delusioninabox:

Daily #406! PS I loved it, though.

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leeandlow:

5 Books that Build Confidence in African American Children

The need for more diverse books and better representation is urgent. It’s not just about numbers, it’s about making this country into a safer space. Poor representation doesn’t just damage self-esteem/confidence of children of color. It actually makes them more vulnerable to violence.

Here are 5 books that build confidence in African American children.

5 Books that Build Confidence in African American Children1. Black All Around by Patricia Hubbell, illustrated by Don Tate

This gentle picture book, perfect as a read-aloud, is a meditation on the prominence and beauty of the color black.

AFAWCF front cover

2. As Fast As Words Could Fly by Pamela M. Tuck, illustrated by Eric Velasquez

Young Mason Steele, an African American boy in 1960s Greenville, North Carolina, relies on his inner confidence and his typing skills to face challenges and break racial barriers after he begins attending a “whites-only” high school.

Chess Rumble front cover

3. Chess Rumble by G. Neri, illustrated by Jesse Joshua Watson

A story in free verse about a troubled boy who learns to use his mind instead of his fists through the guidance of an unconventional mentor and the game of chess.

The Palm of My Heart front cover

4. The Palm of My Heart: Poetry by African American Children By David Adedjouma, Illustrated by R. Gregory Christie

African American children celebrate the beauty of their lives and culture through poetry.

Jones Family Express front cover

5. The Jones Family Express by Javaka Steptoe

Javaka Steptoe combines humor and warmth in the story of Steven, an African American boy, who wants to find a special gift for his aunt when she comes to visit. A warm celebration of love in a strong African American family.

jeanmenzies:

It may be time for an updated bookshelf tour thanks to the move… With 4 bookcases filled it might be fair to entitle it a ‘Library Tour’ this time :S.

roaringcersei:

Game of Thrones + books

"A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge."

A Game of Thrones (1996) by George R. R. Martin; Tyrion (II)—Tyrion Lannister, page:124. 

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bookmania:

Nocturnal readers at Shakespeare & Co. (photo by Everita)

bookmania:

Nocturnal readers at Shakespeare & Co. (photo by Everita)

(Source: lucyrevere, via jeremywest)

theheroinenextdoor:

You guys…
It was so beautiful.  And heartbreaking.  I think it’s one of the saddest books I’ve ever read.
I loved it.

theheroinenextdoor:

You guys…

It was so beautiful.  And heartbreaking.  I think it’s one of the saddest books I’ve ever read.

I loved it.

thefictionologist:

"She was a fool and he knew it and because he loved her it had made no difference."  -W. Somerset Maugham, The Painted Veil

thefictionologist:

"She was a fool and he knew it and because he loved her it had made no difference."  -W. Somerset Maugham, The Painted Veil


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