Dr. Ruth Talks to Kids: Where You Came From, How Your Body Changes, and What Sex Is All About Westheimer 1993 Submitter: The cover image attached features an endearing but very old lady who looks way too much like my
Teen-Age Vice (original title: Designs in Scarlet) Cooper 1939, revised 1957 How about a read on the hows and whys of teens in trouble? From my brief skim, this book is more about titillation rather than informational. Who wouldn’t want
Sarah T. Portrait of a Teen-Age Alcoholic Wagner 1975 I actually remember this title from my teen years and the accompanying after school special. Linda Blair, best known for the Exorcist, (which still gives me nightmares) she was the go-to
Drugs and Anger Rawls 1997 Submitter: Extremely unpopular and cringe-worthy to read, ‘Drugs and Anger’ has it all. Featuring an abundance of stock photos and the youth of yesterday, this book is unwanted in our library. I cannot imagine
Common Sense About Smoking Fletcher, Cole, Jeger and Wood 1963 The cover was the first the first thing I noticed. You can just tell those folks on the cover are truly enjoying a cig break. Don’t they look happy? That
The Stop Smoking Book for Teens Casewit 1980 This lovely gem features some super interesting “facts” about smokers: Smoking isn’t cool, non-smokers have better grades than smokers, and non-smokers evidently make questionable fashion choices. (See first picture below.) Generally, this
Bear Engel 1976 Submitter: This is a controversial tale of two star crossed lovers. Taking place in the cold landscapes of Canada, this bizarre love story goes where most books don’t. You will explore themes of love like never before.
Drugs and Domestic Violence
Direct from the teen nonfiction collection: another book examining another social ill. These series are everywhere and probably used by students to write that report about how “drugs are bad”. Obviously the facts are out of date and this series just looks old fashioned. I have noticed a decrease in the last few years of students asking about the “drugs are bad” reports. I also noticed that these books have not been circulating either. The only chuckle for me on these books are the photos used to illustrate. They remind me of a more modern version of the classic filmstrip used in my high school health class. (Yes, I am that old.) Maybe the “drugs are bad” message is fading as a school assignment? Regardless it is outdated and it has low circulation.