Boys have feelings too
Growing up Male for Boys
Is it just me or are there a LOT more of these welcome to puberty books for girls rather than boys? We have featured a few here on ALB that are worth another look. (Click here or here for some past posts.) This one isn’t too bad, but I can’t see anyone, male or female, finding anything helpful. Very little on sexual health and more on “how to be a man” with some “it is okay to cry” kind of chapters. Sorry fellas, it needs to go. Go ahead and have a good cry, you’ll feel better.
Everything You Need to Know about
Growing Up Female
Actually I think you can never have too many health/sex education materials available to a wide variety of upper elementary and teen students. Tidying up the library I always find these kinds of titles stashed under chairs and jammed behind shelves. I know they are getting used even if I don’t have circ numbers to back me up. (I would segue into a deep conversation on how circ numbers don’t do teen library usage justice, but that would probably only interest me and maybe Holly if I bribe her with a beer.) There really isn’t anything particularly wrong with this title. It’s just old and the pictures look dated. Like the counterparts in the adult section I think the 5 year or so rule should apply. Go weed teen health everyone!
Anorexia and Bulimia
Facts About Series
You all know I have had it with teen nonfiction sections that seem to harbor old books. ‘Nuff said. Fast forward to the other day when I came across this book . I was mid rant when I noticed the bedroom decor featuring David Bowie. Look familiar? Remember the posting on teen pregnancy where another sad 80’s teen had a David Bowie bedroom? (Click here to refresh your memory!) Now it seems our poor teen not only is pregnant but now has bulimia. She really needs a better family or therapist. I smell reality tv series!