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Melissa August, Harriet Barovick, Michelle Derrow, Tam Gray, Daniel S. Levy, Lina Lofaro, David Spitz, Joel Stein and Chris Taylor

BETTER LATE THAN NEVER California has earmarked $158.5 million for library purchases and weeding out old books. Here are titles that were on shelves until 1999:

Rockets into Space 1959 “How would it feel to stand on the moon? In a few years men in spacesuits will walk on the moon.”

The Wonder World of Ants 1937 “When I was a boy I wanted to go to Africa and see wild animals and the wild dark people as they live in nature.”

Blondes Prefer Gentlemen, Brunettes Too–Redheads Included! 1949 “What kind of girl do you have in mind?…someone who’s a cross between June Allyson and Elizabeth Taylor…a gal with a sharp sense of humor, neatly stacked…”

I’m Glad I’m a Boy! I’m Glad I’m a Girl! 1970 “Boys are doctors. Girls are nurses. Boys are presidents. Girls are first ladies. Boys fix things. Girls need things fixed.”

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