Jedi Turtles. Enjoy.
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Books won’t stay banned. They won’t burn. Ideas won’t go to jail. In the long run of history, the censor and the inquisitor have always lost. The only sure weapon against bad ideas is better ideas. — Alfred Whitney Griswald
Banned Books Mugshots: Alaska Young (Looking for Alaska), Janie Crawford (Their Eyes Were Watching God), Holden Caulfield (The Catcher in the Rye), Harry Potter (Harry Potter), and Hester Prynne (The Scarlet Letter).
Banned Books Week is September 22 - 28! Visit Banned Books Week’s site or the American Library Association’s banned books page for more information!
this list has been brewing for a few weeks and now is as good a time as any to post it. although it’s by no means comprehensive and is really only the tip of the iceberg, here are (in no particular order) 30 speculative fiction (sci-fi/fantasy/dystopian) books written by women of color
- Dawn by Octavia Butler
- Redemption in Indigo by Karen Lord
- Wind Follower by Carole McDonnell
- Mindscape by Andrea Hairston
- Racing the Dark by Alaya Dawn Johnson
- Dragon Sword and Wind Child by Noriko Ogiwara
- The Icarus Girl by Helen Oyeyemi
- Salt Fish Girl by Larissa Lai
- Half World by Hiromi Goto
- Silver Phoenix by Cindy Pon
- Guardian of the Spirit by Nahoko Uehashi
- Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin
- The Iron King by Julie Kawaga
- Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor
- Hammer of Witches by Shana Mlawski
- Ico: Castle in the Mist by Miyuki Miyabe
- Orleans by Sherri L. Smith
- Dualed by Elsie Chapman
- The Killing Moon by N.K. Jemisin
- What’s Left of Me by Kat Zhang
- Filter House (short stories) by Nisi Shawl
- Huntress by Malinda Lo
- Legend by Marie Lu
- Signal Red by Rimi B. Chatterjee
- The Conch Bearer by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
- The Island of Eternal Love by Daína Chaviano
- My Soul to Keep by Tananarive Due
- Cast in Shadow by Michelle Sagara
- Ascension by Kara Dalkey
update: kate elliot is not actually a woman of color and i’m confused as to how she ended up on this list :(
I see these lists go by and I always sigh because I’m not included again, and then I shrug and do nothing. And I realize I’m part of the problem for doing that. So let me include my book and others by wonderful POC women authors not on this list who write spec fic (sci fi, fantasy, dystopian)
Prophecy by Ellen Oh
Summer of the Mariposas by Guadalupe Garcia McCall
Vengeance Bound by Justina Ireland
Shatter me by Taheri Mafi
Bleeding Violet by Dia Reeves
Cat Girl’s Day Off by Kimberly Pauley
Living Violet by Jaime Reed
The Hunter Kiss series by Marjorie Liu
Into the Wise Dark by Neesha Meminger
Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor
The Girl with Borrowed Wings by Rinsai Rossetti
The Twelve Kingdoms by Fuyumi Ono
If you see any I’ve missed, please add! I hope we can compile a more comprehensive list at some point.
queen-of-bees-deactivated201309 said: SAAAAAAAAM. Whats up? How's work today? Any annoying old women?
Work was pretty tame today. Highlight: cleaning the betta fish tanks.
Mount Laurel Library presents… FANDOMCON!
Saturday, July 6, 1-4PM For teens in grades 7-12.
Enjoy a day of fandom fun!
Meeting Room 1
1PM: Console Gaming
featuring Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Just Dance
2PM: Table Top games: Yu-gi-oh, Pokemon, DS Gaming (bring your own cards & devices.)
Meeting Room 2
1PM: Anime Screenings: Ouran High School Host Club, No. 6, The Fuccons
2PM: Big Bang Theory
2:30PM: Book Crush : Fall in love with your next favorite book and introduce others to your favorite reads!
All day: Enjoy our Fandom Lounge! Post your Fan Art on our Wall of Fame, Share your favorite Tumblr, Tabletop fandom discussions, Snacks!
Meeting Rooms 1 & 2
3PM: Cosplay Parade with prizes!
3:30PM: Character Dating Game with raffle prizes!