Place, Best


A kid, running out of story time: “IS THIS THE BEST PLACE ON EARTH, OR WHAT?!”

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That’s me every time I go through the car wash. 

(also, that baby should be in a car seat. And I hope that’s water in that bottle.)


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The Little Prince was first published in the U.S. on this day, April 6, in 1943. 

You can view our Le Petit Prince adult and baby collection here:

This cat speaks my heart. 


Things that blew your mind when you were a kid.

One time a kid saw my co-teacher in Target and the kid burst into tears. “GO BACK TO SCHOOL YOU DON’T BELONG HERE!” 

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“Love the fetus, hate the child.”

America makes it near impossible for a woman to stay autonomous—hard to get family planning resources/make the choice of getting an abortion, and harder to get child care support after the baby is born. Leaving women destitute and dependants everywhere.

Look at Canada! Not only do we give almost a full year off, it can be either maternity or paternity. That’s right, daddy can stay home with the baby while the mother goes back to work. And the leave can be also be split between them. For example, the mother could take six months, and then the father could take the other six. Did I also mention that the parent on leave continues to receive pay and is guaranteed their job back?

…people, Pakistan has more materanity leave than the US. home of the free huh? noooooope?

Forget common core for a moment, begin a real education revolution by supporting women, children and families.

(via everytimechelle)


Mother Of Special Needs Son Arrested After Entering His School To Console Him




A mother in St. Louis was unknowingly the reason for a lockdown at her special needs son’s school.

“I was lying in bed when I received a frantic phone call from the teacher, Michael was panicking,” said Niakea Williams — whose young son Michael has Asperger’s Syndrome — of the call she received before heading to the school.

“I saw a teacher and she said Ms. Williams what is wrong? I said something is wrong with Mikey and proceeded to go straight to my son.”

Once Williams got to her son’s classroom, she tried to calm him down and console him. The Walnut Groves Elementary School principal then entered the room to inform Williams that she failed to sign in at the desk and had therefore broken policy.

“’I didn’t sign the book, but I had to check on my son. You can bring me the book.’ She said, ‘Oh no, I’ve already called the police,’’ recalled Williams.

Soon after, local police arrived at the scene and arrested Williams in front of her son while the rest of the school was placed on a 12-minute lockdown. The school said the reason for the lockdown was “unauthorized entry to a school.”

“They escorted me away from my son, who already has emotional distress,” said Williams. “Four officers told me to turn around and put my hands behind my back, I was under arrest.”

Williams believes her arrest was unnecessary and that the school overreacted. She says that everyone there already knows who she is, including the principal, claiming that they had actually met just a week prior to the incident. Williams is trying to fight the charges against her.

Of all the spiteful petty things to do after an obvious misunderstanding. Heaping this sort of anxiety and embarrassment on top of an already escalating behavioral episode is pretty unprofessional, in my book.

another attack against black women/black motherhood.

God forbid a mother act as an advocate for her child  

School safety- how to do it wrong. 

Children’s Book Explaining Homosexuality


















((Finally. Progress. I love you Germany))


It’s not a German book, it was first published in America in 1991, and it is titled Daddy’s Roommate. There’s a companion book titled Daddy’s Wedding, wherein Daddy marries his “roommate.” I think it is a good title for its time, but I’d like to see an update, because calling your husband your “roommate” is a coded term that we shouldn’t perpetuate. Most people aren’t in committed, loving, sexual relationships with their roommates—-I’d like to see it titled Daddy’s Husband instead. This author also has a book called Uncle What is It Is Coming, that perpetuates some pretty harmful stereotypes. Ultimately I find these books to be dated and not the best, and would suggest they be weeded from any public library collection and replaced with more current titles. 

(via everytimechelle)

When you find the right scholarly article for your essay

help me remember this book!


okay, a challenge for the librarians and readers of tumblr: 

I read this book when I was between 12-14, so late 80s early 90s. I remember it had a boy and a girl as the main characters. They traveled from our world to another, fantasy world. The song “you’ll never walk alone” from the musical “Carousel” was a huge element of the story. 

That’s all I remember. I have no idea about the title, the author, or when it was published. I only know I dearly want to know what it is, and perhaps read it again.