Article Title

School board retains disputed library book

Authors

Eric Apalategui

Newspaper

The Hillsboro Argus

Date

6-25-1991

Challenged Material

The witches by Roald Dahl

Reading Level

children

Location

Hillsboro

Participants

Terry Moyers, Laurie Kristovich,Dave Galloway, Kathy Anderson, Mike Vermillion, Wendle Vermillion, Fred Bass

Outcome

retained

Abstract

Parents in the Hillsboro elementary school district objected to "The Witches." Descriptive passages of children being mashed and other gory images, and the portrayal of witchcraft were the reasons for asking for the books removal. Parents gathered 87 signatures supporting the book's removal. The review board and school board chose to keep the book on the shelf.

Keywords

degrading, scary, occult

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