5 Interesting Links for 07-17-2020

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Politics (Art)

The National Gallery of Art chose Jaune Quick-to-See Smith as the first Native American artist to add to the museum’s collection. Her work is overtly political and addresses questions of identity and racism. The included video gives a glimpse of her process and philosophy.

Law Versus Profit (History)

This is a telling example of why we need a government of the people and for the people to curb those driven by greed. It’s from the late 1800s, so this is nothing new.

Transgender (Interesting People)

The exploits of Chevalier d’Eon, a French soldier, spy, and master manipulator, offer a fascinating read. d’Eon is possibly the first openly transgender person in the European continent. (Via The Regency Reader)

Content Warnings (Reading)

An author’s thoughts on whether young adult titles should warn of potentially upsetting or controversial content. I like how this article provides the thought process rather than imposing an answer. There’s also the key point that YA stretches from ages 12-18, with a wide range of maturity and preferred topics.

Technique (Writing)

A quick overview of various approaches to world building that can transport your readers into the worlds you create.

Safe Haven: A Steampunk Romance (The Steamship Chronicles, Prequel)
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