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Finished reading: We Could Be So Good by Cat Sebastian πŸ“š

I loved it so much, finished it in under 48 hours. “Newsies for shippers” is an apt description. I love people being sweet on each other and making happiness when they feared it just wasn’t out there for them.

Today’s Literary Activism newsletter from Book Riot shares information about several student groups fighting book bans. πŸ“š

πŸ“š I’m reading Sandra Hughes-Hassell’s book, Collection Management for Youth: Equity, Inclusion, and Learning and planning to share my reading notes. I’m trying to decide whether it makes more sense to create a new post for each chapter or just do one for the whole book. Thoughts?

πŸ“šπŸ’¬ “She didn’t know much about buildings, but it was clear that this one needed an unbelievable amount of work.
But at the end of it? Something she built up, rather than cut down.” Travis Baldree, Legends & Lattes

Finished reading: An Island Princess Starts a Scandal by Adriana Herrera πŸ“š

So good! Manuela is going to marry a wealthy man, for the good of her family. But first, she’s going to spend six weeks in Paris, having Sapphic adventures.

As with all the best romances, this book is about two people who make each other grow as much as it’s about falling in love.

πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯ Hotter than steamy, very explicit.

Highly recommend.

There are few feelings as good as canceling a bunch of library holds because your family already owns all the books. πŸ“š

πŸ“š There are still spots available for online attendance at Public Librarianship in Contentious Times, a conference hosted by the University of Michigan School of Information and the Michigan Library Association. School librarians should find this relevant to their work as well and are welcome.

πŸ“šπŸ³ Started reading the introduction to Jules Sherred’s Crip Up the Kitchen: Tools, Tips and Recipes for the Disabled Cook and I might cry.

“The kitchen is the worst room in the house if you are disabled. I’m about to change that and make life easier for everyone.”

πŸ”–πŸ“š Read Shadow and Bone author Leigh Bardugo: β€˜People sneer at the things women and girls love’ by Sian Cain (The Guardian).

She really is my hero.

πŸ”–πŸ“š Read Falling in Love With the Avengers, America’s Most Toxic Work Force by Leigh Bardugo (New York Times, gift link)

I love Leigh Bardugo so much.

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We must acknowledge that much of what we know of this country today, including its culture, economic growth, and development throughout history and across time, has been made possible by the labor of enslaved Africans and their ascendants who suffered the horror of the transatlantic trafficking of their people, chattel slavery, and Jim Crow. We are indebted to their labor and their sacrifice, and we must acknowledge the tremors of that violence throughout the generations and the resulting impact that can still be felt and witnessed today. I thank Dr. Terah β€˜TJ’ Stewart for the text of this labor acknowledgement.