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pondprincen:

bottomjared:

Hey! So, Coming Out Day is coming up soon (Oct. 11) and I just want to post a very stern reminder to NOT out anyone without their explicit permission.

Do NOT out anyone.

Got it?

Okay.

this is also a less important point, but still worth noting: DO NOT “come out” as an ally. don’t you dare.


BREAKING: Another young man killed by Ferguson police at the scene of cop shooting

nature-soul-mixture-gold:

thepoliticalfreakshow:

  • : : , Mo. police officer shot, officer not killed, according to St. Louis Co. police
  • All members of + are safe. We are hearing the police officer was shot in the arm. Suspect was killed
  • Pretty sure just went from bad to worse.
  • Another ambulance is coming. Think it’s for the body of the boy that was killed.
  • In this moment, the crowd is pivoting from Martin to full-fledged Malcolm. Many people have said they are tired of hands-up.
  • There’s a lot happening in right now. We all need to pay attention and uplift the humanity of the people on the ground.

damn.


behind-the-book:

High School Reading List
Back in May, the #weneeddiversebooks campaign lit a fire to fulfill the desperate need for diverse books in children’s literature. Behind the Book has always championed efforts to find diverse authors and protagonists that will appeal to students since we serve communities of color. For your enjoyment (and enrichment), we’ve created an epic list of diverse books to reflect the diversity in our city; here’s our list for high school students.
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Drown by Junot Diaz
Kindred by Octavia E. Butler
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
The Chaos by Nalo Hopkinson
Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor
The Living by Matt De La Peña, a Behind the Book author
The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin
The Pearl that Broke Its Shell: a Novel by Nadia Hashimi
Mare’s War by Tanita S. Davis
A Teaspoon of Earth and Sea by Dina Nayeri
The Book of Unknown Americans: a Novel by Cristina Henríquez
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah
Silver People: Voices from the Panama Canal by Margarita Engle
Naughts & Crosses by Malorie Blackman
The Icarus Girl by Helen Oyeyemi
For descriptions, click the read more!
(Click the following links to be directed to the Kindergarten, (early) Elementary and Middle Grade lists)
Read More
behind-the-book:

High School Reading List
Back in May, the #weneeddiversebooks campaign lit a fire to fulfill the desperate need for diverse books in children’s literature. Behind the Book has always championed efforts to find diverse authors and protagonists that will appeal to students since we serve communities of color. For your enjoyment (and enrichment), we’ve created an epic list of diverse books to reflect the diversity in our city; here’s our list for high school students.
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Drown by Junot Diaz
Kindred by Octavia E. Butler
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
The Chaos by Nalo Hopkinson
Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor
The Living by Matt De La Peña, a Behind the Book author
The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin
The Pearl that Broke Its Shell: a Novel by Nadia Hashimi
Mare’s War by Tanita S. Davis
A Teaspoon of Earth and Sea by Dina Nayeri
The Book of Unknown Americans: a Novel by Cristina Henríquez
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah
Silver People: Voices from the Panama Canal by Margarita Engle
Naughts & Crosses by Malorie Blackman
The Icarus Girl by Helen Oyeyemi
For descriptions, click the read more!
(Click the following links to be directed to the Kindergarten, (early) Elementary and Middle Grade lists)
Read More
behind-the-book:

High School Reading List
Back in May, the #weneeddiversebooks campaign lit a fire to fulfill the desperate need for diverse books in children’s literature. Behind the Book has always championed efforts to find diverse authors and protagonists that will appeal to students since we serve communities of color. For your enjoyment (and enrichment), we’ve created an epic list of diverse books to reflect the diversity in our city; here’s our list for high school students.
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Drown by Junot Diaz
Kindred by Octavia E. Butler
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
The Chaos by Nalo Hopkinson
Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor
The Living by Matt De La Peña, a Behind the Book author
The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin
The Pearl that Broke Its Shell: a Novel by Nadia Hashimi
Mare’s War by Tanita S. Davis
A Teaspoon of Earth and Sea by Dina Nayeri
The Book of Unknown Americans: a Novel by Cristina Henríquez
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah
Silver People: Voices from the Panama Canal by Margarita Engle
Naughts & Crosses by Malorie Blackman
The Icarus Girl by Helen Oyeyemi
For descriptions, click the read more!
(Click the following links to be directed to the Kindergarten, (early) Elementary and Middle Grade lists)
Read More
behind-the-book:

