"Wild Geese," Mary Oliver (via commanderspock)
Happy National Poetry Month!
When I say people want to see more diversity in stories, no, I really don’t mean different stories about straight white dudes. I really, really don’t mean that at all. This isn’t about types of stories being told. This is specifically about people. I’m not letting you make this about something else. You are not hijacking this message to make sure we’re still talking about straight white dudes.You, sirs, are part of the problem. *stink eye*
Diversity is Not Enough: Race, Power, Publishing
"The publishing industry looks a lot like these best-selling teenage dystopias: white and full of people destroying each other to survive."
via BuzzFeed Books
That’s the opposite of a problem
I’d love to know how this mistake was made. What was going through their heads at the factory?
"Are you sure it actually says 1,450?"
"Yeah, why would it be a mistake?"
Rest in peace, Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
(photo by Miguel Tovar/AP, quotation from this interview)
It’s almost Día de los niños/día de los libros, one of our favorite days of the year. Día celebrates reading among all children, in every language, and reminds all of us that no matter what language you speak at home, literacy can be a part of your life.
A few links to help you get ready: