Sunday, April 20, 2014
naturalete:

From imgfave.com
Saturday, April 19, 2014

Teens “are hungry for good literature and it hurts me because we’re not offering them enough of what they need,” said Sharon Draper, author of award-winning books like “November Blues” and “Copper Sun.”

In 2014, the movement to publish more authors of color and write multicultural main characters remains slow and incremental.

This is not a new discussion: There has long been criticism about the lack of diversity in young adult literature, books written for readers ages 12 to 18. Experts and authors like Walter Dean Myers point back as early as 1965, when educator Nancy Larrick stirred the conversation with an article entitled “The All-White World of Children’s Books.”

Where’s the African-American Harry Potter or the Mexican Katniss?" by Ashley Strickland at cnn.com. (via diversityinya)
Friday, April 18, 2014
Thursday, April 17, 2014 Wednesday, April 16, 2014

withzarry:

mskneesocks:

reading ur old writing

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i dont know which facial expression in most accurate 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
thewonderfulworldofmakebelieve:

almyro:

one of my all time favorite quotes

i’m going to let this inspire me for the rest of all time

thewonderfulworldofmakebelieve:

almyro:

one of my all time favorite quotes

i’m going to let this inspire me for the rest of all time

Monday, April 14, 2014
70sscifiart:

John Berkey, on the left (via Dark Roasted Blend: Epic Space Fiction by Alastair Reynolds)
Sunday, April 13, 2014
I think writing really helps you heal yourself. I think if you write long enough, you will be a healthy person. That is, if you write what you need to write, as opposed to what will make money, or what will make fame. Alice Walker (via writingbox)
Saturday, April 12, 2014
mmm… i can almost smell it.

mmm… i can almost smell it.

(Source: littledallilasbookshelf)

Friday, April 11, 2014
Even when reading is impossible, the presence of books acquired produces such an ecstasy that the buying of more books than one can read is nothing less than the soul reaching towards infinity. We cherish books even if unread, there mere presence exudes comfort, their ready access reassurance. A.E. Newton  (via paperlover)

(Source: writingquotes)