High School Reading List
Back in May, the #weneeddiversebooks campaign lit a fire to fulfill the desperate need for diverse books in children’s literature. Behind the Book has always championed efforts to find diverse authors and protagonists that will appeal to students since we serve communities of color. For your enjoyment (and enrichment), we’ve created an epic list of diverse books to reflect the diversity in our city; here’s our list for high school students.
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Drown by Junot Diaz
Kindred by Octavia E. Butler
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
The Chaos by Nalo Hopkinson
Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor
The Living by Matt De La Peña, a Behind the Book author
The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin
The Pearl that Broke Its Shell: a Novel by Nadia Hashimi
Mare’s War by Tanita S. Davis
A Teaspoon of Earth and Sea by Dina Nayeri
The Book of Unknown Americans: a Novel by Cristina Henríquez
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah
Silver People: Voices from the Panama Canal by Margarita Engle
Naughts & Crosses by Malorie Blackman
The Icarus Girl by Helen Oyeyemi
For descriptions, click the read more!
(Click the following links to be directed to the Kindergarten, (early) Elementary and Middle Grade lists)
Read More

behind-the-book:

High School Reading List

Back in May, the #weneeddiversebooks campaign lit a fire to fulfill the desperate need for diverse books in children’s literature. Behind the Book has always championed efforts to find diverse authors and protagonists that will appeal to students since we serve communities of color. For your enjoyment (and enrichment), we’ve created an epic list of diverse books to reflect the diversity in our city; here’s our list for high school students.

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Drown by Junot Diaz

Kindred by Octavia E. Butler

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

The Chaos by Nalo Hopkinson

Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor

The Living by Matt De La Peña, a Behind the Book author

The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin

The Pearl that Broke Its Shell: a Novel by Nadia Hashimi

Mare’s War by Tanita S. Davis

A Teaspoon of Earth and Sea by Dina Nayeri

The Book of Unknown Americans: a Novel by Cristina Henríquez

A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah

Silver People: Voices from the Panama Canal by Margarita Engle

Naughts & Crosses by Malorie Blackman

The Icarus Girl by Helen Oyeyemi

For descriptions, click the read more!

(Click the following links to be directed to the Kindergarten, (early) Elementary and Middle Grade lists)

Read More


acalmstrength42:

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Hermione Granger-inspired knitting roundup!!!
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Of Hallows and Horcruxes Sweater  - This sweater is inspired by the sweater worn by Hermione Granger in “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1” during several of the scenes set in the forest.
Hermione’s Scarf - The Fair Isle scarf worn by Hermione in the Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince movie.
Elan Mitts  -  Knit in a similar style to Hermione’s fingerless mitts in The Deathly Hallows.
Godric’s Hollow Hat  -  A hat inspired by the one Hermione is wearing in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
Hermione Hearts Ron Hat  -  This sweet little hat was inspired by the movie based on the book Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince. 
Hermione’s Everyday Socks  -  Hermione, as described in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter Series, is a rather smart and practical heroine. While she can dress up with the best of them, these socks remind me of something she might wear while practicing charms or transfiguration or reading up on Arithromancy in the Gryffindor Common Room.
Hermione’s Time Turner Mitts  -  Hermione applies her knitting skills in her attempts to liberate the Hogwarts house-elves in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Scholastic, 2003), but before she embarked on charity knitting, she may have tried her hand at a few functional garments for herself, such as these mitts. With a Time-Turner in her possession, she could have found the extra time that every knitter craves to finish projects. Maybe she carried her entire knitting library around with her in her bag with the Undetectable Extension Charm? “Accio Knitter’s Companion!”
Mudblood Cardigan  -  Hermione Granger was the inspiration for this design. She may be Muggle-born, but she’s also the cleverest witch her age. Her cleverness and strength make her a favorite. The Mudblood Cardigan is inspired by her fitted, simply lined, girl-next-door style, a look that is perfect for doing battle against the Dark Arts.
acalmstrength42:

