Did you know that the Global Beauty Market makes more each year than 167 nations? BAM. Learn what the heck this has to do with anything on our latest Book Squad Podcast episode! This week, you'll get the maximum out of our Two Book Minimum! Also, Polli got to see Emilio Estevez recently and talk to him about his new movie. (Okay, he talked, she listened. Technicality.)
If you have not already, check out the trailer for the upcoming movie, The Public:
Polli got to see the film (written/directed by and starring Emilio Estevez) in its entirety at the American Library Association annual conference. Estevez (who Polli got to stand sorta near to for one second!) 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
- BONUS: Hope Never Dies by Andrew Schaffer (Kate was totally wrong, there is no eagle on this cover, just Joe and Barack bein' awesome.)
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