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Books Every Black Child Should Read 

Nappy Hair -  Carolivia Herron, Joe Cepeda (Illustrator)

The Snowy Day -  Ezra Jack Keats

Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters -  John Steptoe

Meet Addie - American Girl Story 

“Her Stories: African American Folktales, Fairy Tales, and True Tales” - Virginia Hamilton

Daddy and Me -  Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe

Dancing In The Wings - Debbie Allen

Something Beautiful - Sharon Dennis Wyeth

meandering-monotreme  asked:

by that low-fantasy wizards logic Harry dresden is a high-fantasy wizard. Do you see that as an inconsistency or do you think the dresden files is really a slightly atypical high-fantasy series?

(With reference to this post here.)

Last time I checked in on the series, Harry Dresden is acting as personal ass-kicker to a godlike elf queen whose day job is beating up Cthulhu, he wields the very fires of divine creation thanks to a boon granted to him by an actual, no-shit angel with whom he appears to be on a first name basis, and he lives on a magic island whose guardian spirit scares the hell out of basically everybody, including the aforementioned god-queen, but that regards Harry as its best buddy. He’s stalemated the Master of the Wild Hunt in a battle of wills, thrown down with Satan’s right-hand man in a fistfight, and once rampaged through downtown Chicago atop a necromantically reanimated T-Rex skeleton commanded by the power of polka.

Exactly what about any of this says “low fantasy” to you?

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anonymous asked:

Do you have any WWI/WWII books that you could recommend, after reading Salt to the Sea I'm obsessed with historical fiction🙌🏼

Oh man we’ve got some good ones! 

The Devil’s Arithmetic by Jane Yolen 

This award-winning novel about a young Jewish girl who finds herself transported back in time to the middle of the Holocaust is a can’t miss read full of emotion, horror, heart, and power. Jane Yolen is a master storyteller who handles history with a deft hand. Her newest book, Mapping the Bones, is also set during the Holocaust, and will be in stores next March. 

Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

If you loved Salt to the Sea you’ll also love Ruta Sepetys other WWII book, Between Shades of Gray about a young girl and her family as they are sent to a prison camp in Siberia after Soviet forces invade her Lithuanian village. Full of heart, hope, and tears, this is one book you’ll never forget. 

Flygirl by Sheri L. Smith 

All Ida Mae Jones wants to do is fly, but as a young black woman in 1940s Louisiana, she knows she can’t… that is until America enters World War II, and the Army forms the WASP - Women Airforce Service Pilots. Ida uses her light skin to pass as a white, but struggles with the internal repercussions of her actions. Moving, hopeful, and self affirming this is one you don’t want to miss! 

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