**************************************************
Hermione Granger-inspired knitting roundup!!!
**************************************************
Of Hallows and Horcruxes Sweater  - This sweater is inspired by the sweater worn by Hermione Granger in “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1” during several of the scenes set in the forest.
Hermione’s Scarf - The Fair Isle scarf worn by Hermione in the Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince movie.
Elan Mitts  -  Knit in a similar style to Hermione’s fingerless mitts in The Deathly Hallows.
Godric’s Hollow Hat  -  A hat inspired by the one Hermione is wearing in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
Hermione Hearts Ron Hat  -  This sweet little hat was inspired by the movie based on the book Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince. 
Hermione’s Everyday Socks  -  Hermione, as described in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter Series, is a rather smart and practical heroine. While she can dress up with the best of them, these socks remind me of something she might wear while practicing charms or transfiguration or reading up on Arithromancy in the Gryffindor Common Room.
Hermione’s Time Turner Mitts  -  Hermione applies her knitting skills in her attempts to liberate the Hogwarts house-elves in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Scholastic, 2003), but before she embarked on charity knitting, she may have tried her hand at a few functional garments for herself, such as these mitts. With a Time-Turner in her possession, she could have found the extra time that every knitter craves to finish projects. Maybe she carried her entire knitting library around with her in her bag with the Undetectable Extension Charm? “Accio Knitter’s Companion!”
Mudblood Cardigan  -  Hermione Granger was the inspiration for this design. She may be Muggle-born, but she’s also the cleverest witch her age. Her cleverness and strength make her a favorite. The Mudblood Cardigan is inspired by her fitted, simply lined, girl-next-door style, a look that is perfect for doing battle against the Dark Arts.
acalmstrength42:

**************************************************
Hermione Granger-inspired knitting roundup!!!
**************************************************
Of Hallows and Horcruxes Sweater  - This sweater is inspired by the sweater worn by Hermione Granger in “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1” during several of the scenes set in the forest.
Hermione’s Scarf - The Fair Isle scarf worn by Hermione in the Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince movie.
Elan Mitts  -  Knit in a similar style to Hermione’s fingerless mitts in The Deathly Hallows.
Godric’s Hollow Hat  -  A hat inspired by the one Hermione is wearing in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
Hermione Hearts Ron Hat  -  This sweet little hat was inspired by the movie based on the book Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince. 
Hermione’s Everyday Socks  -  Hermione, as described in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter Series, is a rather smart and practical heroine. While she can dress up with the best of them, these socks remind me of something she might wear while practicing charms or transfiguration or reading up on Arithromancy in the Gryffindor Common Room.
Hermione’s Time Turner Mitts  -  Hermione applies her knitting skills in her attempts to liberate the Hogwarts house-elves in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Scholastic, 2003), but before she embarked on charity knitting, she may have tried her hand at a few functional garments for herself, such as these mitts. With a Time-Turner in her possession, she could have found the extra time that every knitter craves to finish projects. Maybe she carried her entire knitting library around with her in her bag with the Undetectable Extension Charm? “Accio Knitter’s Companion!”
Mudblood Cardigan  -  Hermione Granger was the inspiration for this design. She may be Muggle-born, but she’s also the cleverest witch her age. Her cleverness and strength make her a favorite. The Mudblood Cardigan is inspired by her fitted, simply lined, girl-next-door style, a look that is perfect for doing battle against the Dark Arts.
acalmstrength42:

**************************************************
Hermione Granger-inspired knitting roundup!!!
**************************************************
Of Hallows and Horcruxes Sweater  - This sweater is inspired by the sweater worn by Hermione Granger in “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1” during several of the scenes set in the forest.
Hermione’s Scarf - The Fair Isle scarf worn by Hermione in the Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince movie.
Elan Mitts  -  Knit in a similar style to Hermione’s fingerless mitts in The Deathly Hallows.
Godric’s Hollow Hat  -  A hat inspired by the one Hermione is wearing in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
Hermione Hearts Ron Hat  -  This sweet little hat was inspired by the movie based on the book Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince. 
Hermione’s Everyday Socks  -  Hermione, as described in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter Series, is a rather smart and practical heroine. While she can dress up with the best of them, these socks remind me of something she might wear while practicing charms or transfiguration or reading up on Arithromancy in the Gryffindor Common Room.
Hermione’s Time Turner Mitts  -  Hermione applies her knitting skills in her attempts to liberate the Hogwarts house-elves in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Scholastic, 2003), but before she embarked on charity knitting, she may have tried her hand at a few functional garments for herself, such as these mitts. With a Time-Turner in her possession, she could have found the extra time that every knitter craves to finish projects. Maybe she carried her entire knitting library around with her in her bag with the Undetectable Extension Charm? “Accio Knitter’s Companion!”
Mudblood Cardigan  -  Hermione Granger was the inspiration for this design. She may be Muggle-born, but she’s also the cleverest witch her age. Her cleverness and strength make her a favorite. The Mudblood Cardigan is inspired by her fitted, simply lined, girl-next-door style, a look that is perfect for doing battle against the Dark Arts.
acalmstrength42:

