Submitter: During inventory at my middle school library, I came across this 1974 book that seems to have a very limited audience. I can’t imagine any middle school student wanting to check this out. Sure enough, it had only been checked out by two people–both teachers, long since retired. It may have been used for a “Pioneer Days” project. However, in the chapter on Dyes, one recipe starts out “Fill a large earthenware crock with urine…” Those are not instructions you ever want to give a middle schooler!
Holly: No, they are not! Is your middle school library at least in Indiana? This is a very strange choice for a middle school library anywhere, though I’m sure it’s a lovely book with uses elsewhere.