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National Air and Space Museum @airandspaceOn this day in 1921, Bessie Coleman became the first African American woman to earn a pilot's license. As a Black woman, she was denied entry to flying schools in the United States, so she moved to France to earn her license from the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale. pic.twitter.com/ZRAEwBZzHX
MG or YA historical fiction. #MSWL
Teen Librarian Toolbox Dyslexia Awareness Month @TLT16We need more standalone YA that is short and engaging. Some teens love the long, speculative fiction trilogies that seem to dominate the market, & I’m here for that. But many teens are over programmed and/or find reading challenging. If we want teens to read, we need more 4 them.
Yes, please. #mswl
Ali A Olomi @aaolomiThe djinn/jinn are the most famous beings of the Middle East and Islam, but Middle Eastern folklore is full of fantastic creatures. Some of them are terrifying and others benevolent.
A thread on mythic and legendary beasts and monsters
Adult or YA fantasy #mswl
Henrietta Rose-Innes🎲 @HenriettaRISealed flask containing a witch, c 1850. Obtained from old woman in village near Hove, Sussex, around 1915. She remarked: "They do say there be a witch trapped in it, and if you let un out there'll be a peck 'o trouble."
Spellbound exhibition, Ashmolean. Glass, cork, silver, wax pic.twitter.com/j5LKqqpoMk
Melissa Ann Singer @maseditorI would really love to see the fantasy novel equivalent of those fairy tales where someone has to complete a series of "impossible" tasks to achieve their goal and must think through them rather than fight.
Same here! Adult or YA. #MSWL
History In Pictures @HistoryInPixEgyptian Twenty-sided Die, c. 2nd century BC–4th century AD. pic.twitter.com/cFS0EukPHE