Article Title

Middle school bans 'Clan' for rape scene

Authors

Newspaper

Statesman Journal (Salem)

Date

4-27-1992

Challenged Material

The clan of the cave bear by Jean Auel

Reading Level

young adult

Location

Eugene

Participants

Bethel School Board; Wayne Rice; Wayne Watkins

Outcome

removed

Photo Description

portrait photo of Jean Auel

Photo Caption

Jean Auel

Abstract

Jean Auel's "The Clan of the Cave Bear" was removed from Cascade Middle School. Auel, an Oregon author, mother of 5 and grandmother of 15, was surprised. If children aren't ready for parts of stories, they just ignore that part and move on. All members of the review board read the book before deciding. The book has not been challenged in other Oregon schools. It was removed from a school in Michigan in 1988.

Keywords

sexual violence, sexually explicit

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