Picking Favorites: Jan. 14, 2017 Links

January 14, 2017

I am still trying to figure out a good way to title these posts. Also! I made a nifty little graphic for my link roundups, and I have been patting myself on the back rather hard about it.


Amal and her twins wrote a retelling of Anne of Green Gables together! — Anusha of Prospect Corner: A Sri Lankan-American Anne of Green Gables

Shae finally finished reading Harry Potter and her commentary on the last book was a lot of fun to read.

The Golden Girls is coming to Hulu! And on Galentine’s Day, no less.

“In Medea, by Tyler Perry, Medea loses all of her morals when she decided to kill her children.” — Shit My Students Write

I’m going to NY in early March, which means I’ll miss the Percy Jackson musical by a couple of weeks. I am actually bummed by this.

“Take a look at what students in countries from Ireland to Iran, Ghana to Germany, are asked to read and why.” — Required reading from 28 countries around the world

Jackie offers some advice to people considering pursuing creative degrees.

4-year-old Daliyah Marie Arana served as ‘Librarian for the Day’ for the Library of Congress” and looked super cute doing it! This is so, so adorable.

“It has taken us a little longer than we thought it would’ve taken us,” ABC entertainment president Channing Dungey told Deadline at TCA today. — If you, like me, have been wondering what in the world happened to the Shonda Rhimes period piece Still Star-Crossed.

This is something I’ve been thinking about quite a bit lately: Why Blogging Is Better than Social Media (I think it all has to do with purpose and intent, too.)

Can’t make it to the Women’s March in DC on January 21? Consider joining up with one of the sister marches in your area instead!

“There is a lot of division right now. Trump is not a healer. Art, on the other hand, is healing and inclusive, whether topically it celebrates humanity, or whether it’s just compelling visuals to make a human connection.

And so we thought it was the right time to make a campaign that’s about diversity and inclusion, about people seeing the common bonds we have, and our connections as human beings.” — Shepard Fairey on his inauguration protest posters

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  1. A.M.B.

    Thank you for including a link to my post on Anusha of Prospect Corner! It was such a fun project to write with my kids. I loved updating Anne of Green Gables–one of my favorite stories from childhood–to reflect our family and diverse community. :-)

  2. Elisabeth Ellington

    Every time I write one of these posts, I try to think up a new title. SIGH. I still just don’t know. I love the new graphic. Nice!

    • Akilah

      Thank you! And I’m glad I’m not alone in the title struggle.

  3. K E Garland

    Thanks for the re-blog Akilah! Love the graphic ;-)

  4. Jenny @ Reading the End

    I can’t wait to read Anusha of Prospect Corner! It looks super fun. I’m also bookmarking the required reading in many countries link. I am fascinated! I have a book that’s about how all different countries learn American history, which is fascinating. I always love to know what’s standard knowledge for people in other places.

  5. Bina

    That is an excellent nifty little graphic! 👍😊 Great linkup, off to read up! And Anusha sounds so cool, makes me want to get some kids from somewhere just to give them this book!



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