Author Highlights Importance of Autism Awareness Day

Author Highlights Importance of Autism Awareness Day

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It's that time of year again! #WorldAutismAwarenessDay! *extremely sarcastic voice* yay Here are your annual reminders: — Marieke Nijkamp – updates (@mariekeyn) April 2, 2019 Yesterday was Autism Awareness Day, which, each year, yields much discourse about how people with autism are treated, showing there are still great strides to be made.   Marieke Nijkamp, #1 New York Times bestselling author of This is Where It Ends and Before I Let Go, editor of Unbroken: 13 stories starring disabled teens, and writer of the upcoming Oracle: Rising, tweeted out some extremely important points. Let’s look at the tweets. 1. We need acceptance, not awareness. We want …

‘Justice’ Is Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Year

‘Justice’ Is Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Year

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The fight for racial and gender equality; Brett Kavanaugh’s hearing; the controversy surrounding Robert Mueller’s investigation; this year has been a tumultuous news cycle and this is expected to continue in 2019.   In response to all this, Merriam-Webster crowned the word ‘justice’ as the word of the year for 2018.   [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwklPg7jdVk]   “The concept of Justice was at the center of many of our national debates in the past year: racial justice, social justice, criminal justice, economic justice,” the company said. “In any conversation about these topics, the question of just what exactly we mean when we use …

5 Novels About Justice to Get You Fired Up

5 Novels About Justice to Get You Fired Up

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At times, we can feel helpless or disconnected from the injustices or indeed the justice, taking place around us and around the world. Here are five novels from around the world that deal with themes of justice and injustice to get you feeling engaged, informed and ready to stand up for what you believe in!    Good as Gold by Bernard Martin    Image Via Amazon   This amazing novel from Australian author Bernard Martin tackles the injustices inflicted upon the Aboriginal people of Australia by white settlers, and how those injustices still effect modern Australian society.    It’s the mid 1950s, and …

13 Quotes from Dystopian Novels to Get You Fired Up

13 Quotes from Dystopian Novels to Get You Fired Up

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For as long as we have been granted freedoms, there have been people fighting to take those freedoms away; this is the most human of cycles. There has never been (and will likely never be, at least not right now) a time when people haven’t had to stand up against the systemic and societal oppression they’ve been forced to deal with everyday.   We’ve been warned about what can happen when we allow ourselves to stop caring about the state of the world and the other people inhabiting it by authors since the beginning of time; the entire dystopian genre is centered …