Article Title

Redmond tops censorship list

Authors

Jan Volz

Newspaper

The Redmond Spokesman

Date

8-30-1995

Challenged Material

The devil's storybook by Natalie Babbitt, Equus by Peter Shaffer, Growing up in the age of AIDS (video)

Reading Level

young adult, adult

Location

Redmond

Participants

parents, Redmond School District

Outcome

"The Devil's Storybook" was moved to the middle school level. "Equus" was moved from a required to a supplemental reading list. "Growing Up in the Age of AIDS" was retained.

Photo Description

Photograph of book covers

Photo Caption

"Equus", "Storybook" challenged

Abstract

"The Devil's Storybook", "Equus", and "Growing Up in the Age of AIDS" were all challenged in Redmond in 1994-1995, as reported in "Attacks on the Freedom to Learn", prepared by the organization People for the American Way.

Keywords

sexuality, obscenity, Christianity, abstinence, Jerry Colonna, offensive language, religious view

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