Article Title

Board may face recall

Authors

Kathleen Monje

Newspaper

The Oregonian (Portland)

Date

5-11-1995

Challenged Material

The color purple by Alice Walker

Reading Level

young adult

Location

Junction City

Participants

parents, Junction City school board

Outcome

Retained

Abstract

A group of parents considered initiating a recall of Junction City school board members based on board members' decision to retain Alice Walker's "The Color Purple" as an assigned text for high school students. Parents objected to the tome because of sexual content and profanity. Some parents planned on forming a chapter of the organization Parents for Academic Excellence and circulating a newsletter that listed other books used by the school district so parents would know what their children are reading.

Keywords

Barry and Aimee Williams, Tom Rigby, Don Anderson

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