**************************************************
Hermione Granger-inspired knitting roundup!!!
**************************************************
Of Hallows and Horcruxes Sweater  - This sweater is inspired by the sweater worn by Hermione Granger in “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1” during several of the scenes set in the forest.
Hermione’s Scarf - The Fair Isle scarf worn by Hermione in the Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince movie.
Elan Mitts  -  Knit in a similar style to Hermione’s fingerless mitts in The Deathly Hallows.
Godric’s Hollow Hat  -  A hat inspired by the one Hermione is wearing in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
Hermione Hearts Ron Hat  -  This sweet little hat was inspired by the movie based on the book Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince. 
Hermione’s Everyday Socks  -  Hermione, as described in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter Series, is a rather smart and practical heroine. While she can dress up with the best of them, these socks remind me of something she might wear while practicing charms or transfiguration or reading up on Arithromancy in the Gryffindor Common Room.
Hermione’s Time Turner Mitts  -  Hermione applies her knitting skills in her attempts to liberate the Hogwarts house-elves in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Scholastic, 2003), but before she embarked on charity knitting, she may have tried her hand at a few functional garments for herself, such as these mitts. With a Time-Turner in her possession, she could have found the extra time that every knitter craves to finish projects. Maybe she carried her entire knitting library around with her in her bag with the Undetectable Extension Charm? “Accio Knitter’s Companion!”
Mudblood Cardigan  -  Hermione Granger was the inspiration for this design. She may be Muggle-born, but she’s also the cleverest witch her age. Her cleverness and strength make her a favorite. The Mudblood Cardigan is inspired by her fitted, simply lined, girl-next-door style, a look that is perfect for doing battle against the Dark Arts.
acalmstrength42:

**************************************************
Hermione Granger-inspired knitting roundup!!!
**************************************************
Of Hallows and Horcruxes Sweater  - This sweater is inspired by the sweater worn by Hermione Granger in “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1” during several of the scenes set in the forest.
Hermione’s Scarf - The Fair Isle scarf worn by Hermione in the Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince movie.
Elan Mitts  -  Knit in a similar style to Hermione’s fingerless mitts in The Deathly Hallows.
Godric’s Hollow Hat  -  A hat inspired by the one Hermione is wearing in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
Hermione Hearts Ron Hat  -  This sweet little hat was inspired by the movie based on the book Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince. 
Hermione’s Everyday Socks  -  Hermione, as described in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter Series, is a rather smart and practical heroine. While she can dress up with the best of them, these socks remind me of something she might wear while practicing charms or transfiguration or reading up on Arithromancy in the Gryffindor Common Room.
Hermione’s Time Turner Mitts  -  Hermione applies her knitting skills in her attempts to liberate the Hogwarts house-elves in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Scholastic, 2003), but before she embarked on charity knitting, she may have tried her hand at a few functional garments for herself, such as these mitts. With a Time-Turner in her possession, she could have found the extra time that every knitter craves to finish projects. Maybe she carried her entire knitting library around with her in her bag with the Undetectable Extension Charm? “Accio Knitter’s Companion!”
Mudblood Cardigan  -  Hermione Granger was the inspiration for this design. She may be Muggle-born, but she’s also the cleverest witch her age. Her cleverness and strength make her a favorite. The Mudblood Cardigan is inspired by her fitted, simply lined, girl-next-door style, a look that is perfect for doing battle against the Dark Arts.
acalmstrength42:

