Article Title

Board upholds freedom to read

Authors

Newspaper

Statesman Journal (Salem)

Date

4-16-1992

Challenged Material

Mystery walk by Robert McCammon; Witches, pumpkins, and grinning ghosts: the story of the Halloween symbols by Edna Barth and illustrated by Ursula Arndt

Reading Level

young adult

Location

Salem

Participants

Salem-Keizer School Board; Parrish Middle School library

Outcome

material moved to the high school library; retained

Abstract

The Salem-Keizer School Board decided to move "Mystery Walk" to the high school library, and retain "Witches, Pumpkins and Grinning Ghosts" in the Parrish Middle School library. Children should be exposed to many types of materials under supervision in order to learn to be discerning.

Keywords

profanity, violence, unsuited to age, offensive language

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