September 1, 2014
Author Ka Vang’s folk tale connects Hmong children with their culture

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"Recruiting authors and illustrators to create culturally relevant books to keep children reading is the idea behind the Reading Together Book Project spearheaded by the Minnesota Humanities Center and the Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans and supported by Minnesota taxpayers through the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.   

Thanks to that program, author Vang paired up with book illustrator Aimee Hagerty Johnson to produce “Shoua and the Northern Lights Dragon,’’ a chapter book geared for third grade and older children. So did May Lee Yang, who wrote “The Imaginary Day,’’ which was illustrated by Anne Sawyer-Aitch.  

If people see themselves reflected in a book or movies or music, they’re more engaged,’’ says Vang in explaining why she wrote her story about a little Hmong-American girl who — not unlike its author – struggles to preserve her heritage yet yearns to rise above traditional gender roles in the Hmong culture.

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August 28, 2014
heyfunniest:

Someone took a candid photo of a fight in Ukranian Parliament that is as well-composed as the best renaissance art.

heyfunniest:

Someone took a candid photo of a fight in Ukranian Parliament that is as well-composed as the best renaissance art.

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August 28, 2014
theonion:

Unpopular Police Officer Thinking About Committing Racially Motivated Offense For A Little Support

theonion:

Unpopular Police Officer Thinking About Committing Racially Motivated Offense For A Little Support

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August 25, 2014

jean-luc-gohard:

iwriteaboutfeminism:

Michael Brown is laid to rest. 

I got to the part about the dove and started crying.

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August 23, 2014
ianre-d:

stunningpicture:

Failed panoramic.

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This reminds me of the planets from Kim Stanley Robinson's sci fi novel 2312, where planets are like donuts with people living in the middle, or like the film Elysium.

ianre-d:

stunningpicture:

Failed panoramic.

define failed

This reminds me of the planets from Kim Stanley Robinson's sci fi novel 2312, where planets are like donuts with people living in the middle, or like the film Elysium.

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