Article Title

School board splits on Bunny Suicides book ban

Authors

Newspaper

The Daily Astorian (Astoria)

Date

12-11-2008

Challenged Material

The book of bunny suicides by Andy Riley

Reading Level

all levels

Location

Halsey, Oregon; Brownsville, Oregon

Participants

Central Linn School Board

Outcome

The first vote was split 3-3, the second motion (to allow the book to be checked out with parental permission) failed 4-2. The decision is scheduled to be review in January.

Abstract

Committees are split over the issue of the inclusion of Andy Riley's "Bunny Suicides;" school board members are torn between advocating students' rights to read and allowing insensitive or potentially triggering material in school libraries.

Keywords

"The Book of Bunny Suicides", censorship, education, insensitivity, suicide, challenge

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