Article Title

Ackerman library books challenged

Authors

Donna Henderson

Newspaper

The Canby Herald

Date

9-21-1988

Challenged Material

The devil's piper by Susan Price; Gods or demons? By A.M. Lightner; The prince in waiting by John Christopher; God, the universe and hot fudge sundaes by Norma Howe

Reading Level

young adult

Location

Canby

Participants

Canby Elementary School Board; parent review committee; Patricia R. Smith; Marty McCullough; Wayne Job; Suzanne Kaveckis; Pat Krazberger; Herb Morris; Dennis Cone; Mary Gilson; Anne Braun; Bob Christiansen

Outcome

retained

Abstract

After reviewing a reading list of 12 books to be used in the Canby curriculum, parent Patricia Smith questioned the appropriateness of 4 on the list. She found the 4 books' portrayal of Christianity to be anti-Christian and could "encourage the occult, suicide or other ill attitudes." Members of the school board read the challenged books before making their decision to keep them on a supplemental reading list for the class.

Keywords

Canby Elementary School, Patricia R. Smith, Milt Dennison, anti-Christian, occult, social issues

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