Submitter: The book I am submitting today caught my eye because of the sad state of the binding. It was very loose and very worn. It was the title page that peeked my curiosity. It details the author’s observation about race while working in a canteen during WW2. I could see this book being a good primary source, say for a scholar or a research library. A tiny public library? Not so much.
Holly: In 1946, this may have been a very candid, honest piece of writing. It is important that it be preserved somewhere. Keeping it on the dusty shelves of a tiny public library is disrespectful. Society has shed so much ignorance since this time that this is absolutely ridiculous – and yet, so, so, so important to preserve. It is dirty and broken, and should be sent to a facility where it can be appreciated for the time and place from which it came.