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Shekel’s School for Wayward Librarians

I ran into oneofthelibrarians on the street the other day and apologized for being so delinquent in my posting. She brushed off my apology but said that, if I was … Continue reading

September 7, 2013 · 5 Comments


This summer has been consumed by completely reorganizing and recataloging my library, and for over a month I’ve been slogging through the part of the process that requires printing out … Continue reading

August 10, 2013 · 1 Comment

How To Explain Trans Identities To No One, Ever, Especially Not Children.

Whenever I complain about the sorry state of sex ed books for kids or the paucity of books that explain trans identities for them, people get all excited and say, … Continue reading

July 15, 2013 · 4 Comments

Red Diaper Review #1: “A is for Activist”

“A is for Activist“ by Innosanto Nagara is a board book; for those of you unfamiliar with the pre-literate set, they are small texts with heavy-duty cardboard pages that can … Continue reading

July 4, 2013 · 1 Comment

“I always preferred them stories without the morals,” he added.

Greetings, fellow castaways, cabin boys, and captains! You can call me Shekel, and I’ve been newly press-ganged to write for the Shipwreck. I hope this post serves as a worthy … Continue reading

June 17, 2013 · 1 Comment

Ne'er do wells



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