• ThinkProgress: So what do you think the priority needs to be: do we focus all our energy on ending illiteracy, or do we focus on fostering a love of reading in kids?
  • LeVar Burton: I wish I knew. What I do know is that a sustainable society needs both. You need to teach your children how to read, and you need for them to love to read. If you want free, independent thinkers, people who can discern for themselves, people who want to actively participate in a democracy, you want them literate. If you want to control people, if you want to feed them a pack of lies and dominate them, keep them ignorant. For me, literacy means freedom. For the individual and for society.

Bawww! I hope drdandy has seen this!!!

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awelltraveledwoman:

karidevereaux:

…an ode to 1970s skater girls. 

this is amazing
awelltraveledwoman:

karidevereaux:

…an ode to 1970s skater girls. 

this is amazing
awelltraveledwoman:

karidevereaux:

…an ode to 1970s skater girls. 

this is amazing
awelltraveledwoman:

karidevereaux:

…an ode to 1970s skater girls. 

this is amazing
awelltraveledwoman:

karidevereaux:

…an ode to 1970s skater girls. 

this is amazing
awelltraveledwoman:

karidevereaux:

…an ode to 1970s skater girls. 

this is amazing
awelltraveledwoman:

karidevereaux:

…an ode to 1970s skater girls. 

this is amazing
awelltraveledwoman:

karidevereaux:

…an ode to 1970s skater girls. 

this is amazing

awelltraveledwoman:

karidevereaux:

…an ode to 1970s skater girls. 

this is amazing

houghtonlib:

The imitation of Christ, 1889. Bound in crushed morocco, gilt-tooled doublures, satin endpapers, by Fazakerley, edges gilt and gauffered, with fore-edge painting of Jesus based on William Holman Hunt’s painting “The Light of the World,” 1854.
*GC.T3610.Eg889b
Houghton Library, Harvard University


<3 houghtonlib:

The imitation of Christ, 1889. Bound in crushed morocco, gilt-tooled doublures, satin endpapers, by Fazakerley, edges gilt and gauffered, with fore-edge painting of Jesus based on William Holman Hunt’s painting “The Light of the World,” 1854.
*GC.T3610.Eg889b
Houghton Library, Harvard University


<3

houghtonlib:

The imitation of Christ, 1889. Bound in crushed morocco, gilt-tooled doublures, satin endpapers, by Fazakerley, edges gilt and gauffered, with fore-edge painting of Jesus based on William Holman Hunt’s painting “The Light of the World,” 1854.

*GC.T3610.Eg889b

Houghton Library, Harvard University

<3

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bookpatrol:

Dewey Decimal and the Librarians

DeweyFront by Super Furry Librarian on Flickr.

I was gunna go to bed but then… I just watched a lot of slam poetry and cried.

statedept:

During his long Foreign Service career, Ambassador Ryan Crocker served as U.S. Ambassador to #Lebanon, #Kuwait, #Syria, #Pakistan, #Iraq, and #Afghanistan. On December 19, 1998, while serving in Syria, protestors breached the embassy compound walls and damaged portions of his residence. The damage included this commission, which is a document that gives a diplomat the authority of his or her government to act in a certain official capacity. This artifact and others will reside at the new US Diplomacy Center. Join us on Wednesday at noon ET to watch #SecKerry and five former Secretaries of State give remarks at the groundbreaking for the new center, live at state.gov.

theblackestwidow:

THIS MAN IS A GIFT

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