It’s Okay to Say No
Choosing Sexual Abstinence
This book is part of a series called Teen Pregnancy Prevention. Although this does talk about birth control, the emphasis is no sex of any kind. There is also a subtle suggestion that birth control won’t work and that “most teens” want to say no.
I think the photos used to illustrate this book are the real problem. Notice on the cover, it is up to the girl to say no and keep everything under control.
Just say no to this book.
More Teen Sexual Health:
Teen Sex or Teen Dating?
Teens in Trouble
Taking all the fun out of sex
The Carols of Christmas
Submitter: Here are a couple of poetry books I just withdrew since they haven’t checked out in several years. They aren’t “awful” in content – other Nikki Giovanni and Rod McKuen books still check out here – but the covers were just so groovily early 70s, I had to submit them.
Here’s a link to one of Rod McKuen’s spoken word album poems about a cat. He was well-known as a songwriter as well as a poet and was a Grammy winner – from what I’ve heard, it’s all very mellow and emotional. Check out his Wikipedia article. He’s one of those people who was very popular at one time, but not so much any more.
Holly: I’m not into poetry, and will admit that I’ve never heard of Rod McKuen. Nikki Giovanni, yes. I agree that these covers are too awesome not to post, though! And here’s a link to a Rod McKuen poem called “A Cat Named Sloopy.” I wonder if that’s ‘ol Sloop on the cover.
More Bad Poetry:
To Boldy Go Where No Poetry Has Gone Before
More Celebrity Poetry
Don’t Touch Me, Chrissy
Personal bias alert: I don’t like animals dressed up as people. I think it is weird. That said, if you are into that kind of thing, this is your book. Behold the pictures below. ‘Nuff said.
PS I am extremely interested in how they got these cats dressed and posed without incident.
Crazy Cat Ladies