Johnny’s Such a Bright Boy, What a Shame He’s Retarded: In Support of Mainstreaming in Public Schools
Ms. Long was obviously an authority on this topic in 1977. Her award (stated on the front cover) is prestigious, for sure. Sorry, though, it’s not 1977 any more. In 2009, this title is unacceptable. Even if the book has great advice about mainstreaming, public libraries just can’t have something this old. Even if public schools today have gotten no further in mainstreaming (here’s hoping they have!), this is not the book for today’s parents and teachers. University libraries, however, may have a reason to keep this.