#FictionFriday is here!! On June 20, 1963 the world experienced a total solar eclipse. Take 10 minutes or so to write a scene about a young person witnessing the eclipse at that time in history. What was that like?
Keep in mind that ten days before, John F. Kennedy issued a Civil Rights Bill, asking for "the kind of equality of treatment that we would want for ourselves." A couple months before, there were anti-racial segregation protests and sit-ins in Birmingham, Alabama, and Martin Luther King wrote his Letter from a Birmingham Jail. Three months after, Martin Luther King gives his "I have a Dream" speech.
You've shared some fantastic titles by #BAMEwriters for the #ChangeBook Photo Challenge this week! Get thinking about next week's challenge - what's your vision for change? We can't wait to find out on Monday.
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Tanya in The Guardian, telling it like it is 🏽 #ChangeBook - read it in print in tomorrow's edition. Online at the link in my bio.
#achangeisgonnacome. this may be a basic way of contextualizing it all, but for me, there is not one ethnic group whose food i do not like. it's all freakin' delicious, and naturally, i have to say 'thank you' to any who offers it my way. diversity is effing beautiful. #charlottesville ps - i CANNOT sing like the late great #samcooke so apologies. #cover#piano
Where are you in life? Are you happy? Do you like what you do every day? Are you happy with what you've accomplished? Do you like who you see in the mirror? Do you like the way you treat people, strangers, your loved ones, or even yourself? If you answered no to any of these questions (or maybe even all of them), DO NOT PANIC. Do not spiral into a frenzy and think you haven't done/aren't enough in life. I know, it's the easiest and fastest option and normally the route I take too, but maybe just once try not to. Instead, notice the things you're unhappy about and aren't proud of, and for today just choose one of those things to work on. It can be as simple as choosing to compliment something beautiful you notice in someone, or even in yourself. With time, if you keep showing up, you will notice a change. Maybe your change is drastic and something big in your life needs altering immediately, or maybe it's "simply" not letting those questions impact your life and having more patience with the timing of things. Wherever you are, show up for yourself, your life, and others, and watch our world grow. #chooselovedaily#achangeisgonnacome#dailythoughts#livehappy#santacruz
Hello lovelies! So a few days ago I received this copy of A CHANGE IS GONNA COME! Thanks so much to @stripesbooks for the copy! Read on to find out what this book is all about! (Released August 10.)•
Featuring top Young Adult authors alongside a host of exciting new talent, this anthology of stories and poetry from BAME writers on the theme of change is a long-overdue addition to the YA scene. Contributors include Tanya Byrne, Inua Ellams, Catherine Johnson, Patrice Lawrence, Ayisha Malik, Irfan Master, Musa Okwonga and Nikesh Shukla.•
Plus introducing four fresh new voices in YA fiction: Mary Bello, Aisha Bushby, Yasmin Rahman and Phoebe Roy. (Synopsis taken from Goodreads)