joebfoster said: Hey guys! Any recommendations for a 14 year old kid who is looking for a book about gangs? Preferably with an African American protagonist.
There are a lot of good Walter Dean Myers (RIP) titles, especially Monster, Autobiography of My Dead Brother, and Scorpions. Might be a little out of date, but there’s also Rumble Fish by S.E. Hinton.
And on the more mature autobiographical side — although most of these folks are recounting their teen years — there are a bunch.
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What’s your Fourth of July weekend read?
You guys know about vampires? … You know, vampires have no reflections in a mirror? There’s this idea that monsters don’t have reflections in a mirror. And what I’ve always thought isn’t that monsters don’t have reflections in a mirror. It’s that if you want to make a human being into a monster, deny them, at the cultural level, any reflection of themselves. And growing up, I felt like a monster in some ways. I didn’t see myself reflected at all.– Junot Díaz on race and representation in media (via medievalpoc)
Friday Finds is a weekly event hosted by Should Be Reading, where you discuss books that you’ve discovered and added to your to-read list over the course of the week. These books don’t have to be ones that you’ve purchased – they can be books that you’ve borrowed, found online, heard about from a friend, etc.
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The New York Times The Sneaker Comes of Age http://ift.tt/1onRHwO
i-D Magazine Presents “Fantasy Football” http://ift.tt/1mUaFVo