Article Title

Parents doubt suitability of Pulitzer-winning book

Authors

Beth Hege

Newspaper

The Register-Guard (Eugene)

Date

3-31-1995

Challenged Material

The color purple by Alice Walker

Reading Level

young adult

Location

Junction City

Participants

parents, Junction City School District, English teacher Patricia Turley,

Abstract

Parents attempted to have "The Color Purple" removed from the reading list for seniors at Junction City High School because of graphic language and sexual content. English teacher Patricia Turley had assigned the book to give students an opportunity to compare representations of life in the South. Superintendent Don Anderson asked a committee to review use of the book. The article author mentions other challenges to "The Color Purple" nationwide.

Keywords

Karen North, Chuck North, African American, domestic violence, racism, black women writers, cultural, offensive language, sexually explicit

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