as we prepare to gather together in a few days
often with all kinds of people
often anticipating how it will go
often happily surprised.
“it’s never the differences between people that surprise us.
it’s the things, that against all odds, we have in common.”
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what better way to celebrate the day than walking all together
the local merchants
the roller derby team
the pedal bikers
the musicians with a cause
the snow buddies
and so many, many, more.
“diversity is about all of us,
and about us having to figure out how to walk through this world together.”
jacqueline is the 2018-2019 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. She received the 2018 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award and the 2018 Children’s Literature Legacy Award, and is the 2014 National Book Award Winner for her New York Times bestselling memoir Brown Girl Dreaming, which was also a recipient of the Coretta Scott King Award, a Newbery Honor, the NAACP Image Award and a Sibert Honor. In 2015, Woodson was named the Young People’s Poet Laureate by the Poetry Foundation.
our kinder community is made up of little people
who have made all kinds of big choices.
“what is a community? it is the sum total of our choices.”
― fredrik backman
for all the oddballs and misfits out there,
eventually, if you just follow your path,
you will reach somewhere no one else has.
you are uniquely meant to do something that only you can do.
“race hate isn’t human nature; race hate is the abandonment of human nature.”
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