Article Title

The OCA does it all

Authors

Newspaper

Mail Tribune (Medford)

Date

6-27-1993

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

Outcome

Retained by the Deschutes County Library

Abstract

Statewide activites of the Oregon Citizen's Alliance are recounted, including Dorothy Oak's challenges to books about homosexuality held by the Bend High School and Deschutes County Libraries. The author suggests the OCA wants to control peoples' ideas by limiting their reading choices.

Keywords

gay and lesbian literature, public education, land use laws, civil liberties, Best Books for Young Adults

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