Looking Forward to Being Attacked
Submitter: Talk about putting a positive light on something bad, Looking Forward to Being Attacked was written by Lt. Jim Bullard from the Memphis Police Department. It was published in 1977. I included the table of contents to demonstrate how Lt. Bullard just oozes optimism.
Holly: Looks like a great book with a weird approach and title. No one looks forward to being attacked, even if they are a master at self-defense. Oh, I get it! He is being clever. This was re-released in 1987. With cell phones and car alarms, I think self-defense books in public libraries should be more up to date than this. Please weed!
Music Activities for retarded children
a handbook for teachers and parents
Another ALB spy sent this lovely book to us. Think of it as a companion title to the crafts book! Thankfully, it has been weeded from the collection. Last time I checked WorldCat, this book was in university collections and a few large public libraries, which is probably appropriate for this title. I also must confess it took me quite a while to realize that is some kind of bird on the cover.
Everything You Need to Know About Street Gangs
Submitter: The first portion of the book introduces kids to the concept of gangs by telling the story of Johnny Boston, a boy who moved to a new city and fell in with a bad crowd. Then it switches to a question and answer format, with questions like “once I’m in a gang, can’t I just quit,” “If I join a gang, will I have to carry a gun” and “if I join a gang, will I get rich?” One of my favorite picture captions says “motorcycle gangs often look scary, but many of them are relatively harmless.” And the photos of typical gang members are great — very, very dated!
Holly: Here’s a picture of one of those “typical gang members”: