"Knicks' Jeremy Lin holds mirror up to America"... →
“In this country, Asian Americans are stereotyped as the meek and the mild, the ones who will always take the racism,” said Daryl Maeda, an associate professor of ethnic studies at the University of Colorado who specializes in Asian American studies. ”There is a perception that it’s OK to offend Asian Americans because they simply won’t fight back.” ...
"Is Homophobia Disappearing?" from Salon →
Some tidbits from the article: Teenage boys sitting on each other’s laps, exchanging back rubs and dolling out hugs: This was the sight that researcher Mark McCormack found when he went to a British high school to research masculinity. It was a shocking departure from the aggressive homophobia that he himself observed as “a shy, geeky, closeted teenager” in the late ’90s and early 2000s. For...
Here Are Easy Ways to Have Tough Talks With Kids... →
From the article: “Race is a central part of every human being’s lived experiences, and it starts from birth. Infants notice skin color differences as young as six months. Children develop the ability to recognize racial differences, label those differences and categorize themselves within a racial group as toddlers. Children usually develop racial orientation, which are positive and...
Read Waking Brain Cells' lovely review of... →
penguinteen: “This book is short, powerful, and wrenching, yet at the same time it is filled with incandescent writing.”
Great Gay Teen Books from Alex Sanchez →
Alex Sanchez has compiled a great list of LGBTQ books for teens. He’s the author of a number of books including, Rainbow Boys, So Hard to Say, Getting It, The God Box and Boyfriends with Girlfriends.
Let children read whatever they want and then talk about it with them. If...– Judy Blume, born today in 1938. (via thelifeguardlibrarian)
"The Truth About the Slush Pile" →
Goodbye, state funding for California libraries |... →
whereipostthings: How awful :-(