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Help Out Your Local Chinese-American Girl

We’re in the middle of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month! And I’ve just released my book on Amazon!

It features a Chinese-American girl, Eva, as the protagonist, soon to start middle school. She finds herself in an unexpected adventure to space, and experiences life on her own. With her cat sidekick, Eva battles her obstacles and learns more about herself.

Many of the books I’ve read with Asian main characters focus almost solely on problems unique to Asians, such as search for identity and balancing Eastern and Western cultures. While these struggles are definitely part of growing up as an Asian in America, I know I would’ve loved an Asian protagonist in the Nancy Drew series or Charlie and the Chocolate Factory as a kid.

I am 14 years old and this is my first book. With Green Glasses, I hope to normalize Asian protagonists in diverse genres and give Asians characters they can see themselves in. I am currently working on my next book, and I plan on writing and publishing more later. I hope you check out Green Glasses and Happy Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month!

Johnny Depp filmography (1984-2017) by rollininthedepp.

  1. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
  2. Platoon (1986)
  3. Cry-Baby (1990)
  4. Edward Scissorhands (1990)
  5. Benny & Joon (1993)
  6. What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)
  7. Ed Wood (1994)
  8. Dead Man (1995)
  9. Don Juan DeMarco (1995)
  10. Donnie Brasco (1997)
  11. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)
  12. The Ninth Gate (1999)
  13. Sleepy Hollow (1999)
  14. The Astronaut’s Wife (1999)
  15. Before Night Falls (2000)
  16. Chocolat (2000)
  17. Blow (2001)
  18. From Hell (2001)
  19. Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003)
  20. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
  21. Secret Window (2004)
  22. Finding Neverland (2004)
  23. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
  24. Corpse Bride (2005)
  25. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006)
  26. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (2007)
  27. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)
  28. Public Enemies (2009)
  29. Alice in Wonderland (2010)
  30. The Tourist (2010)
  31. Rango (2011)
  32. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)
  33. The Rum Diary (2011)
  34. Dark Shadows (2012)
  35. The Lone Ranger (2013)
  36. Transcendence (2014)
  37. Into the Woods (2014)
  38. Mortdecai (2015)
  39. Black Mass (2015)
  40. Yoga Hosers (2016)
  41. Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016)
  42. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017)
Legend.

Johnny Depp has played a variety of roles in films from a demon barber to a pirate to the madhatter. No matter what role he plays Johnny captures people’s hearts with his detailed and perfect recreation of a character that would otherwise be half heartedly played by an average actor.

The reason his films are so successful is because of the obvious hard work and dedication he puts into every project perfecting ever line to a tee and even improving it on the spot.

There is something about Johnny Depp that people find familiar, like a relative or close friend because there would not be one person who has watched a TV that hasn’t seen one of the many films he is in.

Johnny Depp is a household name that is 99.9% of the time talked about as being a positive contribution to the film industry. In many of the films Johnny is in he pulls you into the film as if you are a part of the story and not just sat in a Cinema or at home watching it.

This is why without a doubt Johnny Depp is my favourite actor, he has covered most genres and never does one film the same so I could never get bored of his absolutely sensational talent.

So to see how much hurt he must be going through right now hurts me. I don’t want him to feel like he has to go through this alone as he always has the dedicated people that will stand behind him no matter what.

Thanks Johnny, for everything.❤️

When you see only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you- footprints in the sand.
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I Don’t Think Anyone Understands How Excited I Am To See Helena Bonham Carter As The Fairy Godmother 

Odom has earned career-making reviews as Aaron Burr, the villain of Hamilton. But he was moved to comment: “If a white actor was having a similar situation as I’m having right now in this show, the kind of success of this show, there might be three or four offers a week for the next shows you’re going to do. There are no shows for me to do. There’s just no roles.”


