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TED Talk: Safwat Saleem Urges You to Find Your Voice — Plus, a Helpful Book List

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Finding a voice to fit your identity is never easy. However, artist, designer and animator Safwat Saleem, had a particularly difficult time, struggling with anxiety about his childhood stutter. In this thought-provoking, heartfelt and adorably animated talk from TED 2016, Saleem describes how he overcame his struggle to incorporate his voice into his artwork, not only through childhood, but in the face of rude YouTube commenters who ridiculed his Pakistani accent as an adult. Instead of letting ill-mannered commenters keep him from using his own voice in his work, Saleem rather unpacks the reasons behind those comments: differing definitions of “normality” that lead to preconceived notions. Saleem resolves to use his art to challenge those preconceived notions, which is about…

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Oscar’s Best Animated Motion Pictures — and one that was overlooked

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We here at BookTrib are huge fans of Designer Daddy (a.k.a. Brent Almond) who graces our site with his knowledge of popular culture and blogs about (among other things) his preschooler, superheroes and the adventures of parenting. One of the pleasures of Brett’s work is his “Super Lunch Notes,” the colorful and wonderfully geeky slips of paper he sneaks into his kid’s lunch before he heads off to school. And these notes aren’t just “Have a nice day,” or “I’m so proud of you!” These are notes full of fun, flair and all the magic today’s magical pop culture renaissance. Recently, Almond was kind enough to share with us some of his latest Super Lunch Notes, which are based on…

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When Disney meets Marvel: Big Hero 6

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On the heels of the phenomenon that is Frozen, Disney brings us Big Hero 6, the latest Marvel-based offering. Judging from the excitement the film is creating amongst Gen X-ers and Millennials (not to mention the people in my house), Disney is set to have another mega-hit. Billed as a comedy adventure, it tells the story of 14-year-old prodigy Hiro Hamana and the special bond that develops with the robot, Baymax, on their quest to solve an unsettling mystery. When a devastating event befalls the city of San Fransokyo and catapults Hiro, a student at San Fransokyo Tech, into the midst of danger, he turns to Baymax and his brilliant fellow nerds, turning them into superheroes. Perhaps the most remarkable…

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Mysterious happenings after hours in The Joy of Books

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In celebration of All Hallows’ Eve, you never know what that “bump in the night” truly is. A goblin? Possibly. A ghost? Maybe. But it could also be a book springing to life after dark! We here at BookTrib HQ thought fans might want to know what really happens at your local bookstore when the sun sets. We know this is what happens at Type Books in Toronto.

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