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Mar 30, 2014 / 3,116 notes

diversityinya:

REMINDER: TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO ENTER!

diversityinya:

To celebrate the (approximate) 1-year anniversary of Diversity in YA’s launch on tumblr, we’re giving away all these books! Thank you for celebrating diversity in young adult books with us and continuing to engage in dialogue and increasing awareness!

(To view a document listing all the titles, click here.)

Here’s how this is going to work:

  1. We’ve divided these books into 4-packs of diverse awesomeness. Don’t worry, series titles will all be kept together, so you won’t end up getting a middle book or a third book in a trilogy without the others.
  2. We have multiple copies of some titles, so some of them will go into several prize packs.
  3. We’ll select 17 winners, each of whom will receive a prize pack of 4 books!
  4. Because of the large number of titles and the cost of international shipping, we’re only able to ship to U.S. mailing addresses. International folks may enter as long as they have a U.S. mailing address.
  5. Teachers and librarians get an extra entry!
  6. The deadline to enter is March 31, 2014.

Enter here:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

(If you can’t see the Rafflecopter entry form on your tumblr dash, you can also enter at our website.)

Thank you so much to the following publishers for donating books to our Anniversary Giveaway:

Mar 29, 2014 / 589 notes

worldnewsmedia:

Angelina Jolie gets emotional talking to rape victims of Bosnian war

Published on 28 Mar 2014

Angelina Jolie was brought to tears while talking to rape victims of the Bosnian war, during her visit to Srebrenica. Report by Claire Lomas

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dixieleota:

My interpretation of Gustav Klimt’s painting - The Kiss.

"unf arhjks stahhhhhhp it"
Mar 26, 2014 / 10,261 notes

dixieleota:

My interpretation of Gustav Klimt’s painting - The Kiss.

"unf arhjks stahhhhhhp it"

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Mar 26, 2014 / 203,981 notes

satans-advocate:

sext: i want to pay bills and share household duties and approach our late 20’s in a financially and emotionally stable way with you

man i sext like this all the time but nobody is ever into it :(

(via callacinth)

cynicallys:

imagine waking up and going for a swim in your back yard with the star fish 😍

look at the wittle baby sting ray
Mar 26, 2014 / 260,104 notes

cynicallys:

imagine waking up and going for a swim in your back yard with the star fish 😍

look at the wittle baby sting ray

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Mar 26, 2014 / 480,173 notes
From that time on, the world was hers for the reading. She would never be lonely again, never miss the lack of intimate friends. Books became her friends and there was one for every mood. There was poetry for quiet companionship. There was adventure when she tired of quiet hours. There would be love stories when she came into adolescence and when she wanted to feel a closeness to someone she could read a biography. On that day when she first knew she could read, she made a vow to read one book a day as long as she lived.
Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (via observando)
Mar 26, 2014 / 470 notes
Mar 26, 2014 / 31,942 notes

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This book gives me more information about penguins than I care to have.

In 1944 a children’s book club sent a volume about penguins to a 10-year-old girl, enclosing a card seeking her opinion.

She wrote, “This book gives me more information about penguins than I care to have.”

American diplomat Hugh Gibson called it the finest piece of literary criticism he had ever read.

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Mar 25, 2014 / 90,756 notes
margadirube:

michaelmoonsbookshop: Black is the Raven, Black is the rook, But Blacker is the rougue who returns not this book a wonderful warning written around 1839 in the front of an 1810 copy of Robinson Crusoe  have you ever loaned a book and not got it back?
Mar 25, 2014 / 223 notes

margadirube:

michaelmoonsbookshop: Black is the Raven, Black is the rook, But Blacker is the rougue who returns not this book a wonderful warning written around 1839 in the front of an 1810 copy of Robinson Crusoe  have you ever loaned a book and not got it back?

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Mar 25, 2014 / 634,733 notes

plasmas-king:

darnni:

THIS IS SERIOUSLY A SALAD DRESSING COMMERCIAL

WHAT ARE YOU REALLY TRYING TO SELL

equal sexual representation between both genders on tv 

whatever it is i’m sold

(via not-foryou)

Mar 25, 2014 / 117,209 notes

squish-mitten:

stormerinaction:

bastille-bad-blood-fan:

sorry-ari:

It’s exactly what you think it is and you need to listen to it.

omg notes

i love this

Bastille - no scrubs

Jesus christ

Collective movements for social justice do not gain traction through niceness. American women did not gain the right to vote by skipping down Pennsylvania Avenue while whistling cute songs about suffrage: they picketed, they marched, they yelled, they were arrested. Abusive partners and rapists will not be stopped by women having heart-to-hearts with their violators over coffee, because ghosts cannot talk and broken fingers cannot lift a latte. The patriarchy cannot be shattered by good vibes. In order to bring about change, old and oppressive structures must be destroyed. Destruction is not negative if what will grow from the rubble is something that will create a safer, healthier, stronger society.

Feminism is Not “The F Word” — Seventh Grove

Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer said she doesn’t identify as a feminist because feminism is “too negative.” Here’s what I have to say about that…

(via forevercemetery)

broken fingers cannot lift a latte is going to stick with me.

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“because ghosts cannot talk” i got shivers. yes. all of this. (via foxtrotsky)

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Mar 25, 2014 / 10,197 notes
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green-eyed-witch:

swan lake , illustrated by trina schart hyman 
Mar 24, 2014 / 362 notes

green-eyed-witch:

swan lake , illustrated by trina schart hyman