Article Title

Library board keeps two controversial books in place

Authors

Carl Anderson

Newspaper

Headlight-Herald (Tillamook)

Date

11-18-1992

Challenged Material

Daddy's roomate by Michael Wilhoite

Reading Level

children

Location

Tillamook

Participants

Tillamook County Library Board; Sara Charlton; Father Ray Ferguson; Sally Underwood; Lavern Melton

Outcome

retained

Photo Description

Sally Underwood holding open The Hell With Dying for Lavern Melton to look at. Marjorie Miller seated to Sally's left completes the photo.

Photo Caption

Keeping the books: Sally Underwood, county library board chair, flanked by members Lavern Melton, left, and Marjorie Miller, displays The Hell With Dying, a library book which received a complaint from a citizen objecting to the word "hell." The board decided to keep the above book and Daddy's Roomate on the shelves (H-H photo by Carl Anderson)

Abstract

The Tillamook County Library Board voted to retain "Daddy's Roomate" and "The Hell with Dying." At the meeting, 10 spoke in favor of keeping the books and none spoke against it. Community participation was commended by Sara Charlton.

Keywords

homosexuality, language

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