Jungles Stein 1977 Submitter: I couldn’t quite believe we still had this on the shelves, following the recent controversy over appropriating Native American dress. This children’s book shows how ‘you and your friends can decorate yourselves and pretend you are living
Alaska Fradin 1977 Confession: This is from my juvenile non-fiction collection. I weeded it about 6 months ago. I swear some of these things go off and reproduce without my knowledge. As a librarian obsessive about shelf lists, I cannot
How Green Were the Nazis? Nature, Environment, and Nation in the Third Reich Ed. Bruggemeier, Cioc, and Zeller 2005 So, the Nazis got something right. Who knew? This is probably an ok book for a university library. It sort of
Spinsters Abroad: Victorian Lady Explorers Birkett 1989, this edition 1991 Submitter: I’m at the beginning of a massive weeding project at my public library and found this gem in the early 900s. While the topic is one that is appropriate for
A Wonderful Time: An Intimate Portrait of the Good Life Aarons 1975? Submitter: This relic was one of many taking up space on our small, rural high school library shelves. When we found it, I thought, “What the heck are
Canada The land and its people Harris 1976 Country books are a pet peeve of mine. Canada, in particular, has been suffering the indignity of having some seriously outdated materials stuck in Michigan libraries. (You know who you are.) We
Japan Expo ’70 Guide Waldo 1970 Submitter: Another horribly outdated travel book. The sad thing is this actually circulated 10 years after the Expo! Even sadder is that it’s been sitting on the shelf for 30 more years. Imagine a
Tobias Goes Seal Hunting Hertz 1984 Submitter: So we’ve had this book in my library for a while now, and I just haven’t been able to decide whether it’s a weeder or not. Circulation is pretty high, including in recent years.