Teen Non-Fic: Drug Resources

[This is part of an on-going series about teen non-fiction and updating that collection. Previous posts can be found here, here, here, and here.]

I came across this series while doing my weeding in the non-fic:

The Drug Abuse Prevention Library.
Published by Rosen; between 1991 and 2003.

No. Just no! Do you see those covers? Do you see the publication dates? Why was this on my shelves?

Well, these books *circulated!* Average circulation was between 10-20 times since purchase, which is pretty large for a such an overgrown and hard to wade through non-fiction collection.

And they were incredibly relevant when published. To replace them has been a natural part of library collection management. Here’s what I bought to replace them:

Drug Abuse and Society.
Published by Rosen; between 2007 and 2009.

While I’m not sure about the covers and teen appeal; at least these books won’t heavily date based on the cover. (Yes, I’m looking at you, Date Rate and Drugs boy.) I liked that this series was another 64 page series, just like the Drug Abuse Prevention Library. Most of my teens want quick information bits and this series definitely filled that need.


Published by Benchmark Books; between 2005 and 2007.

These books might already be a little information dated, but I loved the format. We had a few of them already and I filled out the series with any available volumes. Our copy focusing on marijuana has circulated 19 times in the past two years.

Any other suggestions for me? Let me know in the comments!

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