This does not seem to be an exaggeration. The prospects for the next season don’t look especially bright from the perspective of diversity. Of course, announcements of new projects will continue to roll in throughout the summer and fall, but as it stands, the season is once again focused on revivals and film adaptations – Les Liaisons dangereuses, Falsettos, The Price, Groundhog Day, Hello, Dolly!, The Glass Menagerie, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. With the exception of Cats, which recently announced Leona Lewis as Grizabella, and Miss Saigon, shows with actors of color in the primary roles seem unlikely (though Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812, one of the few original pieces announced, does have an African-American female lead and performers of color cast in other parts).


Plays and musicals take years to come together, so it may be several seasons before we experience the knock-on effects of this one. But what will be the effect, exactly, and how successful was this season in terms of diversity? Leaving aside the Hamilton juggernaut, in which actors of varied ethnicities play founding fathers, lovers and rivals, box office receipts have been mixed. Allegiance and Amazing Grace both closed quickly. Eclipsed is hanging on. Shuffle Along, On Your Feet! and The Color Purple continue to do well. In sum, this should still be encouraging enough for producers to take a chance on more daring material requiring more diverse casts and it should encourage writers and composers, too. But if significant change comes at all, it may come slowly.


Why is this? Broadway is, for the most part, a for-profit business. Stars plucked from film and TV, industries that also have mixed records in terms of diversity, are often seen as necessary to sell shows, and a majority of those stars are white. So while this season saw James Earl Jones, Forest Whitaker, Jennifer Hudson and Lupita Nyong’o on the boards, it also saw Jeff Daniels, Michelle Williams, Jessica Lange, Gabriel Byrne, Jim Parsons, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Matthew Broderick, Clive Owen, Linda Lavin, Judith Light, Keira Knightley, Bruce Willis and Al Pacino.


It’s also important to note that while musicals, both new and revived, have recently shown a greater willingness to diversify their casting, straight plays have proven more resistant, whether out of a lack of imagination or a fear of alienating audiences, who expect a greater level of realism in drama, or so producers may assume. (Perhaps that assumption also holds true of musicals. During the roundtable, Zachary Levi defended the all-white cast of She Loves Me with the somewhat tone-deaf assertion that the musical “has a fully Caucasian cast because it takes place in Budapest in the 1930s, and that’s what was written”.)


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Jennifer Lim, an actor originally from Hong Kong who received excellent notices as the female lead in Chinglish a few years ago, has found very few Broadway roles to audition for in subsequent seasons. In straight plays, she has found few roles open to all ethnicities. “The opportunities aren’t there,” she says, and she tries “to not get bitter about it”. She does hope that shows like Hamilton will prove a game-changer, contesting the idea that white audiences want to see mirrors of themselves or that color-conscious casting will confuse them. “As someone who did not grow up in this country and is not familiar with that era of American history, I had no problem following the story or getting emotionally invested,” she says.


When opportunities for performers of color do arise, the excitement is palpable. Craig Burns, a casting director at Telsey + Company, held open calls for the Asian American musical Allegiance last season and remembers “a feeling of celebration” during auditions. Burns describes this season as one “for the history books” in terms of its diversity and he believes its effects will last. “The industry seems to be juiced by this season and all of its variety,” he wrote in an email. “Live theatre should reflect the world in which we live.”


So what can producers and audiences do to bring that about? Isaiah Johnson, who stars as Mister in The Color Purple and is pleased “to be a part of this significant season”, believes that producers should find new writers and encourage those writers to tell a variety of stories. “The reason we don’t have more diverse programming is because we don’t have enough producers seeking new works,” he says. “The demographics of playwrights being produced, they aren’t playwrights of color.” Producers and directors can also make themselves more open to nontraditional casting and audiences can show support for productions that do assemble diverse casts.


