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Posted by Debbie Reese

People in children's literature are familiar with Where the Wild Things Are, by Maurice Sendak. I read it to kids many times.

I'll never read it the same way again, though, thanks to Steven Paul Judd's imagining of Max as a Native kid!



The t-shirt is available today at 11:00 Central Time (6/24/17) in limited quantities from The NTVS.

Oh! I learned about the shirt this morning, from Rebecca Roanhorse. She's got a book in the works! Its title is Trail of Lightning. It'll be out in 2018 from Simon & Schuster's Saga imprint.
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#TeamBlackness talks secret healthcare bills, a Black cop gets shot by another cop and we have NO idea why, Bill Cosby ups his horrible person game and Dara and Elon try to get through the show without dying of heat stroke. 

Featuring Elon James White (@elonjames), Dara M Wilson (@daramwilson)

 

  • Opening Theme: Enter the Blackness by Jasiri X feat. Willie Evans Jr. & Elon James White
  • Closing Theme: Blackberry Remix by Macarone feat. Willie Evans Jr. & Elon James White
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Posted by Debbie Reese

A reader writes to ask if I've seen Blowback '07 by Brian Meehl. I haven't but will look for it. Here's the description:

Clashing teenage twins Arky and Iris have one thing in common: an ancient musical instrument left to them by their mother. When Iris plays the strangely curved woodwind, the trouble begins; Arky's friend, Matt, the school's star quarterback, disappears.

Transported to 1907 and the Carlisle Indian School, Matt is forced to play football for Coach Pop Warner as the Carlisle ''Redmen'' revolutionize Ivy League football. Matt's struggle to ''play his way home'' is complicated when he falls in love with an Indian girl.

Meanwhile, Arky and Iris discover a cache of secrets that might bring Matt back, and lead to the ultimate rescue: their mother, trapped in the past.

Blowback '07 launches a century-spanning trilogy to be continued in Blowback '63 and Blowback '94. Books two and three propel Arky and Iris to the illuminating past, and transform them in ways they never imagined. After all, as their mother once cautioned, ''Every road to the future winds through the past.''

Published in 2016 by Mill City Press, I'm wary of Meehl's book--not because of the publisher, but because of the content. Any stories that delve into the boarding schools Native children were forced to go to must be done with extraordinary care and research, lest they come out like Ann Rinaldi's disastrous My Heart Is On the Ground.

Why, I wonder, did Meehl select Carlisle as the place his character would go?

When I get a copy, I'll be back with a review.

#DGPOD Ep. 1 | I ain't "babysitting"

Jun. 22nd, 2017 01:26 am
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On this debut episode of #TWIBnation's new Daddy podcast #DGPOD, the creator of Daddy Game Proper (#DGProper) Elon James White and Poet Dahled Jeffries talk Black father expectations, why they don't babysit their kid and the joy you feel when your kid learns affection. 

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Elon & Emily have a bit of tech problems but SURVIVE. They talk Polyamory updates, confusion as to why DEMs are freaking out about Ossoff's loss, Why people shouldn't have children but will anyway and more. 

 

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Elon & Emily return with #NannyGate. Elon's pissed, Emily is un-bothered. Plus Bannon is trolls Sean Spicer, Trump's Lawyer is an idiot and Grocery stores in Charlotte are jazzy AF. All this and more on #IHHMCY

 

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#IHHMCY Ep. 3 | "MY SUMATRA KING"

Jun. 22nd, 2017 01:12 am
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Elon and Emily try to host a show exactly when their little bundle of monster decides to wake up. Plus the GOP can't explain what their healthcare bill does, McCain may be losing it and Amazon bought what now? All of this and more on I Haven't Had My Coffee Yet.

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#IHHMCY Ep. 2 | "Uppity-Ass Dolphins"

Jun. 22nd, 2017 01:08 am
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Elon and Emily are barely awake but the coffee is brewing (yes, they got a new French Press) and they're discussing early morning Trumpnanigans, Silly-Ass Tweets of the day, and a story of danger, struggle, triumph and a raccoon. All this and some coffee on today's I Haven't Had My Coffee Yet. #IHHMCY

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#IHHMCY Ep. 1 | "No Coffee."

Jun. 22nd, 2017 01:05 am
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Elon James White and Emily Epstein White debut on this brand new morning show discussing the morning headlines. 

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