Article Title

Junction City committee reviews 'The Color Purple'

Authors

Newspaper

The Oregonian (Portland)

Date

4-7-1995

Challenged Material

The color purple by Alice Walker

Reading Level

young adult

Location

Junction City

Participants

parents, Junction City School District

Outcome

Retained

Abstract

A committee appointed by Superintendent Don Anderson was set to review "The Color Purple" after it was challenged by two parents and a community member in Junction City. Parents Karen and Charles North asked to have the book removed, citing instances of profanity and sexual activity in the book.

Keywords

Patricia Turley, Principal Keith Gillis, offensive language, sexually explicit, sexual

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