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Disney Princess 2.0 Book Tag

This month’s tag comes courtesy of Living One Day @ A Time. I did the original Disney Princess Book Tag well over a year ago, and given my undying love of everything Disney I thought I’d have a stab at the second version. 728 more words

General Musings

Berg's Book Club - Boys Don't Cry

As usual with Malorie Blackman, this book deals with issues that people face on a daily basis due to society. In this case, the story focuses on two teenagers, Dante and Adam. 613 more words


When It’s Safer to be Someone Else: BAME characters and “dressing-up”

The “revelations” this past week over Harvey Weinstein’s repeated assaults on women brought up some very troubling conversations about women.  Many of the news reports showed Weinstein with various actresses who have accused him of sexual assault; the actresses were often smiling and near enough to Weinstein for him to have his arm around them.  1,301 more words

Children's Literature

Noughts & Crosses - A Short Review

“Sephy and Callum have been friends since early childhood. And that’s as far as it can go. Because theirs is a world full of prejudice, racism, distrust and mounting terrorist violence. 448 more words

Back to the Old Country, not Back to the Past: Black Britons Consider the Caribbean

It’s Black History Month in Britain.  While David Olusoga’s Black and British: A Forgotten History (Macmillan 2016) traces the long and multifaceted history of Black people in Britain, many ordinary Black Britons, born in the country or not, are still faced with the question, “But where are you really from?” quite regularly. 957 more words

Children's Literature

Not Banned, Just Ignored: BAME Lit and Banned Books Week

A news story this week caught my eye—perhaps I should say “news” story, as it was accompanied by the usual screaming headlines of The Sun… 1,302 more words

Children's Literature

Ten Diverse Characters In Books

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s list are the Top Ten Books That Feature Characters… and the option was down to us! 233 more words

Top Ten Tuesday