Article Title

In the Mailbag: Wrong message

Authors

Margie Hepler

Newspaper

The Molalla Pioneer

Date

4-1-1992

Challenged Material

Eli's song by Monte Killingsworth

Reading Level

children, young adult

Location

Molalla

Participants

Rural Dell School; Margie Hepler

Abstract

Letter to the editor: Margie Hepler, a parent of children in the Rural Dell School, is requesting that "Eli's Song" be removed from the school library. Its portrayal of loggers, use of the threat of teen suicide to solve an issue, and lack of consequences for one's actions make the book inappropriate reading. She urges parents to read it and have it removed from the school library.

Keywords

teen suicide, logging, Oregon, negative stereotype, social issues

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