Ok, it’s time for some more youth biographies from yesteryear. I always feel these types of postings make for great discussions on collection development. We have a couple of choices here for you to debate in your library. Enjoy!
For the record, I wanted a Dorothy Hamill haircut when I was in high school. Ladies my age will probably remember Dorothy more for the hair than the ice skating. I do miss the days of Olympic ice skating when Dorothy Hamill and Peggy Fleming were the stars..
Need more ice skating? How about this one:
Eric Heiden : Winner in Gold
Eric Heiden is a legend in speed skating circles. Should you keep the book until his records are broken? This book is missing several interesting facts about his life: he had an award-winning cycling career in the mid-80’s and became an orthopedic surgeon in the early 90’s. We have talked about this before – the fact that a book doesn’t cover someone’s entire life doesn’t make it a bad book. It does make it a less relevant book for public library collections 30 years later.
Thank you, submitter!