todayinhistory:

September 17th 1787: US Constitution signed

On this day in 1787, the United States Constitution was signed in Philadelphia. The document was thus adopted by the Constitutional Convention, which included George Washington, Alexander Hamilton and Benjamin Franklin. It was later ratified by the states and came into effect on March 4th 1789. The Constitution sets out the rules and principles that govern America to this day, and defines the powers of the three branches of federal government and the states. The first 10 amendments, known as the Bill of Rights, were ratified in 1791 and established basic rights of citizens, including freedom and speech and religion. The Constitution has since been amended 17 times, giving a total of 27 amendments. America’s is the oldest written constitution still used today.

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America”

(via webofhistory)

This is the Amazing Person Award! Once you are given this award you are supposed to paste it in the ask of eight different people, who, in your opinion, deserve it. If you break the chain~ nothing will happen, but it's sweet to know someone thinks you're amazing inside and outside.

Annemieke! I don’t deserve receiving this message twice…. But this gives me a chance to send it to another round of people, so thank you! Enjoy a photo of Luna for your kindness! <3 

tilly-and-her-books:

A girl, who was born on the day her brother Bird died, has grown up in a house of silence and secrets; when she meets John, a mysterious new boy in her rural Iowan town, and those secrets start to come out. 

Bird by Crystal Chan had me giggling and then crying. It’s a great story about loss and love. It makes you feels something. Jewel is the main character and with Jamaican and Mexican descent. She’s a twelve year old, intelligent and ignored. Then she meets John and that’s when things begin to change. There friendship is one of the beautiful things about this book. They just bond together so well and they really find something in each other. 
I picked this book up about six months ago and it was sitting on my shelf for a while. I was looking for a short quick read and I picked this up and it surprised me. I wasn’t expecting to read this great tale of love, loss, family and friends. This book has so man different themes that I can just recommend this for everyone.  Seriously, if this review has made you even slightly curious, go and buy this book. You can thank me later. (I also just found out that this is her debut novel and wow. I’m expecting great things form Crystal Chan!)

Genre: YA/MG ContemporaryRating: 4.5/5

tilly-and-her-books:

A girl, who was born on the day her brother Bird died, has grown up in a house of silence and secrets; when she meets John, a mysterious new boy in her rural Iowan town, and those secrets start to come out. 

Bird by Crystal Chan had me giggling and then crying. It’s a great story about loss and love. It makes you feels something. Jewel is the main character and with Jamaican and Mexican descent. She’s a twelve year old, intelligent and ignored. Then she meets John and that’s when things begin to change. There friendship is one of the beautiful things about this book. They just bond together so well and they really find something in each other.

I picked this book up about six months ago and it was sitting on my shelf for a while. I was looking for a short quick read and I picked this up and it surprised me. I wasn’t expecting to read this great tale of love, loss, family and friends. This book has so man different themes that I can just recommend this for everyone.  Seriously, if this review has made you even slightly curious, go and buy this book. You can thank me later. (I also just found out that this is her debut novel and wow. I’m expecting great things form Crystal Chan!)

Genre: YA/MG Contemporary
Rating: 4.5/5