Article Title

Board takes book off St. Paul high shelves

Authors

Melaney Moisan

Newspaper

Statesman Journal (Salem)

Date

3-31-1989

Challenged Material

If beale street could talk by James Baldwin

Reading Level

young adult

Location

St Paul

Participants

Jerry Smith, Judy Brown, Charles Geis

Outcome

removed

Abstract

The St. Paul School Board voted to remove "If Beale Street Could Talk" from the high school library shelves instead of following the committee’s recommendation to restrict access. Comments by educators in the region are included. Reasons and objections to the ruling are covered.

Keywords

sexually explicit, sexual violence, blasphemy, racial slurs, obscene language

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