This is essential if we want to keep talented artists of all ethnicities working on Broadway and in the theater more broadly. As Odom said in the roundtable: “I’ll take care of myself. I’ll be fine. I’ll go do music. I’ll go do TV. I’ll go do what I have to do.” He, too, clearly hopes that the success of Hamilton and shows like it will influence writers and producers further down the line, but perhaps it won’t happen soon enough. “I’d be interested to see what the next two or three seasons look like,” he said, “because I don’t hear a whole lot of stuff.”

When I was a child, my mom provided me with the best library that she possibly could. She made sure I was surrounded by books of quality, with strong characters from all around the world—each one designed to teach a lesson, or provide an illuminating perspective.

I want to provide the same thing for my children in the future, so I started this list called “Project Library”.  I know I’m young and unattached and childless. But, in my opinion, its best to start these things early…

The way it works: The list is designed to collect recommendations from people who are already in their late teens/early adulthood of books that they remember from their childhoods that made an impact on them. Books that changed something in them, taught them something important, or were very dear to them.

The reasoning behind this is that only the most influential books will stand out in their memories from the many other books read in their early life. Regardless whether they are considered “classics” or were popular at the time or not. 

These are the books that I will be (and have been) purchasing and collecting for my personal home library in preparation for raising a child who loves to read. 

                                             The Current List:

Pippi Longstocking

The Borrowers

Where the Sidewalk Ends 

The Grey king

Charlie bone

Exit to Eden 

Spindle’s End ( sleeping beauty) 

Sirena 

The Thief lord, 

The City of Ember

The Golden Compass (series)

Sabriel ( series), 

Pendragon ( series), 

The name of this book is secret (series), 

Harry Potter ( series), 

The series of unfortunate events, 

Nate the great, 

Diary of a Wimpy kid (series)

Where the sidewalk ends, 

The Magic Tree house ( series), 

Goose bumps,

Pretties/Uglies, 

Catherine Called Birdy, 

The Midwife’s Apprentice,’

The Giver, 

The Giving Tree,

Love you forever,

Keys to the Kingdom ( series), 

What my mother doesn’t know, 

Kissing Doorknobs, 

Inkheart, 

The mixed up files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler,

Little House on the Prarie ( series), 

Feed, 

Little sister/ Heavenward path, 

Night, 

The Bracelet,

Time Machine, 

Eragorn, 

The Alchmist, 

A Great and Terrible Beauty

Lord of the Rings

The Phantom Tollbooth

Stargirl

Bunnicula

The Devil’s arithmetic

Wild and Wooly

Tuck Everlasting

The Redwall (series)

The Hunger Games

Animorphs

Amelia Bedelia 

Thirsty

The Handmaids Tale

An Abundance of Katherines

The True Confession of Charlotte Doyle

Master and Margarita

Life of an Artist

Alice in Wonderland/Through the Looking glass

Number the stars

Ender’s game

Junie B. Jones

The Egypt Game

Charlie and the Chocolate factory/Charlie and the great glass elevator

Lord of the Flies

The Outsiders

My side of the mountain

The Wizard of Oz Series

The Darkangel

Switchers / Midnight’s choice/ Wild blood

Tuck Everlasting

A Wrinkle in Time

Holes

The Whipping Boy

Hollow Kingdom

Harriet the spy

The Little Prince

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The ariboolies*

If you give a mouse a cookie

The Chronicals of Narnia

Where the Wild things Are

The bearnstein bears

Judy Blume*

The boxcar children

Nancy Drew

Dr. Dog

Eloise

What Katy Did

Skellig*

Watership Down

Jane Eyre

Huckleberry Fin/Tom Sawyer

The nutcracker

The rough Faced Girl

Bunnicula

Barbar (The Elephant)

The Paper Bag Princess

I would like to turn this project out to tumblr and collect as many more recommendations as I can. The books on this list should be geared towards these  specific age groups:

baby-7th grade.  (ie: From Goodnight Moon to Harry Potter)

Recommendations will be accepted as comments, replies, asks and submissions  I will be re-posting an updated version of this list monthly.

Please Signal boost/reblog!

What books made an impact on you?