Article Title

Parkrose school board decides to retain book

Authors

Newspaper

The Oregonian (Portland)

Date

9-15-1987

Challenged Material

Manchild in the promised land by Claude Brown

Reading Level

young adult

Location

Portland

Participants

Parkrose School Board; parents

Outcome

retained in the curriculum with a letter of consent sent to parents 3 weeks before the books would be covered.

Abstract

The book depicted life in Harlem and was required reading in Black Studies class. The parents voiced concern about the vulgar language. The language was considered by the Board as appropriate given the subject matter.

Keywords

obscene language, high school, curriculum, offensive language

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