Blueprint for Teen-Age Living
1958 (original copyright)
Of course this is out of date. I am happy to report that most of the WorlCat holdings are university libraries. However, there are enough school and public libraries out there with holdings that give me pause. Hopefully they are in some special collections and not as part of a modern teen nonfiction collection.
Menninger focuses on simple information and how teens should develop a philosophy of life. He emphasizes the basics of kindness, courage, and honsesty without sounding preachy or judgemental. Aside from some archaic language and cultural references, this book isn’t too bad. In its day, it would have been an excellent choice for a public library.
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