Submitter: This was . . . probably an OK book in 1972? And probably great in our context (small rural town in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula – about as far as it gets from Brooklyn.) I might take it home and read it. There’s a cat named Nader! The boy wants to be a librarian! It was adapted into an After-School Special! But it’s 2020. Our current YA patrons’ mothers are too young for this book. Also, it’s a mass market paperback in a library binding – the pages are brittle and falling out. It’s time to go.
Holly: But…but…but…you can’t just weed M.E. Kerr! This book was on Library Journal’s “100 most significant books for children and young adults in the 20th century” list!
Oh wait, my bad, yes, you can.