So you want to attend/organize a protest?
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by Matt Imrie
3w ago
Here are some things that you ought to read before participating: How to Protest Safely: What to Bring, What to Do, and What to Avoid (Wired) ACLU: Rights of Protesters Know Your Rights Students’ rights: Speech, Walkouts and Other Protests Know Your Rights: Demonstrations and Protests ACLU Cut & Fold: Know your Rights American Friends Service Committee: Protest Resources Constitutional Protest Guide (Georgetown Law): Protests & Public Safety: A Guide for Cities & Citizens Right to Protest: Protect your Protest Human Rights Campaign: Tips for Protesting Peacefully & Safely ..read more
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Homebody
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by Caroline Fielding
1M ago
‘An uplifting, hopeful, empowering memoir that celebrates self-discovery and self-love’ – Alice Oseman, author of the bestselling Heartstopper series An unmissable graphic novel perfect for fans of the global hit Heartstopper and Juno Dawson’s What’s the T? Hello! I’m Theo. I like cats, Dungeons & Dragons . . . and I’m trans and non-binary. Ever since I was young, I’ve been on a journey to explore who I am. To discover the things that make me . . . me. Sometimes it can feel like the world is trying to fit you into a box, to label you one way or another, but there is nothing ..read more
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Solidarity to Student Protesters!
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by Matt Imrie
1M ago
As long-time teen services library person as well as being someone who has participated in a number social movements protesting injustice over the years, I am in awe of the students on college grounds across the US standing up to protest the cruelty being meted out against a captive population of predominantly women and children in Gaza. Armored police officers being unleashed on students that are participating in their constitutionally protected right to protest is bringing up memories of the actions of the police set loose on protesting students by the apartheid government in my home country ..read more
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Lowborn High
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by Matt Imrie
1M ago
For as long as anyone can remember, Wychdusk Manor has been the school to which all the top magical novices are sent, where they are trained to become the world’s greatest wizards. Androgeus Frost, part of one of the wizarding worlds’ most esteemed families, always thought it was a sure thing he’d get in, but somehow finds himself dumped at Lowborn High. Lowborn High is one of the best stories to come out of 2000AD Regened – special issues with stories suitable for all ages that are published a handful of times a year. If you are not an aficionado of The Galaxy’s Greatest Comic and would like ..read more
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Girl Scout’s Anti-censorship Commendation Censored by Board of Supervisors
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by Matt Imrie
1M ago
Inspired by the Hanover County School Board’s decision to ban 19 books from the libraries in the schools they oversee; on June 2023 Kate Lindley started Free to Read, her project for the Girl Scout Gold Award. She created a Free to Read app with information on each book, including why it was banned and how to access copies of the books. After the board banned a further 75 books in November of 2023 Kate went a step further and set up book nooks in two local businesses. Screenshots of the Free to Read app I think that everyone who has observed the national mania for book-banning that has been e ..read more
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Mina and the Cult
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by Caroline Fielding
2M ago
Mina’s having a hell of a family reunion. After the death and chaos of Halloween, Mina and the gang are looking forward to their road trip to Roswell, New Mexico, where they are hoping to be thrilled by the alien stories and have some R & R with Mina’s parents. However, their trip ends abruptly and before they know it, they are back in New Orleans. Instead of enjoying the fall celebrations and renovating the mansion, they find themselves investigating a serial killer who claims to be a real vampire in disturbing letters to the press. As the city is gripped by fear, a group of believers is ..read more
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Yoto Carnegies Shortlist Announced
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by Matt Imrie
2M ago
16 books have been shortlisted in total, with eight in each category for the Carnegie Medal for Writing and Carnegie Medal for Illustration; whittled down from the 36 longlisted titles by the expert judging panel which includes 12 librarians from CILIP: the library and information association’s Youth Libraries Group. Click here to read more about the fantastic books that have been chosen.   Picture books prevail on the Yoto Carnegie Medal for Illustration shortlist, which includes previous winner Catherine Rayner and three-time shortlisted illustrator Poonam Mistry. P ..read more
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Craig Before the Creek
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by Matt Imrie
2M ago
Before he was Craig of the Creek, he was just Craig – a new kid in a new town. All Craig wants is to go back to his old friends at his old home. But when he learns that the nearby creek is hiding a lost treasure that could make his wish come true, Craig sets off on a journey to find it – navigating the perilous suburban wilderness, forging new friendships, all while being pursued by a fearsome band of pirates who are bent on destroying the Creek itself. Craig of the Creek is one of my family’s favorite animated series, my eight-year old and I always watch it when we find it while flipping th ..read more
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Trigger
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by Caroline Fielding
2M ago
An unflinching verse novel about a teenage boy who is sexually assaulted in an attack he struggles to remember. Jay wakes in a park, beaten and bruised. He can’t remember what happened the night before. But he has suspicions. Jay realises he has been raped — and that his ex-boyfriend may have been involved. Counselling sessions cause Jay to question everything. His new friend Rain encourages his pursuit of justice. Jay wants answers, but his search will lead him down a perilous path. Warning: sexual assault  Little Island TRIGGER is not an easy read by any means, definitely YA+, I read ..read more
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National library organisation sounds alarm over ‘fire sale’ of library buildings
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by Matt Imrie
3M ago
The Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP), a national charity which exists to raise standards in library provision has sounded the alarm over a potential ‘fire sale’ of library buildings following the Government announcement of ‘exceptional financial support’ to 19 Councils[1]. The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities has announced that 19 councils in England will benefit from an ‘Exceptional Financial Support (EFS)’ framework for the fiscal year 2024-25, totalling around £1.5 billion. Rather than representing new investment or capital support, th ..read more
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