Article Title

Children's book upsets timber community

Authors

Newspaper

Statesman Journal (Salem)

Date

3-21-1992

Challenged Material

Eli's song by Monte Killingsworth

Reading Level

young adult

Location

Molalla

Participants

Rural Dell School; Monte Killingsworth; Diana Yoder; Jim Parr

Abstract

AP article: 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

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