Most recently we’ve been focused on a project involving a literary review magazine known as “Teens’ Opinions.” This was a project of the Lucas County Library (before it merged with the Toledo Public Library in 1970 to form our current library system), that featured book reviews, poetry and drawings submitted by area students. The journal was published between 1962 and 1970.
We’ve created a digital exhibit curating a number of reviews discussing 24 classics pieces of literature. This includes books from America and abroad, such as “Of Mice and Men” by John Steinbeck, and “Cry, the Beloved Country” by Alan Paton. Or check out reviews of science fiction novels and war stories, such as “Fahrenheit 451” by Ray Bradbury, and “The Caine Mutiny” by Herman Wouk. Take the opportunity to revisit some old classics (with easy links to check out print or ebook copies) and see how your opinion stacks up against students from the 1960s.