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Church for the retarded

The Church:  The Gifted and Retarded Child
Kemp
1957

Given the date of this publication I am impressed that someone was actually addressing special needs children.  Although this book might be important in a religious education collection, it really doesn’t belong on a public library shelf for the typical library customer.

Mary

 

Our Jewish Neighbors

Getting Acquainted with Jewish Neighbors
Eakin
1944

I think we can include this in our geography material, even though Israel didn’t exist until 1948.  I am going to cut this book some slack given the time it was published.  The intent was to educate on Jewish culture and religion.  That said, how is this helpful for a contemporary collection?  My favorite of the contents:  “Why bother to get acquainted with Jews?”   This belongs in an archive, not in a public library.

Happy Hanukkah

Mary and Holly

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