Article Title

Parents have a choice

Authors

Newspaper

The Register-Guard (Eugene)

Date

4-5-1995

Challenged Material

The color purple by Alice Walker

Reading Level

young adult

Location

Junction City

Participants

parents, Junction City High School

Outcome

Book retained on the reading list and on school shelves

Abstract

Parents asked that "The Color Purple" be removed from the reading list for a senior level English class at Junction City High School because of violence and sexual content. Students may choose to read "The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman" as an alternative. The article author disputes that the book is pornographic, as some critics claim, and lauds teacher Patricia Turley for refusing a parent's request to read a paragraph from the book aloud.

Keywords

pornography, abuse, sexually explicit

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