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Books on Film: Can You Name a Book? *Any* Book?

Credit to Judy Freeman for this one – I saw it because she shared it on Facebook.

The Jimmy Kimmel Show took to the street to see if people could name a book. One book. Any book. Just AH book.

Now, please try not to get too depressed.

Name a Book

About Travis Jonker

Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at scopenotes@gmail.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.


  1. Why do the respondents think that not being able to name a book is something to smile or laugh about? Is it a cover for embarrassment? I am definitely depressed.

  2. You all do realize that Kimmel et al edit these bits to showcase the most idiotic responses…. (which in this set of interviews would be the librarian who couldn’t name a book….really???)