Article Title

District seeks objectivity in book debate

Authors

Jeff Wright

Newspaper

The Register-Guard (Eugene)

Date

3-16-2000

Challenged Material

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

Reading Level

children, young adult

Location

Springfield

Participants

David Fidanque; Thursten High School; Springfield School District; Len Arney;Jamon Kent;

Photo Description

A list of Questions for Parents and Guidelines for Classroom Material note: poor quality resolution. May be difficult to read.

Abstract

Springfield School District is reviewing both the book "My Brother Sam is Dead" and a Thurston High School drama production after parents questioned the appropriateness of these works for their children's schooling. Superintendent Jamon Kent has appointed a committee to review the book, and has received the report on the drama production which he will release after sharing it with the Board. Deciding what "age appropriate" means and community standards interpretation is discussed.

Keywords

war, explicit sex, vulgar language, age appropriate, unsuited to age

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