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Honey We Lost the Kids

 

Honey, We Lost the Kids: Re-Thinking childhood in the multimedia age
McDonnell
2001

Submitter: The content of this book was great in 2005. By now it’s dated and needs weeding, which is ho-hum and to be expected with tech topics in particular.  The sh!#-storm is the cover, which was NEVER OKAY. Honestly, we weed constantly. I don’t know where these things keep popping up from.

Holly: That cover is horrid! Zombie Marge Simpson is after her! Are those piercings and a tattoo on the child’s head? I’m sure it was a fine book 15 years ago, but I’m with submitter. Weed it.

More Damaged Kids:

Parents! TV = Mind Control

TV will Ruin You!

New Math Trauma

Satan for Kids (If that doesn’t damage a kid, I don’t know what will!)

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Yoonited States of Uhmurica

Yoonited States of UhmuricaLife (and Death) in the ‘Yoonited States of Uhmurica’
Deval
1983

Submitter: Collected and published in Canada, this book is full of articles about the foibles of those of us living in the U.S. It was found in my small academic library undergoing a major cataloging project. I can’t imagine what course this book could possibly support and how it managed to skip any weeding in the last 30-some years. I did enjoy showing my video game-loving son the article about the Pac-Man enthusiast who was banned from the arcade, though!

Holly: It’s kind of fun to browse, but can probably easily be weeded from a small academic library.

 

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