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public health nerd in portland. interests include: social justice movements, paradigm shifts, fast punk, animal buddies, program evaluation, general spookiness.

August 25, 2014 9:47 am


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 Grade lists)

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August 24, 2014 10:11 pm
Summer forever

Summer forever

10:09 pm


Missy ‘Misdemeanor’ Elliot, Forever. 

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10:08 pm 8:04 am 8:03 am 8:03 am



Darren Wilson supporters are the literal worst. 

And if someone shot them down in cold blood like they deserve, suddenly it’s a race and justice thing. I hate these people and wish for the worst things to happen to them

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August 19, 2014 10:31 pm

Janet Mock on Beyoncé’s feminism.

(Source: thequeenbey, via covenesque)

10:11 pm


as usual, the simpsons did it first

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9:35 pm
Texts after a teeth cleaning

Texts after a teeth cleaning