The arranged marriage YA romcom you didn't know you wanted or needed...
Her main aim in life is to escape her traditional parents, get to university and begin her plan for tech world domination.
He's rich, good-looking and a hopeless romantic. His parents think Dimple is the perfect match for him, but she's got other plans...
Dimple and Rishi may think they have each other figured out. But when opposites clash, love works hard to prove itself in the most unexpected ways.
Perfect for fans of Rainbow Rowell, Jenny Han and Nicola Yoon, WHEN DIMPLE MET RISHI is a frothy, funny contemporary romance set at a coding convention in San Francisco over one exciting summer. Told from the dual perspectives of two Indian American protagonists, Dimple is fighting her family traditions while Rishi couldn't be happier to follow in the footsteps of his parents. Could sparks fly between this odd couple, or is this matchmaking attempt doomed to fail?
Lou and her friends are BRAVE adventurers. They run FASTER than airplanes. They build MIGHTY fortresses. They rescue WILD animals.” But one day, when they're looking for a ship to play pirates in, Lou's friend has an idea: “Up there! The tree can be our ship!” “Ummm ...” says Lou. This is something new. Lou has never climbed a tree before, and she's sure she can't do it. So she tries to convince her friends to play a not-up-a-tree game. When that doesn't work, she comes up with reasons for not joining them --- her arm is sore, her cat needs a walk, you shouldn't climb so soon after eating. Finally, she tells herself she doesn't want to climb the tree. But is that true, or is this brave adventurer just too afraid to try?
Gabourey Sidibe’s delightful memoir This Is Just My Face: Try Not To Stare offers a memorable look into what happens when a black girl’s dreams come true, from the inside out. From her unique childhood as the daughter of a subway singer mother and polygamous father to struggling with depression to getting the role of Precious, Sidibe is fearless, incredibly funny and gorgeously open.
“Always inspired by your powerful contributions @Beyonce,” Obama said. “You are a role model for us all. Thank you for investing in our girls.”
Michelle Obama is the First Lady to be proud of Beyoncé for doing something so positive and generous for young girls and their future.
It's not surprising Michelle Obama is ecstatic about Beyoncé paying for the college tuition of at least four girls interested in the arts.
Ms. O is also dedicated to helping young girls further their education. In 2015, Obama launched her Let Girls Learn initiative. The program was started to help young women around the world get access to a better education.
The Jackie Robinson Foundation hosted a groundbreaking ceremony on April 27, 2017 in New York City. That means we are one step closer to visiting The Jackie Robinson Museum. The 18,500-square foot space will honor the late sports legend Jackie Robinson, who broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball.
According to Black Enterprise Magazine,
Claudine Humure, a senior at Wheaton Collegein Norton, Massachusetts, is one of the 10 young people awarded $10,000 as a winner of one of the OZY Genius Awards distributed by OZY, the news site.
Humure won for her innovative and compassionate 3-D printed adjustable prosthetic socket, which will be used by amputees. “This socket is much cheaper to produce on a 3-D printer,” Humure said. “It cost about $100.” Because of the low production costs, Humure expects her prosthetic socket to be affordable to amputees in developing countries.
Prosthetics now on the market are too expensive for many of them. Humure has a personal interest in prosthetics. After losing both her parents in Rwanda’s genocide, she and her six siblings were raised in an orphanage. At the age of 13, she developed cancer, which led to the amputation of her leg. She first came to the U.S. to get a prosthetic leg in 2004, after which she returned to Rwanda. Later she came back to the U.S. to study after receiving a scholarship to attend high school in Connecticut.
“I was motivated by seeing how much prosthetic limbs are really needed. Being an amputee, I know what is needed,” Humure said. A biology major who interned at the Massachusetts Institute of Technologywhere she was exposed to prosthetic research, Humure graduates this May and intends to spend the rest of the year refining the socket’s design. But she also has goals for the future.
“I want to help amputees in different developing countries, not just Rwanda,” she told me. “I want to visit different countries and see what people are already doing and how I can help.”But eventually, she sees herself going home.“I want to open a prosthetic clinic in Rwanda where amputees are rehabilitated and learn from each other.”
Sasha Alston, 19, from Washington DC is an ambitious young scientist and she is specifically targeting black girls with her book titled, Sasha Savvy Lovers to Code. The book, she says, talks about a 10-year-old black girl and her friends in an all-girls coding camp. It is aimed at debunking the notion that science subjects are meant for boys or white people only.
At just 12-year-old, Marley Dias, founder of the #1000BlackGirlBooks campaign, which collects and distributes books featuring characters of diverse backgrounds, because the youngest speaker at this years ABC Children's Institute. She participated in a discussion with Suzanna Hermans, co-owner of Oblong Books & Music, during the featured talk “Inspiring Readers to Enact Change.” Over the course of an hour, Diaz, whose first book, Marley Dias Gets It Done and So Can You!, will be published by Scholastic on January 30, 2018, talked about her journey from New Jersey tween to viral activist sensation.
The young black activist told booksellers that the #1000BlackGirlBooks campaign was born from her desire to see more titles with diverse characters on her school’s reading list. In 2015, as a sixth grader at Saint Cloud Elementary School in West Orange, New Jersey, Dias was tired of seeing so many books about “white boys and their dogs,” and not enough books involving characters of other races, genders, and identities. Although she enjoys such classic books as Shiloh and Where the Red Fern Grows,Dias said that there are equally good books about black girls and other non-white, non-male protagonists that kids should be reading, such as Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor, One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia, and President of the Whole Fifth Grade by Sherri Winston.
Public libraries could be in BIG trouble In mid-March, Donald Trump released an outline to trim the National budget. In this budget. he planned to reduce funding for the Institute of Museums and Library Services. to t he tune of $230 million dollars. Can you imagine the impact losing that much money might cause? What do you think life would be like if we didn't have public libraries in our neighborhoods?
Little Miss Flint traveled to Washington DC last week to attend the March for Science and to speak out on the water crisis happening in her town of Flint, Michigan. She demonstrates the way her family has to cook dinner using water bottles. No family should be without access to clean water. What do you think we can do to help end the water crisis?