Today we have another teen heath book. It is now 20 years old. Like all medical information, this should be treated as suspect. Even if it hasn’t changed, teens need current information, just like adults. Also, these types of books also have referral information. I actually think this is probably one of the most important features of weeding criteria. Think about what wasn’t around in 2000. Not all businesses or organizations had website or social media presence. No smart phones. Limited texting. (I tried some early texting using only the phone key pad. It took me about a half an hour to write “hi”. No thanks.) Also important, books like this need to look current. Bottom line remember your audience.
You’re What? Help and Hope for Pregnant Teens 1988 Over the years, we have featured a few of these books. The common thread among most of these books are focused on the girl “in trouble”. Teen fathers, evidently get a
So You’re a Teenage Girl Renich-Meyers 1989 (original copyright 1966) Now updated for the 1990s, this book is filled with advice for those girls trying to navigate life’s problems and “modern” issues such as alcohol, drugs, and teen pregnancy. Using
Not My Daughter: Facing Up to Adolescent Pregnancy Oettinger 1979 Submitter: Here is some advice straight from 1979 on how to handle a teenage pregnancy. The book itself relies on the 1979 resources that are in the back of the
Teen Alcoholism Nielsen 1990 The Facts About Teen Pregnancy Guernsey, Larsen, and Wynne 1989 Submitter: The Teen Alcoholism book was checked out by a student who thought the picture of the girl with mall hair swigging from the paper enshrouded