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Ah-One, Ah-Two!

Lawrence Welk covers

Ah-One, Ah-Two: Life with My Musical Family
Welk with McGeehan
1974

My America, Your America
Welk with McGeehan
1976

Submitter: Here are two of the four Lawrence Welk biographies in our collection. The full color foldout of the whole cast is my favorite.

Holly: There is a special place in my heart for Lawrence Welk. My dad was a high school band director, and the Lawrence Welk show was shown faithfully in my house every week of my childhood, without fail. (So was Hee-Haw. My dad is “well-rounded” fellow.) I can see having a Lawrence Welk biography (if it still circulates) in a public library, but four is pushing it.

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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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Lights, Camera, Action!

See Inside
A Television Studio
Beal
1977

Forget the TV studio, who’s the groovy band playing? Looks like a set from some of those variety shows of the 1970s. For 1977, this was probably a good choice for a juvenile nonfiction collection, 2016 probably not so much.

Mary

More TV Talk:

Parents! TV = Mind Control

TV Superstars

What Makes TV Work

Fixing the Boob Tube

Television of Yesteryear

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