Article Title

Harry Potter gets OK from review committee

Authors

Tom Henderson

Newspaper

Itemizer-Observer (Dallas)

Date

5-3-2000

Challenged Material

Harry Potter series by JK Rowlings

Reading Level

children

Location

Dallas

Participants

Scott McLoed; Lyle Elementary School; Shelli Hattan; Paul Cox; Michelle Cox; Heather Stout; Joe Crawford; John Beck; Julie Lafayette; Sadie Longood;Marilyn Moher; Rene Albert

Outcome

retained

Photo Description

Portrait of Joe Crawford

Photo Caption

It's just a fantasy/ Joe Crawford

Abstract

The Dallas School Board has decided that reading "Harry Potter" books aloud in the Lyle Elementary School is allowed. Parents' views about the decision are covered. All recognize the right of parents to decide for their child what that child should be exposed to, just not control over what other children might read. Examples of titles that might be substituted for the "Harry Potter" "The Sorcerer's Stone."

Keywords

violence, deception

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