Risky Times : how to be AIDS-smart and stay healthy : a guide for teenagers
Submitter: Oh look, a book on AIDS….from 1990. I’m sure this information is still relevant and medically accurate! Particularly appealing to teens today are the celebrities from 1990 exhorting them to use condoms and avoid AIDS. I’m sort of appalled at how many libraries still own this. (But not mine: I just weeded it!)
Holly: Ugh! This kind of thing makes me crazy. We can’t be offering books to teenagers about such an important topic when the information in it is largely WRONG. It’s mis-information. I’m sure there are a few things here that are still accurate, but we need to teach teenagers to look for more current information in time-sensitive subjects like medicine. Having this book on your shelves implies that the library thinks it is still relevant. There’s my soap-box speech for the day.