From The Comic Vault, a great post on the 6 Reasons Why Comics Can Improve Mental Health.
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If education and hard work were enough leadership would be culturally diverse. How can we fix the imbalance?
Another great post from Cathy Ngo on how we can fix the imbalance that exists throughout our society.
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.”
Read it because:
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.
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.
We had a wonderful and moving talk from Will (despite inevitable technical difficulties!) and Twitter was buzzing with great ideas and thoughts. Check out the #NancyBooker18 hashtag and have a look!
For those who missed out on the lecture, or who would love to see it again, the recording has been added to the ALIA CYS Group page for everyone to enjoy. (Previously we thought it would have to be added to the ALIA Members Portal, but we were wrong and now it’s available for both ALIA and non-ALIA members!)
I have a child who has always been out there challenging gender stereotyping. Sometimes there have been tears because people just don’t understand, other times they have inspired other kids to march to their own tune. My partner and I have always encouraged them to be true to who they really are, not to what society deems they to be. So when I found this series of wonderfully inspiring videos I wanted to share these with you…..Because Why – Our Watch
Libraries provide a unique service to their users, as both a public space and as a portal for meaningful access to the information that people and communities need to learn, grow and develop. This is particularly essential for youth, who are discovering their independence and identities, and have important information needs.
This is not to say that the job is an easy one, given the challenges many young people face. This essay from IFLA, drawing on experiences shared at the World Library and Information Congress, highlights how libraries are already, successfully, providing youth with the support they need. It offers lessons and suggestions for others in doing the same, as well as providing evidence of the need to place libraries are the heart of youth policies.