Article Title

Panel: Book should stay, but parents must give OK

Newspaper

The Daily Astorian (Astoria)

Date

10-26-1995

Challenged Material

The education of Little Tree by Forrest Carter

Reading Level

children, young adult

Location

Astoria

Participants

parents, Astoria elementary schools, Instructional Materials Review Committee, Astoria School Board

Abstract

The Instructional Materials Review committee recommended Astoria elementary schools keep "The Education of Little Tree" on teachers' and library shelves. If students desired to borrow the book from a teacher or the library, they would need to seek parental permission. The book was challenged by the parents of a fifth grade student because it presents a negative view of Christians. The school board was slated to discuss the recommendation at its November 8th meeting.

Keywords

religious discrimination, distortion of Christians, Astor Elementary School, Phebe Johnson, Melinda Lesher, Cherokee, Native American, profanity, Lewis and Clark Elementary School, Kathy Salsberry, Scott Lane, Gray Elementary School, Astoria High School, prejudice, denominations, Ken Dugan, Fred Bohne, Sue Cody, Linda Hendryx, Duane Sentgeorge, Mary Olsen, values

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