Article Title

Board refuses to ban library book

Authors

Scott Maguire

Newspaper

Gresham Outlook

Date

11-26-1986

Challenged Material

In the Rabbitgarden by Leo Lionni

Location

Boring, Oregon

Participants

Wayne Poteet, Mike McDonough, Jerry Prickett, Clarice Moss, Linda Verdoorn, Joyce Aspmo, Stuart McKenzie

Outcome

Book was retained

Photo Description

Board member holds a copy of the book in question

Photo Caption

Ida Cannon, Boring school board member, discusses "In the Rabbitgarden" with another board member.

Abstract

The Boring School District retained the book In the Rabbitgarden by Leo Lionni after a committee meeting. Wayne Poteet, a parent, wanted the book removed due to the similar storyline to the Bible story of Adam and Eve. Poteet said the book was a mockery of the story in Genesis. The committee made the recommendation that the book be kept and supported the decision with the idea that publishers and librarians need to make available a wide diversity of ideas.

Keywords

Book Challenge, biblical, religion

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