#TakeAStand against Domestic Violence

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. A time to increase awareness about the serious issue of Domestic Violence. Fight Against Domestic Violence is an organization which "provides education, awareness, outreach, and financial resources to the domestic violence victims and their community." They're behind the #TakeAStand17 movement this month, encouraging all to stand up against Domestic … Continue reading #TakeAStand against Domestic Violence

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The Importance of Sensitivity Readers

Representation Matters is a series that explores topics of representation in writing and art. Our first guest-poster, who will explore the topic over the next few months, is Rebecca Croteau. Rebecca is an avid writer, reader and knitter, who is also quite active on twitter. If you spend much time in the #ownvoices and #diversityinYA tags on Book Twitter, … Continue reading The Importance of Sensitivity Readers

The Power of Art: Allegiance

George Takei has not been quiet about his experience, helping to raise up the experiences of 120,000 Japanese-Americans during the Second World War. The United States labeled these citizens as enemies, and imprisoning them into "internment camps." Allegiance is the story of a Japanese American family living through this time. It's a powerful musical performance, … Continue reading The Power of Art: Allegiance