School library pulls books
The above linked article tells about school libraries pulling books to ban. I don’t know about you, but banning a book makes me more likely to want to read it. I have read some of these books and can see why they’d be discouraging high school readers from reading them, but they can still go out and get them from the public library or purchase them from the local bookstore or from Amazon.
What great advertising the schools are doing!
Women’s history month
The above linked article tells the history of Women’s history month. It started out as only a week, and after that, it had to be declared every year, until it was finally recognized as always being in March. It’s a nice article to read, and I recommend it highly.
Happy Women’s History Month!
The above linked article tells about Martha Wash. She did a lot of singing in her day, but didn’t get credit for it. She went to court and helped change the laws that make publishers give credit where credit is due.
She did a lot of voice work that we recognize, but we don’t recognize it as her. Next time you listen, think about how those voices got onto the albums. If it’s a male singer and there’s a part with a female singer, is she credited?
The hotel mentioned in the above linked website looks amazing! I found it in my internet travels and would love to go there, but… it’s $700 a night with a 2 night minimum. It is also not really a hotel. It only has one suite, and it’s booked into 2024. My goodness. I guess it’s not in the cards for me, but it sure is fun to look at.
I’m not sure, though, how I’d feel about giraffes and rhinoceroses visiting me while I slept. It looks fun, but not restful.
Books for black history month 2022
The above linked article lists several new books that are great for black history month. I have a few of them and I fully intend to read a few more, but I doubt that I’ll get to them before the end of the month. I do encourage you all to pick up one or two and tell me what you think. I always love book recommendations.
Sarah Page and Dick Rowland
The event in the elevator in Oklahoma was the start of the Tulsa Race Massacre in 1921. Dick Rowland tripped and tore Sarah Page’s dress. Both of them disappeared before all of the events of the massacre occurred. The above linked article speculates on what may have happened to them. Interesting that they weren’t around to see what happened or at least to tell their part of the story.
I found the list on the above linked article interesting. They are stories told by more than one person.
I was reminded of a book I had read a while ago and I had forgotten its title. I spent a while looking for it. Finally found it!
This list has some interesting books on it. I look forward to reading many of them.
For allies who want to do better
The above linked article tells about books to help allies do better. I am sorry about the font and color of the list of books below, but I seem to have difficulties changing them. They do look like they would be good books, though.
Octavia E. Butler
Writings by Radical Feminists of Color
Beverly Daniel Tatum
Carol Anderson and Tonya Bolden
Ibram X. Kendi
Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers
I have heard of historical fiction, but not really of historical nonfiction. I guess it makes sense, since much of nonfiction is history or memoirs.
The above linked article shows many books that are listed under historical nonfiction. Some look like they’d be very interesting. I have put several on hold at the library already.
I found the above linked article at the height of the pandemic. Well, the height of the prevaccination part of the pandemic anyhow.
The article is about wine windows in Italy. They are handy little windows whose use is to pass drinks from inside to outside with minimal contact. What a great idea!
The windows are from the time of the bubonic plague and are being put back into use now. I hope they’ve been working.