Article Title

Group lists state 2nd in efforts at censorship

Authors

Nancy McCarthy

Newspaper

The Oregonian (Portland)

Date

8-28-1991

Challenged Material

19 challenges were filed; Poison 87th Precinct series by Ed McBain, Anna witch by Madeline Edmondson, Porcelain cat by Michael Patrick Hearn, The witches by Roald Dahl, The adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, The Christian Science Monitor newspaper, Impressions elementary reading series, Sunship Earth by Steve Van Matre and The Earth speaks by Steve Van Matre, Underground kingdom (author unknown), Catcher in the rye by J.D. Salinger, Searches and seizures by Stanley Elkin

Reading Level

children, young adult

Participants

various Oregon school districts

Outcome

Impressions was removed by one school district

Abstract

An overview of books challenged in Oregon, the state is 2nd only to California in the number of challenges recorded. Responsibility for selection of school materials in Oregon lies with the state superintendent's office.

Keywords

North Marion School Board, occult, racial slurs, People for the American Way, Michael Hudson, violence, brutality, Julia Bickel, religion, Kathryn Murdock, Christianity, Norma Paulus

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