on a bad-luck streak & perhaps a little drunk



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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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Orbit is funny AND factually accurate.

Adrian Beltre freaking out about being touched is literally one of my Top 5 Favorite Things.


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People are always talking about the “game within the game.”

Love this.




Took a break from commissions today to draw this for myself - two of the best sitcom families. 




I can’t accept that. I can’t accept that there was only one black woman in the entire film, who delivered one line and who we never saw again. I can’t accept that the bad guys were Asian and that although in China, Lucy’s roommate says, “I mean, who speaks Chinese? I don’t speak Chinese!” I can’t accept that in Hercules, which I also saw this weekend, there were no people of color except for Dwayne Johnson himself and his mixed-race wife, whose skin was almost alabaster. I can’t accept that she got maybe two lines and was then murdered. I can’t accept that the “primitive tribe” in Hercules consisted of dark-haired men painted heavily, blackish green, to give their skin (head-to-toe) a darker appearance, so the audience could easily differentiate between good and bad guys by the white vs. dark skin. I can’t accept that during the previews, Exodus: Gods and Kings, a story about Moses leading the Israelite slaves out of Egypt, where not a single person of color is represented, casts Sigourney Weaver and Joel Edgerton to play Egyptians. I can’t accept that in the preview for Kingsman: The Secret Service, which takes place in London, features a cast of white boys and not a single person of Indian descent, which make up the largest non-white ethnic group in London. I can’t accept that in stories about the end of the world and the apocalypse, that somehow only white people survive. I can’t accept that while my daily life is filled with black and brown women, they are completely absent, erased, when I look at a TV or movie screen.

– Olivia Cole - Lucy: Why I’m Tired of Seeing White People on the Big Screen (via keepingupwiththekardacheyennes)

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Via glorious confusion


Eugene Izotov (insanely) plays Antonio Pasculli’s La Favorita” variations.

this one goes to kunstderfuge

I don’t know if any of my followers are classical nerds like I am, but if you are, this one’s for you.

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Fresh Peach Margarita

9:03 am on the day registration opens for my students. I need this right now.


Vintage Portland Timbers barware heading to tomorrow’s #pdxflea @portlandflea #portlandtimbers #portland #pdx #rosecity #timbers #timbersarmy #soccer #mls #vintage #barware #rolypolyglasses

I want these.

The ladies of Game of Thrones attend HBO’s ‘Game Of Thrones’ panel and Q&A during Comic-Con International 2014 at San Diego on July 25th, 2014.

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spicy mini meatball grilled cheese

I didn’t even really look at the picture that much, the words “spicy mini meatball grilled cheese” are a dealmaker.

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