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Books for the kids

Sally Can’t See

Sally Can’t See
Petersen
1974

Submitter: The highlight of the book is right there on the cover.  A poor blind child with a bird on her head.

Holly: This book is definitely outdated.  It isn’t so bad otherwise, but I’m sure we could offer a book about how modern kids cope with blindness. There’s no mention here of new technology like screen readers, which is what kids would be interested in knowing today.  I mean, how does Sally read her email?

 

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I Can Be a Lawyer

I Can Be A Lawyer
Brill
1987

Submitter: Someone actually submitted an ILL request for this book.  I gave it out in hopes that it would not find its way home.  Unfortunately, like the proverbial cat, it came back.  It, and a few of its brethren, were summarily weeded.  You will note that men are lawyers and women are assistants.  If the massive blocks on their desks were not described as being computers, I doubt the children reading the book would know what they were.  It is also good to know that “many lawyers” use computers.

Holly: There seems to be no end to this delightful series.  Career books go out of date so fast!

Not Your Mama’s Airport

A Visit to the Airport
Ziegler
1988

Submitter: I wonder if school children are still taken on tours of airports?  Or would that just be a big huge security issue???!!!

Holly: Can you imagine taking 30 third graders through airport security? Nightmare!  This book is very misleading to kids who might be going to the airport for the first time.  I’ll bet there are no pictures of TSA officials patting down eight-year-olds for weapons.  Mrs. Dolan’s class is in for a big surprise!