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Because the golden age of modern children’s books took place in the middle of the twentieth century, on the cusp of the civil rights movement and decades before the second wave of feminism, it is unsurprising that the genre, even today, is burdened by the cultural baggage of inequality — only 31 percent of contemporary children’s books feature female heroines, many of which purvey limiting gender expectations, and of the 3,200 children’s books published in 2013 only 93 featured people of color.
And yet here is a book about an independent middle-aged woman who defies the still-prevalent stigma against singletons and is financially self-sufficient by her own creative labor, who is white and services a wealthy black client, and who is helped into the dénouement of her challenge not by a patronizing Prince Charming but by a little black girl dressed in preppy plaid. There is, too, the many-hatted citizenry of wildly diverse backgrounds and callings, joined together in a common cause of goodwill.

Happy Birthday, Madame Chapeau

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Because the golden age of modern children’s books took place in the middle of the twentieth century, on the cusp of the civil rights movement and decades before the second wave of feminism, it is unsurprising that the genre, even today, is burdened by the cultural baggage of inequality — only 31 percent of contemporary children’s books feature female heroines, many of which purvey limiting gender expectations, and of the 3,200 children’s books published in 2013 only 93 featured people of color.

And yet here is a book about an independent middle-aged woman who defies the still-prevalent stigma against singletons and is financially self-sufficient by her own creative labor, who is white and services a wealthy black client, and who is helped into the dénouement of her challenge not by a patronizing Prince Charming but by a little black girl dressed in preppy plaid. There is, too, the many-hatted citizenry of wildly diverse backgrounds and callings, joined together in a common cause of goodwill.

Happy Birthday, Madame Chapeau

[The four of us, together, heading for the next town.] Wherever that might be.

Pittacus Lore, from I Am Number Four 

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scottlava:

“The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist. And like that, poof. He’s gone.”

scottlava:

The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist. And like that, poof. He’s gone.”

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World War I: Misc.

   British troops unloading horses from a ship at Salonika to move them to the Balkan battle front. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)

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World War I: Misc.

   British troops unloading horses from a ship at Salonika to move them to the Balkan battle front. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)

(via equine-science)

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everything you love is here

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everything you love is here

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hisandherquotes:

everything you love is here

hisandherquotes:

everything you love is here

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hisandherquotes:

everything you love is here

hisandherquotes:

everything you love is here

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Mourning by Jake Giddens
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Mourning by Jake Giddens

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