Your country depends on it.
Just like in DEACON LOCKE WENT TO PROM, this high school senior invited his grandmother to prom. But unlike in the book, school officials are refusing to allow her to attend, as she’s over twenty.
I find this ridiculous, and I urge you to e-mail principal Steve Hawkins and ask to him to reverse this decision: email@example.com
Fellow school librarian Brenda Kukay was asked by a student for a list of people she admired. For some reason my name came up. Look what the student did. His name is Robert and I predict great things from this young artist.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the citizens of France tonight.
Well thank God being a geek wasn’t a crime back when I was in high school, or all my friends and I would have all been arrested. Can you believe this shit? That high school freshman there in the NASA shirt was arrested for bringing a homemade clock to school. I don’t know what pisses me off more: the obvious racism (the boy’s name is Ahmed Mohamed) or the way they could have killed this young man’s love for science and innovation. Face it, if this had happened fifteen years ago, no one would have heard about it and he would have learned a harsh lesson: a career in science isn’t for people who look like you.
I’m glad that there’s enough public outcry that Mohamed will probably come out on top, but how many other kids are bullied by the authorities for non-crimes and minor infractions? Time for a change, people. #istandwithahmed