Comiskey Park, 2014, Chicago. Max Wastler
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Over the past year or so, I’ve examined diversity in the Publishers Weekly bestsellers (here’s 2012 and here’s 2013) as well as the Best Fiction for Young Adults (here’s 2013, here’s 2014). One list I haven’t looked at until now is the New York Times bestseller lists for young adult books.
My conclusions? There’s nothing really surprising about the diversity on the New York Times bestseller lists for young adult books. They tell the same story that Publishers Weekly does, but with a slightly different sample: There isn’t much diversity.
Really enjoyed this, especially the discussion of how Native Americans aren’t people of color. (There’s an article linked within that talks about it.) I wish my school had talked more about the sovereignty of Native Americans.
Nicole Beharie as Black Widow and Pedro Pascal as Hawkeye
→ requested by anonymous
Yoooooo this is perfect.
Queen Nanny was a True person of Resiliency and Courage and renowned for her efforts in Jamaica growing up in slavery. Queen Nanny was kidnapped from Ghana as a child and forced into slavery during the late 1600’s and was raised in some of the worst conditions in the early 1700’s. Nanny was influenced by the Maroons who were former slaves that fled plantations and formed their own communities in Jamaica’s interior.Nanny and her brothers ran away and escaped from their torturous slavery at the plantation. They led several revolts across Jamaica. Queen Nanny was a well-respected, intelligent spiritual leader who was instrumental in organizing the plans to free slaves. For over 30 years she freed almost 1000 slaves and helped them settle into these new Maroon communities.She defeated the British forces that enslaved them in many battles. Despite repeated attacks from the British soldiers on Grandy Nanny’s settlement which was formed in her honor and called Nanny Town, it remained under Maroon control for years with successful defenses. The school system won’t tell you about the Legendary Queen Nanny, but she is referred to as the “Mother Of Jamaica” and known as a true Hero and Leader. SanCopha Salute!Written By: @Champion_Us
Weekly Editors Picks
Happy Friday, y’all! Kick off the weekend with our favorite GIFs of the week. Check ‘em out.
Jess Gilliam — Managing Art Director
Bob muthafuckin’ Ross. (above)
Tyler Menzel — Editorial Director
We’re SO thrilled Mad Men is back, almost as happy as Pete Campbell!
Dan Finkler — Director of Platform Engineering
A dirt bike swing exists. ‘Nuff said.
Nam Nguyen — Director of Business Development
Remember that time Spencer Pratt was America’s favorite worst boyfriend? We do! (Also, where is he now?!)
Rebekah Huber — Web Producer
TAG OF THE WEEK: Joan Holloway because one GIF is just not enough to sum up all of her spiciness.
Andrea Wagner — Social Media Director
Every weekend, this happens.
Nick Hasty — Director of Engineering
There’s nothing to say about this GIF.
beauty comes in all shapes and sizes
I’m pretty sure this is like the 5th time I’ve reblogged this because omg
I love French fries oh mannnnnnn
Winter Soldier is the best one because he’s acting like he’s cold.
Mary Bowser, former slave of the Van Lew family, infiltrated the Confederacy by working as a servant in the household of Jefferson Davis. Bowser was assumed to be illiterate, and as a black woman was below suspicion. Practically invisible, she was able to listen to conversations between Confederate officials and read sensitive documents, gathering information that she handed over to the Union.
This needs to be a movie. Like, now.
I’d watch this movie.
How is this not a movie?
You know how.
Mary Bowser, BAMF of the day.
Hello Gina Torres, my love.
This whole movie is like a fever dream.
Since I watched the little notepad on tv last sunday I couldn’t stop thinking about the star wars/trek part (here’s the photoset with the screenshots I made)
It was a little strange to draw these two again, It has been a long time :DNo no A trek marathon is betta
Just as long as you start with Episode IV.
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