“For black ‘millennials,’ the push for self-love is inspiring major change, but for that change to have maximum effect it’s going to have to celebrate the beauty of darker-skinned, coily-haired women, too.”
It’s Teen Read Week and the theme is Get Away At Your Library so we’re celebrating books of EVERY genre imaginable that whisked us away from everyday life. Read on for 13 books that do an exceptional job of freeing you from reality: whether it’s to a fantasy world, the past, or simply into someone else’s shoes!
Sydney’s always felt invisible, but after her brother lands in jail because of a drunk-driving accident, she starts to question her place in the family and the world.
2. Atlantia by Ally Condie
Rio’s lived her whole life in the underwater city of Atlantia until one decision changes everything and she uncovers long-hidden truths about her mother’s death, her destiny, and the complex system that governs the divide between land and sea.
Ever since Hayley’s father returned from Iraq, she’s been on the move with him as he tries to escape the demons that torture him. Now, they’re back in the town she grew up in, but does she really have a chance at a normal life?
That’s why high school, or a crappy job, or any other restrictive circumstance can be dangerous: They make dreams too painful to bear. To avoid longing, we hunker down, wait, and resolve to just survive. Great art becomes a reminder of the art you want to be making, and of the gigantic world outside of your small, seemingly inescapable one. We hide from great things because they inspire us, and in this state, inspiration hurts.
One of the best articles I’ve ever read. Rookie Mag. By Spencer Tweedy.