Article Title

Bethel school district bans 'Clan of the Cave Bear'

Authors

Rick Bella

Newspaper

The Oregonian (Portland)

Date

4-28-1992

Challenged Material

Clan of the cave bear by Jean M. Auel

Reading Level

young adult

Location

Portland

Participants

Bethel School Board;Cascade Middle School; Wayne Rice; Steve Waddell; Wayne Watkins

Outcome

removed

Abstract

"Clan of the Cave Bear" was removed from the Cascade Middle School library after the District Board reviewed a request from a concerned parent. The rape scene was considered inappropriate for middle school readers. Other school libraries in the area chose to retain the book. The book was on the NY Times best seller list and had won a number of literary awards.

Keywords

sexually explicit, sexual violence

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