Okay, I am officially “over” all the Satan stuff. But before we move on to some other topics, here are some adult nonfiction titles that are all about Satan and ritual abuse. As many folks here have already commented, I am of the opinion that this is NOT a current enough “problem” (if it EVER was) to warrant inclusion in a public library collection. Regardless of your feelings on this subject matter, what an interesting topic to mull around for collection development amusement! And who said library science is boring?
Ok, ok, you begged for more pictures from this book, so I’ll give you a few more. Yes, I believe this is the most commented post for those of you keeping score.
If you need to read the first part again for context click here for part 1.
Submitter: “I give thee the most awful library book ever. Seriously. I found this little gem a few years ago doing a project for a young adult class and ILL-ed it from [a seminary!] … but 89 libraries have it in WorldCat, mostly public! Not only is the subject horrible, but the storyline is jumbled, and the pictures are cheeeeeesey colored pencil.”
Holly: This is unbelievable. There is truly a book for every subject, isn’t there? Well, if your community has a problem with satanic rituals, this might be a great choice for your children’s section. Can you imagine a child stumbling upon this: “Mommy, I want THIS one!” Story time on the dark side. Oh, I wish I could post more pages. Truly unbelievable. Crying, naked children standing in the woods in a circle being told that nothing can be told outside the circle and that their parents have given them to the hooded people…I may have nightmares from this one. Are you supposed to read this to traumatized children after they’ve been part of a satanic ritual? It’s not comforting!
Mary: I couldn’t believe this was published let alone in a bunch of public library collections. Did someone say in a collection development meeting “hey we need some kiddie books on satanic ritual abuse”? This is the scariest book I have ever seen. Librarians, please fill me in if you know anything about this book or topic. I am utterly speechless!