Picking Favorites: A Wrinkle in Time, Awesome Ladies, Terry Crews, TV, and More

Links! It’s been a while, but I’ve been reading some good stuff lately and wanted to share.

I can always tell when I am dealing with WMWF by their rallying cry “be nice” or “choose kindness”, as if the act of calling out racism, misogyny, ableism and homophobia is the problem and not the act of racism, misogyny, ableism and homophobia. — #KidLitWomen: An Open Letter to Well-Meaning White Women


You don’t have to watch The Good Place for long to realize that Tahani Al-Jamil is more than, as Eleanor Shellstrop says, “a hot, rich fraud with legs for days.” She’s also a relentless name-dropper. But when Princess Diana is your godmother and Beyoncé if your best friend, can you really blame a girl for bragging? — Every Celebrity That Tahani Has Name-Dropped on The Good Place

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Graphic Novel Review: Rosa Parks: The Life of a Civil Rights Heroine

Today is Thanksgiving, so I thought it fitting to post this review today. The election is over, and there are always people who need to be convinced to vote, or there are questions going around asking people why they’re voting.

My answer is always the same: I always vote. And I always vote because too many people have died and bled and fought for me to have that right.

So, today, I am grateful for women and men like Rosa Parks who fought tirelessly for me to have the right to vote and the right to live without knowing the humiliation of segregation. I am also thankful for those like Rob Shone and Nik Spender who recognize that the stories of the men and women who participated in the Civil Rights Movement are so important that they need to be told–and even the most reluctant reader needs to be able to read/engage with them.

Rosa Parks: The Life of Civil Rights Heroine is an introduction to the life and work of Rosa Parks. The reader learns about her life as a child and her work as a civil rights champion. There’s so much more to her story than the fact that she refused to give up her seat, and this helps us understand more about her. I also really like and appreciate the inclusion of the history/rise of Jim Crow laws. Really ace inclusion of historical context. Plus, the pictures are amazing and help make the story pop.

Source: mine