Top 10 Picture Books for Activists in Training by Mathangi Subramanian

weneeddiversebooks:

"Fiction can be a tool for imagining realities so perfect that they can never be achieved. Or, it can be a tool to celebrate what we are capable of doing with however little we have been given. This is one idea behind the #Weneeddiversebooks campaign: children of all races, classes, genders, faiths, and geographies commit story-worthy acts of heroism and empathy every day, no matter what their circumstances. Yet, we rarely make space for them on our library shelves."

Activists in training! 

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"What harbor can receive you more securely than a great library? Certainly there is one in the city from which you set out and to which you have returned after circling the world from book to book."
- If On A Winter’s Night A Traveler, Italio Calvino

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meredith-plays:

Why should youngins get all the Back to School goodies? We’ve picked products that put a glam, grown-up spin on the basic supplies you bought for the kids. 
1. Floral America Canvas Poster { littlelow on Etsy, $54 }
2. Marble Blank Notebooks { Poketo, $32 }
3. 12 ct File Folders { Nate Berkus for Target, $5.99 }
4. Notice Board { Universal Expert for West Elm, $45 }
5. Balance Rose Gold Letter Holder { CB2, $9.95 }
6. Colored Pencils in Tin { Shinola Detroit, $15 }
— Post and graphic by Alaina Buzas, Contributor

I put together this little collection of lovely things for your desk for my pal Meredith! That rose gold letter holder is calling my name. 

meredith-plays:

Why should youngins get all the Back to School goodies? We’ve picked products that put a glam, grown-up spin on the basic supplies you bought for the kids. 

1. Floral America Canvas Poster { littlelow on Etsy, $54 }

2. Marble Blank Notebooks { Poketo, $32 }

3. 12 ct File Folders { Nate Berkus for Target, $5.99 }

4. Notice Board { Universal Expert for West Elm, $45 }

5. Balance Rose Gold Letter Holder { CB2, $9.95 }

6. Colored Pencils in Tin { Shinola Detroit, $15 }

— Post and graphic by Alaina Buzas, Contributor

I put together this little collection of lovely things for your desk for my pal Meredith! That rose gold letter holder is calling my name. 

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Original caption: These men of the 3rd Constabulary Regiment are shown as they make use of a few of theor off-duty moments in the mobile library which is being used at their station until the new library is ready for use. The 3rd Constabulary Regiment is located in Wetzlar, Germany, where they are in training for occupational duties. April 24, 1946. 
(via Books for Victory)

Original caption: These men of the 3rd Constabulary Regiment are shown as they make use of a few of theor off-duty moments in the mobile library which is being used at their station until the new library is ready for use. The 3rd Constabulary Regiment is located in Wetzlar, Germany, where they are in training for occupational duties. April 24, 1946.

(via Books for Victory)

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vintageanchorbooks:

“But I’m not a saint yet. I’m an alcoholic. I’m a drug addict. I’m homosexual. I’m a genius. Of course, I could be all four of these dubious things and still be a saint. But I shonuf ain’t no saint yet, nawsuh.”
― Truman Capote, who died in Los Angeles, California, on this day in 1984 (aged 59).

Love these Capote covers. 

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