â€œDo you have a Lost and Found?â€ she asked.
â€œNo, that’s in the office,â€ I said.
â€œNO! the book,â€ she had said, exasperated by my lack of understanding.
Duh! I was tired and it was last period on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving holiday.
We looked in the online catalog. Zero copies available.
â€œWhere is the drama?â€ she asked next.
I started to point out the plays in the 800’s.
â€œNO! Ms. P!â€ she frowned.
I asked what kind of drama.
â€œWhatever,â€ she said dismissively and turned to go.
She looked back near the door and said â€œBye, Mrs. P.â€
Well, so I had not totally lost her trust (she did say Bye) because she knows I read all the books but I had really gotten lost in my library terminology and failed to help her find the type of book she was willing to read. The term â€œdramaâ€ has somehow become what teen girls mean when they are asking for realistic fiction. The closest the online catalog terms come is High Schools â€“ Fiction.
This calls for a display â€“ don’t you think?