Somehow Elaine's annual zine got buried in my ever-expanding to-read pile, and I only just rediscovered it. Elaine is a school librarian now in school to become a school administrator--probably a vice principal. She discusses her personal politics that might make it hard for her to get a job as the head of a school, namely that she finds certain state statutes (regarding political indoctrination, e.g., de-facto mandatory pledging of allegiance to the flag) problematic to enforce. That passage reminded me of Ms. Finney from The Cat Ate My Gymsuit. Remember her?
I also loved the traditional ziney elements: rubber stamps, collage art and a cut-and-paste aesthetic, a recipe and an inserted handwritten note to moi. There are also some librarianly touches like a table of contents, an acronym glossary and a "from the archives" section with notes and art from her former students at PS/IS 176 in Inwood.
My only request for next year is a little more personal info/gossip. Like I couldn't tell if Elaine was referring to a love interest!