Article Title

Oregon fourth in nation in challenges to books: One case involved book from Albany

Authors

Newspaper

Herald and News (Klamath Falls)

Date

9-2-1995

Challenged Material

The contender by Robert Lipsyte, The color purple by Alice Walker, Growing up in the age of AIDS (television program), Seventeen magazine

Reading Level

children, young adult

Location

Albany, Junction City, Redmond, Gold Beach

Participants

parents, Junction City High School, Redmond High School, Gold Beach Elementary School

Outcome

In 15 of 23 cases, challenged books or programs were retained

Abstract

The group People for the American Way reported the number of books and programs challenged in Oregon increased 77% over the previous year. In 15 of 23 cases, school officials retained the materials or programs; challenges were viewed as a healthy part of maintaining intellectual freedom.

Keywords

Oregon Intellectual Freedom Clearinghouse, Tim Nashif, Mary Ginnane, Matthew Freeman, ethnic references

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