My birthday present from my brother! I figured it would be appropriate to take a picture of this Blueray set with some teas since Sister Kate is known for brewing some wonderful Herbal Teas.
Have you read or watched Trinity Blood?
The publishing industry itself needs to be more diverse. If the majority of people who work in publishing are white, which they are – not only in America, but in this country – then as a writer of colour, or a minority ethnic writer, it is harder for your vision of the world to be understood up front.
Malorie Blackman quoted in Books reviewed in New York Times are ‘predominantly by white authors’ (via richincolor)
My copy of Persepolis 2: The Story of a Return and some Persian Apple tea from David’s Tea
At the core of this story lies one strong statement; one which made me wrap my arms around the book and wipe tears away with my shirt sleeve as it came to a close.
Bruchac states in the author’s note, “I believe that Indians will be a part of whatever future this continent holds …” This belief is asserted time and time again as you follow a true warrior whose resiliency reflects the strength of our people throughout five centuries of oppression, leaving you increasingly thankful for our ancestors and confident in the indomitable spirit of generations to come.
With the soul of a graphic novel, eloquent and poetically written, this story is anything but just another post-apocalyptic telling. This book not only deserves to be read, but loved and shared by audiences of all ages.
Thanks so much to the reviewer, Patty Stein.
"My dad made me realize that just like most kids in the United States, Native children get up each morning and go to school. Unlike most children, though, they will come across stereotypes of Native people in far too many places. At the grocery store, stereotypes include those you see on Land o Lakes products, Calumet baking powder, Big Red chewing tobacco, and on Leinenkugel beer. Watching professional sports on TV, they’ll see stereotypes courtesy of the Cleveland Indians and the Washington Redskins. Depending on the toy store, they might find toy headdresses they can wear, or, high end toy sets like the ones made by Playmobil, or new this year, ones Lego put out to capitalize on Johnny Depp’s depiction of Tonto in the remake of The Lone Ranger. At school, they will encounter teachers who insist on the merits of award-winning books that stereotype American Indians. Some of those books are old ones like Little House on the Prairie, Caddie Woodlawn, and Sign of the Beaver, but they come out every year in books like John Sciezka’s Trucksgiving and Susan Cooper’s Ghost Hawk.
"Native children who come face to face with these images and keep on going? They’re the ones with courage."