Diana Panuncial writes: “Though usually small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, zines pack a punch as an empowering form of personal and community expression. Small and self-published, zines are handmade publications filled with original or repurposed content and photocopied for easy, fast distribution. Libraries, which have collected zines for years, are starting to do more. They are now partnering with local organizations to throw zine festivals. Hosting the San Anto Zine Fest, which welcomed more than 1,000 attendees in 2018, helps the San Antonio (Tex.) Public Library highlight the diversity of its Latinx community.”
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