Thursday, July 14, 2005

the swingin' seventies

I was browsing through the LA Public Library catalog - looking for something I never found - when I came across a "handbook for coping with sexism in the study of language, literature, and the mass media" published in 1976 by the LA City Schools called Role:Your Own. Now if you roll your own within 25 feet of a designated school area, they take you out back and have you shot.

Two years earlier, the LA school system published a guide to "teaching the speculative literature of science fiction and the supernatural" called Far Out.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Was the guide any good? What an interesting find! Better than using a dictionary definition. "The LA Public Schools define speculative fiction as ...."