Article Title

Book showing ill view of logging axed

Newspaper

Grants Pass Daily Courier

Date

3-3-2009

Challenged Material

Help the forest by Rita Crosby

Reading Level

children

Location

Grants Pass, Oregon

Participants

Bernie Conrad; Judy Sorenson; Trish Evans

Photo Description

Trish Evans, holding the book open to the controversial pages.

Photo Caption

Trish Evans, curriculum director for the Grants Pass School District, shows the controversial pages of a book read in all first grade classes the last couple of years. The book has been pulled from all classes after complaints.

Abstract

Bernie Conrad, grandfather of a Grants Pass first grader, protested the inclusion of Rita Crosby's "Help the Forest," which depicts logging unfavorably, in his grandson's classroom. The first grade teacher contacted the district's curriculum director, who agreed that the book should be removed, citing it as disrespectful for their community, and portraying logging and loggers inaccurately.

Keywords

Cultural, inaccurate handling of information, parental involvement, "Help the Forest"

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