Article Title

Why literary trash for young minds?

Authors

Newspaper

Capital Journal (Salem)

Date

5-28-1946

Challenged Material

The grapes of wrath by John Steinbeck, Strange fruit by Lillian Smith

Reading Level

children, adult

Location

Jewell

Participants

Nehalem Valley High School; school board

Outcome

removed

Abstract

The Nehalem Valley school board decided to ban several books from the high school library. The high school principal subsequently resigned. The author claims the books have too much indecent material for impressionable young minds and that the principal is a publicity seeker unfit for the position of principal.

Keywords

Nehalem Valley Union High School, school board, principal, resignation, banned books, editorial, values, cultural, "The Grapes of Wrath, " "Strange Fruit"

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