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Vice Patrol refers to posts that concern all matters of sin.

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Sarah T. is Drunk (Friday Fiction)

Sarah T.
Portrait of a Teen-Age Alcoholic

I actually remember this title from my teen years and the accompanying after school special. Linda Blair, best known for the Exorcist, (which still gives me nightmares) she was the go-to actress for all roles featuring teens in trouble ranging from unplanned pregnancy, alcoholism, hanging out with Satanic demons. You know, normal teen stuff.

Checking catalog now for a retrospective featuring Roller Boogie,


More from the 70s:

How to be pretty in 1974

Disco never dies

The craft that haunts every library… Macrame

Roller Boogie

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Honey We Lost the Kids


Honey, We Lost the Kids: Re-Thinking childhood in the multimedia age

Submitter: The content of this book was great in 2005. By now it’s dated and needs weeding, which is ho-hum and to be expected with tech topics in particular.  The sh!#-storm is the cover, which was NEVER OKAY. Honestly, we weed constantly. I don’t know where these things keep popping up from.

Holly: That cover is horrid! Zombie Marge Simpson is after her! Are those piercings and a tattoo on the child’s head? I’m sure it was a fine book 15 years ago, but I’m with submitter. Weed it.

More Damaged Kids:

Parents! TV = Mind Control

TV will Ruin You!

New Math Trauma

Satan for Kids (If that doesn’t damage a kid, I don’t know what will!)

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Angry People Doing Drugs


Drugs and Anger

Submitter: Extremely unpopular and cringe-worthy to read, ‘Drugs and Anger’ has it all. Featuring an abundance of stock photos and the youth of yesterday, this book is unwanted in our library. I cannot imagine anyone signing out this book, and they haven’t! For at least NINE YEARS. The red-tinted portrait [on the cover] is amazing. Take a look at these [pictures below].

Holly: There are so many weird “just say no” books out there. They all seem to have weird stock photos and the worst possible choice right on the cover. Are kids scared straight anymore?

More Drugs:

Drugs are Very Bad

Why Do People Take Drugs?

Mom and Dad Do Drugs

Friends and Drugs

Drugs are Evil

Drug Brothers


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