1. behind-the-book:

    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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  2. mako-symptoms:


    holy crap this is real

    my love for her has sky rocket

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  4. babeobaggins:


    oh my god this is the best thign ive ever made i hope beyonce sees it one day

    Nothing is more important than this

    who comes up with this?
  5. beyonceinfo:

    Beyoncé was wearing TOPSHOP lagoon print bandeau top ($72) and jacquard trousers ($80) and Givenchy shark tooth lock white sandals

    (via thebluelip-blondie)

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  8. bobbycaputo:

    Gaza Artist Turns Israeli Air Strike Smoke into Powerful Sketches

    As the world looks on with horror at the growing civilian toll in Gaza, and Hamas and Israel consider the terms of a U.S.-proposed ceasefire, one young Palestinian architect is responding to the crisis through art. Gaza-based Tawfik Gebreel aims to send a message, in the “universal humanitarian language understood by all peoples of the world.” He is using photos of the smoke thrown up by rocket strikes and reworking the images with symbols of hope and unity.

    (via allbeautifulblackgirls)

  9. dennys:

    Bro, do you even whisk?

  10. drakefanclub:

    whoever made these is going to jail. i aint playin games here

    (via katara)


  11. pimpdaddytavros:

    i want to be rebellious but i dont want to get in trouble  

    (via the-ribbon-reminder)

  12. ya-ssui:

    Don’t be scared. I’m a shapeshifter too!

    (via milesjai)

  13. trials-n-tresses:

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  14. hildahuffle:

    So Janelle Monae just tweeted this video that proves that Mellody Hobson (chairman of dreamworks!) are amazing people

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  15. luanlegacy:

    is this like… real life attack on titans? :|

    (Source: panda-chan)