Thursday, July 12, 2012
thepenguinpress:

Carl Sagan’s reading list, courtesy of Brain Pickings. A few selections:
Young Archimedes and Other Stories by Aldous Huxley
Timaeus by Plato
Julius Caesar by Shakespeare
Who Speaks for Man? by Norman Cousins
The Republic by Plato
The Immoralist by André Gide

thepenguinpress:

Carl Sagan’s reading list, courtesy of Brain Pickings. A few selections:

  • Young Archimedes and Other Stories by Aldous Huxley
  • Timaeus by Plato
  • Julius Caesar by Shakespeare
  • Who Speaks for Man? by Norman Cousins
  • The Republic by Plato
  • The Immoralist by André Gide

Diversity in Kid’s Lit — 110 and Counting.

realkidsgoodbooks:

Inspired by Roxane Gay at The Rumpus, here’s a long old list of diverse kid’s lit writers and illustrators. And I promise you, it is not complete. 

1. Taro Yashima, picture book writer and illustrator
2. Sherman Alexi, YA
3. Karen Katz, picture book writer and illustrator
4. Lenore Look, chapter book writer
5. LeUyen Pham, illustrator
6. Jacqueline Woodson, writer all ages
7. E.B. Lewis, illustrator
8. Jorge Argueta, picture book writer
9. Yuyi Morales, picture book writer and illustrator
10. Pat Mora, writer
11. Charles R. Smith Jr., photographer
12. Sheila Hamanaka, picture book writer and illustrator
13. Jason Chin, nonfiction
14. Beatrice Hollyer, nonfiction
15. Francisco X. Alarcon, poetry
16. Maya Christina Gonzalez, picture book writer and illustrator
17. Alice Faye Duncan, picture book writer
18. Taeeun Yoo, picture book writer and illustrator
19. Allen Say, picture book writer and illustrator
20. Sandra L. Pinkney, picture book writer
21. Myles C. Pinkney, photographer
22. Jill Krementz, nonfiction
23. Karen English, chapter book writer
24. Pamela S. Turner, nonfiction
25. Walter Dean Myers, writer, various ages

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012
calimae:

INFOGRAPHIC: Summer Reading List Based On Your Favorite TV Shows

This is a really cool idea - and the selections are all so awesome and diverse!

calimae:

INFOGRAPHIC: Summer Reading List Based On Your Favorite TV Shows

This is a really cool idea - and the selections are all so awesome and diverse!

(Source: twitter.com)

Monday, June 25, 2012 Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Links & Resources.

arfism:

disabledbyculture:

thatfeministdyke:

Feminism

Racism, Race, & Culture

Sizeism & Body Positivity

GSM (Gender & Sexuality Minorities)

Ableism

Privilege

Reproductive Health

Classism

Misc/Other

Reblogging and bookmarking for later

Add: Hearing Privilege

(Source: thatfeministqueer)

Monday, June 18, 2012
morerobots:

Thanks, Penguin Teen!
I am going to need to start organizing all these book and reading lists for future reference (and I know I have more somewhere around here… will compile a future post with links to these). Tumblr has been awesome for this lately. 

I will also try to reblog ANY reading lists I find on tumblr - all will be filed into the tag reading resources. I often come across some unique queer themed or feminist or ya reading lists/suggestions/recommendations, that a lot of people probably didn’t even know they were looking for or needed.
PS, Anything YA gets the tag ya lit. Just so you know how this blog rolls.

morerobots:

Thanks, Penguin Teen!

I am going to need to start organizing all these book and reading lists for future reference (and I know I have more somewhere around here… will compile a future post with links to these). Tumblr has been awesome for this lately. 

I will also try to reblog ANY reading lists I find on tumblr - all will be filed into the tag reading resources. I often come across some unique queer themed or feminist or ya reading lists/suggestions/recommendations, that a lot of people probably didn’t even know they were looking for or needed.

PS, Anything YA gets the tag ya lit. Just so you know how this blog rolls.

Sunday, May 13, 2012 Friday, May 4, 2012 Saturday, April 21, 2012 Tuesday, April 10, 2012

morerobots:

I have collected so many articles on the Hunger Games about race, disability, and female portrayal. I am going to compile them all here. I know there are some missing, because unlike good librarians, I didn’t make a book mark folder (good going cait!). 

race:

White Until Proven Black: Imagining Race In The Hunger Games

Katniss Is Olive-Skinned, Deal With It (loved this one, a more personal post - check out the rest of her blog for more THG posts)

Race!Fail In The Hunger Games

Hollywood Whitewashing (And yes it hurts)

The Hunger Games: I Want My Bread And Roses Back (discussion starts about halfway thru)

Why Do Social Justice Nerds Love The Hunger Games?

Yes, There Are Black People In Your Hunger Games

disability:

So, How About THOSE Hunger Games? (i tumbl’d this article not too long ago and got some really interesting responses).

This is the BEST response concerning deafness (PLEASE READ IT)

In the Hunger Games, What Happens To The Disabled Competitors?

there are unfortunately not a lot of articles that i’ve come across about disabilities in THG :(

female portrayal/misc.:

Why We Need More Female Characters In Film Like Katniss Everdeen

Why Katniss is A Feminist Character (And It’s Not Because She Wields A Bow and Beats Boys Up)

Julie Clawson on The Hunger Games, Consumerism, and Justice

Power, Public Life, and The Hunger Games

Was The Hunger Games Inspired By Battle Royale

the thing i’ve really enjoyed about these books is the mass discussion it’s sparked. if you have any that aren’t listed, please contribute?

UPDATED TO ADD:

The Hunger Games & Katniss, Part 1: The Novel - Feminist Frequency (part 2 to come soon)

The Hunger Games, Hollywood, and Fighting Fuck Toys

Collins wrote for “Clarissa Explains It All” - what do Katniss & Clarissa have in common?