What Teens Want to Know About Love Dating and Sex Eager 1989 This Christian-oriented teen book spends page after page on the “don’t have sex” message. I am okay with a no sex message, but the slut shaming is awful.
Unchosen Gilbert 1963 The Unchosen is our protagonist Ellen’s description of her group of close friends. One is the “not too attractive” brain, named Kay and the other is Debbie who isn’t much for good grades and is sporting an
Teen-ager, Christ is for You Riess 1957 More spiritual advice for “today’s” teens. The message is that Christianity is cool and God isn’t out to kill everything fun in your life. (I am not sure my teen self would necessarily
The Wasted Years Stearn 1968 (original copyright 1959) Earlier this year we published a post about teen sex depravity, or what I like to call “nonfiction erotica.” A serious subject is presented with “facts” and reporting that is salacious at
What Girls Want to Know About Boys Unger and Berman 1962 Figuring out boys evidently is a topic for the ages. I remember my teenage daughter asking me why they are so stupid and I remember asking my mom the
Mind and Mood Understanding and Controlling Your Emotions Curtis 1986 Another 80s relic from the teen section. I was distressed to find this lurking on the shelves and that it was still being checked out. I am more than a
The Franklin-Watts Concise Guide to Baby-Sitting Saunders 1972 Submitter: [Here is] a babysitting book from the 70’s. Apparently the going rate then was $0.75/hour, and there are references to sleep-in servants and tie dye jeans, as well as specific reassurance
Baton Twirling: The Fundamentals of an Art and a Skill Atwater 1964 Submitter: Not only is the cover very out of date, but I am not sure that people who are interested in baton twirling today would learn it through