Article Title

Foes stump to undercut timber tale: concerns voiced about 'eco-mania'

Authors

Linda McCarthy

Newspaper

The Oregonian (Portland)

Date

3-20-1992

Challenged Material

Eli's song by Monte Killingsworth

Reading Level

young adult

Location

Molalla

Participants

Rural Dell Education Association; Monte Killingsworth; Diana Yoder; Jim Parr; Greg Newton; Glenda Sano

Photo Description

Killingsworth leaning against a tree

Photo Caption

Mont Killingsworth, a teacher at the Rural Dell School in Clackamas County, is the author of "Eli's Song," a book that has stirred controversy.

Abstract

The community objects to the negative portrayal of loggers and the timber industry in "Eli's Song" by collecting signatures and protesting at the author book signing and asking the book be removed from school library shelves. Killingsworth, the local author and school teacher, voiced concern about their reaction. The school board is waiting to see the direction the controversy will take before proceeding.

Keywords

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

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