Anonymous said: you had one non-american/white, non-stick thin character and you get a white,blonde stick thin actress to play her

fishingboatproceeds:

1. I have never written a central female character who was described as thin other than Lindsey Lee Wells. Also, Margo and Q are two of the only white-identified people I’ve written, so I don’t really know how to respond to that part of your statement.

2. I do not cast the movie adaptations of my books. I am a novelist, not a casting director. I did not choose who would play Margo anymore than I choose where the movie will be filmed or what the budget or soundtrack will be.

3. That said, I think Cara will do a wonderful job as Margo. As I’ve learned in the past few hours, a lot of people who don’t know Cara have extremely strong opinions about her as a person, which is weird, because they don’t know her. They have a lot of opinions about her body, too, especially its supposed inadequacies. Cara is living, on a much larger stage, the Margo Roth Spiegelman experience: She receives massive amounts of attention but she’s more a mirror than a window. The way people respond to her seems to be a reflection of one’s own experience and worldview more than it has anything to do with the actual person Cara is. I think this is part of why Cara’s audition was so powerful: Her understanding of Margo is deep and profound and about a lot more than the shape of her body.

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I want to catch words one day. I want to hold them

then blow gently,

watch them float

right out of my hands.

boesed:

laughinghieroglyphic:

Whoa. The MLA has officially devised a standard format to cite tweets in an academic paper. Sign of the times.

ebooks, Horse. (horse_ebooks). “Leg Butt” 18 Nov 2011, 12:38 PM. Tweet.

Can’t wait to show this to teachers and students!

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From the very first page, the reader can hear the echoes of all of her previous books. 

Then I let the stories live
 inside my head, again and again

Now the evenings are quiet with my mother gone/ as though the night is listening/ to the way we are counting the days.

As a huge Jacqueline Woodson fan for over 25 years, I am very excited to be part of Reblog Book Club’s sharing of brown girl dreaming

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fishingboatproceeds:

SO SO SO SO SO SO EXCITED that the brilliant Jacqueline Woodson's book Brown Girl Dreaming is a New York Times bestseller.

It’s a fascinating and beautiful memoir-in-verse about the way that history shapes the lives of individuals, and how one girl grew up. Woodson is one of our best and smartest writers for children, but as an adult who has read this book twice in the last couple months, I can tell you that this book is truly for everyone.

YAY YAY YAY YAY.

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fishingboatproceeds:

kenyatta:

Mayonnaise is oil, egg yolk, and vinegar. Mayonnaise scares the crap out of me.

With Kenyatta on this. Deeply afraid of mayonnaise. (Also aioli, which is just mayonnaise with no consonants in it.)

Go Vegenaise!

fishingboatproceeds:

kenyatta:

Mayonnaise is oil, egg yolk, and vinegar. Mayonnaise scares the crap out of me.

With Kenyatta on this. Deeply afraid of mayonnaise. (Also aioli, which is just mayonnaise with no consonants in it.)

Go Vegenaise!

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