Mariposa
"You are like a butterfly, you are too beautiful to be held down. Never allow any law, any man, any government, any person to hold you down." -Onyeka
Mariposa
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Yosemite National Park, California | by: { SamAlive } - Follow on  Tumblr 
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That place.
Every time I’m traveling to another country people say be careful in that place.
Be careful in Morocco didn’t they kill 3 tourists in that Internet cafe?
Be careful in Jamaica they shoot people you know.
Watch out for Kenya that mall was under siege.

I am not making light of any loss of life, but people need to recognize this is “that place.” isn’t this that place where they bombed all those people in a marathon? Isnt this that place where that man massacred those people in a movie theater? Where all those kids were shot in their school? Stabbed in that other school? Where men shoot innocent teenagers for listening to the wrong music too loud and for walking around in hoodies? This is that place. That place is the USA. Death is not different because you cross a border, the color of blood runs universal. Be careful, you live in that place. Are you safe?

We have to stop the indiscriminate violence and loss of life here in the United States and stop fearing the world beyond our borders when we have enough to fear at the movie theater, school, and gas station down the street. What’s that little saying about stones and glass houses?

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Attorney-at-Law Jasmine Rand (Trayvon Martin’s Family Attorney now in Jamaica “bringing media attention” for the Mario Deane case)

Important

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Selena Quintanilla Perez

Selena Quintanilla Perez

Selena Quintanilla Perez

Selena Quintanilla Perez

Selena Quintanilla Perez
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Frida Kahlo (1907-1954, Coyoacán, Mexico) - What The Water Gave Me, 1938     Paintings: Oil on Canvas
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behind-the-book:

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)
Read More
behind-the-book:

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)
Read More
behind-the-book:

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)
Read More
behind-the-book:

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)
Read More
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Nicki Minaj as Power Girl


Laverne Cox as Huntress


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Beyoncé as Black Canary

inspired by x


Gina Torres as Wonder Woman


Nicki Minaj as Power Girl


Laverne Cox as Huntress


Lucy Liu as Zatanna


Beyoncé as Black Canary

inspired by x


Gina Torres as Wonder Woman


Nicki Minaj as Power Girl


Laverne Cox as Huntress


Lucy Liu as Zatanna


Beyoncé as Black Canary

inspired by x


Gina Torres as Wonder Woman


Nicki Minaj as Power Girl


Laverne Cox as Huntress


Lucy Liu as Zatanna


Beyoncé as Black Canary

inspired by x
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