Article Title

A needless conflict: All sides share blame in book dispute

Authors

Newspaper

The Register-Guard (Eugene)

Date

3-18-2000

Challenged Material

My brother Sam is dead by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier

Reading Level

children

Location

The Register-Guard (Eugene)

Participants

Elizabeth Page Elementary School; Springfield School District; Kelly Dunn;

Outcome

retained

Abstract

Parents of a fifth grader in Elizabeth Page Elementary School protested to "My Brother Sam is Dead" being used in the classroom. Tensions between the parent raising the issue and the school members grew hostile and proper procedures were not followed for the challenge. The book was eventually restored to the classroom.

Keywords

war, explicit sex, vulgar language, offensive language

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