2. medievalpoc:


    High School Reading List

    Back in May, the #weneeddiversebooks campaign lit a fire to fulfill the desperate need for diverse books in children’s literature. Behind the Book has always championed efforts to find diverse authors and protagonists that will appeal to students since we serve communities of color. For your enjoyment (and enrichment), we’ve created an epic list of diverse books to reflect the diversity in our city; here’s our list for high school students.

    Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

    Drown by Junot Diaz

    Kindred by Octavia E. Butler

    The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

    The Chaos by Nalo Hopkinson

    Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor

    The Living by Matt De La Peña, a Behind the Book author

    The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin

    The Pearl that Broke Its Shell: a Novel by Nadia Hashimi

    Mare’s War by Tanita S. Davis

    A Teaspoon of Earth and Sea by Dina Nayeri

    The Book of Unknown Americans: a Novel by Cristina Henríquez

    A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah

    Silver People: Voices from the Panama Canal by Margarita Engle

    Naughts & Crosses by Malorie Blackman

    The Icarus Girl by Helen Oyeyemi

    For descriptions, click the read more!

    (Click the following links to be directed to the Kindergarten, (early) Elementary and Middle School lists)

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    This goes right into the “books" and "resources" tags.

    I’ve featured quite a few of these books for Fiction Week, and I know that many educators would be interested in a list like this. Thanks for making it.

  3. Tagged #full house
  7. dweemeister:

    Richard Emerson “Dick” Smith (born June 26, 1922, whose face is pictured just above The Exorcist mask in this photo) passed away yesterday at the age of 92. Often known as “The Godfather of Make-Up”, Smith’s career spanned 58 years over a set of films that innovated a method of makeup involving foam latex in separate pieces instead of a single latex mask.

    Some of the films he worked on are picture above (from left-right, descending):

    Down to the Sea in Ships (1949) - directed by Henry Hathaway; starring Richard Widmark, Lionel Barrymore, Dean Stockwell, Cecil Kellaway, Gene Lockhart, Berry Kroeger, John McIntire, and Harry Morgan

    Requiem for a Heavyweight (1962) - directed by Ralph Nelson; starring Anthony Quinn, Jackie Gleason, Mickey Rooney, and Julie Harris

    House of Dark Shadows (1970) - directed and produced by Dan Curtis; starring Jonathan Frid, Grayson Hall, Kathryn Leigh Scott, David Henesy, and Roger Davis

    The Godfather (1972) - directed and co-written by Francis Ford Coppola; starring Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Richard Castellano, Robert Duvall, Sterling Hayden, John Marley, Richard Conte, and Diane Keaton

    The Exorcist (1973) - directed by William Friedkin; starring Linda Blair, Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, Lee J. Cobb, Kitty Winn, Jack MacGowran, Jason Miller, and the voice of Mercedes McCambridge

    Taxi Driver (1976) - directed by Martin Scorsese; starring Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Albert Brooks, Harvey Keitel, Leonard Harris, Peter Boyle, and Cybill Shepherd; music by Bernard Herrmann

    The Sentinel (1977) - directed, co-produced, and co-written by Michael Winner; starring Chris Sarandon, Cristina Raines, Martin Balsam, Burgess Meredith, Beverly D’Angelo, Ava Gardner, Jose Ferrer, and Eli Wallach

    Amadeus (1984) - directed by Milos Forman; starring F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce, and Elizabeth Berridge

    (via bucknakedandthepanda)

  8. abesodyssey:





    "One day in the subway, James saw a red cat with a wound to the leg that likely resulted from a fight with another cat. It was obvious that the cat needed help. James could not pass and took the cat to the vet. With a little medical treatment and prescription drugs, the cat quickly recovered. At that point, James found it impossible to say goodbye to Street Cat Bob. Bob followed James everywhere he went. As James played the guitar on the street and Bob sat nearby, revenues increased dramatically. People found it difficult to pass when they looked at the cute kitty. James went on to write a book describing their adventures in the street which was full of life – both dramatic and comedic. In the book, James says that he could not have imagined how meeting Bob would change his life. His friendship with the cat healed him from a life that had been very hard. Most likely, if Bob could speak, he would say the same thing.”

    Um, so here is a book I am going to go BUY… NOW.

    this is what i thought inside llewyn davis was going to be like

    all the tears

    You can find him normally around Covent Garden or Angel.

  9. (Source: sweetputtincakes, via dietjay)


  10. interquast:

    send me an album and i will list the tracklist in order from fave to least fave

    (via delmerdarion)


  11. do they sell candles that smell like wet asphalt in the summer


  12. averagefairy:


    did humans invent math or did we discover it

    does math even exist

    i already regret making this post bc smart people keep messaging me trying to explain math and it’s making me nauseous 

    (via dogpuppy)

  14. gettin’ pretty bold with the recommendations there, tumblr.

    Tagged #nsfw

  15. kars:

    I am awake but at what price

    (via veryraresecrete)