Ryan and Yasmin, I felt so much warmth and comfort. Here were folks who I would want as friends. I loved the connectiveness between them, they felt real and just like me too. I did so want Sharon D Clarke to be one of the companions and hope she returns. What is exceptional about this bunch of companions is that they are like people I know, they reflect that we live in such a wonderful diversely rich world.
This new season of Doctor Who will take us to new places and I for one am so very glad to be along for the ride.