Article Title

St. Paul school might ban book

Authors

Newspaper

Woodburn Independent

Date

3-1-1989

Challenged Material

If Beale Street could talk by James Baldwin

Reading Level

young adult

Location

St. Paul, Oregon

Participants

Charles Geis

Outcome

Committee was set up to review book

Photo Description

Cover of If Beale Street Could Talk

Photo Caption

James Baldwin If Beale Street Could Talk a novel by the author of Another Country

Abstract

The book “If Beale Street Could Talk” is up for review in St. Paul. A committee has been formed to review the book after a parent complained about sexually explicit content that the book contains. The book has been in the high school library for eleven years and this is the first complaint about the book according to the superintendent, Charles Geis. The rest of the article explains what else was discussed at the February 22nd St. Paul school board meeting.

Keywords

book banning, sexual content, sexually explicit

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