Help for the Hard Times: Getting Through Loss Hipp 1995 Submitter: Withdrawn from private high school library. Because: Come on! Teenagers are way more sophisticated than this. Treating them as if they were 5 is not going to help them
The Affordable Funeral: Going in Style, Not in Debt Markin 1998 Submitter: Hey, it’s your funeral. Holly: “Hello. You’re going to die.” Best intro ever.
The Old Dog Zolotow” 1995 Submitter: If it were up to me, I would put a match to every specimen of this genre. But I’m only a volunteer, so all I can do is shudder quietly. Genre: Picture books about
The Brown Bottle Jones 1983 Submitter: Found this in storage (at least that’s our saving grace – this wasn’t on the shelf!) of a small town public library. I have now weeded it. It’s a picture book about a caterpillar who is
Stacy Had a Little Sister Old 1995 Submitter: This book was written to help kids whose families were affected by SIDS [sudden infant death syndrome]. The cover alone is off putting enough for me- Stacy’s parents ooh and ahh over their
Echoes of Love, From Heavens Above Nivelli 2003 Submitter: Published and purchased by our library in 2007, and circulated never. Holly: There is a very specific audience for this book. It is cataloged with the subjects “narrative poetry” and “spirits.”
David Has Aids Sanford 1989 Yes, our friend Doris is back for another instructive lesson on the realities of life. In today’s story, a boy named David has AIDS (not HIV) and is dying. Long time readers will recognize the
Grandpa and Me: We Learn About Death Alex 1983 Submitter: I was a librarian at a church library for a while, and weeding was particularly hilarious/disturbing given the religious perspective of the materials. Don’t get me wrong, these types of