Thanks to all who sent me stuff for inclusion in the zine. If you sent me something, and I didn’t respond to your email, I apologize. I’m terrible with email. But I got it.
I am including literally every single thing everyone has sent me, and there is still time to send me some more, or send me stuff you sat on and didn’t send yet!
The goal is still to launch at ALA Annual in Chicago (end of June). I wanted to have a prerelease party at the NJLA conference in early June but I gave up that dream because I’ll never get it done in time.
Another goal is also to distribute the zine in all major ebook formats on librariesmakeshithappen.com. That’s a domain I’ve owned for two years and never used.
Thanks to all that contributed. Y’all make it happen. The attached photo here is the centerfold drawn by @sketchlibrarian; she also sketched a really great picture of Juicy J for inclusion as well, which I’m going to put in next to his quote:
“I was living in the hood, but I went to the library and I checked out music books. I just read that shit because I wanted to be in the music business. But I felt like, if I’m going to be in the music business, I got to know about the business. I knew I had talent; I was talented as fuck. I could DJ, I could make music, I could produce beats, I could rap. But I needed to know the business part. So I went to the library, checked out a bunch of books. Well I had my mom check me out books; I was young. I was 13. I had her check me out a bunch of books from the library and I just read almost like six or seven books. Then I would check the books back in, and I would check them back out for another two weeks just to read the same thing over and over again so I could understand it.”