Article Title

Book removed from library "racist, dated and trite"

Authors

Newspaper

The Clatskanie Chief

Date

3-19-1992

Challenged Material

Her father's daughter by Jean Stratton Porter

Reading Level

children

Location

Clatskanie

Participants

Sally Abeyta; Clatskanie library

Outcome

removed

Abstract

Clatskanie Library removed "Her Father's Daughter" from their shelves after the book was challenged. Written in the 1930s, it contained racial remarks about a Japanese character in the story. The librarian stated she regularly 'weeds' dated and rarely circulated books and this would have been weeded without the challenge. Other Jean Stratton Porter books remain on their shelves.

Keywords

racism, literary quality, cultural

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