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Can’t seem to keep them out of the Newbery Collection

Halloween is turning out a little hairy in the City of Oakland. It’s layoff notice day. (Neither of yours’ truly affected, directly.)  And then there’s this zombie librarian in the stacks, trying to stamp "discard" on The Story of Mankind.

Nina Lindsay About Nina Lindsay

Nina Lindsay is the Children's Services Coordinator at the Oakland Public Library, CA. She chaired the 2008 Newbery Committee, and served on the 2004 and 1998 committees. You can reach her at


  1. sharon mckellar says:

    i love it!

  2. Zombies are particularly drawn to libraries, I hear, because of the vast proliferation of big juicy brains.

  3. Gorgeous, maybe you should exchange the picture on the left for the one on the right. Is The Story of Mankind that heinous? (I’m a little scared to comment again after the last reduntant calamity)

  4. LisaStratus says:

    What phrase… super, a brilliant idea

  5. LeraJenkins says:

    I can not with you will disagree.

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