I do not pretend to understand the moral universe, the arc is a long one, my eye reaches but little ways. I cannot calculate the curve and complete the figure by the experience of sight; I can divine it by conscience. But from what I see I am sure it bends towards justice. — Theodore Parker, Sermon on Justice and the Conscience
In a week where any understanding of the “moral universe” is incomprehensible and I am absolutely not seeing it bend at all towards justice for BIPOC in any way at all, (although if your bullets randomly enter the homes of white people, police get indicted) it is hard not to feel beaten down and defeated. I cannot even begin to imagine how the Black community must feel, and yet they continue to make their voices heard. They are inspiring and so I will add my voice to theirs, hoping that with more voices joining that change will eventually happen.
This week though I did find some amazing things!
First up are some excellent finds from my new favorite newsletter: Biracial Bookworms Bethany M. Edwards shares the best books each week in her newsletter and this week was no exception!
- Ona Judge Outwits the Washingtons An Enslaved Woman Fights for Freedom
- A Computer Called Katherine
- Let the Children March
Worthy books for any budding readers library!
Finally, I found these videos at Black Lives Matter: Six Poems
(And there are so.many.gems at Button Poetry…you should subscribe!)
That is all I have for this week, but I will be back on Tuesday joining with Honoré to share my word update! Have a good weekend all!
Thanks for these young reader titles, Kat!!
I miss having kids of picture book ages, miss working in an elementary school library, and miss being able to browse in the library or book store, but I appreciate your link to Biracial Bookworms. It’s heartening to see the scope and variety of books that are being written and published, and I’m especially intrigued by Ona Judge and Katherine. Thanks for some great finds!
Wonderful links today, thank you so much for sharing.
Thanks for the links to those poems. So moving!
It has been another hard week, so thank you for sharing some ways to lift my spirits.
I’m thankful for you, Kat. These are great links!!