Article Title

Principal quits over book ban

Authors

Newspaper

Herald and News (Klamath Falls)

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

Principal Colin McEwen of the Nehalem Valley High School resigned over the banning of two books. The school board enacted the ban, and the head of the board, Mrs. Pearl Vincent, stated the board acted at the request of parents. The Principal stated it would be impossible to teach literature if he was not allowed to use reading materials that portray real life.

Keywords

Nehalem Valley High School, school board, banned books, censorship, Colin McEwen, resignation, "The Grapes of Wrath, " "Strange Fruit"

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