Show notes: https://lplks.org/blogs/post/027-the-podcast-is-not-an-apology/
If you have not already, check out the trailer for the upcoming movie, The Public, written by/starring/directed by Emilio Estevez, who Polli got to stand sorta next to for a brief second at a conference!
She got to see the film in its entirety at the American Library Association annual conference. Estevez worked with Ryan Dowd, Executive Director of a large homeless shelter in Chicago and author of Librarian's Guide to Homelessness. Dowd's work is very interesting and helpful for library staff as well as community members interested in the issue of homelessness.
Two Book Minimum:
Tell Me More: Stories About the 12 Hardest Things I'm Learning to Say by Kelly Corrigan
Bored and Brilliant: How Spacing Out Can Unlock your Most Productive and Creative Self by Manoush Zomorodi
The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell: Tales of a 6' 4", African American, Heterosexual, Cisgender, Left-Leaning, Asthmatic, Black and Proud Blerd, Mama's Boy, Dad, and Stand-Up Comedian by W. Kamau Bell
Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue
The Body is Not an Apology
She Said/She Said: The Body is Not an Apology by Sonya Renee Taylor
We owe a debt of gratitude to Kimberly on the book squad. She basically told us we were fired if we didn't read it and, while she doesn't have that kind of power technically, we took her seriously. And thank goodness we did.
Sonya Renee Taylor is the founder of The Body is Not an Apology, "an international movement committed to cultivating global Radical Self Love and Body Empowerment."
We highly recommend checking out the website aaaaannnnddddd reading her book because it is pretty radical and amazing. Or, better yet, listen to the audiobook on Hoopla, narrated by Taylor herself! OR EVEN BETTER, GET YOUR FRIENDS TO LISTEN TOO AND HAVE A BOOK CLUB OMG.
Twice(-ish) a month, the librarians are in, with their favorite recommendations in Two Book Minimum, a toe-to-toe discussion on a book or topic, as well as news from the book world, updates from Lawrence Public Library, and beyond.
This episode was produced by Jim Barnes in the Sound & Vision studio. Our theme song is by Heidi Lynne Gluck. You can find the Book Squad Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, or SoundCloud. Please subscribe and leave us comments – we’d love to know what you think, and your comments make it easier for other people to find our podcast. Happy reading and listening! xo, Polli & Kate