I’m Black and I’m Sober: A Minister’s Daughter Tells Her Story About Fighting the Disease of Alcoholism – and Winning Allen 1978 Submitter: A private mental health library recently closed and I went over to select titles for my library. While
The Right Touch: A Read-Aloud Story to Help Prevent Child Sexual Abuse Kleven and Bergsma 1997 Submitter: When I was perusing our juvenile section for a book for storytime, I stumbled upon this; another children’s book about “bad touching.” I
Forbidden Relatives: The American Myth of Cousin Marriage Ottenheimer 1996 Submitter: As a new librarian at a small community college (in the southern U.S.) there are many gems to be weeded. When the school first opened a library was created
Introducing Issues With (Opposing Viewpoints) Gangs Barbour, ed. 2006 Gangs Issues That Concern You Daniels 2008 Submitter: There was a post on an old weed-worthy gang series title a couple of years ago (https://awfullibrarybooks.net/?p=890). Neither of these are old – one
If You Want Closure in Your Relationship, Start with Your Legs Big Boom 2007 Big Boom is an ex-pimp, player, and hustler, according to the back of the book. He knows the games men play. He even got an endorsement
Sex: If You’re Scared of the Truth Don’t Read This Sommer 2009 Submitter: I’m submitting a book that landed on my desk as an unwanted mailing this afternoon, and was just as quickly tossed in the trash. We are a
Straight Talk About Sexually Transmitted Diseases Brodman, Thacker and Kranz 1993 Not a bad choice for the early 90’s but of course medical information is suspect after five or so years. I did appreciate the candor of this book and
Submitter: Attached is a scan of the book Hostage Rescue: A Manual that was just recently found on our shelves. Though this book obviously has its place in both literature and libraries, our very small public library is probably not the best fit. Our library is gearing up to celebrate its 10th Anniversary and since then relatively “new” old books that were donated the library when it was first opened are still sometimes found our our shelves. We’re always weeding, but this summer we’re going through a huge project and getting rid of everything outdated, unnecessary and ridiculous. I guess it does have some value and might have been a relevant tool for training, but in a small public library? Even though our library shares a building with the township police station, it’s not surprising to know that this book was never checked out! And plus, Thompson wrote a revised addition in 2006 that probably touches on more current trends, technology and reasoning.