What’s “Drunk”, Mama?
Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters, Inc.
Submitter: I found this gem while loosely organizing and heavily weeding a collection of books at an after-school program center on one of our Indian reservations. Alcoholism is a massive problem, but I don’t think there is anything about this book that’s going to help Rez kids.
Holly: Here at ALB we like a funny post as much as the next person, but every now and then a book surfaces that reminds us of our main point: every library has its mission, which needs to be reflected in its collection. This 1977 book isn’t helping anyone, but it is particularly useless in a place where alcoholism is a chronic issue. Those kids need something timely that relates to their culture and experiences. This book isn’t relevant enough to the specific library in which it was found.