**************************************************
Hermione Granger-inspired knitting roundup!!!
**************************************************
Of Hallows and Horcruxes Sweater  - This sweater is inspired by the sweater worn by Hermione Granger in “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1” during several of the scenes set in the forest.
Hermione’s Scarf - The Fair Isle scarf worn by Hermione in the Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince movie.
Elan Mitts  -  Knit in a similar style to Hermione’s fingerless mitts in The Deathly Hallows.
Godric’s Hollow Hat  -  A hat inspired by the one Hermione is wearing in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
Hermione Hearts Ron Hat  -  This sweet little hat was inspired by the movie based on the book Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince. 
Hermione’s Everyday Socks  -  Hermione, as described in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter Series, is a rather smart and practical heroine. While she can dress up with the best of them, these socks remind me of something she might wear while practicing charms or transfiguration or reading up on Arithromancy in the Gryffindor Common Room.
Hermione’s Time Turner Mitts  -  Hermione applies her knitting skills in her attempts to liberate the Hogwarts house-elves in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Scholastic, 2003), but before she embarked on charity knitting, she may have tried her hand at a few functional garments for herself, such as these mitts. With a Time-Turner in her possession, she could have found the extra time that every knitter craves to finish projects. Maybe she carried her entire knitting library around with her in her bag with the Undetectable Extension Charm? “Accio Knitter’s Companion!”
Mudblood Cardigan  -  Hermione Granger was the inspiration for this design. She may be Muggle-born, but she’s also the cleverest witch her age. Her cleverness and strength make her a favorite. The Mudblood Cardigan is inspired by her fitted, simply lined, girl-next-door style, a look that is perfect for doing battle against the Dark Arts.
acalmstrength42:

**************************************************
Hermione Granger-inspired knitting roundup!!!
**************************************************
Of Hallows and Horcruxes Sweater  - This sweater is inspired by the sweater worn by Hermione Granger in “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1” during several of the scenes set in the forest.
Hermione’s Scarf - The Fair Isle scarf worn by Hermione in the Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince movie.
Elan Mitts  -  Knit in a similar style to Hermione’s fingerless mitts in The Deathly Hallows.
Godric’s Hollow Hat  -  A hat inspired by the one Hermione is wearing in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
Hermione Hearts Ron Hat  -  This sweet little hat was inspired by the movie based on the book Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince. 
Hermione’s Everyday Socks  -  Hermione, as described in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter Series, is a rather smart and practical heroine. While she can dress up with the best of them, these socks remind me of something she might wear while practicing charms or transfiguration or reading up on Arithromancy in the Gryffindor Common Room.
Hermione’s Time Turner Mitts  -  Hermione applies her knitting skills in her attempts to liberate the Hogwarts house-elves in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Scholastic, 2003), but before she embarked on charity knitting, she may have tried her hand at a few functional garments for herself, such as these mitts. With a Time-Turner in her possession, she could have found the extra time that every knitter craves to finish projects. Maybe she carried her entire knitting library around with her in her bag with the Undetectable Extension Charm? “Accio Knitter’s Companion!”
Mudblood Cardigan  -  Hermione Granger was the inspiration for this design. She may be Muggle-born, but she’s also the cleverest witch her age. Her cleverness and strength make her a favorite. The Mudblood Cardigan is inspired by her fitted, simply lined, girl-next-door style, a look that is perfect for doing battle against the Dark Arts.

acalmstrength42:

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Hermione Granger-inspired knitting roundup!!!

**************************************************

Of Hallows and Horcruxes Sweater  - This sweater is inspired by the sweater worn by Hermione Granger in “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1” during several of the scenes set in the forest.

Hermione’s Scarf - The Fair Isle scarf worn by Hermione in the Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince movie.

Elan Mitts  -  Knit in a similar style to Hermione’s fingerless mitts in The Deathly Hallows.

Godric’s Hollow Hat  -  A hat inspired by the one Hermione is wearing in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

Hermione Hearts Ron Hat  -  This sweet little hat was inspired by the movie based on the book Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince. 

Hermione’s Everyday Socks  -  Hermione, as described in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter Series, is a rather smart and practical heroine. While she can dress up with the best of them, these socks remind me of something she might wear while practicing charms or transfiguration or reading up on Arithromancy in the Gryffindor Common Room.

Hermione’s Time Turner Mitts  -  Hermione applies her knitting skills in her attempts to liberate the Hogwarts house-elves in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Scholastic, 2003), but before she embarked on charity knitting, she may have tried her hand at a few functional garments for herself, such as these mitts. With a Time-Turner in her possession, she could have found the extra time that every knitter craves to finish projects. Maybe she carried her entire knitting library around with her in her bag with the Undetectable Extension Charm? “Accio Knitter’s Companion!”

Mudblood Cardigan  -  Hermione Granger was the inspiration for this design. She may be Muggle-born, but she’s also the cleverest witch her age. Her cleverness and strength make her a favorite. The Mudblood Cardigan is inspired by her fitted, simply lined, girl-next-door style, a look that is perfect for doing battle against the Dark Arts.