It's time for this year's speedlinking post, where I share a bunch of cool stuff I found on the Internet for you to check out! Here we go.
Here are some awesome things that various libraries let you check out! And here are some more great ideas that librarians have come up with. Similarly, here are some fantastic ideas from various schools.
I recently got into podcasts, though I mostly read the transcripts, since I have a much better comprehension level with text. This list from Buzzfeed about spooky podcasts, and the comments on the list, started me out. I had them Halloween feels! I'm also looking into these true crime podcast recommendations.
Turning now to social justice, this article talks about bias in the healthcare industry, especially against women. For those who want to know more, I highly recommend the book Doing Harm by Maya Dusenbery. This comic talks about the problem with women being the "managers" of household tasks and always taking on the "mental load." Meanwhile, these comics look at the ridiculous behavior expectations for women in the workplace. This article talks about how stereotyping women as "complicated" causes problems.
Author Laurie Halse Anderson is well-known for her phenomenal novel Speak, a YA contemporary about sexual assault. In this article, she discusses her experiences with teenage boys who don't understand the concept of consent. It is so important that we educate everyone about sex, consent, boundaries, and respect for others!
This post talks about racial bias in the news media, and this one looks at how racial "colorblindness" doesn't help things.
This Tumblr post has a pretty good explanation of the models of disability.
Here's a useful infographic for using Google:
For some hilarious summaries of history (wars, in particular), check out this YouTube channel. Be warned: there's some dark/dirty humor, though nothing too extreme in my opinion.
For fans of books and Doctor Who, here's a post imagining the books that the Doctor Who companions read. I love it! About half of the books I haven't read, but they still seem like good matches. This list of the twenty highest rated books on Goodreads is also super interesting.
Recently, I joined Book Bub, a website that my counselor recommended, where you can be notified about all the major sales going on for the books that you like. I've gotten a lot of (mostly self-published) e-books for free via Book Bub, and it's been interesting reading them. Some are great! Others, not so much. But I think it's worth having access to.
I'll wrap up with some cute cat pictures:
Thanks for reading! Share whatever cool stuff you've found, and I'll see you next week for some lesser-known YA books.
Images via courtenaybird.com, sulfade on Tumblr, mustbeon.com, and alyssemazakian on Twitter.
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