I know Banned Books Week is next week, but I wanted to get this one up.
A couple new kids books displays. jenniholm, because she’s awesome. Bottom: Kids Russia. We’ll see if any of those sell.
I took my little brother (who falls on the autism spectrum) to see Guardians of the Galaxy and after this scene he lit up like a Christmas tree and screamed “He’s like me! He can’t do metaphors!” And for the rest of the film my brother stared at Drax in a state of rapture.
So for the last 6 days I have heard my brother repeatedly quote all of the Drax lines from the movie verbatim (one of his talents), begin studying vocabulary test words, and tell everyone he knows that people with autism can also be superheroes.
Now I am not saying that Drax the Destroyer is, or was ever, intended to be autistic. All I am saying is that it warmed my heart to see my brother have an opportunity to identify himself with a character known for his strength, badassness, and honor. And that is pretty damn awesome.
So while I adored Guardians of the Galaxy as a great fun loving film with cool characters I can do nothing but thank Marvel Studios and Dave Bautista for finally bringing a superhero to the screen that my little brother can relate to.
Wichita PrideFest starts September 19th. There must be a LGBTQA+ display (though we’re low on the TQA+ books).
A hodgepodge of things: fall, fairs, Jewish holidays…
Time for a new display: Coast to Coast. On the east, we have New York City. On the west, California. And road trips/transportation in between. I’m quite proud of this one.
It’s a Hello Kitty/Japanese pop culture display. For fun.