What are you reading right now?

Several things at once, as usual. I’m still carting around Adrienne Maree Brown’s Emergent Strategy. It’s a revelation, an [Octavia] Butlerian treatise on the nature of change and a powerful statement on the necessity of social justice to our sustainability as a people and planet. If I were still teaching library management, it would be at the top of my syllabus.

Because I’m closely tracking the causes and effects of urban outmigration in the Midwest, I’m also reading Broke: Hardship and Resilience in a City of Broken Promises by Jodie Adams Kirshner, about Detroit’s bankruptcy and resurgence. There are so many lessons there for urban librarianship and the role of libraries in aiding the reskilling of a workforce.