Aug 31 11:13

S.S.S.S.

author: 
Ortiz, Bianca

This is one of the most quotable zines I've ever read. It's a 1995 political manifesto starring Hello Kitty. I'm tempted to ask Bianca if I can digitize the whole thing because it's that good (to my memory I have never asked anyone if I could digitize their zine).

Quotations: 

HELLO LOYAL KITTY SOLDIERS.THIS IS THE FIRST INSTALLMENT OF THE S.S.S.S. OPERATIONS HANDBOOK. IT IS NECESSARY THAT WE ALL COMMUNICATE WITH EACH OTHER TO FORM A DEFINATE PLAN FOR WORLD DOMINATION.WE SHALL RIDE THE RAINBOW PATH OF TRUTH TO THE MECCA KNOWN AS UTOPIA(OR SANRIO PUROLAND).

webster dictionary is a book of kitty-hate and lies.Burn Your Dictionary.develop yr language free of Bad/Good word rules.free of racist definations and classist favoritism.free of the lies and misconception that kill u with every syllable.this book has been devised by a system that kills us thru mere words. words.kill what tries to kill u.

reviewdate: 
Aug 31 2015
Aug 29 15:09

Everything, Everything

author: 
Yoon, Nicola
Yoon, David (illustrations)

reviewdate: 
Aug 27 2015
isn: 
9780553496642
Aug 29 12:21

Elsewhere

author: 
Zevin, Gabrielle

reviewdate: 
Aug 24 2015
isn: 
9780312367466
Aug 23 21:16

Wanted: the Perfect Librarian of Congress

Jessamyn West has been advocating for the next Librarian of Congress to be a Librarian of Progress. It's something I've been thinking about a lot, too, though not as proactively or articulately as Jessamyn (I can first-name her; she's totally stayed at my house).


I'm referencing the song Jane & Michael Banks sing describing the perfect nanny.

Aug 22 19:12

Librarian Crush of the Indefinite Period: Celina Williams

I'm resurrecting my Librarian Crush series due to the crushworthiness of Celina Williams. (That link is to her blog. She's also on Instagram and Twitter).


From Celina's Facebook gallery

Aug 22 18:06

Am I Blue? Coming Out from the Silence

author: 
Bauer, Marion Dane (editor)

reviewdate: 
Aug 21 2015
isn: 
0060242531