A library is never complete. That’s the joy of it. We are always seeking one more book to add to our collection.
"And as things fell apart, nobody paid much attention."
Recent picture taken in Gaza.
There’s the story, then there’s the real story, then there’s the story of how the story came to be told. Then there’s what you leave out of the story. Which is part of the story too.
No new horror can be more terrible than the daily torture of the commonplace.
i said to the sun, tell me about the big bang. the sun said, it hurts to become.
It is a lonely feeling when someone you care about becomes a stranger.
This was such a wonderful, immersive read.
This? Is why I think it’s vital that we fight for diverse literature in schools. When the book-banning folks come out, it’s so often to shut down a person belonging to a minority group speaking about experiences that make people uncomfortable. Of course we are uncomfortable. We are complicit. It takes discomfort to impel change.
Not all kids will get a real picture of the world at home; I certainly didn’t. Those kids may go on to be the next generation of oppressors, having been taught lies that cause them to see minorities as subhuman, unless they have outside influences to show them otherwise. It matters that they read books by African-Americans, by women, by LGBT authors. It matters that they gain empathy and experience others’ lives.
It matters that they become uncomfortable enough to change.