Strange Peoples and Stranger Customs Baldwin 1967 Submitter: Really, I think the title and cover say it all. But, just in case readers weren’t immediately alerted to the inappropriateness of this book for a current audience, there are gems like, “Some
The English: Are They Human? Renier 1932 Came across this title and of course I had to get a look at this book. What a title! From what I can gather this was written by a Dutchman trying to explain
Germany Berner 1951 Holly: There are an embarrassing number of public and public school libraries that still own this title. Country books get old after ten years, max (less than that depending on political climate, major events, etc.). This book
Rhodesia: In Pictures Bailey 1973 Holly: Rho-what?? Why do public and school libraries insist upon having country books in their collections for countries that no longer exist…and haven’t existed in a full generation of library users? Pass them along to
Let’s Visit Australia Caldwell 1963 Yes, this is still in an active youth nonfiction collection. We have featured some real “winners” here at ALB. We have a regular United Nations of outdated information going. This is NOT better than nothing.
Afghanistan Checkerboard Geography Library: The Countries Italia 2002 Submitter: This is a new book and the content is fine. I just found the cover a little odd. What is the boy with the magnifying glass looking for? Taliban? Holly: I
Canada Young Giant of the North Leitch 1964 I was so excited to learn about our neighbor to the north. This was definitely written for an American audience. Toward the end was a nice historical timeline comparing Canada and the US. Too bad it