Here are the interesting and useful links I have to share this quarter! Some other important ones went into this post.
In bookish news, the American Library Association has released its list of the most challenged books of 2019. A lot of them have to do with LGBT+ representation, which is unsurprising, as banned books often include important content related to marginalized groups. This is one big reason why we say no to book banning! The CCBP also recently released an analysis of marginalized representation in children's literature (which includes YA lit) from 2019.
That makes for a solid segue into social justice, where this Tumblr post discusses how to critically examine the portrayal of police in the media. On a related note, this Twitter thread lists the most dangerous jobs in the United States. This Tumblr post talks about some of the issues with the current U.S. justice system, as does this one, and this one explores defunding the police, as does this Twitter thread. Also take a look at these stats:
This ACLU Twitter thread lists your rights to know while protesting in the U.S. Meanwhile, this Twitter thread by YA author Margaret Owen talks about some tactics abusive people tend to use.
In coronavirus, check out this powerful response from a schoolteacher to the attempts to reopen schools for the fall. Related to that, ICE in the U.S. has decided to basically force international students whose colleges go online because of the virus out of the country, which is very not cool, so please write to your congresspeople!
Finally for some happiness, look at this dog:
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