Start Off Black History Month With a Book From the Rolling Thunder Book Bus!

Start Off Black History Month With a Book From the Rolling Thunder Book Bus!

Black History Month is here! Starting the month off on a good foot (or tire) is a book bus offering lots of books to a school in Oklahoma. The Rolling Thunder Book Bus is offering tons of new books donning the faces of several important figures in black history such as Frederick Douglass, Martin Luther King Jr., Booker T. Washington, Harriet Tubman, W.E.B. DuBois, and many more.   image via nba   Many second graders in the school waited patiently as NBA player Dennis Schröder was on the book bus helping students pick two books each. You can check out …

The Marginalia Controversy

The Marginalia Controversy

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What a topic. People will get MAD about this, but they’re all wrong. Only I’m right, so listen to me. Don’t tell me where you land. People I very nearly respect believe in writing in books. But let’s actually talk about this, book lover to book lover. Marginalia used to mean really crazy drawings around hand illuminated passages from really crazy books. And all those snails. Look it up, what weird stuff. Image via Twitter   Me either, medieval knight. These days, margin notes are mostly something students do to try and avoid losing their minds. And maybe pass some …

5 Uncursed Howl’s Moving Castle Memes

5 Uncursed Howl’s Moving Castle Memes

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This is the point where I confess that Howl’s Moving Castle is my favorite Miyazaki movie by far. They’re all good! But I connect with Sophie on a deeper level. If you’ve yet to read the book, get ready to have the experience of the movie turned up to eleven. Sure, it’s not as soft or as serious, but believe me when I say you will not miss it. Obviously the movie is iconic, but the book characters are on a whole other level. Thanks for coming to my ted talk. Here are some memes.   That’s Growth Image via …

5 Uncursed Howl's Moving Castle Memes

5 Uncursed Howl's Moving Castle Memes

Book Culture

This is the point where I confess that Howl’s Moving Castle is my favorite Miyazaki movie by far. They’re all good! But I connect with Sophie on a deeper level. If you’ve yet to read the book, get ready to have the experience of the movie turned up to eleven. Sure, it’s not as soft or as serious, but believe me when I say you will not miss it. Obviously the movie is iconic, but the book characters are on a whole other level. Thanks for coming to my ted talk. Here are some memes.   That’s Growth Image via …

LGBTQ Books Are Being Censored and Authors Are Fighting Back

LGBTQ Books Are Being Censored and Authors Are Fighting Back

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According to Entertainment Weekly Middle Schools across the country are resisting teaching LGBTQ material in the classroom. One incident occurred with an author called Jen-Petro Roy, who had booked a trip to Texas in order to talk with students about her book, P.S. I Miss You.   Image Via Goodreads   The novel follows an eleven year old girl who begins questioning her faith and sexuality, discovering she may not be straight and what that means for her identity. But, out of the blue, the school cancelled the scheduled visit. According to Roy, the school had decided that by featuring her work, they’d …