Article Title

OCA seeks ban on 19 books

Authors

Newspaper

Herald and News (Klamath Falls)

Date

6-15-1993

Challenged Material

The Arizona kid by Ron Koertge, Annie on my mind by Nancy Garden, Hey, Dollface by Deborah Hautzig

Reading Level

young adult

Location

Bend

Participants

Dorothy Oak, Bend High School Library, Deschutes County Library

Abstract

Dorothy Oak, a leader of the Oregon Citizen's Alliance, challenged 19 books that refer to homosexuality owned by the Bend High School Library and Deschutes County Library. Betty Emmert, director of the Klamath County Library, noted that the Oregon Library Association is "emphatically opposed to censorship", and libraries provide materials that support multiple perspectives.

Keywords

OCA, Best Books for Young Adults, gay and lesbian literature, Orin Camenish, Heather has two mommies, Daddy's roommate

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