…if Marvel makes Thor 3 before it makes Black Panther, it will have made ten movies headlined by blond white men named Chris before it makes one movie headlined by someone who isn’t even white.
I’m speaking today on behalf of the children’s services at our libraries. When my daughter, who has Asperger’s syndrome, participated in a reading group last summer, the other children were completely mystified by her behavior. Two young librarians in particular, [Names], made every effort to include her using the same activities. They read the same books. Each question, no matter how off-topic or randomly thrown, was answered with true compassion. The kids began to see her enjoyment for Frozen, her sadness over any dog who passed away in any chapter book, and how much she loves the color blue. At the beginning, she was called a Freak, Retarded, Stupid. At the end the words were Funny. Loves the movies. Has a cute dog. For the first time, my daughter wrote letters about making friends while she was at the program in the library. Sirs and madam, this is a woman who will grow up in your community. It is because of your public librarians that the people who will be her neighbors, her high school classmates, and her co-workers are beginning to know and like her… just as she is. Why do you want to cut funding for public libraries in our community? These are the people who are helping create our community.
When a librarian has to take out the tissues at one young mother’s speech during the referendum on closing two suburban branches of the public library. (via whenalibrarian